Buttonwood Grill/Peddler’s Village Craft Oh Berfest

Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Bars, Beck's, Evolution, Goose Island, Long Trail, Starr Hill Brewery, Victory


The Buttonwood Grill Craft Oh Berfest starts Monday, September 23rd, culminating in the Grill Outdoor Deck Festival on September 29th. This is the Buttonwood Grill’s first beer fest, and they’re celebrating with German-inspired fall favorites. They will be featuring six different craft brews and German-style menu pairings.

  • Starting Monday is Victory Festbier, paired with potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce.
  • Tuesday is the Starr Hill Boxcar Pumpkin Porter, with brats, kraut, and German potato salad.
  • Beck’s Oktoberfest is featured Wednesday, with pierogies, wilted cabbage and sour cream
  • Thursday is Evolution Jacques Au Lantern alongside beef rouladen, potato hash and kale.
  • Friday, Goose Island Harvest, with pork chop, potato pancakes, cabbage and roasted carrots.
  • Saturday is Long Trail Pumpkin with sauerbraten, potato pancakes and cabbage.

Starting at 4pm on Sunday, Peddler’s Village and Buttonwood Grill are hosting the Outdoor Deck Festival, featuring all six of the beers featured all week, live music by the Tom Groeber German Band, raffles and giveaways. A full menu is below. The price is $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and reservations are recommended.

Menu for September 29th: Brats and sauerkraut, chicken schnitzel, meatballs, hot pretzels, German mustards, cucumber salad, German potato salad, grilled asparagus/goat cheese cream, spatzle/butter/parsley/lemon, apple strudel and black forest cake.

For more informations and reservations: 215-794-4040


Buttonwood Grill

5795 Lower York Rd  New Hope, PA 18938

Omission: Widmer Brothers’ Line of Gluten-Free Beers

Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Ingredients, Widmer


September 13th (tomorrow) is Celiac Awareness Day. This autoimmune disorder prevents its sufferers from enjoying many delicious craft beverages, as most beers contain a fair amount of gluten. That’s why the guys at Widmer Brothers decided to create a line of craft beers with gluten levels well below the CODEX gluten-free standard. The Omission line is brewed using a process that removes the gluten, and they are brewing 3 different styles – a Lager, Pale Ale and IPA.. No longer will craft-lovers with Celiac Disease have to compromise on taste.

The Omission Lager (4.6%) is crisp and brewed like a traditional lager, with a light yellowish color and grainy flavor, touching on herbal notes and honey sweetness. Omission Pale Ale (5.8%) is a hoppy, floral-scented American Pale Ale that your friends won’t even know is gluten-free until they read the label. Omission IPA (6.7%) has a citrus and pine aroma and lots of hoppy flavor with a smooth finish.

Anchor Brewing Expanding Distribution of California Lager

Friday, August 30, 2013 | Anchor, Breweries, New


Anchor Brewing announced the limited US release of its California Lager this June. The beer was originally brewed as a limited edition draught in early 2012, and was bottled for California consumption in February 2013. When sales in the state exceeded expectation, they decided to distribute it to select regions nationwide.

The Philadelphia area, including all of the surrounding counties, is one of the few east coast markets to be selected.  Look for it on draft, at bottle shops and in your local beer distributor.

The beer itself is a recreation of the first of its style, from a brewery called Boca in 1876. The label is adorned with an eastbound California grizzly from a Durbin Van Vleck (1933-1898) woodcut, emulating the original Boca label, while also reminiscent of the California state flag.

The lager is brewed with two-row California barley, Cluster hops, and the brewery’s own lager yeast. It’s bright golden in color with a thick cream-hued head, and has a sweet, malty flavor that has slight apple qualities and a light floral undertone. It’s got a lot of body for the tone of the beer, but the effervescence and crisp finish keep this 4.8% ABV lager light enough to have more than one bottle.

Anchor Brewing’s Article

Victory Festbier

Friday, August 30, 2013 | Fall, Featured Beer, Victory


September’s just around the corner, so it’s time for Oktoberfestbiers. This week, we’re going to look at Victory’s Festbier.

This dark copper Marzen is mildly sweet with subtle caramel notes, hints of dried fruit and a medium body. The sweet German malts are balanced with a touch of spicy hops that give this beer a clean finish. With 5.6 ABV and medium carbonation, this beer pairs well with spicy Latin dishes, pizza, burgers, and traditional Germany currywurst.


Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run with Gretz Beer Co.

Friday, August 30, 2013 | Events


Gretz Beer Co. is hosting the 9/11 Heroes Run at their Norristown location, Sunday September 8th at 9am. The run is meant to unite communities internationally in remembrance and honor of those heroes whose lives were sacrificed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks and the wars to follow, be they veterans, first responders, civilian or military.

Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5k 9/11 Heroes Run, as well as the 1 mile Fun Run/Walk. Pledges for the 5k are $25 per person, or $80 for a family of four. The Fun Run/Walk is $15.

Proceeds for the run will go to the Brad Fox Foundation and the Montgomery County Heroes Fund. Runners must be registered online by September 1st (this Sunday) to be guaranteed a race shirt and finisher dogtag. Runners should pick up their packets at the Gretz Beer Company either Friday Sept. 6th from 4pm-6pm or Saturday Sept. 7th, 10am-2pm.

Basic Info:

Location: Gretz Beer Co. @ 710 E. Main St, Norristown

Cost: 5k – $25, Family of 4 – $80, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk – $15

Packet Pick-up: Gretz Beer Co. 09/06/13 from 4pm to 6pm, OR 09/07/13 from 10am to 2pm.


Budweiser Made in America Fest & Clydesdales in New Hope

Friday, August 30, 2013 | Anheuser Busch


Budweiser’s Made in America fest will be in Philadelphia this coming Labor Day weekend, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This is the second year for the event, which will feature three stages, a myriad of musical artists, food trucks, beer gardens and merchandise tents.

The artist lineup, curated by Jay-Z, will include such names as Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Deadau5, Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa and Public Enemy. There will be nearly 30 acts across the three stages at the festival. Many local and national food vendors will also be at the fest, too, including favorites such as Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Tiffin/Tashan Indian Cuisine, Cantina Feliz, Wild Bills Soda’s, Gozen and Vernalicious.

The festival will run Saturday and Sunday, with doors opening at 12pm each day. Tickets are available either as two-day passes or single-day tickets. There is no re-entry into the festival grounds after exit.

For those in the New Hope area, the Budweiser Clydesdales will be parading through town on Saturday, starting at 2pm. The horses will start at Route 179 and South Main Street, moving down Main Street to the center of the town, where you will be able to take photos with the animals.

For more information on the music lineup for the festival, amenities, or to buy tickets, visit

For more information on the Budweiser Clydesdales visit to New Hope, and on the horses themselves, visit this Facebook page.

Big Fish Grill and Evolution Brewing Co. Beer Dinner

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Events, Evolution, Restaurants


On July 23rd, Big Fish Grill in Wilmington, DE will be hosting a beer dinner, along with Evolution Brewing Co. This three-course meal will start at 7pm, and include an Evolution brew with every course.

The first course will be a BLT Sandwich Salad accompanied by Evo’s Summer Session Ale, second will be Ale Brined and Braised Pork Shank Osso Bucco, with Primal Pale Ale, and finally will be Molten Chocolate Cake, partnered with Menagerie No.8 Dark Belgian Style Ale.

The dinner is $45 per person (this includes tax and gratuity), and reservations must be made ahead of time.

To RSVP, contact Amanda at or call 484-842-1757

For more details on the courses, please see the PDF below.

Location: Big Fish Grill

720 Justison St.

Wilmington, DE 19805

Big Fish Grill Beer Dinner

America’s Beer Supports America’s Heroes

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Anheuser Busch, Beer News


Budweiser is showing their support for the troops by donating several cents from every case of their Red, White and Blue cans or bottles sold this summer to Folds of Honor Foundation. Using Blippar to scan the red bowtie on the case, you can also vote on your state to be one of the ten to receive $100,000 in scholarship funds in 2014.

Additionally, Gretz Beer Co. is partnering with distributors to make a 5 cent match per Budweiser case throughout the month of July. You can also text the word “HERO” to 839863, and Gretz and Budweiser will donate 25 cents to the Folds of Honor Foundation, no purchase necessary.

Folds of Honor support military families by helping spouses and dependents of wounded or fallen soldiers with education costs through scholarships. They have a number of different scholarship options, all to help dependents of soldiers killed or disabled in war receive the education they deserve.

So what are you waiting for? Crack open a case of Budweiser and help bring a future to the spouses and children of our troops.

Great Cans of Summer

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Summer


So you’ve just gotten out of the pool, padding pruney toes across your deck towards a towel, when you take an unfortunate step and end up with glass in your foot. As we shed our shoes for summertime fun, many find themselves also shedding their loyalty to craft beers in favor of anything that comes in a can. But you don’t need to sacrifice quality for aluminum! We’ve collected a list of delicious craft brews that come in cans, so you can bring them to the beach, BBQ, pool party, picnic or wherever summer may take you without fear.

Finch’s entire line of delicious brews are conveniently offered in cans, so you can choose your favorite from their list of five and run with it–literally.

Kona just released their Longboard Lager in canned form this spring, so it’s time to take advantage of the portability of this beachy lager out on the shore.

Long Trail Ale and Blackbeary Wheat are both light, refreshing choices for any outdoors activity. Just be sure to take your trash with you if you’re on the trails.

For something a little spicy, try Shock Top’s Belgian White. Rather have a summer traditional? Shock Top’s Lemon Shandy is always refreshing and a great addition to all picnics.

Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat is a thirst-quenching ale with invigorating citrus and spritzy carbonation. Hot days don’t stand a chance.

Lastly, there’s Uinta Hop Notch, an IPA with piney, grapefruity flavor and light bubbling to have with your BBQ and other spicy dishes. Great for backyard grilling.

We’re sure something on this list will make both your taste buds and your toes happy. So go on, live summer with a can in hand.

4th of July

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Anchor, Breweries, Rogue, Victory


As we approach July 4th, Americans across the country are preparing to celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Beer is usually a part of the festivities, but let’s take it a step further. Why not celebrate this country with a craft beverage that speaks to the true nature of the American Dream and our forefathers, and is refreshing in these warm July days. We’ve picked out four brews that should get you into the holiday spirit.

Inspired by brewing traditions from centuries ago, Anchor Liberty Ale was first brewed to commemorate the bicentennial of the ride of Paul Revere, using all natural ingredients. Lightly carbonated, this American IPA has a slightly citrusy flavor and is brewed with Cascade hops for a smooth, well-balanced flavor.

Rogue American Amber Ale has a sweet malty flavor with a tinge of citrus and a beautiful red color. American amber ales were first brewed on the west coast at the inception of the craft brewing revolution, and spread throughout the country soon after. Well-balanced and adorned with an all-American label, no one will doubt your patriotism with one of these in your fist.

Are you in love with summer? Show it with Victory’s Summer Love, a light refreshing ale with mellow malts and a moderately hoppy finish. This beer was commissioned by the Greater Philadelphia Marketing and Tourism Corporation to embody the brotherly spirit of Philadelphia in the summer time. What’s more American than that?

Let’s try something new. East Coast Beer Co. has just introduced Cruiser IPA, their first of the style. With more subtle hops than most IPAs, it has an herbal flavor that allows you to examine the hops without overpowering bitterness. A great sessionable beer that’s sure to refresh in the heat.

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