Friday, October 31, 2014

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Happy Halloween!

Tonight we have the Round Guys Brewery Halloween Party Extravaganza! Prizes for best, worst and lamest costumes. We also have Round Guys Dead Souls Pumpkin Porter and Round Guys Kiss Off IPA on tap for the event. So stop in before, after or during your trick-or-treating and have a beer and some grub.


Draft Beer Update:

Kicked (untapped):

Wolavers Pumpkin Ale, Conshohocken Doll's Eye Cascadian Dark Ale, Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin Cider, Prism Mason's Hazelnut Coffee Porter, Manayunk Hive Honey IPA.

Tapped:

Round Guys Dead Souls Pumpkin Porter, a nice porter with hints of vanilla and gingerbread.

Round Guys Kiss Off IPA, a very tasty IPA.


Weyerbacher Althea, a Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale Brewed with Plums. Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds to a fund that helps those in need to defray the costs associated with breast cancer treatment.


Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, keeping the tradition alive by tapping a kick every Halloween.



Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider, made using 100% Granny Smith apples.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wed, 29 Oct 2014

Draft Beer Update

cask-conditioned Yards ESA will show up on our beer engine tomorrow. Cask ESA is a classic Philly beer. Still awesome!

On our IPA line, Manayunk Hive Honey IPA replaced Sly Fox Route 113 IPA. The Hive is an IPA that uses local honey.

Chris lined this up for Halloween, it's Dock Street Walker, a beer made with BRAAAIIIINNNNS!!!! Goat brains. It's named for The Walking Dead TV show. It replaced Coronado Hibiscus IPA.
 

Food Specials

Meatball Pomodoro Over Gemelli Pasta w/ mushrooms, eggplant and spinach, served with bread and butter- $13

Roasted Turkey Sandwich w/ lettuce, tomato,
red onion and rosemary aioli on sourdough$10

Open Faced Asian Glazed Porkbelly Sandwich
w/ arugula and sweet chili slaw on challa$10

Crab Arancini w/ lemon dill jalapeno jelly
and arugula -$7

Fried Banana and Bacon Fluffernutter Sandwich w/ fig honey -$6



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Taco Tuesday

It's Taco Tuesday here at the Grey Lodge!  Today we are offering three unique tacos from 5pm until we sell out!  Our selection is as follows:

Pork Taco with smoked poblano crema, arugula, red onion and pepperjack cheese

Chicken taco with sweet jalapeno sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and cheddar cheese

Chorizo-Bratwurst Taco with fried peppers, onions and cheddar cheese

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mon, 27 Oct 2014

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 Alison with a General Quizzo. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Friday is Halloween and we will be hosting a Halloween Party with Round Guys from 6pm to 9pm. We know you probably got invited to a Halloween Party or two, but you can do both! Stop by and see us, maybe win a prize, then hit the party after, or just stay with us.

We will have prizes for:
- best costume, this is obvious
- lamest costume, like the pope costume pictured. We respect lame. Whoever can take lame to the highest level will win this prize.
- stupittest "sexy" costume, "sexy" costumes used to mean French maids, etc. Then it got nutty with stuff like Sexy Cookie Monster (yeah that's a thing). Anywho whoever has the stupittest sexy costume will win this prize.

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.

On Saturday night, we will be donating food and staff for Taste of the Neighborhoods at St. Tim's.


Draft Beer Update 

On our beer engine, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter replaced Troegs Hop Knife. This is a tasty vanilla porter from Denver CO that should be especially nice through the hand pump.

Manayunk Vista Harvest Ale replaced the sixtel of Free Will Ralphius. Vista Harvest is a "wet-hopped" harvest ale, which means it uses freshly picked hops. This is a true seasonal beer and can only be made during a short time of the year when the hops are harvested.

On our wheat beer line, Lancaster Hefeweizen replaced Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat. Lancaster's brewmaster Bill Moore has long specialized in German style beers, so you know this will be a great one.

On our IPA line, Sly Fox Route 113 IPA replaced Free Will Techno IPA. 113 is one of those old school IPAs that was considered crazy hoppy when it first came out eons ago, but somewhere along the way got forgotten for other even crazier IPAs. This is a shame as 113 is one of my favorite IPAs.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Wolavers Pumpkin Ale replaced Philadelphia Kenz o'Lantern. Brewed with organic pumpkins grown by Local Vermont Farmers less than 15 miles away from their brewery.

Do Good United Ale replaced Troegs Scratch 157 Fest Lager. A cream ale made with blood orange and corriander.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fri, 24 October 2014


Happy Friday

It's a rare Friday lately with no event. But hey, there's still lots of reasons to hang out with us. The fried mac & cheese wedges, which are a food special this week, are reason enough.

You have exactly one week to get your costume ready for next week's Round Guys Halloween Party. I've got mine worked out using clothes I wear all the time. I think it might qualify as lame, but I'm ok with that. We are offering prizes for the best costume, lamest costume, and stupittest "sexy" costume. Don't worry, I can't win.

Our windows and front door just got inked up today.


Draft Beer Update

On our session beer line, Roy Pitz Sour Hound replaced Dock Street A Whiter Shade of Pale Berliner. The Pitz boys call it a "German style sour red/brown ale". I'm not aware of such a style, nor is the Internet. Maybe they meant Belgian, as in Flanders style sour red/brown ale. I emailed them to find out. Anywho, Sour Hound was one of my favorite beers from Philly Beer Week 2014. It's sour, but not aggressively so. Just the right amount. I'm not the only one digging it (as is sometimes the case).

On our wheat beer line, Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat replaced Philadelphia Walt Wit. This is another great, spot-on beer from Troegs. For this one, the spot-on style is hefeweizen. Nice!

Prism Mason's Hazelnut Coffee Porter replaced Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale. The Prism guys insisted I try this at the Great American Beer Fest earlier this month. I liked it so much, that we bought 15.5 gallons of it for everyone to enjoy.

Free Will Ralphius (sixtel) replaced Abita Pecan Harvest Ale. Ralphius is a super high octane imperial stout that has been aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels to make it even more high octane. There is a lot going on with this one.

9pm Update:

Troegs Scratch 157 Fest Lager replaced Stoudts Oktoberfest. A traditional Fest Beer.

Philadelphia Kenz o'Lantern replaced Post Road Pumpkin. The las one we will have of this quality pumpkin ale.

Free Will Techno IPA replaced Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA. A nice IPA from Perkasie, PA.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Food Specials


Greek Spinach Salad- red onion, bell pepper, cucumber, olive, feta, and house made greek dressing. -$9... add chicken +$3

Fried Panko Breaded Pickled Tomatoes
with Sweet Jalapeno Sauce. -$6

Fried Smoked Gouda
Mac and Cheese Wedges.- $7

Little Neck Clam and Bratwurst Ragu
over Linguini. -$13

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Israeli cous cous,
yellow wax beans, and roasted
butternut squash sauce. -$15

Surf and Turf Steak Sandwich- Sliced steak with shrimp and creole sauce. Served with fries. -$12


Ask about our soup of the day, dessert, and cheeseplate.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Taco Tuesday

Tuesday is Taco Tuesdafrom 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.   This week we are offering the following:

Steak Taco with chorizo, fennel and romesco

Honey-chipotle Pork Taco with cilantro-lime slaw and pepper jack cheese

Chicken Taco with arugula, tomato, hot pepper relish, and butternut squash sauce

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

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.

On Wednesday, Lew Bryson will be joining us for his Tasting Whiskey Friends & Family Book Launch. If you like the Grey Lodge, you are a friend of Lew's so stop on by. Besides copies of Lew's new book, we will have whiskey aged beers and a couple taster flights of whiskey available. 7-9pm

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmaster is Chris3 so expect a photo round, which is always fun. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

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.


Draft Beer Update 

Continuing our mini flowery beer theme on line 8, Coronado Hibiscus IPA replaced Rock Art Jasmine Pale Ale. I recall really enjoying this one when we had it in last  year.

On line 9, the IPA line, Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA replaced Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA. This "red" IPA, a summer seasonal, was a favorite of Victora Corona. And he wasn't alone. I put "red" in scare quotes because aren't IPAs supposed to be red? But it's great so who cares. They had some left over and buying more was an easy favor to do.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sat, 18 Oct 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Philadelphia Walt Wit replaced Naked Pomegranate Wheat. A local Belgian White.

Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale replaced Stone Coffee Milk Stout.  Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee toddy in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg.

10:30pm Update:

Full Pint Rye Rebellion replaced Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. A high ABV (11%) imperial stout brewed with four different types of rye and aged in rye whiskey barrels.

Stoudts Oktoberfest replaced Yuengling Oktoberfest. Stoudt’s Oktoberfest is brewed from the finest imported ingredients in the style of the original German Oktoberfest celebrations beers.

A firkin of Troegs Hop Knife replaced Yards Brown Ale on our Beer Engine.  A harvest ale with fresh harvested with a knife, get it, hops.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Yuengling Oktoberfest replaced Spaten Oktoberfest. A local Oktoberfest beer.

Abita Pecan Harvest Ale replaced Brooklyn Oktoberfest. Made with real Louisiana pecans.

Yards Cape of Good Hope IPA replaced Sixpoint Sensi Harvest. Cape of Good Hope, which changes year to year, pays homage to the original style and adventurous spirit of the first British IPAs. Our 2014 release is a West Coast style double IPA.

Ballantine IPA replaced Long Trail Summer Ale. Resurrected from the Pabst people, the first IPA around before the craft beer revolution.

9pm Update:

Conshohocken Doll's Eye Cascadian Dark Ale replaced both sixtels of Ballantine IPA. A hoppy dark ale.

Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA replaced Yards Cape of Good Hope IPA. Big in New York and new to Philly, this one should go fast.

Post Road Pumpkin replaced Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin. A normal pumpkin beer, but very tasty. One of the best out there.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Food Specials


Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Crostinis with porter cheddar, rosemary oil and chive sour cream. -$7

Roasted Turkey Sandwich on brioche with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and herb aioli. Served with a side of fries. -$10

Porcini Dusted Scallops with bacon-apple cous cous and roasted corn sauce. -$18

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with jalapeno mashed potatoes, cheddar brussel sprouts, and gravy. -$12

Chicken Leg with 40 Cloves of Garlic, rice pilaf, and roasted brussel sprouts. -$12

Pumpkin Roll -$6

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tue, 14 Oct 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin replaced Roy Pitz Ichabod Crane's Midnight Ride Pumpkin. A higher ABV pumpkin beer brewed with Pumpkin and Spices(Cinnamon,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Cloves).

Taco Tuesday

It's Taco Tuesday!  Come in to the Grey Lodge on this beautiful day and have a cold one with three unique tacos!

Honey Ginger Chicken Taco with mushrooms and slaw

Pulled Pork Taco with horseradish beer mustard, apple, and spinach

Steak Taco Au Poivre with mushrooms and Swiss cheese

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mon, 11 Oct 2014

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

It's another full week of fun, beer and food here 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.

As usual on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, the Lucky 13 Homebrew Club meets meets on our 2nd floor. This is fun time for any home brewer, whether a beginner or a master.

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmaster is PBChris with a special Movie Quizzo. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Weather permitting, Thursday is the last Mayfair Third Thursday Night market of 2014. We will be pouring Philly Kenz o'Lantern and Philly Harvest from the Hood. Right now there is a 50% chance of rain, but hopefully the forecast will get more favorable as we get closer to Thursday.

On Friday Ballantine is Back Town. Ballantine IPA is back and we will have it on draft. From 6 to 9, Ballantine will offer some free samples.

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.


Draft Beer Update 

Kicked:  Penn Oktoberfest, Penn Pumpkin Roll, Penn Harvest Rye, Victory Festbier, and St. Benjamin India Cream Ale, Woodchuck Fall Cider.

Tapped:

Brooklyn Oktoberfest - Brooklyn has long specialized in making authentic German style beers. They still got it.

Roy Pitz Ichabod Crane's Midnight Ride Pumpkin -  Unlike most pumpkin beers, this one is made with fresh pumpkins.

Rock Art Jasmine Pale Ale - this sounded very pleasant, so we bought a keg. A hoppy pale ale with jasmine flowers. Should be as pleasant as it sounds.

Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin Cider - if you haven't gotten enough pumpkin beer, or if you've gotten enough pumpkin beer but not enough pumpkin, we've got a pumpkin cider for you.

Spaten Oktoberfest - a traditional Oktoberfest direct from Munich Germany, the home of Oktoberfest.