The crazy kids at Kraftwork have spent the last few months hoarding some of the best interesting Belgian beers for its “New Kids on the Belgian Block” event today,Tuesday, February 18th. There will be twenty-two beers, including 19 on tap. To capitalize on the NKOTB theme, chef Brian Lofink will be serving up a 1980s-inspired throwback menu.
The event began at noon and will go all day.
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Kraftwork is hosting the brewers from Jolly Pumpkin and the “gypsy jazz” band Fountainebleau. Nine Jolly Pumpkin beers will be on tap with four more in bottles.
The fun begins later this afternoon so you can continue to “work from home” for awhile longer.
As much as Graduate Hospital neighborhood residents enjoy brunch at Sidecar, Fishtowners seem to go even wilder for brunch at Kraftwork. And on Thursday, December 26th they’ll have even more reason to go bonkers. Kraftwork is hosting a special Russian River Brewing brunch with Damnation, Pliny the Elder, Consecration, Temptation and Blind Pig on tap.
Kraftwork is hosting a Great Lakes Brewing tap takeover right now. They’ve got thirteen drafts from the Ohio brewer on tap including the 2012 and 2013 versions of the Blackout Stout plus our favorite holiday beer, Great Lakes Christmas Ale which is brewed with honey, fresh ginger and cinnamon.
The Cambridge – Since you’ll surely be up and shopping by 4 a.m., you’ll be ready for a Bloody Mary by 11:30. And that works out well since that’s when the Cambridge opens and your first Bloody is free through 2:30 p.m.
Kraftwork and Sidecar – Both these bars are offering their annual Blackout Brunch. Sidecar is making Thanksgiving leftovers sound appealing with specials like “green bean casserole quiche” and yam soup plus dark beers like Great Lakes Blackout Stout and Goose Island Bourbon Country Stout. Kraftwork is offering almond pumpkin coffee cake and Thanksgiving biscuits and gravy. The Fishtown bar will also be going dark on tap with Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout highlighting an impressive list.
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Kraftwork in Fishtown is offering a special Filet & Foie Cheesesteak this week. Chef Brian Lofink is going all up-market on the cheesesteak as he stuffs an almost-foot-long French roll with the filet mignon, foie gras and black truffles.
The cheesesteak is on the dinner menu through Black Friday and features filet tips, roasted balsamic cippolini onions, gruyère cheese and a foie gras sauce.
The cheesesteak sells for $16 or for $28, you can get it topped with black truffle shavings.
Hustle for the truffles, though, they’ll only be available while truffle supplies last.
It’s pumpkin carving season. And the only thing that is better than a parent and child sitting down to carve their first jack-o-lantern together, is you, a beer, a sharp knife and a pumpkin.
Every Thursday through Halloween, Drury Beer Garden (behind Opa) is offering the opportunity to carve a pumpkin. $10 gets you a pumpkin beer, a pumpkin and of course, a pumpkin beer.
At both the Sidecar Bar & Grille and Kraftwork, Tuesday, October 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd are being set aside for pumpkin carving and fall beers, including a number of fresh hopped varietals and pumpkin beers too.
Head to Kraftwork this evening for Yards Brewing Company’s Tap Handle Throwdown. The Fishtown bar will be pouring eight ales from Yards on handcrafted handles made as part of Yards collaboration with NextFab Studio. Everyone who shows up gets to vote on which one becomes the next official Yards tap handle.
Kraftwork [Official Site]
Yards Brewing [Official Site]
Fishtown’s Kraftwork is hosting a tap takeover by Founders Brewing today. On tap will be 16 beers from the praised Michigan brewery including Kentucky Breakfast Stout and a first for Philadelphia, Mango Magnifico.
The doors open at noon.
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Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø will be pouring 17 beers at Kraftwork this evening, June 17th. Join Nøgne Ø brewmaster and owner Kjetil Jikiun and discuss former Flyer and Norwegian, Patrick Thoresen. Or better yet, chat about the beers and life in Norway.
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