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February 2015


 

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  • Monday, February 2, 2015

    Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast & Lucky Cat Beer Prognostication    
    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
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    Monday, February 2, 2015     7:00 AM - 2:00 PM     Price: Pay As You Go
       
      The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave   Philadelphia
      Mayfair   
       
    Categories:    Beer & FoodCompetition & GiveawaysSpecial Guest 
    Featured Breweries: Dock Street BreweryFlying Fish Brewing Co.Free Will Brewing Co.Manayunk Brewing Co.Sly Fox Brewing CompanyTroegs Brewing CompanyYards 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
    Troegs Dreamweaver
    Trubbel de Yards
    and more

    BREAKFAST MENIU
    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

    HOURLY EVENTS

    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 scoats@greylodge.com.
    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.

      
    Friday, February 13, 2015

    Friday the Firkinteenth    
    13/02/2015 12:00:00 14/02/2015 00:00:00 15 Friday the Firkinteenth The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave,Philadelphia,PA (215) 856-3591
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    Friday, February 13, 2015     12:00 PM - 12:00 AM     Price: Pay As You Go
       
      The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave   Philadelphia
      Mayfair   
       
    Categories:    Beer FestivalSpecial Guest 
    Featured Breweries: Dock Street BreweryDogfish Head Craft BreweryEvolution Craft BrewingFegley's Brew WorksFlying Fish Brewing Co.Free Will Brewing Co.Heavy Seas BeerManayunk Brewing Co.Neshaminy Creek BrewingRound Guys Brewing CompanySixpoint BrewerySly Fox Brewing CompanySusquehanna Brewing Co.Troegs Brewing CompanyWeyerbacher Brewing Co.Yards Brewing Company 

    The Grey Lodge's world famous cask ale event that happens every Friday the 13th. This only beer event that we know of that is completely at the mercy of the calendar
    .
    26 different firkins from 26 different breweries.

    Two sessions of 13 firkins each, noon to 6pm and 6pm to midnight.

    details at http://greylodge.com/fri13th.html


    FOR FEBRUARY 2015
    Friday the Firkinteenth is our most famous event. Every Friday the 13th since February 1998, we have tapped a bunch of cask ale. This event grew into quite a monster. There have even been several videos made about the Firkinteenth. Many people consider it their favorite Philadelphia beer event.

    It's 2015 and the Firkinteenth is in its 17th year. This is one of those weird years where we have 3 Firkinteenths in one year... February, March, and November.

    Cask ale is no longer a rarity. To keep current with the times, we have been working with numerous breweries to bring you firkins with extra WOW appeal.

    We expect to have 26 firkins for the next Firkinteenth in February (and 26 again in March). For the last two Firkinteenths, we split the casks into two sessions, a day session and an evening session. That worked out great, so that's the new normal.
    Tapping for the day session starts at noon. Tapping for the evening session, 6pm. As always, no cover charge. Come and go as you like. Stay as long as you like. If you want to take the day off and enjoy a day of cask ale, we've got you covered. If you want to work all day and have an evening of cask ale, we have you covered too.

    Cask line-up for Friday the Firkinteenth #30
    updated Fri, 23 January 2015 - line-up subject to change.

    DAY SESSION noon to 6pm
    Cape May IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Sweet Orange peels
    DuClaw DuClaw Naked Fish Chocolate Raspberry Stout
    Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale with an experimental hop that imparts a nice melon note
    Free Will American Wild Ale with Brux
    Heavy Seas Scottish Ale
    Manayunk Coconut Dragonfly hoppy wheat
    Round Guys Single Hop Single Malt Galena and Pale
    Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare Imperial Coffee Porter dry hopped withb Saaz
    Sly Fox Jake's ESB
    Stoudts dry-hopped Pils
    Susquehanna Goldencold lager with blood orange
    Troegs Nugget Nectar

    NIGHT SESSION 6pm to midnight
    Cricket Hill American Ale-dry hopped with CTZ and Belgian Candy Sugar
    Dock Street Sexy Beast Chocolate Stout conditioned with additional cacao nibs
    Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
    Duck Rabbit TBA
    Evolution Lot 3 IPA dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Chinook hops
    Fegleys TBA
    Naked Soulless Lunatic, our Freckles angry brown ale cask aged with black currant
    Neshaminy Creek JAWN with mango and/or peach
    Starr Hill Dark Starr (Dry Irish Stout) w/ whiskey soaked oak chips (4.2% Base)
    Weyerbacher Last Chance dry-hopped w/ El Dorado
    Yards Rye IPA

      
    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Exit Series Happy Hour with Flying Fish    
    19/02/2015 17:00:00 19/02/2015 20:00:00 15 Exit Series Happy Hour with Flying Fish Johnny Brenda's
    1201 Frankford Ave.,Philadelphia,PA (215) 739-9684
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    Thursday, February 19, 2015     5:00 PM - 8:00 PM     Price: Pay As You Go
       
      Johnny Brenda's
    1201 Frankford Ave.   Philadelphia
      Northern Liberties/Fishtown   
       
    Category:    Brewery Spotlight 
    Featured Brewery: Flying Fish Brewing Co. 

    Flying Fish will be in the house with us from 5-8pm with their newest Exit Series release- Exit 3 Blueberry Braggart, a honey wine-ale hybrid coming in at a whopping 15% ABV. We'll also be pouring: Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout, Exit 4 American Tripel, Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA, and Tequila barrel aged Grand Cru. Come for a tipple!

      
    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    4th Annual German Society Bierfest!    
    21/02/2015 14:00:00 21/02/2015 17:30:00 15 4th Annual German Society Bierfest! The German Society of Pennsylvania
    611 Spring Garden Street,Philadelphia,PA (215) 627-2332
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    Saturday, February 21, 2015     2:00 PM - 5:30 PM     Price: 45.00
       
      The German Society of Pennsylvania
    611 Spring Garden Street   Philadelphia
      Northern Liberties/Fishtown   
       
    Categories:    Beer FestivalBeer & Food 
    Featured Breweries: Barren Hill Tavern & BreweryFree Will Brewing Co.Lancaster Brewing CompanyShawneeCraft Brewing CompanySly Fox Brewing CompanyStoudt's Brewing CompanyThe Lion BreweryVictory Brewing CompanyYards Brewing CompanyYuengling Brewery 

    Come Celebrate Pennsylvania's German Brewing Heritage with the Philly Roller Girls.
    Visit with PA's leading brewers of Lagers, Bocks and Weizens, and sample a diverse array of imports from Germany!
    Tickets:
    ~ $45 General Admission
    ~ $60 VIP Package [1pm Early Access to Main Event + Bierfest Mug]
    ~ $75 VIP Plus Package [12pm Beer Seminar + 1pm Early Access to Main Event + Bierfest Mug]
    ~ A fun-filled walk-around afternoon tasting in the German Society of
    PA's beautiful 19th-century mansion in Northern Liberties
    ~ A spotlight on Pennsylvania's national leadership in German style brewing in
    the PA Beer Hall, featuring soulful bluegrass and roller derby arm-wrestling
    ~ A taste of Germany’s legendary brewing history and diverse range of styles
    in the German Beer Hall, featuring Berlin-style Beerlesque and oompah funk
    ~ Hosted by Philly Roller Girls – meet Philly's most ferocious female athletes
    on eight wheels as they pour great beer at their biggest off-season event
    ~ Five floors of fun-filled beer programming spread between two buildings:
    Live Music, Homebrew Competition, Learning Lounge, German Cuisine,
    ***NEW FOR 2015 – Visit our Beer & Cheese Cave***
    Select PA brewers, like Victory, Stoudts and Penn, team up with local and
    imported cheeses in the German Society’s traditional Ratskeller tavern,
    featuring pairing lessons from legendary cheese expert Max McCalman
    BIGGER! BETTER! MORE FOOD! MORE BEER!
    Come get a taste of the year's most entertaining beer event, featuring:
    ~Teutonic-themed variety acts from Shuhplattler folk dancing to 'Berlin-style BEERlesque'
    ~Fun and Games like Roller Girl Arm-Wrestling and Masskrugstemmen [Liter Lift]
    ~Free Kindercare for thirsty parents and Beer-Free tickets available for designated drivers
    Participating PA brewers include Barren Hill, Berwick, Free Will, Lancaster, Lion, Nodding Head, Penn,
    Philadelphia Brewing, Round Guys, Samuel Adams, Sly Fox, Susquehanna, Victory, Yuengling and more.
    Featured German brewers include Ayinger, Warsteiner, Sünner, Miltenberger, Pinkus, Wolters and more.
    ***SPECIAL BEER GEEK BONUS***
    Brewer's Discussion Panel on ‘The German Connection: PA’s Lager-Loving Terroir’
    Open to All Ticketholders in Bierfest Academy [Horner Memorial Library]
    ***$60 VIP TICKET PACKAGE***
    Benefits include:
    ~ 1pm Early Access to Bierfest [Full-Hour Before 2pm General Admission]
    ~ Collectable Bierfest Mug
    ***$75 VIP PLUS TICKET PACKAGE***
    Benefits include:
    ~ 12pm VIP Plus Beer Seminar & Tasting with drinks author Marnie Old on
    ‘Germany’s Noble Hops’ in Bierfest Academy [Horner Memorial Library]
    ~ 1pm Early Access to Bierfest [Full-Hour Before 2pm General Admission]
    ~ Collectable Bierfest Mug
    For tickets or more info:
    The German Society of Pennsylvania
    215-627-2332
    http://www.phillybierfest.com/

      
    Sunday, February 22, 2015

    Sunday Night Special: Beer & Cheese Pairing    
    22/02/2015 17:00:00 22/02/2015 23:00:00 15 Sunday Night Special: Beer & Cheese Pairing The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave,Philadelphia,PA (215) 856-3591
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    Sunday, February 22, 2015     5:00 PM - 11:00 PM     Price: Pay As You Go
       
      The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave   Philadelphia
      Mayfair   
       
    Category:    Beer & Food 

    Scoats's wonderful wife gave him a copy of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington for Christmas.
    The author lists 169 artisan cheeses and Scoats wants to try them all. He suspects that he is not the only one. Scoats had been wanting to do a weekly beer & cheese pairing and this gave him the push to get it going. Buy Tenaya's book and follow along.

    Every Sunday, we will pair a cheese from the book with a tasty beer for one special price. We are going to pop around the book, serving a different cheese every Sunday until we taste them all.
    To keep things interesting we will pop around the book. The page number for each cheese is listed in the chart below to make it easier to follow along. This project will take us well over three years, but what's the hurry?
    Using the suggested pairings from Tenaya's book, advice from cheesemongers at Di Bruno's, and Scoats and Chef Dave's expertise, we will pick a beer that should pair excellently with the week's cheese. 169 different cheeses means 169 different beers; that's not a problem for us.
    Upcoming beer & cheese selections can be found at http://greylodge.com/sunday.html

      
    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Sunday Night Special: Beer & Cheese Pairing    
    01/03/2015 17:00:00 01/03/2015 23:00:00 15 Sunday Night Special: Beer & Cheese Pairing The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave,Philadelphia,PA (215) 856-3591
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    Sunday, March 1, 2015     5:00 PM - 11:00 PM     Price: Pay As You Go
       
      The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave   Philadelphia
      Mayfair   
       
    Category:    Beer & Food 

    Scoats's wonderful wife gave him a copy of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington for Christmas.
    The author lists 169 artisan cheeses and Scoats wants to try them all. He suspects that he is not the only one. Scoats had been wanting to do a weekly beer & cheese pairing and this gave him the push to get it going. Buy Tenaya's book and follow along.

    Every Sunday, we will pair a cheese from the book with a tasty beer for one special price. We are going to pop around the book, serving a different cheese every Sunday until we taste them all.
    To keep things interesting we will pop around the book. The page number for each cheese is listed in the chart below to make it easier to follow along. This project will take us well over three years, but what's the hurry?
    Using the suggested pairings from Tenaya's book, advice from cheesemongers at Di Bruno's, and Scoats and Chef Dave's expertise, we will pick a beer that should pair excellently with the week's cheese. 169 different cheeses means 169 different beers; that's not a problem for us.
    Upcoming beer & cheese selections can be found at http://greylodge.com/sunday.html