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Vintage Bar and Grill in Abington

Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Bars, Local Favorites, Restaurants

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As the weather warms up, you might be looking for someplace that has great outdoor seating. For those in the Abington area, Vintage Bar and Grill has a closed-in outdoor porch that’s perfect for enjoying the weather in a private area. And if you’re looking for someplace to watch the game, they’ve got that covered, too, with several large TVs placed throughout the bar. They serve Victory, Long Trail and more, as well as a wide variety of sandwiches, entrees and mouth-watering appetizers. Black Angus New York Strip steak, Linguini Pescatori, and the Buffalo-style chicken sandwich are all waiting for you to try.

Vintage Bar and Grill

1116 Old York Rd

Abington, PA

Stella Artois Art of the Pour

Thursday, March 13, 2014 | Stella Artois

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You’re invited to learn the 9-step pouring ritual for Stella Artois, and possibly be chosen to participate in the annual World Draught Masters Championship in Cannes, France, now in its 17th year. Learning to pour the perfect chalice of Stella Artois engages all your senses, creating an experience beyond simply drinking the beverage. Take pride in your pour, and learn to appreciate your beverage in a whole new way.

At several specially designed Pouring Studios, you will learn the craft of the pour, and your pour will be captured on video. Each clip will be judged by an expert panel of judges and select winners will participate in a live-streamed ‘pour off’,’ where the best will be chosen for a trip to Cannes, France to participate as a finalist in the World Draught Masters Championship.

Participating locations are as follows:

March 14th

Miller’s Ale House, 18 Baltimore Pk, Springfield, PA @ 7pm

March 15th

Horsham Pub, 1144 Horsham Rd, Ambler, PA @ 5pm

Jamison Pour House, 2160 York Rd, Jamison, PA @ 9pm

March 19th

Miller’s Ale House, 2300 Easton Rd, Willow Grove, @ 7pm

March 20th

Becker’s Corner, 110 Old Bethlehem Pk, Quakertown, PA, @ 5pm

March 21st

DaVinci’s Pub, 215 W Main St, Collegeville, PA, @ 5pm

Doc Watson’s, 1080 E Philadelphia Ave, Gilbertsville, PA, @ 9:30pm

March 22nd

Springfield Country Club, 400 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, PA, @ 5pm

Double Edge Bar & Grille, 4803 W Chester Pk, Newtown Square, @ 9:30pm

Seamus O’Hara to Visit

Friday, March 7, 2014 | Bars, Beer News, Carlow

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up here in ten days, and what better way to celebrate than to try one of O’Hara’s Irish brews? Better yet, why not take the opportunity to see Carlow Brewing Co. founder and owner, Seamus O’Hara as he makes his tour around the U.S? You’ll have several opportunities to see him make an appearance to share his love for Irish craft brewing and heritage. It also makes for a good excuse to try O’Hara’s Irish Stout, a terrific beverage choice for St. Patrick’s Day.

On Sunday the 9th around dinnertime, he’ll be at Churchville Inn in Bucks County, then move on to E’s Irish Pub in Hatboro and continue to Union Jack’s in Glenside.   And on Monday the 10th around lunchtime, he’ll be at Jenkintown’s Drake Tavern (where you can try the special O’Hara’s burger), then head to Pinocchio’s in Media for an early afternoon visit. Click through to see location specifics.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Seamus while he’s on his U.S. tour.

Churchville Inn

1500 Bustleton Pk

Churchville, PA

E’s Irish Pub

285 E County Line

Hatboro, PA

Union Jack’s

2750 Limekiln Pk

Glenside, PA

The Drake Tavern

304 Old York Rd

Jenkintown, PA

Pinocchio’s

131 E Baltimore Pk

Media, PA

Destination Weddings for Beer Lovers

Friday, March 7, 2014 | Rogue, Victory

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So you’re lucky enough to have found your mate, and doubly lucky because they’re a beer lover like yourself. Why not celebrate your love for each other by sharing something both of you love with all your friends and family? Go for the unforgettable, and start your new life together with a wedding or reception at one of your favorite craft breweries.

Victory Brewing Co.

Victory offers amenities for all sorts of events, including weddings and receptions. Their beer halls offer plenty of room and resources to pull off your vision, and you can choose from a variety of food and beer packages to suit your guests’ needs. Philly Beer Scene founder Neil Harner married and had his reception with them a few years ago (that’s him and his wife Lindsay below). And even if you’re just looking for someone to cater the wedding, Victory does that, too, and this is an excuse to use their Brew Pub on Wheels, to boot. Everyone can be appeased with their wide variety of menu options and any of Victory’s delicious brews.

Rogue Ales and Spirits

Need something a little closer to family and friends? Or maybe further away? If you’re looking at the west coast, Rogue in Independence, OR offers the backdrop of their beautiful 1200 acre farm for weddings. They’ve got both indoor and outdoor options, and the garden makes for a memorable scene, with hop bines (pictured above), gardens, pumpkins, and orchards making for excellent photo opportunities. They also provide horse and carriage services and the century-old Hop n’ Bed farmhouse provides amenities during the day and overnight for anyone who needs to travel.

Widmer Upheaval IPA

Friday, March 7, 2014 | Featured Beer, New, Widmer

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The Widmer Bros. have come out with a new year-round IPA as they work to create the perfect India Pale Ale. An unfiltered deep golden color and frothy white head characterize the appearance, and resiny grass and floral hop notes in the aroma accompany. The flavor follows the nose, with piney, citrusy bittering attributes and just enough malts to balance it out. 7.0% ABV

Ambler Beverage Exchange

Friday, March 7, 2014 | Distributors, Local Favorites, Retailers

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With a great selection of craft beer (Troegs, Prism, Victory, Lancaster and Long Trail just to name a few), and friendly staff, Ambler Beverage Exchange is a favorite of Ambler residents looking to get a case or two. The staff is knowledgeable about craft beer and their stock, and happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. And with their wide variety, you’re sure to find an old favorite or discover a new one. Check their Facebook for samplings and other events along with local businesses such as Sum Pig. If you live in Ambler, or you’re just passing through, be sure to stop by to pick up something. You never know, they could be your next go-to retailer.

Location & Contact:

259 E Butler Ave,

Ambler, PA

267-470-4854

Hours:

Mon-Thur 10am-8pm

Fri-Sat 9am-9pm

Sun 11am-5pm

Tennent’s Original Export Lager Returns to PA

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Imported, Tennent's

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Tennent’s Original Export Lager is an award winning premium lager from Scotland.  It is brewed at the Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow using the finest Tettnang hops and 100% Scottish malted barley.  The result is a lager with a crisp and refreshingly clean finish.  The Scottish import has been out of the PA market, historically one of its largest, for several years.

This week Tennent’s returns to PA to reclaim its status as a top premium import lager.  Tennent’s Original Export Lager will be available in a 16.9oz can as well as on draft in restaurants and bars across the region.  At 5% ABV it is also a good session beverage as multiple pints can be enjoyed!

Scotland is known for its historic castles, beautiful lochs, bagpipes and kilts, a land where umbrellas don’t stand a chance, and world famous golf courses.  There are many more of course, but one constant is Tennent’s Lager.  It was first brewed in 1885 by Hugh Tennent, today it  is Scotland’s #1 selling beer.  Throughout the centuries, the iconic ‘Red T’ logo has come to represent a badge of quality.  When you walk in a pub and see the red T, you know a fine lager awaits.

Look for the ‘Red T’ in your neighborhood.

Starr Hill Northern Lights

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Featured Beer, Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights is a well-balanced American-style IPA with a surprisingly pleasant malty sweetness to complement the hops. Grapefruit and other citrus notes fill the nose and flavor of this brew, with floral hints underneath. The bright copper color and frothy head make it nice to look at in the glass, and the light-medium texture, modest carbonation and 6.5% ABV make for a perfectly sessionable IPA. It’s available bottles, cans and on draft.

Widmer Bros. Brrrbons Party at The Lucky Well

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Events, Restaurants, Widmer

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On February 25th, there’s a party going down at The Lucky Well with the Widmer Bros’ limited release Barrel-Aged Brrrbons and Maker’s Mark as features. The traditional Barrel-Aged Brrrbon and Ginger will both be available on draft, along with Brr and Old Embalmer. These winter warmers are aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels, imbuing them with sweet, toasty flavors that are sure to keep you warm in these last days of winter. The first 60 people there will receive wax-dipped glasses, and there will be more samples and swag to be had. And as if that’s not enough reason for you to show up, it’s a great chance to try Lucky Well’s delicious barbecue.

Event Details:

Tuesday, February 25th, 6-8pm

The Lucky Well

111 E Butler Ave

Ambler, PA

Harry’s Blue Bell Taproom

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Bars, Local Favorites, Restaurants, Retailers

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Established just last year, Harry’s Blue Bell Taproom is a rising star in the area. The tap list holds 16 different craft brews, currently featuring Victory Dirtwolf, Tröegs Mad Elf, and Lancaster Milk Stout, as well as many other favorites. The layout of the restaurant focuses around the bar, which has a couple TVs to enjoy–they’ve been watching the Olympic hockey games recently–but don’t make the mistake of not ordering some food while you’re there. Bacon-lovers will love the variety of choices, and everyone will find something new to try. Their menu features a number of unique and novel twists on old favorites: Hawg Wings, an Ribeye Eggroll, and the Kirspey Kremme Burger are just a few examples of this ingenuity. So if you’re looking to try something new to eat paired with a delicious craft brew and laid back atmosphere, be sure to stop by sometime for lunch or dinner.

Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30am-11pm

Friday-Sunday: 11:30am-12pm

Location:

736 Dekalb Pike

Blue Bell, PA 19422

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