When trying to kill a zombie, “The Walking Dead” has taught us the importance of scoring a head shot. Otherwise those pesky zombies will keep coming back. That must be what happened at Dock Street Brewery, where their Dock Street Walker beer is making a return. The Pale American Stout brewed with roasted goat brains and organic cranberries is back in time for this weekend’s return of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
How cool is this? Later this month, the first annual Philly Bikes & Beers ride comes to town, an oh-so-Philly version of a ride that was popular in San Diego earlier this year. It involves a 14-mile group bike ride around town, with four stops along the way to sample beers.
As a thanks to those who supported the University City location and in celebration of the soon-to-be Logan Square location, City Tap House is hosting Pop-Up Wednesdays in the courtyard of One Logan Square. Every Wednesday until September 3rd, you’ll not only get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the fall, but complimentary food, as well.
Each week, the restaurant will pair up with a different beer distributor to give you an on-the-house treat. Today, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., enjoy a Victory Root Beer Float and Bacon Popcorn.
Tonight, June 25th, Dock Street Spirits is offering a tasting of their first product, Vicio Mezcal. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Twenty Manning Grill, during their Summer Vacation Happy Hour, be one of the first to try the new agave liquor. Happy hour specials – two food items and a speciality cocktail for $25 – will be going on as well.
So it seems that we’re not the only ones throwing a Walking Dead finale party this weekend. The crew over at Dock Street–who are also big fans of the show–are doing a bash of their own on Sunday at 7pm. And while they might not have lobster tails and cakes in the shape of human hearts, they do have live music, a screening of the finale, and something totally cool that we don’t have: A beer inspired by the Walking Dead, to drink while you’re watching.
Dock Street Walker (which, not for nothing, is one of the better beer names I’ve heard recently) is a limited-run, never-before-brewed American pale stout brewed with wheat, oats, flaked barley, organic cranberries and smoked goat brains. And lucky us, we got a couple bottles sent over to the office so we could try it.
It’s 65 days to Philly Beer Week and tickets are now on sale to the Opening Tap Event. Beer Week runs from Friday, May 30th through Sunday, June 8th and officially begins with the official “first tap” by Mayor Michael Nutter. Opening Tap has a new location, the 23rd Street Armory, home of the First Troop Philadelphia Cavalry.
More than 30 local craft breweries will be on hand and will be the first place to try Philly Tripel, the local collaborative beer of Philly Beer Week 2014. The beer is the creation of Dock Street Brewing’s Justin Low and Belgian brewer Anne-Catherine Dilewyns of Brouwerji Dilweyns in Dendermonde, Belgium.
Every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., West Philadelphia’s Dock Street Brewery is hosting a brunch, complete with breakfast pizzas, calzones, poached eggs and more. Also on the menu are beer cocktails like the “Firhouse Maria” and the “Brewdriver.”
If the Eagles have the early game, you can enjoy that on the projection screen TV. And discounted $10 growler fills are also available through the end of the year.
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This Thursday August 22nd, Dock Street Brewery celebrates six years of beer and pizza in their firehouse and over 25 years in the craft brewing industry. The special event includes all sorts of sweet deals: drafts will be half price from 4-6 p.m. and the first 25 guests will receive a souvenir gold logo tulip glass. Plus they will be premiering a Trappist IPA and re-releasing Firehouse Saison, Satellite Espresso Stout, and That’s What She Said.