Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sun, 23 Nov 2014

Photo of the Day

The majestic Lodgedales reappeared for the Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. You never forget the first time you see the majestic Lodgedales, though you may want to. A big thanks to our volunteer parade brigade. A good time was had by all.


Draft Beer Update
Kicked: Chimay Doree (sixtel), Chimay Triple (sixtel), Chimay Red (sixtel), Green Flash Soul Style IPA, Roy Pitz Chambersburg Peach Lager, Abita Pecan Harvest Ale.

Tapped:

Stoudts Quaffer IPA - Stoudts's new session IPA is a tasty one.

Green Flash Green Bullet - this one is the polar opposite of a session IPA. It's a 10% hop monster.

Deschutes Hop Trip - another tasty fresh hop ale. T'is the season.

Yards IPA - a tasty English style IPA, a bit more malt forward but still very hoppy.

Heavy Seas Winter Storm - this is an imperial ESB, which means instead of a 5% ESB, it is a 7.5% ESB.

DuClaw / Mad Fox Grid Lock - this golden lager is a two brewery collaberation.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Harpoon UFO White replaced Sly Fox Royal Weisse. An unfiltered Belgian white brewed with orange peel and a unique blend of spices.

Lancaster Milk Stout replaced Weyerbacher Aries. A traditional English style sweet stout.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

Tonight is our Chimay Tripel Play night. Buy a flight of Chimay (Doree, Red, Tripel) and it comes with a piece of Chimay cheese and other goodies and get a glass and fancy bottle opener for free. Plus some other stuff to be had. *While supplies last.

Draft Beer Update:

Chimay Doree replaced Stoudts Quaffer IPA. An Abbey Singel that has just recently been released in the US for the first time.

Chimay Red replaced Troegs 2014 Mad Elf. An Abbey Dubbel.

Chimay Triple replaced Troegs 2013 Mad Elf. An Abbey Tripel.

Green Flash Soul Style IPA replaced Free Will Techno IPA. A new 6.5% IPA with Citra, Simcoe and Cascade hops from Green Flash.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Food Specials

Pretzel Crusted Pork Roll Burger
with lettuce, tomato, and mustard.
Served with a side of fries. -$10

Beer Battered Shrimp Sandwich on Sourdough
with lettuce, tomato, onion, and spicy remoulade. Served with a side of fries. -$11

White Lasagna with chicken, spinach, roasted eggplant, goat cheese, ricotta, and alfredo sauce. Served with garlic bread. -$10

Mixed Green Salad with fried quinoa “croutons”, cucumber, tomato, red onion, shaved fontina,
pecans, and a cranberry-fig vinaigrette. -$11

3 Cheese Plate- San Juaquin Gold, Cahill Porter Cheddar, and Chimay Biere Cheese.

Chocolate-Walnut Pumpkin Bread Pudding


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tue, 18 Nov 2014

A few changes from the weekend here. We still have both years of Troegs Mad Elf on tap. It usually doesn't last this long, so get it while it is still on.

Draft Beer Update:

Free Will Techno IPA replaced Green Flash Jibe IPA. A good local IPA.

Roy Pitz Chambersburg Peach Lager replaced Sly Fox Pikeland Pils. A peach infused lager.

Sly Fox Royal Weisse replaced Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat. An unfiltered Bavarian style Wheat Beer.

Taco Tuesday

It's Taco Tuesday!  Come out to the Grey Lodge for some great beers and awesome tacos!

Fish Taco with lettuce, tomato, and spicy remoulade

Chicken Taco with spinach, eggplant, parmesan, and sun-dried tomato aioli

Cilantro Pork Taco with arugula, pico de gallo, and chipotle puree




Monday, November 17, 2014

Mon, 17 Nov 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. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Friday is Chimay Triple Play when we will have Chimay Singel, Dubbel, and Tripel on tap. Plus Chimay cheese.

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.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sat, 15 Nov 2014

Thanks to all who came out last night for our Mad Elf night. And for those who didn't get any or want more, we have a nice surprise for you.

Draft Beer Update:

Green Flash Jibe IPA replaced Troegs Blizzard of Hops. This is back on and is a new session IPA from Green Flash.

Weyerbacher Aries replaced Lake Placid Black Tie Chocolate Vanilla Porter. A blend of their Old Heathen Imperial Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

Troegs 2014 Mad Elf replaced itself. We saved two of these to run over the weekend for all to enjoy.

Troegs 2013 Mad Elf is on again. We saved one of these also for all of those who didn't get it last night or want to enjoy it again.

9pm Update:

Abita Pecan Harvest Ale replaced Cricket Hill Pumpkin Ale. Made with real Louisiana pecans.

Stoudts Quaffer IPA replaced Flying Fish XPA. A new one from Stoudts. This is a refreshing session IPA.

Hardywood Singel replaced Lost Abbey Devotion. A Belgian Singel akin to Trappist brewers milder ale for daily consumption within the walls of the monastery.

Conshohocken La Colombe Tandem replaced Weyerbacher Canis Minor. Made in tandem with their good friends at La Colombe to design a beer that showcases the unique coffee flavor characteristics of its Ethiopian origin.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

Happy Mad Elf Day! A little sprinkling of snow last night and a bit of a chill in the air is a perfect way to start of Mad Elf night. We have a bunch of Troegs beers going on tonight including 2013 & 2014 Mad Elf and a sixtel of Naked Elf. Nick will be here with some stuff for sale and to wish you a wonderful holiday season. This will be the draft debut of 2014 Mad Elf, so come on out and be one of the first to get your hands on it.

Draft Beer Update:

Kicked/Untapped:
Sly Fox Royal Weisse, Green Flash Jibe IPA, Summit Unchained 17 Harvest Fresh IPA, Lagunitas Czech Pils, Green Flash Green Bullet.

Tapped:
Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat, an unfiltered blast of spicy, mouthwatering joy.

Troegs Blizzard of Hops, a winter IPA that is #4 of 4 in their Hop Cycle seasonal series.

Troegs 2014 Mad Elf, a combination of cherries, honey, and chocolate malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices.

Troegs 2013 Mad Elf, aged for one year in our basement.

Troegs Naked Elf, the Mas Elf without the cherries, honey and chocolate malts.

8pm Update:
Troegs 2014 Mad Elf replaced itself.

Woodchuck Winter Chill replaced Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider. A cider aged in premium french and traditional american oak.

9pm Update:
Troegs 2013 Mad Elf kicked and there is nothing going on to replace it tonight. Check back tomorrow because something special might get tapped.

Sly Fox Pikeland Pils replaced Troegs Naked Elf. You know what this one's all about.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Draft Beer Update

On our wheat beer line, Sly Fox Royal Weisse replaced Fegley's Brew Works Blueberry Belch. Royal Weisse is a spot on German style hefeweizen. And it's fresher.

On our IPA line, Green Flash Jibe IPA replaced Ballantine IPA. This is one of a new crop of IPAs from Sandy Eggo's Green Flash. For us longtime Philadelphia beer geeks, Green Flash is the iconic West Coast IPA maker. So if it says "Green Flash" and "IPA" you know it's going to be amazing.

Jibe is Green Flash's take on a session IPA that clocks in at just 4% ABV. For those watching their calories, lower ABV means lower calories. But fewer calories does not have to mean less flavor.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Food Specials

Surf & Turf Gratin Appetizer- Seafood Potato Gratin with smoked gouda and fontina, sweet glazed pork belly, arugula, and “French onion sauce”. -$8

Breaded Pork Chop with purple fingerling potatoes, romanesco, and mixed squash puree. -$14

Seafood Carbonara over Gemelli Pasta- shrimp, scallops, and muscles. -$18

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with sweet and spicy bacon, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and roasted tomato spread. Served with side of fries. -$10

Pumpkin Panna Cotta with chocolate mousse. -$6



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Taco Tuesday

It's Taco Tuesday!  Come enjoy this last nice day before it gets cold out.  

Shortrib Taco with smoked gouda, lettuce, tomato, and spicy butternut BBQ

Pork Taco with southwest chipotle sauce, arugula, red onions, and pepper jack

Chorizo Potato Taco with shredded lettuce and pico de gallo


Monday, November 10, 2014

Mon, 10 Nov 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.

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 Choob, who will have a special Music Quizzo. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Friday is our Mad Elf/Happy You Night. Two years of Mad Elf on tap, plus a sixtel of Naked Elf, plus Jolly Ol' St. Nick Johnson will be on hand selling Mad Elf merch. 6pm-9pm or will the Elves last. We hope to have several kegs of this years Mad Elf, plus we have a regular size keg of last year's. 6-9pm.

As usual for these many years, Mad Elf/Happy You Night is the official draft release of this year's version of Mad Elf. It's not even on tap at the brewery! Drink it here first!

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 

Flying Fish XPA replaced Fegley's Brew Works Always Sunny Pale Ale. XPA and Always Sunny are similar beers. They are both beers that you might not initially be too excited by, but then you drink it and man, that's really tasty beer. Tripels, Quads, Imperial Stouts, and Imperial IPAs are all awesome and there's always a place for them, but beers like XPA is what it's all about.

We still have a few pumpkin beers before pumpkin season gives way to Xmas beer season. Cricket Hill Pumpkin Ale replaced Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin.

A new crop of wet-hopped harvest beers are back for another run. Summit Unchained 17 Harvest Fresh IPA replaced Weyerbacher Althea.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sat, 08 Nov 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Ballantine IPA replaced Oskar Blues Deviant Dales IPA. It went over so well when we had it on a few weeks ago, we decided to put it on again. Hope you enjoy it the second time around.

- Chris

Lake Placid Black Tie Chocolate Vanilla Porter replaced Prism Mason's Hazelnut Coffee Porter. Lake Placid has been sending beer down to Philly on and off for over 10 years now, so we know they are a rock solid brewery. Chocolate Vanilla Porter sounds like a winner so we bought a keg. Works about done. I'll go have a little and find out if we picked good or not. I'll wager we did.

- Scoats

Friday, November 07, 2014

Fri, 07 Nov 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Lagunitas Czech Pils replaced Do Good United Ale. A nice Czech style pilsner.

Green Flash Green Bullet replaced Full Pint Rye Rebellion. A wonderfully delicious triple IPA that combines New Zealand grown Pacific Gem and Green Bullet hops.