The Victoria Freehouse is offering a special happy hour today of Christmas Ales. For $15 you can get a flight of British holiday beers plus “Devils on Horseback,” stilton stuffed dates wrapped in bacon.
The flights include:
- Reindeer’s Revolt – English Strong Ale
- Criminally Bad Elf – English Barleywine style beer
- Pickled Santa – Winter Warmer style beer
- Lump of Coal – Foreign Stout beer
But that’s not all that’s happening tonight »
Tickets are now on sale for The Brewer’s Plate 10th Anniversary Celebration. This year the local beer and food pairing festival will be held at the Kimmel Center on Sunday, March 9th. Each year, The Brewer’s Plate is one of the can’t miss beer events of the year and the event as always benefits Fair Food.
For the tenth anniversary, they’re pulling out all the stops with the promise of celebrity guests, exclusive beers and more.
Brewer’s Plate Tickets [Official Site]
In the ideas aimed targeted directly at me, it’s hard to beat Breakaway Bikes Saturday bike ride that combines a 40-mile bike ride with Shake Shack and Victory beer.
Be Well Philly has the details on the ride. If 40-miles seems to strenuous for a Saturday morning, Breakaway will be at Shake Shack at 20th and Sansom starting at 11 a.m. with free bike checks. There will also be Victory floats and a raffle basket filled with all sorts of goodies from Breakaway, Victory and Shake Shack.
To Do: Shake Shack’s 40-Mile Bike Ride This Weekend [Be Well Philly]
After nine years of waiting, there is finally a sequel to Anchorman. And if you’re excited, you’ll be doubly pumped for this combination bar crawl and exclusive midnight showing of Anchorman 2.
A $20 ticket gets you a beer at the Pub on Passyunk East, a beer at the Industry and a ticket to the midnight showing of the movie.
Local sales reps from Shawnee, Allagash and Brooklyn will be there as well.
The crawl starts at 7 p.m. at the POPE and progresses to the Industry . Get tickets at Good Dog, the Industry, the POPE or the 10th street location of Foodery to buy your ticket.
Listen to Mort Crim, Will Ferrell’s Inspiration for Anchorman, Recite the Film’s Iconic Lines [Philadelphia magazine]
And Now, a Song About Mort Crim, Ron Burgundy and Anchorman [Philadelphia magazine]
The Bacon and Beer Festival sold out within the thirty seconds it took me to realize my mouse was upside down. So they’re going to be selling tickets to an after party at the Hotel Monaco’s Stratus Lounge. Tickets are $25 and go on sale at 2 p.m. today.
Tickets include bacon-ized cupcakes from Sweet Box, bacon bites from Ribs Within and two drink tickets for bacon and beer cocktails.
The after party is Sunday, December 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. The bar will remain open after the after party and drinks will be available for the discount price of $5 each.
The bacon cocktails »
Han Dynasty in Old City isn’t the only location of Han Chiang’s empire that is doing fun things. Han Dynasty in University City is hosting a beer dinner this Wednesday, December 4th with Stone Brewing. Each of the five courses (three different dishes per course) will be paired with a beer from the Southern California brewery including a couple of their most unusual.
The dinner is $60 plus tip and begins at 7 p.m. in the newly completed expansion of the restaurant. All of the dishes will be off-menu selections that have never been seen on the regular menu. Chiang himself will be serving up the dishes and Lee Marren from Stone Brewing will also be there.
Tickets can be reserved by calling Han Dynasty at 215-222-3711.
Stone Brewing menu at Han Dynasty »
Point Breeze’s American Sardine Bar is celebrating its second birthday today. There will be DJs spinning all night and guest sardine dishes from Vernick, Le Virtu, Southwark, Pizzeria Beddia and more.
And check out the beer list on Philly Tap Finder.
American Sardine Bar [Foobooz]
The Le Virtu crew of Francis Cratil Cretarola, Catherine Lee and Joe Cicala are opening their second restaurant on East Passyunk. Brigantessa will be a moderately-priced Italian dining spots focusing on pizza and the cuisine of southern Italy. The restaurant will replace Karina’s at 1520 E Passyunk.
At a presentation last night to neighbors at Le Virtu, the team revealed their plans for the restaurant that will combine a wood-fired pizzeria with an enoteca and birreria.
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According to the liquor license application in the window of the former Union Gourmet Market at 318 S 5th Street, the same people as behind the Food and Friends Market at 20th and Spruce are expanding their operation to Society Hill. The new liquor license shows that the new business will include the market that was previously Zeke’s and the salon next door.
If Food and Friends owner, Jay Choi is indeed planning a similar concept to his market and bottle shop at the 5th Street location, this block of 5th between Delancey and Cypress Streets might just be the most convenient street in the city. A craft beer emporium, next to a State Store and across from a Super Fresh super market, next up a single register.
A call to Choi has not been returned at this time.
Drink Philly has the details on the Pub on Passyunk East’s expansion. “The Conclave” will add 20 additional seats and perhaps most importantly, two new unisex restrooms.
Pub on Passyunk East [Foobooz]