The Best Craft Beers from Philadelphia [Foobooz]
Yards Brewing is on an exclusive beer kick. Last week they debuted Sons of Ben Rowdy Style Ale. A beer dedicated to Philadelphia Union’s supporters club. And over at Morgan’s Pier, they’ve just begun pouring Yards Petty’s Island Ale, a nitro cream ale brewed for the outdoor bar with summer-day drinking in mind.
And tomorrow, City Tap House is debuting their exclusive Yards Brewing collaboration, Just Off Walnut. This beer is a Belgian Brown Ale brewed with a De Koninck yeast strain, leaving a fruity nose and spicy crisp finish. City Tap House managing partner Andy Farrell and Yards brewmaster Tim Roberts went back in forth in creating an accessible beer that is light and easy but sophisticated enough for the beer snob as well.
Look, we know it’s fashionable to be a geek these days. But do you know something else we know? Though geeks may be a primary target audience for the Philadelphia Science Festival, you totally don’t have to be a geek to geek out on it. And even though we needed a tutor to pass high school Physics (we’re writers, after al), we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every previous Science Fest event we’ve attended.
Fine, you’re right–we’ve only ever attended the beer and food events, but whatever. That’s not the point.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden on Broad Street is coming back this weekend.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is trying to cut through all this snow with a return of its super-successful Pop Up Garden. From Friday, February 14th through Sunday, February 16th, the garden will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be heated tents to make the weather bearable and Yards Brewing Company beers will pour. And check out the bright trees from Brian Hoffman Design.
The return of the pop-up garden is part of PHS’s Flower Bomb events. All part of the run-up towards the Philadelphia Flower Show.
For a while now, the crew at The Cow & The Curd have been bringing cheese curds to the streets of Philadelphia. They’ve done events, pairing dinners and lots and lots of lunches. But now, for the first time, they’re going to be on TV. National TV.
NBC’s 1st Look (that’s okay, I had to look it up, too) is coming to town on February 17 to shoot a segment at Yards Brewing, featuring their Ales Of The Revolution series paired with cheese curds from Cow & Curd. It’s a President’s Day thing, so…you know. Revolutionary beers and fried cheese? Makes total sense.
The show will air nationally. And, of course, they’re looking for a crowd. So… If you like beer, cheese curds and TV, now you’ve got something to do on President’s Day.
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