The beginning of summer promises the beginning of adventure; walking the streets of an unfamiliar city, floating down a lazy river, scaling that mountain you’ve only seen from a distance. And Troegs wants to celebrate that spirit. From now through mid-August, they’ll be picking out their favorite #troegsway summer photos each week, and the winners will score a carefully curated prize pack, full of summer necessities like beach towels, sunglasses, bandanas and more.
Simply tag your photo–be it sunny beach selfie, perfect backyard BBQ or campsite snapshot–with #troegsway on Instagram and you could be a winner. If you need inspiration, take a look at what’s been posted already. And don’t wait until summer is almost over. Grab some Troegs cans and some friends, and boldly venture out to your next great feat.
There’s no doubt that watermelon and lime are key summer flavors, and this ale boldly smacks of these flavors. A sturdy malt base carries the sweet melon flavor and the tartness of lime and dryness of light, grassy hops finish it out smooth and clean. A great companion for your backyard BBQ or a picnic by the lake. 5% ABV
If you’re looking for variety in Reading, Mari’s is the place to go. Between the huge selection of bottled and canned beer, growler service and often-changing draft list, you would be hard-pressed to not find what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to try something new, help yourself to the mix-and-match six packs, or try a round while you browse. They have frequent tastings, sales and a friendly, knowledgable staff, all the makings for your go-to provider for any of your craft beer needs.
Mari’s 6 Pac ‘n’ Mor
835 Hiesters Ln
We’re into the second week of the Euro Cup tournament, with five rounds to go until the final. This is the 15th edition of this exciting soccer championship, and it’s a great chance to follow some fantastic teams between World Cups. Currently being held in 10 different cities in France, this tournament is keeping all of Europe and much of the rest of the world on the edge of their seats. With Spain as the two-time defending champions and France, Germany and Spain all looking good this go-round, it will be very interesting to see how it all goes down. To get in the spirit of the game, try pairing your favorite team with a beer from that country. Carlsberg sponsors both the English and Irish teams. Kronenbourg hails from the host country and is the number one French beer in the world. Stella Artois is a perfect way to celebrate Belgium.
So if you’re looking for somewhere to take in a game and have a great beer, we’re hooking you up with a list of bars near you that will be playing the games. Be sure to keep up to date with the schedule and don’t miss your team.
58 York – Hatboro
Dog and Bull – Croydon
Dominick’s Pizza/Side Door Pub – Chalfont
Farm house – Doylestown
Mesquito Grill – Doylestown
Newportville Inn – Newportville
Pizzeria Uno – Bensalem
Steam Pub – Southamptom
The Beer Store – Southampton
Villa Capri – Doylestown
Buona Via – Horsham
Brick and Barrel – Maple Glen
Creekside Sports Bar & Grille – Royersford
Halligan’s Pub – Flourtown
King’s Corner – Jenkintown
Lansdale Tavern – Lansdale
Little Italy Pizza – Pottstown
Union Jack’s – Glenside
Picasso – Media
Cross Bar – Havertown
Chickie and Pete’s – Drexel Hill
You’ve probably noticed it. A definite trend in the India Pale Ale scene that is only gaining speed as summer comes around the bend. Fruit has entered the playing field in a huge way in the last few years–though the concept of brewing the style with fruit is certainly older than that–and it seems like every brewery is coming out with their own rendition of the Fruit IPA. Old favorites are getting a new twist and new brews are being born with fruitiness as their sole intention. The trend isn’t exactly surprising. American hop varieties have been moving to more juicy citrus and pithy flavors and many breweries have been recreating fruit flavors with a blend of hops and malt, so the craft beer drinker’s palate has been ready for this move for awhile. It was only a matter of time before the idea of adding real fruit really took off, and it’s likely a style that will be around for awhile.
New Belgium Citradelic – Bright citra hops and tangerine peel work as a power duo in this brew for an overall flavor that is both smooth and packs a juicy aroma. 6% ABV
Magic Hat Electric Peel – The zest and flesh of grapefruit dominate the palate in this crisp ale. It’s almost easy to mistake it for a glass of juice. 6% ABV
Evolution Pine’Hop’le – A complex hop aroma carries hints of mango, citrus and melon, but the taste is unmistakably pineapple and well-balanced between sweet and bitter. 6.8% ABV
Starr Hill The Hook – A crisp and refreshing grapefruit ale that is sessionable, so you don’t have to worry about going back for another. 4.9% ABV
Dominion GPA – This one sets itself apart by including zest in its brewing process, creating a more subtle grapefruit flavor amidst hoppiness. 6% ABV
Uinta Hop Nosh Tangerine – A fresh splash of tangerine flavor in every mouthful, this is a brilliant twist on what is already a classic brew. 7.3% ABV
Originating in Goslar, Germany in the 16th century, this wheat beer combines fruity sourness, herbal qualities, subtle spiciness and slight salinity for a complex flavor profile. The low hop character sets it apart from many big styles on the market today, but classifying it simply as another sour beer does a disservice to its other characteristics. It also doesn’t usually carry the high ABV associated with other sours. This is a style that wasn’t huge in the American market until recently, but it’s been gaining steam in the last few years as craft brewers expand their repertoire. It’s found a foothold in several breweries and will likely be expanding more before too long.
If you’d like to try this newly re-emerging style, we have a few recommendations for where to start.
Victory Kirsch Gose – A rich, bubbly texture and sweet, bright fresh cherry flavor cover this beer. A soft tartness and slight salinity create a clean taste that goes well over the wheat-y malt base. Plus, it’s sessionable at 4.7% ABV.
Long Trail Cranberry Gose – Cranberries, coriander and a dash of salt are all added to this unique brew to come out with a distinct tartness that only the fruit can deliver. However, the effervescence, like said tartness, is not overdone, and this remains and easy drinker. 5.2% ABV
Uinta Ready Set Gose – This one is on the straight and narrow, a good example of the style that allows the wheat malt and yeast combo to show its lemony zing and zesty coriander character. Clean, dry and light. 4% ABV
Brighten up your taste buds and get ready for summer with Victory’s Cage Radler, a refreshing treat for warm weather. The lemon flavor pops in this German-inspired brew, with fresh-cut citrus on the nose and sweet lemonade on the tongue. A bit of graininess reminds you that you’re still drinking beer, but doesn’t take away from the bright nature of this brew. Perfect as you’re go-to after some intense biking, or just some intense lawn work. 2.75% ABV
If you’re looking for someplace to catch the next game, this may be your spot. Tons of TVs line the bar, ensuring you a great seat, and quick service ensures you have a drink and bar fare at the ready. With a 16 tap lineup, they keep the best in stock and you can enjoy a craft beer from such breweries as Victory, New Belgium or Evolution while rooting on your team. And if you’re close by, they’ve got lunch specials Monday through Saturday. So go catch a MLB game and quench your thirst.
25 S Broad St
Lansdale, PA 19446
If you’re an IPA lover, you’ve got to try these. This hoppy series starts with a base brew and expands from there with three additional varieties. King of Hop is numero uno, a imperial IPA that’s dry-hopped to showcase the citrus notes of Pacific Northwest hops. After that, you’ve got the same brew, but with a hint of Grapefruit added to fully accentuate the bitterness. Next up is the Lemon-Lime, packed full of real zest flavor that further highlights citric flavors. And last, Habanero is added to the fourth brew, giving it a pleasant heat and pulling out flavors in the pepper than go unnoticed in other foods.
Look forward to these 10 special draft events in the coming weeks:
Thursday, April 7
Thursday, April 28
CJ’s Dog House
The Barley Mow
Saturday, May 7
Wednesday, May 11
Garret Hill Ale House
Thursday, May 12
Friday, May 13
Craft Beer Store
Wednesday, May 25
Dog and Bull
Do you have the drive to create art? Well, here’s a way to be rewarded for it and get rid of some of those Troegs caps you’ve got hanging around.
Troegs is having a contest wherein you create a piece of art from a piece of Troegs–bottle caps, cans, labels, etc. A winner chosen by the brewery will win $500 and will have their name in shining lights when they open their art gallery in Hershey this summer. Take a look at their blog for inspiration. Submissions due by May 14th. For further details, click here.
Want to pursue your art in a casual fashion? Troegs will be having a few tap takeovers that double as an outlet for your vision. Color on your own or join the community canvas to create something wonderful. Don’t miss out, because they will be giving away Troegs adult coloring books and colored pencils as well.
Railroad St. Bar & Grill
Butcher & Barkeep