Monday, July 06, 2015

Mon, 06 Jul 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmaster is Shannon, who will have Not Another Teen Movie Quizzo. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

As of this week, we are adding two new things to Quizzo. The first is the return of the 50/50 plus Money Question. The second is that the third place team will get to choose a mystery prize. Who knows some of the mystery prizes might be good. 

Friday

This Friday is our annual Xmas in July. Xmas beers including Mad Elf and Sly Fox Xmas, plus while supplies last, a free Xmas dessert with dinner purchase. 6-9pm. We have two 1/2s of Mad Elf, so we expect it last through the night. 

Saturday and Sunday

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, we have a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. This week's brunch special will be Quiche Lorraine.


Draft Beer Update

On our IPA line, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA replaced Flying Fish Gone Fishin' IPA (sixtel). If Dogfish Head had a flagship beer, this would be it, but they don't so, it ain't. 

On our black beer line, Weyerbacher Heresy replaced Dominion Oak Barrel Stout. Hersey is Weyerbacher's Old Heather Imperial Stout that has been aged in bourbon barrels. At 8%, it isn't too much of skull splitter, but it's a sipper none the less. 

Sly Fox Grisette replaced Ommegang Fleur De Houblon. Grisette, a Flemish style saison, is replacing Fleur de Houblon, which is probably more of a French style saison. Last year's Grisette was one of my favorite beers of the summer; it was banging, bursting with flavor. I'm looking forward to this year's batch. 



Saturday, July 04, 2015

Sat, 04 Jul 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Manayunk Bill's Pils replaced Sam Adams Downtime Pilsner. It is reminiscent of Pilsners brewed in Northern Germany.

Sam Adams Porch Rocker Radler replaced Captain Lawrence Seeking Alpha IPA. A Helles beer blended with lemon for a fresh-squeezed lemon taste, effervescent sweetness, and slightly tart, refreshing finish.

Flying Fish Gone Fishin' IPA replaced Heavy Seas / Yards Philtimore. An IPA which promises big bitterness and even bigger hop nose.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

Happy Fourth of July weekend all! We will be open regular hours this weekend, so stop on by before, during or after anything you may have planned for this weekend.

Draft Beer Update:

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale replaced Evolution Special 608 Belgian Amber. An American Strong Ale.

Sam Adams Downtime Pilsner replaced itself.

Cask-conditioned Victory Hop Devil replaced Yards ESA on the Hand Pump. A bold, spicy and menacingly delicious, American-hopped India Pale Ale that tastes awesome on the beer engine.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Thu, 02 July 2015

It's summer and we're feeling a little lazy or at least I am. I'm still pretty productive but The Log will be a couple of days late this month. That's no problem as July is a no news is good news sort of month; which means we're doing all the normal stuff, great food, great beer, good times, nice people, air conditioning, etc.

If you're like us and can't think of a better place to be for Independence Day than right here in our country's birthplace, then please stop by and see us between bbqs and fireworks. We'll be here with all the no news is good news stuff.

We'll have red, white, & blue pancakes for brunch both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

Draft Beer Update

Manayunk Grand Cru Flanders Red replaced Founders Rubaeus. Manayunk's Grand Cru is a Flemish style Red which means it is wonderfully sweet and also wonderfully sour. Grand Cru isn't actually a style; it translates loosely as "our best beer". This one is worthy of the name.

On our wheat beer line, Victory Whirlwind Wit replaced Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat. Whirlwind, long a spring staple of Victory's seasonal line-up got retired a few years ago. Now that Victory has a huge new brewery, it's back. This is a traditional Belgian style white beer. Victory is one of those breweries who can do no wrong when it comes to beer; Whirlwind is further proof.


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Wed, 01 Jul 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Ommegang Fleur De Houblon replaced Do Good Birra Forte Limoncello IPA. A hoppy Belgian summer ale.

Captain Lawrence Seeking Alpha IPA replaced Fegley's Brew Works Venomous Brandy Barrel Aged. A high ABV (12%) Imperial IPA that is a hop assault on your senses.

Dominion Oak Barrel Stout is on and not the Weyerbacher Heresy, that will be on next. A stout made with oak chips and vanilla beans, not aged in barrels.

Food Specials

Shrimp Tater Tots with sun-dried tomato
and wasabi tartar sauce. -$7

Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with
Dusseldorf honey mustard. -$7

Moussaka- Eggplant, ground lamb, tomato, fresh herbs, and mashed potatoes. -$9

Cuban” Sandwich- Roasted pork, smoked ham, lacey swiss, horseradish pickles, arugula, and hot mustard vinaigrette on toasted shallot-thyme focaccia. Served with fries. -$11


Strawberries and Cream Napoleon with crème anglaise and macerated strawberries. -$6


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tue, 30 June 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Heavy Seas / Yards Philtimore replaced Port Brewing Summer Pale Ale. An English Pale Ale aged on white oak, Philtimore is both crisp and fruity; English-inspired and American hopped.

Taco Tuesday!

Come out to the Grey Lodge for some tacos this and every Tuesday!  We always offer some great tacos to complement our awesome craft beer selection.  This week we are offering the following...

Beef Taco with chipotle glaze, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheddar

Pork Taco with potato, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and rosemary aioli

Chicken Taco with sun-dried tomato, bruschetta, and gouda fondue


Monday, June 29, 2015

Mon, 29 Jun 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

This Tuesday, it's a double dip.


1) 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.

2) Pub Letters ends it's month long tenure with us. Write a paper letter to a loved one or stranger, doesn't matter. It's free! 7pm-9pm

After a busy, busy month, I finally got to sit down and write some letters last Tuesday. It was actually a lot of fun. I don't know if anyone enjoyed actually receiving my letters but I had fun writing them. If you want me to write you a letter tomorrow night, email me at scoats@greylodge.com with your name and address. 


Wednesday

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


Saturday and Sunday

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, we have a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. In honor of Independence Day weekend, we will have Red, White, and Blue Pancakes



Draft Beer Update

On our lager line, the first of two Sam Adams Downtime Pilsner sixtels replaced Fegley's Brew Works Impossible Germany Pilsener. Downtime is a German style pilsner so it will be a little more mellow than a Czech style. There can be great complexity in mellow. 

Evolution Special 608 Belgian Amber replaced Manayunk McYunk's Scottish. 608 is an amber ale brewed with wild flower honey, lemon peel, orange peel and coriander. Let this one warm up a bit for all the flavors to come out. 

Lancaster Kolsch replaced Yuengling Summer Wheat. Summer of Kolsch continues! To be honest some kolsches are boring beers. Not this one. Lancaster's has a lot going on. This was a sleeper hit a few summers ago. 

Do Good Birra Forte Limoncello IPA replaced Hill Farmstead Mary. A new one from the li'l brewery in Port Richmond. An IPA with lemons, a combo that should work well. I look forward to drinking one tomorrow night while I'm writing letters.

On our black beer line, Weyerbacher Heresy replaced Atwater Cherry Stout. Heresy is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, so you know that once it warms up there will be a lot going on. At 8.2%, it's big but not skull splitting. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sat, 27 Jun 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Fegley's Brew Works Venomous Brandy Barrel Aged replaced Free Will C.O.B.B.B. A brandy barrel aged Imperial honey ale with hints of clove, chocolate and honey.

Fegley's Brew Works Impossible Germany Pilsener replaced Lancaster Gold Star Pilsner. An unfiltered German style lager with a crisp and refreshing taste.

Port Brewing Summer Pale Ale replaced Alpine Duet IPA. A summery West Coast-style Pale Ale.

Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat replaced Broken Goblet HefeNer. An unfiltered blast of spicy, mouthwatering joy.

Sir Charles Original Semi-Dry Cider replaced Woodchuck Gumption. "Our flagship cider is brewed in an English style using a blend regionally grown apples. Based on my grandfathers recipe, we brew it with a French champagne yeast to give it a light and refreshing body. The final brew is crisp and refreshing and full of apple flavor, but unlike other ciders it contains just a hint of sweetness with no lingering aftertaste."

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fri, 26 Jun 2015

This Weekend's Brunch Special will be Heuvos Rancheros. We serve brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our weekly special, we also have our regular brunch menu.

Draft Beer Update

Hill Farmstead Mary replaced Sly Fox Charles Bridge Pilsner. A pilsner from one of Vermont's more sought after breweries.

Free Will C.O.B.B.B. (sixtel) replaced Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout (sixtel). COBBB stands for Coffee Oatmeal Brown Bourbon Barrel. One of Free Will's flagship beers with bourbon barrel aging.

Update 15 minutes later:

Port Brewing Summer Pale Ale replaced Alpine Duet IPA. I sort of recall this one from last summer and it being really hoppy. Chris must have thought so too because he bought it for the IPA line while I was away last week. Chris knows what he's doing and then some so I know IPA lovers will be happy.



Fri, 10 Jul 2015 - Xmas in July

Xmas in July
10 July 2015

 
Xmas in July is an annual tradition at The Grey Lodge. It's like Xmas, but better. No presents to buy, no Santa creeping around judging you, just great Xmas beer.

As usual, we will offer free Xmas treats for dessert, with the purchase of dinner. While supplies last.

Santa Ed will be on hand. You can sit on his lap and tell him what you want. He probably won't give it to you, but why let that stop you? We know this is Philadelphia but please do not throw batteries at him. 


On Tap:
Manayunk Festivus
Sly Fox Christmas Ale
Troegs Mad Elf

Xmas in July
Friday, 10 July 2015
6pm to 9pm

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thu, 25 Jun 2015

Draft Beer Update

Lancaster Gold Star Pilsner replaced Victory Prima Pils. Gold Star is a German style pils as opposed to a Czech style, the end result being that the hops will be a little less assertive, resulting a mellower, rather nuanced beer.

Alpine Duet IPA replaced Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA. I have not had this one yet, but based on what I have heard about Alpine over the years, this beer will be hoppy and assertive.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wed. 24 Jun 2015

Draft Beer Update
Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout (sixtel) replaced Flying Fish Bourbon Barrel Abbey Dubbel (sixtel). Sunday Morning is a big barrel aged stout that everyone goes ape for, and for good reason. Get it while it lasts.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tue. 23 Jun 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Ack! Somehow our internal beer spreadsheet was up to date as of Monday so I thought I Chris had taken care of it on Saturday or Sunday. I guess he updated and expected me to do Monday's post as usual. As a result, we have a lot of changes to report. Sorry for the miscommunication.

Kicked: Philadelphia PHL Session IPA (quarter), Troegs JavaHead Stout (Bourbon Barrel) (sixtel), Sam Adams Rebel Rouser (sixtel), Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere, Round Guys To Hell With Good Intentions, Broken Goblet Pineapple S'Wheat Stache Ale.

Tapped:

Broken Goblet HefeNer - a standard hefeweizen, and there's nothing wrong with that, from our friends up the river.

Atwater Cherry Stout - this cherry stout is on the tart side.

Conshohocken BuckMild - at 3.5% ABV, this is a true English style mild. If you'd had their ESB, then you know Conshy knows how to do a great English style ale.

Founders Rubaeus - first a cherry beer, now raspberries. This one uses real raspberries and that makes a differerence.

Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA - this one is super hoppy.

Flying Fish Bourbon Barrel Abbey Dubbel (sixtel) - aged in bourbon barrels and slightly sour. Nice!


Taco Tuesday

It's a "double dip" tonight at the Grey Lodge... Come in for tacos and for pub letters!  This week we are offering the following:

Beef Taco with lettuce, tomato, onion, and sour cream

Pulled Pork Taco with lettuce, tomato, onion, chipotle glaze and pepper jack

Shortrib Taco with lettuce, tomato, onion, poblano ranch, and smoked gouda

Monday, June 22, 2015

Mon, 22 June 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

This Tuesday, it's a double dip.

1) 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.

2) Pub Letters continues it's month long tenure with us. Write a paper letter to a loved one or stranger, doesn't matter. It's free! 7pm-9pm

Wednesday

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

Saturday and Sunday

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, we have a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. This week's brunch special will be Huevos Rancheros­, two over easy eggs with pico de gallo.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sat, 20 Jun 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Manayunk McYunk's Scottish replaced Evolution Haymaker. A traditional Scottish session ale that packs a ton of flavor.

Sly Fox Charles Bridge Pilsner replaced Two Roads Ol' Factory Pils. A Bohemian Pilsner brewed with special malt acquired from the Czech Republic and hopped exclusively with Czech-grown Saaz hops.

Troegs JavaHead Stout (Bourbon Barrel) replaced Manayunk Iron Curtain RIS. JavaHead stout aged in bourbon barrels.

Yuengling Summer Wheat replaced Manayunk Summer Paradise. An authentic German hefeweizen style beer.

8:30pm Update:

Philadelphia PHL Session IPA replaced Philadelphia Fleur de Lehigh. A new Session IPA from PBC.

Victory Prima Pils replaced Troegs Sunshine Pils. The best pilsner in PA, in my opinion.