For the First Time Ever, Tria Gets Into the Cocktail Game

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Tria/Official

Tria is the type of restaurant where consistency matters above all else, consistency is its bread and butter. Service is always top. Wine and beer, too.

In fact, service, wine and beer is — and has always been — the foundation of the Tria concept at large. They’ve kept it simple like that, tinkering with it only a little by adding a beer-focused taproom in 2013 (which now pours some outstanding wine), and at the Fitler Square location, wine markets and wine cocoa.

But look at that, Tria Taproom is entering into an entirely new world. Cocktails.

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So I Guess Wine Cocoa Is a Thing Now

TriaWineCocoaOkay, so it is definitely hot cocoa weather. We can all agree on that, right? Rainy. Damp. Gray. Not yet so cold that you need a good, stiff shot of whiskey just to walk down the street to the Redbox (and two more when you get home), but not exactly balmy either. It takes a good, miserable, soaking kind of cold to make doing something as ridiculous as drinking a coffee mug full of hot melted chocolate seem wise, and that’s what we have right now.

But the folks at Tria Taproom and Tria Cafe Fitler Square are currently offering a little something extra with their hot cocoa.

They’re making theirs with wine. Read more »

Six Spicy Pizzas So Worth the Heat

Spicy Arrabbiata pizza at Pizzeria Beddia

Spicy Arrabbiata pizza at Pizzeria Beddia

Yesterday I checked out Harp & Crown for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful space. Drank what felt like an especially timely cocktail titled “Dying Declaration” – bourbon, cinnamon tincture, bitters and tried the Spicy Soppressata pizza. Chef Karen Nicholas is the latest to add a deliberately spicy pizza to her pizza list.

At Harp & Crown, the spicy soppressata pizza is made hotter with sliced shishito peppers. Balance is brought to the dish with a drizzle of honey. It got us thinking about some of our other favorite spicy pizzas in Philadelphia.

So we figured we’d rank our favorite spicy pizzas around town »

Tria Taproom Adds Happy Hour

Tria Taproom's Happy Hour Starts Tonight

Tria Taproom’s Happy Hour Starts Tonight

Tria Taproom is now hosting happy hour. The all draft Taproom is featuring breweries, cideries and even wineries within 100 miles of 20th and Walnut. The 100 Mile Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,  Monday through Thursday. And to kick off the start of happy hour, Tria will be unveiling a collaborative beer made with Yards Brewing that is called Tri-S-A, a special version of Yards ESA. Yards founder Tom Kehoe will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26th for the tapping.

Tria founder Jon Myerow has been a fan of Yards ESA from Yards earliest days in Manayunk. The Tr-S-A adds bready Thomas Fawcett’s Halcyon malt and citrusy-earthy Boadicea hops and a few other special touches to round out the beer. During the tapping, 3 Yards beers will be on special.

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These Bars Are Embracing the Papal Visit

It's business as usual at V Street, though they are holding a spot for Pope Francis.

It’s business as usual at V Street, though they are holding a spot for Pope Francis.

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine this week it has been nothing but Pope maps and port-a-potties. That and some good people who are actually embracing the Pope coming to town and celebrating like its a blizzard.

Here are some of our favorite bar happenings this weekend.

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Tonight: Tria Taproom Serving America’s First Trappist Ale

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Tonight, you can get a beer from one of only 10 certified Trappist ale producers–and the only one in the United States.

Spencer Trappist Ale, brewed by the brothers at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts, is the real deal. The monks traveled all throughout Europe, visiting Trappist breweries like Chimay and Westmalle and learning how to get it just right. The result? Well, I’ll let them describe it:

Spencer Trappist Ale, Spencer Brewery at Saint Joseph’s Abbey (Spencer, MA · 6.5%) Inspired by the traditional refectory ales known as patersbier (“fathers’ beer” in Flemish), these relatively sessionable beers are brewed by the monks for their dinner table and are typically only available at the monastery. This flavorful golden ale is fruity, with dry finish and a light hop bitterness.

It’s being poured right now, and will be until late tonight. So if you’re anxious to taste the first-ever American Trappist ale, head on over and see what all the fuss is about.

Tria Taproom [f8b8z]

 

Draft Mead Comes to Tria Taproom

tria-taproom-taps-940Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14th, Tria Taproom is throwing a “Meadstravaganza.” Starting at noon, the Center City bar will have two meads on tap plus complimentary snacks from Rotisseur and Weckerly’s Ice Cream. Mead, which is a fermented honey drink is rarely spotted around town and even less often on tap. Tria will have a South African mead pouring as well as one from Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Details on the mead »

Tria Taproom Adds a Burger

chimay redCan you be a beer bar without a burger? Tria Taproom was for awhile but beginning on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st, the bar is adding a burger to its menu.

It’s a half-pound of beef topped with Chimay cheese, beer pickles and Tria’s “Beer-naise” sauce. It’s $14 and served with a side of crispy fried onions.

In honor of the burger’s kickoff, Tria Taproom is offering Chimay Premiere Trappist ale (the red one) for $5 instead of the usual $9. There will also be a selection of local beers available for just $4 each. Tria Taproom opens on Labor Day at 3 p.m.

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