02/02/2015 07:00:00 02/02/2015 14:00:00 15 Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast & Lucky Cat Beer Prognostication The Grey Lodge Pub
6235 Frankford Ave,Philadelphia,PA (215) 856-3591 false DD/MM/YYYY Monday, February 2 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Price: Pay As You Go
Featured Breweries: Dock Street Brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Co., Free Will Brewing, Manayunk Brewing Co., Sly Fox Brewing Company, Troegs Brewing Company, Yards Brewing Company
Groundhog is coming up quick! This is probably the stupitest event that we do at The Grey Lodge, and we set the bar on stupit pretty high (or should that be low?), so don't miss it.
We Pennsylvanians believe very strongly in rodent based weather forecasting, so we assemble at The Grey Lodge every Groundhog Day at 7am to catch Punxsutawney Phil's prognostication. To chase away the winter blues, we wear our best/worst Hawaiian shirts and have a Beer Breakfast. Later in the morning we kick off more oddity as Groundhog Day turns into Lucky Cat Day. Lucky Cat Day features Wissinoming Winnie's Beer Prognostication and other fun stuff.
If we are going to ask people to come out at 7am for a beer event, we better have some great beer on tap. And we do. Some of these beers we have been holding onto for YEARS just for Groundhog Day.
FEATURED BEERS for 2015 Groundhog Day:
Dock Street 2014 Summer in Berlin
Flying Fish Bourbon Barrel Aged Abbey Dubbel
Free Will Kriek
Manayunk Siembra Saison
Otter Creek 2012 Russian Stout
Russian River 2013 Consecration
Russian River 2012 Supplication
Sly Fox Brewers Select IPA
Straub Groundhog Brew
Trubbel de Yards
Bacon. Egg, and Cheese Sandwich with mixed pepper relish and french fries
Breakfast Wrap- Scrambled egg, bell pepper, pico de gallo, sausage, potato, and cheddar
Breakfast Reuben- Pastrami, fried egg, beer kraut, and Russian dressing on toasted rye bread
Fried Chicken and Country Gravy French Toast
Granola Pancakes with lemon curd, blueberries, and honey-rum syrup
07am: PUNXATOWNEY PHIL'S WEATHER PROGNOSTICATION
Our doors will open at 7am, the earliest we are allowed to open by law.
We open at 7am because Punxsutawney Phil does his prognostication at 7:20am, and we can't miss that; that's the whole point of Groundhog Day! We will have our large-screen, high-def TVs tuned to PCN, ready for Phil's pronouncement. We'll have loads of noisemakers to greet Phil's appearance.
Our kitchen will be open with a special breakfast menu.
Featured Beers: Russian River 2013 Consecration and Russian River 2012 Supplication. We age these sour masterpieces especially for Groundhog Day.
08am: TROEGS HAWAIIAN SHIRT CONTEST
The Hawaiian Shirt contest is an annual Groundhog Day tradition. Wear your best (worst) Hawaiian shirt. Troegs will have prizes for the best (worst) ones. Best/worst - same difference.
Featured BeerS: Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat (draft) and Troegenator (cans).
09am GROUNDHOG PROGNOSTICATION LIVE REENACTMENT
Last year, We couldn't open until 9am because it was a Sunday. So took lemons and made a radler or something like that. We had a live reenactment of the prognostication in Punxsutawney. It was so much fun that it is now a tradition. Thanks to Mike Lawrence for this video of the 2014 reenactment. If you want to volunteer to be a reenactor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Beer: Straub Groundhog Brew
10am SLY FOX HULA HOOP CONTEST
Continuing with the Hawaiian theme, it's a hula hoop contest. Prizes for the best and most enthusiastic hoopers. This is always a fun one.
Featured Beer: Sly Fox Brewers Reserve IPA (draft) and Sly Fox Helles (cans).
11am: YARDS DANCE OFF
Shake your money maker for prizes!
Featured Beer: Trubbel de Yards. This dubbel/triple Belgian combo is always a special treat whenever Yards is able to brew some.
12noon: FLYING FISH IN A BARREL
Going with the barrel aged Flying Fish theme, Mary Grace will have a Flying Fish in a Barrel promo. We don't exactly know what this is yet.
Featured Beer: Flying Fish Bourbon Barrel Abbey Dubbel.
01pm: LUCKY CAT DAY SEASONAL BEER PROGNOSTICATION
Like Punxsutawney Phil, the Grey Lodge's Wissinoming Winnie is a prognosticator. Unlike Phil who prognosticates weather, Winnie prognosticates beer.
Every February 2nd, with the help of her Inner Circle, Winnie determines if there will be 6 more weeks of winter beers or if the spring seasonals will arrive early. Winnie's Inner Circle is comprised of her hand picked (paw picked?) menagerie of local beer folks.
After the Prognosticaion, it's time to go home for a well deserved nap. Or stay a spell, we'll be here til 2am.