12 Things to Do Outside the City This Fall

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Pumpkin-centric shenanigans abound September 27th to October 31st at Shadybrook Farm.

Ditch the concrete jungle for autumnal splendor at the many fall festivals located just outside the city proper. From boozy to spooky to totally kid-friendly, there’s an event for every interest and locale.

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards
September 13th to November 9th
Pay as you go
Pumpkin- and apple-picking, cornfield mazes, hay rides, and children’s activities at Linvilla Orchards in Delaware Valley. The Apple Festival, September 27th and 28th, features a pie-eating contest, and there’s the annual Costume Parade on October 26th so you can try out your costume before Halloween.
For more information, visit Linvilla.com

Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival
September 27th and 28th, and October 4th and 5th
$15 for a Passport to all six wineries
The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail wineries celebrate the fall harvest with two weekends of live music, picnicking, wine tastings and tours. All wineries will offer Stomp for the Cure Oct. 4, a grape-stomping fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For more information, visit BVWineTrail.com

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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]

Drink Award Winning Beer This Weekend

Nodding Head is pouring George's Fault | J. Fidance for Visit Philly

Nodding Head is pouring George’s Fault | J. Fidance for Visit Philly

Joe Sixpack makes a good point in his Daily News column today. Though the Great American Beer Festival is in October, the beers that are judged are due into Denver this weekend. That means local breweries that are submitting beers for judging are putting those beers on tap in Philadelphia this weekend. And Joe Sixpack being Joe Sixpack, he has where you should be heading.

Raise a glass to summer’s final days with local brewers’ championship beers and these beer events [Philadelphia Daily News]

Get a Sneak Peek (and Complimentary Food) at Logan Square’s City Tap House

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As a thanks to those who supported the University City location and in celebration of the soon-to-be Logan Square location, City Tap House is hosting Pop-Up Wednesdays in the courtyard of One Logan Square. Every Wednesday until September 3rd, you’ll not only get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the fall, but complimentary food, as well.

Each week, the restaurant will pair up with a different beer distributor to give you an on-the-house treat. Today, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., enjoy a Victory Root Beer Float and Bacon Popcorn.

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Victory Beer Dinner at Amis

square-pizza-victory-amisOn Wednesday, August 13th, Amis is hosting a Victory Brewing beer dinner. The four-course beer-centric feast is $65 and includes beer pairings with each course. Chef Brad Spence and his executive sous chef, Ned Maddock have created a menu focusing on the beer, barley and hops of Victory as an essential part of each dish.

The dinner was inspired by the pair’s time at Victory Brewing Co., when they were preparing a 200 pound mortadella for the Great Chefs Event.

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Update on Victory’s Kennett Square Brewpub

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Victory Brewing Company has provided an update to their brewpub coming to Kennett Square. The brewpub that will include a seven barrel brewery is aiming to open this fall at Cypress and Mill Roads in Kennett.

The beers brewed on site will include test brews as well as core Victory beers like Hop Devil. The Kennett Square brewpub will also fill growlers and sell merchandise via an onsite store.

The menu will include favorites from the Downingtown brewpub plus items inspired by local ingredients.

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East vs. West: Brewery Style

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The East vs. West Coast battle is back, but this time with a lot more drinking. Tonight, Thursday, July 17th, Side Bar and Restaurant is hosting a Victory/Stone Brew Fest. Starting at 8 p.m. Victory Brewing Co., and Stone Brewing Co., from Southern Califormia will both have 10 speciality beers on tap and 2 company classics. And as you sip on your beer, enjoy the live music and company of representatives from both breweries to talk about beer, beer, and more beer. Plus, be on the lookout for giveaways from Victory, Stone, and Else Wear Apparel.

To check out the official lineup and get more information on the event, click here.

Side Bar and Restaurant [Official]

 

3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Are Back

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This Saturday, July 19th, the 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off is back and bigger than ever. Last year’s event featured 11 restaurants and food trucks, and this year’s will feature 20. The judges’ decision will be much more difficult and as a visitor, your stomach will be much more full.

Starting at 1 p.m., guests are welcome to sample the hot dogs, enjoy craft beer from Victory Brewing Company, jam out to live music and even vote for their favorite dog of the day. General admission is free, but food/drinks tickets cost $10 for 4 and $30 for 15. Or, if you’re looking for that VIP treatment, spend $30 and get early access at noon, a VIP gift, and 20 food/drink tickets. Proceeds will go to the preservation of the Headhouse Square Shambles. To purchase tickets, click here.

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