Tröegs’ Nugget Nectar Coming to The Kite and Key

first-squeeze-nugget-nectar-400It’s that time of year again when Tröegs releases their Nugget Nectar, the dry-hopped imperial amber ale loved by many that’s only available January-March.

Tonight from 5-7,the Tröegs team, including founders Chris and John Trogner, will be bringing some kegged this morning beer to the Kite and Key for a First Squeeze of the Nectar.

This is the first chance Nugget Nectar fans have to get a taste of the highly rated ale, so it can’t be missed.

The Kite and Key [Official]

Kite & Key Celebrates Ben Franklin’s Birthday with Victory

kite-and-key-400Where better to celebrate Ben Franklin’s 309th birthday than at Kite & Key? The beer bar, just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is going to be pouring many of their favorite Victory Brewing Company beers, including Earth & Flame, a collaboration with Earth, Bread + Brewery. The Victory celebration goes all day, with big Ben himself arriving at 7 p.m.

Victory beers that are pouring »

Craft Beer Express This Saturday


What better way to spend your Saturday than doing a Philly bar crawl? And what better way to do a pub crawl than to have you and your friends chauffeured by the Craft Beer Express? This Saturday, November 8th, The Craft Beer Express will be hitting up a slew of beer bars from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Bus tickets are $10 each, or you can start at the bar of your choice and pay as you go. Each participating bar is hosting a different theme, so check the list out below to decide where to begin your crawl:

Who’s on the crawl and what they’re serving »

Behold the Marketing Power of Anheuser Busch and the Made in America Concert


Heading to the Made in America Concert this weekend? Marvel at the marketing might of Anheuser Busch as many Fairmount bars have gotten in bed with the conglomerate and are offering everything from Made in America Bud pounders to pop-up Anheuser Busch beer gardens. has a list of where to drink near the Made in America concert. We like the decidedly not Bud Heavy red, white and blue beer options from Alla Spina. Vetri’s gastropub is offering Victory Red Thunder, Allagash White and Atlantic Brewing’s Blueberry Ale. Or if you want your corporate beer with more flavor, AB’s Goose Island will be taking over the taps all weekend at the sure-to-be-hopping Kite & Key.

Where to drink near the Made in America Concert []

Kite & Key Gets More Beer


Kite & Key has all their ducks in a row. They literally have their taps lined with heads of geese because they just scored a whole lineup of Goose Island beers for all to be had. This evening, from 5 p.m. till 2 a.m., Goose Island folks will be hanging out at in the Museum District gastropub promoting their product with a tap list that goes like this:
Gooses on Tap and Yards on Saturday »

Six Pack: Veggie Burgers in Philadelphia

Travel + Leisure named Philadelphia the no. 2 burger city in all of America this year jumping up from last year’s paltry no. 22, and second only to Providence, Rhode Island, which, if we’re being honest, at less than 21 square miles barely counts as a city anyway.

So with that said, by my count that makes the City of Brotherly Love the best burger town in the US of A. So with cheesesteaks and burgers it looks like we’ve got the meat thing down. But what to do about our vegan brothers and sisters? Luckily, it looks like Philly is improving on this front as well, serving up killer veggie burgers at some of the same joints making our top meaty burgers. Even if you’re not a vegetarian, try one of these six options on for size. Who knows? Maybe you’ll convert. (But probably not.)

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It’s the Season for Tröegs Nugget Nectar

Tröegs Nugget Nectar is one of the most sought after local beers of the year, perhaps only rivaled by Tröegs Mad Elf. The good news this year is the hopped up beer is going to be more readily available thanks to the big new Tröegs brewery in Hershey, PA. The bad news is demand will likely still outstrip demand.

The beer went on at the brewery on Tuesday and today is the first time you can sample it locally. Kite & Key will be tapping Nugget Nectar as well as several other Tröegs products this evening beginning at 7 p.m.

Tröegs [Official Site]
Kite & Key [Official Site]

Allagash and Cheese at Kite & Key

Tonight Kite and Key is hosting Allagash and Whole Foods for a beer and cheese tasting. Allagash’s Suzanne Woods and Whole Foods Callowhill’s Brandon Cottrell will be chatting beer and cheese pairings. The chesse is complimentary and the Allagash will be a dollar off for the first hour. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

Kite and Key will be pouring several Allagash beers including Big Little, Thing 1, Grand Cru, White and Black .

Kite & Key [Official Site]

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