Friday, August 29, 2014

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Cask-conditioned Yards ESA is now on our hand pump.

Manayunk Summer Paradise replaced Dock Street Summer in Berlin. A wheat ale made with fresh blood oranges and locally produced raw honey.

- Chris

9:40 Update

On our session beer line, Victory Dark Lager replaced Neshaminy Croydon Cream Ale. Victory Dark Lager is a damn good little beer.

Our first pumpkin beer of the season has made it on tap. Lakefront Pumpkin Lager replaced Dock Street Philly Tripel Plan B. Most pumpkin beers are ales. This one is a lager. I'm looking forward to trying it. Will the lager yeast make it mellower than a pumpkin ale?

On line 10, Round Guys Fear of a Brett Planet (sixtel) replaced Allagash Confluence (sixtel). Only about 2 years old, Round Guys has really become a stand out brewery as of late. We have had their Fear of Brett Planet cans in stock for a couple of months now (because they are awesome). They are nicely funky. I'm really looking forward to trying it on tap.

- Scoats

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update

Dock Street Hops & Jitters IPA replaced Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA. This is a coffee IPA.

Southampton Saison Deluxe replaced Yards PYNK. This is "special version" of a saison, whatever that means ain't clear. What is clear is that this beer gets crazy high ratings on, so it must be especially tasty. Those high ratings are even more impressive as this beer is neither a triple IPA nor an imperial stout, both of which seem to dominate the top scores there. Need we know more? Nope, just drink and be happy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
in Memory of Aidan
We are collecting can tabs for donation to the Ronald McDonald house in memory of 4 year old Aidan. His family will donate them in his memory. They will pick up the tabs on Sept 10.

Please bring in any tabs you may have to add to those we save from cans of beer that we sell.


PS the reason why they collect the tabs is because there is as much aluminium in the tab as there is in the rest of the can. So basically each tab equals a half can while taking up much less space.

Draft Beer Update
On our IPA line, Founders Centennial IPA replaced Great Divide Rumble. Founders Centennial IPA is one of the all time great IPAs. Killing a 1/2 keg of this one in 24 hours is not uncommon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weekly Food Specials & Taco Tuesday

Weekly Food Specials

Chicken Panini with apple-fig vinaigrette, tomato, bacon, horseradish and cheddar, with fries $9

Popcorn Chicken Salad with blue cheese crumble, green beans, broccoli, tomato, cucumbers, and buffalo dressing $9

Bratwurst with cauliflower vegetable mash, Brussels sprouts, and mustard demi sauce $14

Duck Confit Quesadilla with chevre, dried cherry, and fig balsamic reduction $12

Grilled Tuna Steak in a crispy wonton nest, with poblano & tomato salsa, and balsamic reduction $15

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with strawberry compote $5

Taco Tuesday Specials

Tacos are 3 for $8. Mix and match as you like.

Bratwurst Taco with carmelized onions, bacon, pepperjack cheese, and spicy mustard

Pork Taco with cherry pepper mayo, sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and asiago

Beef Taco with lettuce, tomato, peppers, and poblano ranch

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mon, 25 Aug 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 Choob will have a Music themed quizzo. 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 

On our IPA line, Great Divide Rumble replaced Penn Brick Biergarten IPA. Rumble is a wood aged IPA so in addition to citrus and pineyness from the hops, there is pineyness and vanilla from the wood.

On our wheat beer line, Free Will Destiny's Wit replaced Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat. Destinys is a great Belgian style white beer. This was the beer that showed those Free Will guys were worth paying attention to.

On our black beer line, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout replaced Flying Fish Exit 1. Ah blueberries and stout. Sounds ok but it's actually one of the best beer fruit combos. This beer is delicious.

On our big beer/small pour line, Allagash Confluence (sixtel) replaced Sixpoint Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie. Confluence is a sour but not too sour Belgian style beer. The sourness comes from the yeast they use.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sat, 23 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update

On our session beer line, Neshaminy Croydon Cream Ale replaced Philadelphia Fleur de Lehigh. Cream Ale aren't words that tend to get a beer geek's mouth watering. But you think, hey it's Neshaminy Creek and those guys usually kick some serious ass. So you try it... and you are not disappointed. In fact you appreciate what a wonderful little low octane beer you have in front of you. This beer is chock full of "beer value". I really like it.

Sixpoint Tesla replaced Pizza Boy Citra Pils. Telsa is a higher than usual octane lager with loads of hops and made with wheat. Originally one of their Mad Scientist beers. It must have been popular because it has graduated into larger distribution, bigger barrels, and a lower price point. I will be trying one of these when I'm done work tonight.

Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA replaced Abita Select Imperator. Flipside is meant to the anti-summer seasonal. Sierra couldn't have known the wonderfully cool summmer we would be having that this beer is perfect for, or maybe they could. Sierra is so advanced, they have probably sent beer to the moon and didn't bother to tell anyone, so who knows. But I digress, Red. IPA. 6.2%. Sierra Nevada. That really is all we need to know.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update

Dock Street Philly Tripel Plan B replaced Stone Sprocket Bier. Every year Philly Beer Week raffles off a trip to Belgium where a lucky winner gets to take a local brewer with them to Belgium to brew a beer at a Belgian brewery. This year Dan Neuner won, and he took Dock Street's Justin Low. This year's participating Belgian brewery was Vicarus. The collaboration beer was a tripel, a style that Vicarus excels at. Back in June, Vicarus came over here to Dock Street to brew the same beer at Dock Street. This is that beer.

Yards PYNK replaced Allagash Saison. Yards Pynk uses tons of berries to make a sweet and sour pink beer. Pynk is a seasonal beer, more or less. If you like fruit beer, and who doesn't, you'll love this.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update

On our IPA line, Penn Brick Biergarten IPA replaced Port Brewing Mongo. This is a first time ever tapping of this beer here at the Grey Lodge. Let us know what you think.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update

Dock Street Summer in Berlin replaced River Horse Summer Blonde. Man that River Horse Summer Blonde sure was a nice, nice little beer. Well we've got a nice, nice little beer to replace it. Summer in Berlin is a Berliner weiss with lemongrass and ginger. Berliner weisses are tart wheat beers. Should be very refreshing now that summer is sort of here.

Abita Select Imperator (quarter) replaced itself. This is a black IPA.

On our wheat beer line, Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat replaced  Ramstein Double Platinum Blonde. Dream Weaver is a great Bavarian style hefeweizen. Of course we expect nothing less than great from Troegs.

Chris from Penn Brewery will be quizmastering Quizzo tonight. If all goes as planned Port Mongo IPA will kick before 8pm and Penn Brick Garden IPA will be tap for Quizzo. 

Food Specials

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich with bibb lettuce, tomato, sharp cheddar, and honey-buffalo sauce on ciabatta bread. Served with a side of fries. -$9

Italian Sausage Sandwich with braised onions, bell peppers, and provolone on garlic toasted roll with a side of au jus. Served with a side of fries. -$9

Grilled Choice Flank Steak with garlic-cheddar mashed potatoes, corn and black bean salsa, and caramelized onion demi. -$16

Seared Mahi Mahi with cold rice noodle salad. Mushrooms, and red beets. -$16

Corn and Black Bean Salsa with corn tortilla chips -$7

Pea Soup with basil cream and red beat vinaigrette -$5

Oreo Mascarpone Cheesecake -$6

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update

On our lager line, Pizza Boy Citra Pils replaced High Noon Lewis & Clark Lager. This is a rare one. Pizza Boy doesn't make a lot of beer and most of it gets served in their brewpub, which is called Al's of Hampden. Yeah I don't know. What I do know is that their brewer is now Terry Hawbaker, who did great things at Bullfrog before he was lured into the Farmers Cabinet black hole. Happily Terry is back in the orbit of Central PA and happily we have this 4% lager, which would seem to imply it is single hopped with Citra. When (if?) I get done work, I will be treating myself to one of those ASAP.

Taco Tuesday

It's Taco Tuesday!!!  It's that beautiful day where we offer 3 unique tacos for your enjoyment.  Tacos are available starting at 5:00 while supplies last.  This week we are offering the following:

Pulled Pork Taco with slaw, French dressing, and Swiss cheese.

Shortrib Taco with guajillo pepper jam, spinach, red onion, and asiago

Chicken Taco with corn and black bean salsa, arugula, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mon, 18 Aug 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 PBChris, aka Chris from Penn Brewing. 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. Last weekend the brunch special was Tiramisu Pancakes, which is also our picture of the day.

Draft Beer Update 

Port Brewing Mongo replaced Tommyknocker Pick Axe IPA. Mongo is a true West Coast IPA, which these days is what people want. And we've no problems giving people what they want.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sat, 16 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Sixpoint Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie replaced Weyerbacher Nineteen. Hundreds of years ago, Scottish coastal farmers sowed their fields with abundant seaweed as a fertilizer. The briny seaweed imbued a unique flavor in their grain which the locals came to expect and enjoy in their beers and whiskeys. So this is a deep, dark porter with seaweed added in.

Allagash Saison replaced Dock Street Crackle and Squeeze. Allagash's  interpretation of a classic Belgian farmhouse style.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fri, 15 Aug 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Tommyknocker Pick Axe IPA replaced Lagunitas IPA. An IPA from Colorado.

Abita Select Imperator replaced Elysian Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale. A tasty black IPA.

Ramstein Double Platinum Blonde replaced Weyerbacher White Sun Wit. A higher than normal ABV for a wheat beer.

Weyerbacher Nineteen replaced Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi. Brewed to the classic “Weyerbacher anniversary requirement” of a strength of 10% ABV or more, Nineteen fits the mold and brings a new dimension to the anniversary pedigree: tartness! Two brews were made: a high-ABV mango-infused wheat beer and a tart blending beer, both using pale and wheat malts and a blend of Belgian yeasts. The final blended beer features both tropical sweetness, as well as the tart citrusy character of a spontaneously fermented beer.

River Horse Summer Blonde replaced Sam Adams Summer Ale. A simple golden ale for summertime drinking.

Philadelphia Fleur de Lehigh replaced Central Waters Hop Rise Session Ale. This summer seasonal is an unfiltered golden ale brewed with chamomile, rhubarb, ginger, rose hips, and lemon grass; then fermented with their Belgian yeast strain.

A sixtel of Shawnee Session Porter replaced itself on the Beer Engine.

Flying Fish Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout replaced Rogue Fifteen Thousand Brew Ale. An "export style" stout brewed with oysters. The creamy chocolate flavor harmonizes with the minerals from the oyster shells (there’s no actual "oyster" taste). An Irish ale yeast contributes a bit of fruitiness and a dry crispness.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Food Specials

Grilled Pork Loin with chimichurri seasoned rice and beans. -$12

Mango-Jalapeno Wings -$8

Chicken Cordon Bleu with root vegetable mash and parmesan cream sauce. -$12

Pan Seared Scottish Salmon with succotash, rice, and white wine pan sauce. -$15

Sauteed Shrimp over Gemelli Pasta with tomato, mushrooms, and spinach in a basil cream sauce. -$16

Roasted Turkey Wrap with arugula, tomato,
red onion, and jalapeno mayo. Served with a
side of fries. -$10

Strudel (Apple, walnut, and golden raisin) w/ sweet honey-pistachio ice cream -$6