Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Tue, 05 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Heavy Seas Smooth Sail replaced Coranado Orange Avenue Wit. A new one from Heavy Seas, it is a refreshingly delicious American wheat ale brewed with lemon and orange peel.

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin replaced Cape May IPA. An exceptional IPA made better with the tart freshness of grapefruit added.

Taco Tuesday

It's officially hot outside... Which means you should head to the Grey Lodge for some craft beer and tacos!  Each and every Tuesday we offer three unique tacos for your enjoyment.

Roast Pork Taco Italiano with sun-dried tomato and smoked gouda

Steak Hoagie Taco with lettuce, tomato, onion, and hoagie spread

Meat Loaf and Mashed Potato Taco with mushroom-onion gravy

Monday, May 04, 2015

Mon, 04 May 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

Taco Tuesday: Tuesday is Taco Tuesday from 5pm to midnight. Our kitchen krew comes up with three different tacos every week. Tacos are 3 for $8, mix and match as you like. The current week's selections are updated here every Tuesday afternoon.

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmaster is E-Unit, who will have a Spinoff and Sequels Quizzo, this being the beginning of summer movie season and all. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, Big Dan has a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. This week's brunch special will be Grilled Salmon with Poached Egg and Salad.

Sunday Night Special: Beer and Cheese Pairing. It's week fourteen of our 169 week Beer and Cheese Odyssey. For 169 weeks, we will feature one of the 169 cheeses profiled in Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington. This week's pairing will be Midnight Moon,a goat cheese that is aged six months or more, & Dogfish Head Midas Touch.


May the Fourth Be With You!

Draft Beer Update:

Penn Ginger Beer replaced Neshaminy Creek Croydon Cream Ale. A light beer with a slight ginger bite.

Sly Fox SRT Ale replaced Yards Snorri's Awakening. A golden, hop-forward American Pale Ale and a salute to the beautiful Schuylkill River Trail. A portion of the proceeds of SRT Ale benefits the Schuylkill River Trail through the Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Sat, 02 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter replaced Stoudts Rye Porter. A full-bodied beer with a roasted nuttiness, uniquely enhanced by a hint of hazelnuts.

Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider replaced Woodchuck Summer Cider. It is made using 100% Granny Smith apples.

Sprecher Special Amber replaced Victory Scarlet Fire. A medium-bodied German style lager.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Fri, 01 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship replaced Elysian Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout. A Belgian-style tripel aged in bourbon barrels.

Green Flash West Coast IPA replaced Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA. The new recipe for West Coast IPA that is now an Imperial IPA. Still delicious.

Founders Rubaeus replaced Sly Fox Saison Vos. Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandy, this uses fresh raspberries for the perfect balance of sweet and tart.

Brooklyn Summer Ale replaced Weyerbacher Wit. A blonde ale.

Roy Pitz Sour Hound replaced Victory Kirsch Gose. A German style sour red/brown ale.

9pm Update:

Cape May IPA replaced Green Flash West Coast IPA. A nice IPA from down the shore.

Coranado Orange Avenue Wit replaced Brooklyn Summer Ale. A Belgian Wit brewed with wheat, coriander, California orange peel and local orange blossom honey.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Food Specials

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with roasted serrano chili and sun-dried tomato polenta, sweet citrus
chili puree, and sour cream. -$10

Chicken Tikka Masala Sandwich with
cucumber, tomato, and red onion on pita bread. Served with a side of fries. -$10

Salisbury Steak with mushroom-onion demi
over egg noodles. -$13

Pan Seared Pork Chop with cous cous salad, blackberries, and white wine pan sauce. -$15

Banana Pudding Pie. -$6

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Taco Tuesday

 Tuesday is Taco Tuesday from 5pm to midnight. Our kitchen krew comes up with three different tacos every week. Tacos are 3 for $8, mix and match as you like. The current week's selections are updated here every Tuesday afternoon...

Shredded Jerk Chicken Taco with mango salsa

Pulled Pork and Pastrami "Cuban" Taco with Swiss and mustard

Italian Steak Taco with marinara, stewed eggplant, spinach, and mozzarella 

Sat, 16 May 2015 - Beer Garden at the Mayfair May Fair

It's time again for the Mayfair May Fair! 

Frankford Avenue will be closed to traffic from Cottman to Bleigh for a street party. The Mayfair May Fair is a great day of fun, live music, children's activities and a neighborhood celebration of all the businesses in Mayfair. 




The Grey Lodge will be there with a beer tent conveniently located near the stage. 

Lots of local businesses will be participating with fun activities.

    • Face-painting
    • Balloons for the kids
    • Small arts and crafts
    • Giveaways
    • Raffles and contests
    • Food samples/Food demonstrations
    • Carnival games • Prizes
    • Costumed Characters
    • Henna or removable tattoos
    • Magicians, jugglers or street performers


8th Annual Mayfair May Fair 
Saturday, 16 May 2015
noon to 4pm
Frankford Avenue from Bleigh Street to Cottman Avenue


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Mon, 27 Apr 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

Taco Tuesday: Tuesday is Taco Tuesday from 5pm to midnight. Our kitchen krew comes up with three different tacos every week. Tacos are 3 for $8, mix and match as you like. The current week's selections are updated here every Tuesday afternoon.

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmaster is Jack, who will have a General Quizzo. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Candidate Meet & Greet: Our last scheduled Candidate Meet & Greet for this coming election will be Friday, when we welcome mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams at 6pm. We have already met mayoral candidates Melissa Murray Bailey, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenny, and Doug Oliver. The other two mayor candidates were either unreachable or wouldn't confirm a date. If there any candidates who haven't joined us yet, please have them email scoats@greylodge and we will fit them in.

Hike to Palmyra Nature Cove: Not a Grey Lodge event but meeting here this Thursday. Hiking Around Philly will be meeting here for some beer and food before hiking over the Tacony Palmyra to Palmyra Nature Cove. If you haven't been to the Palmyra Nature Cove yet, I highly recommend it. It is acres and acres of beaches and wetlands with miles of paths and boardwalks. The Cove is free. The hike costs $3.

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, Big Dan has a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. This weekend's brunch special will be Dutch Baby Pancakes with pineapple and mangoes and a coconut anglaise.

Sunday Night Special: Beer and Cheese Pairing. It's week two of our week 169 week Beer and Cheese Odyssey. For 169 weeks, we will feature one of the 169 cheeses profiled in Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington. This week's pairing will be Brie de Meaux and Old Forge Celestial Blond. 5 to 11pm.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sun, 26 Apr 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Elysian Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout replaced Weyerbacher Insanity. A delicious combination of darkness, raspberries and the classic flavors and aromas of Belgian yeast.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA replaced Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger. An always fast moving American IPA.

Yards Snorri's Awakening replaced Long Trail Stand Out. A coffee pale ale brewed in collaboration with Iceland’s Einstök Brewery, La Colombe Coffee Roasters and Yards.

Sly Fox Saison Vos replaced Yards Saison. A Belgian-style Farmhouse Ale.

Neshaminy Croydon Cream Ale replaced Broken Goblet Steinbeiser's Buried Treasure. An easy drinking American lawnmower beer.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tue, 26 May 2015 Blue Moon Paint the Pint Night

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 6–9pm

Blue Moon 
Paint the Pint Night





Paint the town blue! Paint the moon blue! Or paint a pint glass whatever color you like. It's your's to keep so paint it however you like. 

Drink the very tasty Blue Moon White IPA and paint pint glasses with the Blue Moon Girls. Prizes for the best painted pints! 



Blue Moon Paint the Pint Night
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
6–9pm


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Fri 22 May 2015, Meet the Author Night: Dennis Tafoya, 6-9pm

Friday, 22 May 2015, 6-9pm

Meet the Author Night:
Dennis Tafoya


Local author Dennis Tafoya will be selling and signing copies of his latest novel, The Poor Boy's Game.

You may remember Dennis. He joined us a while back when he brought copies of Dope Thief and Wolves of Fairmount Park. Dennis a  great writer; you won't regret buying one (or all) of his books.





















"At the center of Dennis Tafoya’s powerful and poignant novel beats the mighty heart of his richly etched heroine, U.S. Marshal Frannie Mullen. With The Poor Boy’s Game, Tafoya shows us he ranks with George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, illuminating the grimmest corners of his city, and telling tales filled with both darkness and immense beauty."—Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me

"The Poor Boy’s Game is a beautifully rendered, gut-wrenching portrait of lives wrecked by crime and circumstance. Tafoya’s prose is so close to the street that it seems to be written not from the outside looking in, but from within the wounds and fractures themselves."—Reed Farrel Coleman, Edgar Award-nominated author of The Hollow Girl

"A bruising heartbreaker of a novel, with a heroine you won't soon forget. Tafoya knows his territory and, more importantly, he knows his people. The Poor Boy’s Game is a knockout."—Wallace Stroby, author of Shoot the Woman First

"Dennis Tafoya pulls no punches. His characters carry fractured hearts and wounds that won’t heal—none more so than U.S. Marshal Frannie Mullen—but even their darkest hours are rendered with a grace that makes them all the more hauntingly human. The Poor Boy’s Game is a triumph."—Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author of Evil in All Its Disguises

"Tafoya delivers a gut-wrenching crime thriller as gritty and harsh as a Philadelphia winter."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Tafoya continues to explore the fine line between good and evil…[The Poor Boy’s Game] features complex characters and a truly shocking ending."—Kirkus


Meet the Author Night: Dennis Tafoya
Friday, 22 May 2015,
6-9pm

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Brunch Special

This week we will be featuring French toast made with the delicious pound cake made at Stock's Bakery.   Stock's pound cake is iconic in Philadelphia as the recipe hasn't changed since 1924, so what a perfect way to pay it homage.  They crank out about 3,000 pound cakes a week and if you have ever tasted one, then you know why.  As always, the Grey Lodge serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10am until 2pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to taste the efforts of two of Philadelphia's best places to eat!


Fri, 24 Apr 2015

Lots going on today. First up at 4pm is ArBrew Day with Yards. Buy a Yards beer and get a tree (while supplies last). Second up from 8-9pm is Meet the Author Jon McGoran. He will be here selling and signing his books Drift and Deadout, Third event up is Meet the Candidates starting at 7 pm with Matt Wolfe and Chris Sawyer and at 8pm is Melissa Murray Bailey. Come out and have some beer and food and have fun.

Draft Beer Update:

Weyerbacher Wit replaced Evil Genius Ma! The Meatloaf!. A Belgian Wit that was formerly known as White Sun Wit and before that Blanche.

Yards Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce replaced Brooklyn / New Belgium Wild Horse Running Porter. On for todays ArBrew Day, rhis is based on the the greatest American ever, Ben Franklin's, original recipe, which called for barley, molasses, and essence of spruce.

Weyerbacher Insanity replaced 21st Amendment Monks Blood. Their Blithering Idiot Barleywine aged in oak bourbon casks.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wed, 22 Apr 2015

Draft Beer Update

On our IPA line, Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger replaced Naked Hop Spyder IPA. Rye doesn't tend to add much flavor, but it does tend to accentuate the hop flavors. Except this one to be hoppy enough for  you.

On our black beer line, Stoudts Rye Porter replaced Heavy Seas Deep Six. A porter with rye, so you have two rye beers to choose from at the moment.

On our beer engine, Breckenridge Thunder Stout replaced Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter. We have no details on this one.

Food Specials

Puerto Rican style Pork Pasteles -$6

Corned Beef Sandwich with slaw, horseradish pickles, tomato, and Russian dressing on toasted brioche. Served with a side of fries. -$9

Kimchi BBQ Chicken Breast Entree with
wild rice and broccoli. -$14

Braised Rabbit Stir Fry over rice noodles.
-$16

Blueberry-Pineapple Panna Cotta with coconut

and mixed berry syrup. -$6

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Yards Saison replaced Naked Le Petomane Saison. A Farmhouse style ale with notes of banana and clove, and a spicy finish.

Evil Genius Ma! The Meatloaf! replaced Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat. A Belgian Wit brewed with a generous amount of mango.

Long Trail Stand Out replaced Yuengling Summer Wheat. An American Pale Ale that showcases the complex fruity and herbal notes of Equinox hops. Buy one tonight and get free seeds and a pint glass. While supplies last.

21st Amendment Monks Blood replaced Samuel Adams Escape Route. A seasonal Belgian Strong Ale.

Taco Tuesday

The weather is beautiful!  So why not come in for some tacos?


Pulled Pork Taco with olive tapenade, pickled green tomatoes, and tzatziki

Pastrami Taco with pickled cabbage slaw and roasted pepper mayo

Chicken Taco with lettuce, tomato, onion, and buffalo tartar



Monday, April 20, 2015

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

Taco Tuesday: Tuesday is Taco Tuesday from 5pm to midnight. Our kitchen krew comes up with three different tacos every week. Tacos are 3 for $8, mix and match as you like. The current week's selections are updated here every Tuesday afternoon.

Long Trail Earth Day: Also on Tuesday celebrate Earth Day with Long Trail. Once again Long Trail will have a special limited edition pint glass with something to plant.  6-8pm.

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week Quizmaster Barry is back after a long hiatus. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Friday #1: Arbrew Day: We will be participating in Arbew Day with Yards. We will have 10 yard trees to give away, while supplies last. 4pm.

Friday #2: Meet the Author - Jon McGoran: Local author Jon McGoran will be joining us again to sell and sign books. He will have copies of his thrillers Drift and Deadout. 6pm-9pm

Friday #3: Candidates a Plenty: We have invited all of the citywide candidates to join us for informal meet and greets. Most have accepted. This Friday will have William Greenlee (D) for City Council at Large, Matt Wolf (R) (D) for City Council at Large, Chris Sawyer (R) for Sheriff, and Melissa Murray Bailey (R) for Mayor. Please click the link for times. 

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 3pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, Big Dan has a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. This weekend's special will be Stocks Poundcake French Toast.

Sunday Night Special: Beer and Cheese Pairing. It's week two of our week 169 week Beer and Cheese Odyssey. For 169 weeks, we will feature one of the 169 cheeses profiled in Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington. This week's pairing will be Grana Padano and Dogfish Head Aprihop. 5 to 11pm.

Picture of the Day
Roman was in Friday night sporting the current Beer Season shirt. If you completed Beer Season and didn't pick your shirt, it's here waiting for you.

Draft Beer Update 

Kicked: Fegleys Brew Works Space Monkey, Stoudts Smooth Hoperator, Free Will Kragel IPA.

Tapped:

Naked Hop Spyder IPA - Hop Spyder is named for the device that adds hops to their beer.

Victory Scarlet Fire - this rauchbier reminds me of being in Bamberg. Some folks might find it too smokey, but I think it's just right.

Victory Kirsch Gose - this sounds really interesting. It's a German sour wheat style beer with cherries added. Sort of Germany meets Belgium in Parkesburg here in Mayfair.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Night Special Beer & Cheese Pairing: Week 11 of 169

The Grey Lodge Pub
Sunday Night Special
Beer and Cheese Pairing

169 cheeses! 169 beers! 169 weeks! It's a beer and cheese odyssey!

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. To keep things interesting we will pop around the book, serving a different cheese every Sunday until we taste them all.


Week Eleven: 19 April 2015

Ossau-Iraty, page 56.
French sheep's milk cheese. Beneath its amber rind is an ivory paste that is slightly granular and very rich, with toasted wheat aromas and nutty, grassy-sweet flavors Tenaya especially recommends Philly Brewing's Rowhouse Red with this one. 

PBC Rowhouse Red. Rowhouse is now a seasonal beer, so we took advantage its narrow availability for this week's pairing. Rowhouse is a complex ale with flavors of rye, toasted malt, and Belgian ale yeast. This tasty rather unique beer never really found an audience, which is a shame and is why it is now seasonal. Enjoy. ABV 5%.

Beer and Cheese $13