Looking for weekend drinking options? Perhaps you’ll find inspiration in Draft Magazine’s 2014 Best Beer Bars list. Six area bars make the list, which has been reimagined for 2014. In past years, having a ton of tap lines might matter, but today Draft Magazine defines a great beer bar as more than that. “We needed to walk out of these places saying, “Now there’s a bar that really, really cares about your experience with beer.”
In the Philadelphia area, six bars made the list including two from Brendan Hartranft and Leigh Maida.
The six from Philadelphia »
Friday the Firkinteenth is the event Northeast Philadelphia’s Grey Lodge is most known for. Every Friday the Thirteenth the bar stocks its bar with firkins (small kegs) of cask ale. Today there will be almost 30 firkins tapped, and for the first time, the day will be broken up into two sessions.
Tapping for the first session begins at noon, the evening session starts at 6 p.m. If you’re lucky enough to buy the beer that kicks a firkin, you’ll get an awesome I Kicked the Firkin tee. Because of the nature of the event, the Grey Lodge doesn’t do tabs today and all purchases are of the cash variety.
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Tomorrow it Friday the Thirteenth and as Philadelphia beer lovers know, that means it is Friday the Firkinteenth at the Grey Lodge. This will be the 27th Friday the Firkinteenth at Northeast Philadelphia’s best beer bar and its shaping up to be a big one. Twenty-seven firkins (small kegs) will be tapped throughout the day. The fun kicks off at noon with seven firkins being offered at a time till they run out.
For more on the calendar-based event, check out the Grey Lodge’s Friday the Firkinteenth page.
Grey Lodge does it right. They have a calendar filled with worthwhile events, and they’re always rotating through some bad-ass beers.
Take for example today, May 3rd, when they’ll be tapping eight Dogfish Head beers, all of them season or occasional brews (except for the 60 Minute, but you can’t not have the 60 Minute), and all of them delicious.
What the world sees as April 4th the Grey Lodge sees as 04/04. And that means that all day the Northeast Philadelphia beer bar will be pouring four Belgian-style Quads (a quad of Quads). The high-alcohol abbey style ales are all over 10% alcohol by volume and pack quite the punch.
The quad Quads on tap »
So yes we know Black Friday is a big shopping day, but who says it can’t be a big drinking day too? And it seems like every bar out there is running specials with black and other dark beers.
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Yes. Thank goodness, the weekend is finally here. It’s just starting to get chilly, but we’re already over this cold. While we’re strong proponents of curling up in front of a fire and drinking hot chocolate, we think you should bundle up and face the icy temperature for some of the fun events this weekend has to offer. Whether this means sampling top Philly chef’s best dishes in support of healthy babies, taking shots for Sandy relief, or trying out three Stephen Starr alum’s brick-oven pizza spot, we think its going to be worth it.
What’s happening around town »
Troegs’ bigger Hershey brewery means more of its highly sought after Mad Elf for everyone. In fact it has been available in six-packs and cases for almost a month. But tonight is its debut on tap for 2012. So head up to Northeast Philadelphia to the Grey Lodge to try out the 2012 batch.
Also on tap will be more Troegs beer including a keg of Mad Elf from 2011, a Belgian Brown Ale and a fresh hopped Troegs beer.
Mad Elf Happy You Night [Grey Lodge]
We really love the events at the Grey Lodge from Friday the Firkinteenth to Saint Andrews Day. The Northeast Philadelphia beer bar knows how to (ab)use the calendar for all sorts of beer events.
Tonight Scoats and his crew is holding 10-Four Good Buddy Night. The event will pair beer with food that compliments each other, just like good buddies do.
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It’s Friday the 13th and that means it is a Friday the Firkinteenth at the Grey Lodge in Northeast Philadelphia. There won’t be another until September of 2013 so miss today’s event and regret it for fourteen months.
As always there will be a plethora of firkins available throughout the day. The first set of seven firkins will be tapped at 10 a.m. and the Grey Lodge has 21 firkins in total. That means the event should last through to 10 p.m. unless people are particularly parched or prone to vacation today.
Follow along with what beers are pouring via the Grey Lodge’s news page.
Friday the Firkinteenth [Grey Lodge]