BBQ and Beer On a Tuesday? Bring It On

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If Tuesday is already feeling like the end of the week, it’s time for some good barbecue and a beer–both of which will be available at the Baby Blue’s BBQ and Troegs Brewery BBQ and Beer event tonight.

Between 7 and 9 p.m., Baby Blues will provide a special 5-course menu (including candied jalapeños, bacon-wrapped shrimp and more), with beer pairings, like Troeg’s Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA, for a single $50 price. And along with all the food and booze, there’ll also be gift card giveaways and raffles.

Call 215-222-4444 for details and reservations.

Baby Blues BBQ [Official]

 

Local Brewers Bring Home Medals from Great American Beer Festival

gabf-2014Seventeen medals, including seven gold were brought home by local brewers this weekend from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Earth Bread + Brewery, Fegley’s Brew Works, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Tröegs and Victory each were among the gold medal winners. Also a winner in its first year of existence, Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery.

Iron Hill also had a strong showing with three medals including two from its Media, PA location.

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Victory Brewing Is Adding a Canning Line

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Fantastic rendering by Arthur Etchells

While everyone else seems to be diving head-first into fall menus and brews, Victory Brewing Company  is announcing exciting news for Summer of 2015. Victory is adding a new canning line in their Parkesburg facility and has announced its aluminum debut. The first beer coming down the canning line will be the quaffable Summer Love Ale.

Victory is just the latest local brewery to get in on the canned beer craze. Sly Fox has been canning its beers for year and Troegs has recently added cans to its lineups. In fact, the Hershey based brewery is going to be putting its hugely popular Nugget Nectar in 12-ounce cans next year.

Victory Brewing [Official]

Cans of Nugget Nectar Coming From Troegs in 2015 [Drink Philly]

Brewer Association Releases List of 50 Biggest Craft Brewers

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The Brewers Association, the non-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for the U.S. brewing industry released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2012 beer sales volume.

Locally, two Pennsylvania breweries and one from Delaware made the list:

#13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewing Co.
#26 Victory Brewing  Co.
#50 Troegs Brewing Go.

The full list »

Tröegs Nugget Nectar Is on Its Way

troegs-nugget-nectarOne of the most sought after beers of the year is Tröegs Nugget Nectar and it’s already being released. According to a Facebook post on Tröegs page, the bottles have been sent from the Hershey brewery to its Central Pennsylvania distributors. Cases and six-packs will make their way to Philadelphia by Monday, January 21st. The hoppy Imperial amber beer won’t be available on tap till mid-February but until then, hit up your favorite distributors and bottle shops.

Troegs is also promising that there will be more Nugget Nectar available this year than in years past.

Nugget Nectar bottles are now available [Facebook]
Troegs [Official Site]

Mad Elf 2012 Debuts on Tap Tonight

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]

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