It’s Time to Say Goodbye to a Frost We’ll Miss

shack-frost-400It’s Last Call for the Shake Shack/Victory Brewing Co. collaboration, Shack Frost Ale. The weizenbock is now running on special till the beer runs out.

Pints are just $4 and pitchers (available in Center City and King of Prussia only) are $15.

Get there for a burger and beer before the flowers begin to bloom.

Shake Shack – Center City [Foobooz]
Shake Shack – King of Prussia [Foobooz]

A Final Four of Hoppy Pours at Kraftwork

kw_staffPicks_webTonight, Tuesday, March 24th,Kraftwork is hosting its monthly Staff Picks. This month’s theme is “The Final Four of Hoppy Beer.” The event is a blind tasting competition to decide which region of the United States produces the best hoppy beer.

Representing the East: Victory Dirt Wolf

Representing the West: Firestone Walker Union Jack

Representing the South: Terrapin Hopsecutioner

Representing the Midwest: Great Lakes Chillwave

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Vault Brewing Is Canning Its Nitro Beers

The Vault Coffee Stout Nitro Can Design

The Vault Coffee Stout Nitro Can Design

Vault Brewing in Yardley, PA has been making quite the name for itself. And now they’re getting really innovative. The brewpub has been working with  Chart Industries and River City Cannery to nitrogenate their beer during the packaging and produce a beer that pours just as well (if not better) than a nitro tap.

The first of Vault’s nitro beers in a can will be its coffee stout. The beer will be released on Sunday, March 29th at the brewpub. This first run will be capped at 2,000 cans as Vault tests reaction to the innovation. The stout will be just $3 per can and they hope to have some left over to release at some bars in and around Philadelphia.

If the release is successful, look for Vault to can more malt-forward beers including other coffee stout varieties and a Sweet Potato Ale in the fall.

Watch Vault’s video about nitro beers in cans »

The Checkup: 11 Science-Backed Health Reasons to Get a Dog This Weekend

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• Not only do dogs make for the perfect cuddle buddies and Netflix-marathon partners, they’re also really good for our health: Having a dog around can lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease — they can even be trained to sniff out cancer! (You can start looking for your new furry friend by perusing our weekly adoptable running dogs.) [Greatist]
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Here’s the Beef at World Cafe Live

heres-the-beefWorld Cafe Live has just announced an event that fits in perfectly with this week’s Meat Week theme. Back in 2013, World Cafe Live hosted Where’s The Beef? A Vegan Beer Dinner. On Monday, March 30th, they’re hosting the counterpart, Here’s the Beef, an 8-course tasting menu of braised meats, dry rubs and slow roasted cuts of beer. All of that meat will be paired with 8 beers, all of which are at least 8% alcohol by volume.

Tickets are $50 per person and include all the meat and beer.

World Cafe Live & Shangys (The Beer Authority) present, “Here’s The Beef” [World Cafe Live]

Craft Beer Express Bar Crawl

Craft Beer Express

If you’re into the whole bar crawl thing, but not interested in huge crowds of people dressed in green, here’s an option that may be more appealing.

The Craft Beer Express is Saturday, March 14th, featuring 12 different bars in Philadelphia. The bars include Kraftwork, Johnny Brenda’s, Standard Tap, The Institute, Bishop’s Collar, Kite & Key, Jose Pistola’s, The Sidecar, Pub on Passyunk East, Devil’s Den, Brauhaus Schmitz, and Race Street Cafe.

Each bar will feature their own selection of craft beers, with some offering food specials and fun activities.

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It’s Friday the Firkinteenth at the Grey Lodge

kicked28-firkinFor the second month in a row we’ve been graced with a Friday the Thirteenth, which of course means two straight months of Friday the Firkinteenth at the Grey Lodge. For the uninitiated, that means a cask ale festival at the Northeast Philadelphia beer bar. The festival is broken into two sessions, a daytime session starting at noon, and an evening session kicking off at 6 pm.

There is only one more Friday the Firkinteenth this year (November), and in even worse news, only one in all of 2016.

There’s never a cover but it is cash only.

The Grey Lodge firkin lineup »

Heady Topper Comes to Philadelphia

heady-topper-400The Alchemist Brewery in Vermont is considered by many as one of the best breweries in the United States and its Heady Topper as one of the top beers in the world. In fact, it’s currently ranked number one by Beer Advocate.

And for one of the first times ever, Heady Topper will be available in Philadelphia beyond the cans your friends brought back from their ski trip.

According to the Alchemist’s Facebook page, John Kimmich and Joel Hartman of Alchemist are coming to Philadelphia today with a truck full of Heady Topper. They’ve announced that the beer will be available at five bars around happy hour this evening.

As of now we can confirm that Heady Topper will be pouring at Monk’s Cafe around 6 pm. Each can will be $6. The beer will also be available tonight at 6 pm at Strangeloves for $7.

Look for the beer to also be pouring at these beer bars »

Forest & Main Beers at Beast & Ale This Week

beast-and-ale-940Manayunk’s Beast & Ale is offering a ridiculously good tasting menu this week. The sister bar/restaurant of all the Feliz restaurants is offering three courses and three beers from Ambler’s Forest & Main for just $18. They’re also offering the three Forest & Main beers for $10.

Among the beers is Forest & Main’s Petit Dubois, a dark saison aged in apple brandy barrels for six months.

Check out the full menu »

New Ad Campaign to Feature Yuengling Tattoos

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Fans of Yuengling beer will be featured in the company’s new ad campaign, the Boston Globe reports.

Boston ad firm Allen & Gerritsen, which recently won the brewery’s business — the firm also has a Philly office — plans on a particular focus of all the skin art the company’s fans have done. Read more »

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