Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 Sunday Night Special Beer and Cheese Pairing Week 8 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. 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 Eight: 29 March 2015


Stichelton, page 174.
Raw cow milk bleu cheese from England. Delicate veins of blue-green in a rusty-colored, orange-brown rind. Spicy and savory, with a long lasting caramel like sweetness. We are accompanying it with candied bacon, fig jam, and thyme oil.

Shiner 106 Birthday Beer Chocolate Stout 
Tenaya recommends a chocolate beer with this one. And they don't get much more chocolaty or better than Shiner's Birthday Beer. It's like chocolate cake in a glass. ABV 5%

Beer and Cheese $13

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sat, 28 Mar 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Susquehanna Southern Rye IPA replaced Rogue Farms Fresh Roast Ale. A high gravity Rye IPA using various malted ryes and a tasty blend of hops that explode on your taste buds.

Angry Orchard Hop'N Mad Apple replaced Commonwealth Port Richniak Black Cherry Cider. A sweet apple cider with all the hop goodness and none of the bitterness.

Summit 3X Mild replaced Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale. A new take on Mild Ales from 19th century England, with new American hops and malts.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015

Brunch Special
This weekend's brunch special is Nutella Crepes!  Stuffed with nutella and topped with bananas, strawberries, walnuts, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. Sat & Sun 10am to 2pm.


Meet the Candidate: Jim Kenney for Mayor 
Tonight our Candidate Meet & Greets continue with Jim Kenney for mayor at 7pm. http://greylodge.com/candidates.html .


Chris or I will post any draft beer changes as they happen later today.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Free Will Kragel IPA replaced Russian River Pliny the Elder. An aggressively hopped IPA with Warrior, Citra, Simcoe, Calypso, and Columbus hops.

Shiner 106 Birthday Beer Chocolate Stout replaced Weyerbacher Heresy. This "keg of cake" beer has gone over so well in bottles and the short time we had it on draft earlier, we decided to get a couple more and run it this weekend with our Beer & Cheeses pairing on Sunday night.

Leinenkugels Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout replaced Fegley's Brew Works Hop'Solutely. Dark and complex, with chocolate tones and notes of dark fruits, these limited drafts are pretty darn good from these makers of shandys.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Our Ears are Burning, but it's s'all good, man.
Read all about it.

Wooderice did a piece on The Best Bar Food in Every Philly Neighborhood, where our kitchen once again gets some well deserved props.

And Billy Penn did a piece on Mayfair, and the Grey Lodge in general got some love.

Draft Beer Update
Sometimes I forget just how popular Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA is. It flew out of here. Replacing it is the ever popular Russian River Pliny the Elder.

On our wheat beer line, Round Guys Wall Flower Wheat replaced Anchor Winter Wheat. Wallpower is a hefeweizen with American hops.

On our session beer line, Philadelphia Kenzinger replaced DuClaw / Cigar City Impey Barbicane's Moon Gun. Kenzo is a justifiably popular beer. It never sticks around long.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 Yards ArBrew Day, 4pm

Yards ArBrew Day
Free Yard Trees!

Trees for your yard, Yards for your mouth

Yards, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Tree Philly are entering into the second year of their partnership. In 2014, they successfully united 50 young yard trees with able arborists to help increase much needed tree cover in the city of Philadelphia. Check out last year's festivities at #ArbrewDay on Twitter or Instagram. This year, they are doubling their efforts and would like to invite you to help them give away 100 yard trees for the 2nd Annual Arbrew Day! 

Philadelphia's Greenworks Initiative aims to grow Philly's urban forest by 30% by 2025, and Tree Phily is a crucial player in this effort. 

Event, Date, and Time: Arbrew Day / April 24, 2015 / 4-7pm / Sponsored by Tree Philly and Yards Brewing Co. The Grey Lodge is a participating location.

Trees are first come, first serve. 

(Per Tree Philly regulations, all wishing to adopt a tree must reside in Philly.) 

Trees range from 3 to 8ft tall, though they are light in weight and come in a felt container with handles. They are sized to be easily transported on foot, public transportation, or in a vehicle.

Yards ArBrew Day
Friday, 24 April 2015
4pm

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 Earth Day with Long Trail, 6-8pm

Earth Day with Long Trail


Do you live on Earth? Hey, so do we! So why not celebrate Earth Day with us and Long Trail Brewing at The Grey Lodge. 

Buy a pint of Long Trail, keep the glass, plus get a seedling (or something) to plant. While supplies last.

On Tap:
Long Trail Standout APA
and more


Earth Day with Long Trail
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
6pm to 9pm

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 - Meet the Author: Jon McGoran

Meet the Author: 
Jon McGoran
Drift & Deadout

Local author Jon McGoran is the author of Drift, an ecological thriller and its sequel, Deadout.

Jon will be selling and signing both. Copies of Dead Out for $25 and Drift for $25 (hardback) and $8 (softback).

You may remember Jon. He joined us a few years ago with his DH Dublin books. 



Meet the Author: Jon McGoran - Drift & Deadout
Friday, 24 April 2015
6pm - 9pm

Food Specials

Pan Fried Catfish with breaded artichokes,
sauteed broccoli rabe, and lemon aioli. -$14

Cider Braised Short Rib with herb roasted
fingerling potatoes, lardon collard greens,
and basil horseradish. -$15

Porkbelly Sliders with hot bbq, arugula,
tomato, and pepperjack cheese.
Served with a side of fries. -$10

Lemon Meringue Pie

with blackberry brandy coulis. -$6

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA replaced Troegs Nugget Nectar. The always fan favorite is back on draft.

Fegley's Brew Works Hop'Solutely replaced Blue Mountain Spooky. An Imperial IPA brewed with Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo, Summit and Tomahawk Hops.

Evolution Sprung replaced Southampton Biere de Mars. Their spring seasonal golden ale brewed with honey, hibiscus and chamomile.

Taco Tuesday

It's a beautiful Tuesday for some tacos!  Come in and enjoy!


Pulled Pork Taco with bacon IPA dijon, arugula, and red onion

Scrapple Taco with egg, cheddar, and lyonaise potatoes

Ropa Veija Taco with pickled tomato and pepperjack


Monday, March 23, 2015

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

This week: candidates, Canaries, crepes, and cheese & chocolate (beer)! Obviously this week is
brought to you by the letter C.

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.ewer, whether a beginner or a master.

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

Book Signing: On Friday from 6 to 9pm, local author Duane Swierczynski will be selling and signing Canary, his latest novel. Much of the book is set here in Neast Philly. A bar you may be familiar with is even featured (hint: it's not Chickie's).

Candidates Nights: Our meet the candidates project continues on Friday and Saturday. We will have two Mayoral candidates is this week: Doug Oliver (D) Friday at 7pm, and Jim Kenney (D) Saturday at 7pm. Also in on Friday at 7pm will be Donna DeRose (D) who is running for City Commissioner.

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. In honor of Valentines Day, this week's brunch special will be Nutella Crepes with nutella, bananas, strawberries, walnuts, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. I know my wife and I will be in here either Saturday and/or Sunday for those crepes.

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 Stichelton and Shiner 106 Birthday Beer Chocolate Stout. Chocolate and cheese baby! We're all Ween on you.


Draft Beer Update 

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale replaced Sly Fox Seamus Irish Red. One great American style Irish red replacing another. What's not to like? Obviously many do like, since those two Seamuses kicked fast.

Yards Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce replaced Flying Fish Abbey Dubbel. Tavern Spruce isn't a beer you want to drink every day, but every so often, it's a very nice spruce-y treat. Every so often is now, while it lasts.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sat, 21 Mar 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Troegs Nugget Nectar replaced Captain Lawrence IPA. Really, this is the last one we have. I'm serious, no joking around. Unless they come across more at the distributor.

9pm Update:

Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager replaced Breckenridge Marzen. Batch 19 is derived from a recipe found in an old logbook discovered in brewery archives dating back before 1919, when Prohibition banned beer throughout the country. That is what they're saying.

Sunday Night Special Beer & Cheese Pairing: Week 7 (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 Seven: 22 March 2015


Challerhocker, page 119.

Translating to ''sitting in the cellar'', Challerhocker is washed in wine and spices and then aged for a minimum of 10 months, providing a remarkable depth of flavor. With so much going on, this may well become your favorite cheese ever.

Flying Fish Exit 4 Trippel. Tenaya recommends Exit 4 specifically. Being a tripel, Exit 4 is both huge but a little light, and of course fruity from the abbey style yeast. Sounds like a great match to us. ABV 9.5%


Beer and Cheese $13

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fri, 20 Mar 2015

Draft Beer Update

Rogue Farms Fresh Roast Ale replaced Lagunitas NightTime Ale. I asked the Rogue rep which beer was really jazzing him at the moment and  he said this one. Rogue has a bunch of farms and they grew they own barley, which they malt. For this beer they roast the malt yards away from the brew kettle and use it immediately for extra roastiness. It's also quite hoppy too.

Captain Lawrence IPA replaced Troegs Nugget Nectar. Is good.

Blue Mountain Spooky (sixtel) replaced Do Good United Ale (quarter). This wayward pumpkin ale that wound up with us. It's an imperial pumpkin ale, so it clocks it at a little over 8%. In addition to the usual pumpkin pie spices, this one has cocoa nibs and if that ain't enough, it's aged in bourbon barrels.

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter is now on the hand pump. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Picture of Day
One of our lucky winners from yesterday's St. Patrick's festivities. Next year we are going to a traditional American St. Patrick's Day with all the the stupidity that goes with it.



Draft Beer Update
On our black beer line, Weyerbacher Heresy replaced Sixpoint Beast Mode. Heresy, a long time Weyerbacher beer, is an imperial stout aged in oak barrels. Very nice.

Food Specials

Guinness and Honey Glazed Pork Loin with colcannon and swiss chard. -$13

Crab over Gemelli Pasta with prosciutto, sage, mushrooms, and butternut sauce. -$16

Braised Corned Beef with fried sweet potato chips, roasted cipollini onions, hot pickled cabbage, fried egg, and black trumpet-truffle toast. -$14

Asian Style Burger with bok choy, spinach, mushrooms, soy marinated onions, and a spicy garlic sauce. Served with a side of fries. -$10

Apple Cheesecake Bread Pudding. -$6







Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tue, 17 Mar 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Sly Fox Seamus Irish Red replaced itself.

Taco Tuesday

Not only is it St. Patty's Day, but it's also Tuesday... And to us that means tacos!

Steak Taco with fresh pico de gallo, lettuce, red onion, and cheddar

Mongolian Style Chicken Taco with stewed tomatoes and fried garlic harissa sauce

Cuban Style Shortrib Taco with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, and cilantro coulis


Monday, March 16, 2015

Mon, 16 Mar 2015

Picture of the Day


With all the good stuff that has been going on these last couple of weeks, Beer Season shirts being ready for pick-up may have gotten lost. They are in. If you completed the last Beer Season, pick up your shirt whenever is convenient. Thanks


This Week at the Grey Lodge 

Monday: Beer and Cheese Week 4 Catch-up: If you missed last night's cheese in our epic 169 week Beer and Cheese Odyssey, you might have a chance to catch up. We have a little bit of last night's cheese left over. Last night's cheese was Truffle Tremor with Allagash Saison. This really rich cheese is accompanied by duck fat roasted walnuts tossed with marjoram. Wowza. I think this was our best pairing yet. The pairing will be available from 5pm until supply runs out.

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.

Tuesday is also. St. Patrick's Day, so wear your green.

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmistress will be Shannon McD, making her Quizzo debut. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Meet the Candidates Night: On Friday, between 7 and 9pm, we will have a bunch of candidates in for informal meet and greets. We are inviting candidates to join us every Friday until the election in May. We have reached out to everyone (or will have within the next couple of days), but not everyone has gotten back to us. If you know a candidate who isn't signed up yet, please ask them to contact us.

This week we are expecting Derek Green (D) and Isaiah Thomas (D) candidates for City Council at Large, Carol Jenkins (D) and Stephanie Singer (D) candidates for City Commissioner and Jim Kenney (D) candidate for Mayor.

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 week's brunch special will be Pesto Scrambled Eggs over Home Fries.

Sunday Night Special: Beer and Cheese Pairing. It's week seven 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 Challerhocker & Flying Fish Exit 4 Trippel. Challerhocker may be my new favorite cheese.


Draft Beer Update 

Wow, Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA barely lasted a day. Replacing it on our IPA line is Troegs Nugget Nectar. Two wayward kegs of Nugget showed back up at the wholesaler, so we grabbed them. This one won't last long. Nor will the second one, which will be on after Captain Lawrence IPA will come on when the first Nugget kicks.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Night Special Beer & Cheese Pairing: Week 6 (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.

Tenaya is here tonight from 7 to 9pm, to sell and sign her book. It's just $20, which is $5 off list price.


Week Six: 15 March 2015

Truffle Tremor, page 110.
Ripened goat cheese jam-packed with Italian black summer truffles. Zowza!.

Allagash Saison. Citrusy, peppery, and hoppy, this beer should stand up to, but not overshadow, such a distinctive cheese. ABV 6.1%

Beer and Cheese $14

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sat, 14 Mar 2014

Thanks everyone who came out yesterday for the Firkinteenth. It was a great time and we really appreciate you for helping making this crazy event such a success. We do have two firkins leftover and are selling them for $4/pint and $10/growler fills. We have the Dock Street West of Center Pale Ale with Citra hops and Boaks Flamethrower Belgian Wheat with an Asian and Mexican flair.

Draft Beer Update:
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA replaced Coronado Skull Wrapper IPA. Here is their description. Very long but it sounds great. "Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle and in our Hop Torpedo, makes for an incredible IPA experience."