Bottle Shop at Local 44 Adds Wine to Go

The Bottle Shop at Local 44 is now even more "bottle-y."

The Bottle Shop at Local 44 is now even more “bottle-y.”

The Bottle Shop at Local 44 has been known for its well-curated selection of beers since its opening. And starting today, it’s going to look be known for take-out wine as well. The bottle shop is now carrying an inventory of 22 wines by the bottle. Look for ten red, ten white and two sparkling wine.

Proprietor Leigh Maida tells us that the staff is particularly jazzed about:

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PA Distributors Could Get Ability to Sell Beer in Any Quantity

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Could your local beer distributor be adding a tap system soon? | Photo by iStock

Pennsylvania beer distributors could see the law loosen up in their favor. Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation that would allow distributors to sell beer or other malt beverages in any amount, from a single bottle on up. Additionally, the bill would allow distributors to also sell growlers to go.

The bill would ease complaints from Pennsylvania beer distributors who have seen increased competition from grocery markets which not only sell beer but can also sell wine. However, this isn’t a clear win for distributors though, as  they don’t get to sell wine like grocery stores do. But the compromise also upsets others.

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Behold the Crowler

roger wilco beer crowlerThe Roger Wilco in Pennsauken, New Jersey is home to the state’s only “crowler” filling station in a liquor store. In addition to a glass growler of beer, the shop, just across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge on Route 73, offers 32-ounce cans filled of your favorite beer.

The portability is a big plus and the seal of the can is much tighter than a traditional glass growler and cap connection. And the crowler is pretty fun to watch in action.

Check out the beers currently available for 32-ounce crowler fills on Beer Menus.

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Stephen Starr Invents Novel Way to Overpay for Pitcher

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A Dandy growler at the Dandelion

Yesterday afternoon we received a press release from Stephen Starr’s PR firm regarding a new offer from the Dandelion. Starr’s attractive English pub is celebrating its fourth anniversary by offering a limited number of growlers for sale.

That intrigued us enough to duck out to figure out if this is any kind of deal. It isn’t. But beer and Starr rarely are. The Dandelion is offering the 32-ounce growler for $5 filled, $8 if you just want the glass. Then you are charged for three 10-ounce pours at regular price to fill it. So a growler gets you about two ounces extra. Many bars that fill growlers will fill your 64-ounce growler for the price of 3 pints, resulting in one free beer per growler. The Youngs Double Chocolate Stout was $10.50 for 32-ounces ($3.50 a ten-ounce pour), $4.50 less than the Yards Grapefruit infused Philadelphia Pale Ale that was $15 for 32-ounces.

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Parkway Corner Deli Opens

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Parkway Corner Deli Opens | Photo by HughE Dillon

The Parkway Corner Deli is opening today at 22nd and Spring Garden. The deli will be open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

The deli will offer signature sandwiches such as the London Broil and Horseradish Cheddar and hot paninis such as the Apple, Smoked Ham and Brie. The menu also includes handcrafted burgers, a variety of breakfast dishes, kids items, and other classic deli options.

But perhaps more importantly, Parkway Corner Deli will be serving tons and tons of beer including draft beer via growlers.

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Dock Street Does Brunch

dock-street-brunchEvery 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.

Dock Street Brewery [Foobooz]

Bufad Wood Fired Pizza in Pictures

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Today serves as the grand opening of Bufad Pizza at the corner of 13th and Spring Garden. The pizzeria is owned by Mike and Jeniphur Pasquarello (the tandem behind Cafe Lift and Prohibition Taproom) and they are turning out Neapolitan-style pizzas that rival the best in the city.

Check out the drool-worthy photo gallery below. And if you go, stop off at Prohibition first and grab a growler.

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Growlers Guide Updated as More and More Bars Get in the Spirit

Growler fills are becoming more and more commonplace. And why not? There’s no other reasonable way to get fresh draft beer to enjoy at home (just try riding your bike with a quarter keg strapped to the handlebars). Check out these bars who have recently begun filling growlers to go:

  • Bottle Bar East
  • BREW
  • Doobies
  • Growlers

We’ve updated our guide to getting your growler filled in and around Philadelphia with these additions and more. Check it out.

Foobooz Growlers Guide [f8b8z]

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