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Where We’re Eating : City Tap House

City Tap HouseCity Tap House has been on a bit of a tear lately. For the past year or so — ever since chef Chad Vetter took over the kitchen — the beer bar has been showing new culinary aspirations. Sure, there are still nachos on the menu, and chicken wings and other snacks friendly to the 60-plus beers on tap. But those wings are rubbed with a house blend of 10 spices, and the nachos are crowned with pulled pork and topped with a Walt Wit white cheddar sauce. What’s more, Vetter does shrimp-topped fried green tomatoes, and chicken and waffles with honey-thyme butter. And as if all that isn’t enough to convince people this is a perfectly respectable place to settle in for dinner and drinks, he recently added a spread of new gourmet pizzas topped with everything from Cantimpalo chorizo to Benton’s ham, peaches and arugula.

Oh, and you know. There’s still beer, too.

City Tap House [Foobooz]

This Saturday: A Germantown Avenue Brewpub Crawl

germantown-ave-cartelSaturday, September 20th from noon until 5 p.m. a continuous bus loop will connect three of Philadelphia’s most talented brewers; Paul Rutherford of Iron Hill Brewery Chestnut Hill, Scott Morrison of Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery, and Tom Baker of Earth Bread & Brewery. The crawl will supply attendees with three one-of-a-kind brews made especially for the occasion. The brewers have come together to brew specialty collaboration beers at each brewery.

The Germantown Avenue Cartel Crawl costs $20 (tickets are on sale at all ofthe brewpubs) and each patron will receive a ticket to take with them to each stop where bartenders then stamp tickets for their allotted 12 ounce pour. Attendees may purchase additional Cartel beers at a discounted price, enjoy other in-house beers, and have access to each brewpub all day. The brewers will also be on site at each location to answer questions and provide insight into their brewing experiences.

 Germantown Avenue Brewers Cartel [Facebook]

Tonight: Dock Street Spirits Pairs with Alla Spina

vicio mezcal logoDock Street is throwing a party tonight for their first Dock Street Spirits brand, Vicio mezcal, and they’re doing it at Alla Spina.

Vicio is their first “exploratory” spirit, described as a smokey agave liquor. It will be paired with a special Alla Spina menu of Italian bar snacks, and there’ll also be a featured beer cocktail, combining Vicio Mezcal and Dock Street’s Caliente Golden Ale, brewed with agave and chile peppers. The tasting begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

Dock Street Spirits [Official]

Allagash Debut and Clamfest Tonight at SPTR

Allagash Clam FestThe South Philly Tap Room will be hosting a clam fest tonight, beginning at 5 p.m., which will feature an al a carte menu and debut the Allagash Evora beer from Maine.

Scott Schroeder’s menu includes a fried clam roll, pork and clam steamers, grill clams, raw clams and more. At 7:30 p.m., Allagash founder Rob Tod will be arriving to join the debut.

South Philadelphia Tap Room [Foobooz]

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Better Beer Fest: Camden or Chester?

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This Saturday, Septemebr 6th, beer festivals are happening in both Camden, New Jersey and Chester, Pennsylvania.

For the 4th annual MGK Brew Blast at the Battleship New Jersey, guests will be able to enjoy 50 craft brews from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Battleship deck provides a great view of the Philly skyline and guests will also get to hang out with some of the hosts from the station.

Tickets for the event are $45 each; however, group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office on the day of the event.

Further down the Delaware » 

Fairmount Hosts a Bar Crawl

It's Saturday the 6th, not Sunday the 7th.

It’s Saturday the 6th, not Sunday the 7th.

The Great Philadelphia Craft Beer Crawl is this Saturday in Fairmount and it’s a pretty good deal that you might want to hop on if interested.

With over 1100 tickets already sold, remaining spaces are limited. The Crawl is from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and supplies you with a custom craft beer mug, complimentary craft beer samples and discounted beer specials for only $20. The Crawl also offers a discounted group rate ($15).

Bars listed for the Crawl are London Grill, Fare Restaurant, The Green Room and Urban Saloon, among others. There are 14 locations in total included for the event.

The Great Philadelphia Craft Beer Crawl [Facebook]

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