Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Lancaster Milk Stout replaced Founders Breakfast Stout. An awesome version of a traditional English style sweet stout.

Free Will Destiny's Wit replaced Philadelphia Walt Wit. A traditionally-styled Belgian White Ale

Woodchuck Winter Chill replaced Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider. A cider aged in premium French and traditional American oak barrels.

Sly Fox Brewers Select IPA replaced Troegs Nugget Nectar. A dry hopped India Pale Ale made with 3 new experimental varieties from a super-secret hop breeding program. Shhh! Don't let anyone know.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Troegs Nugget Nectar replaced Yards Rye IPA. A great hopped up seasonal.

Destihl Abbey's Single replaced Do Good United Ale. A Belgian-style abbey ale crafted like those that Trappist monks brew for their own session beer.

Sly Fox Pikeland Pils replaced Free Will Key Lime Lambic. A Grey Lodge fave.

St. Benjamin Liaison Saison replaced Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale. A lightly hopped, dry saison with notes of peppercorn and a slight lavender finish.

Samuel Adams Black Harbor Stout replaced 21st Amendment Monks Blood. A high ABV Imperial Stout.

Manayunk Lager replaced itself.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Food Specials

Coffee Cured Braised Duck Sandwich with carrot slaw, pickled jalapenos, and sharp cheddar.
Served with a side of FF. -$12

Cajun Cracker Crusted Chicken Po Boy
with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and
honey dijon ranch. Served with a side of FF. -$10

Thyme and Black Pepper Crusted Pork Loin with sweet potato puree, and molasses gastrique. -$14

Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi with vegetable
quinoa farrotto, arugula, and sake pan sauce. -$16

Kiwi Cheesecake with walnut crust

and strawberry compote. -$6

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tue, 27 Jan 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Roy Pitz Ghost in the Graveyard replaced Red Castle Northern Knights. A dark roasted ale with German malts, a touch of wheat and orange blossom honey, spiced with a special blend of nutmeg, cardamon, clove, cinnamon sticks, orange peels and some other trade secret spices, and if that wasn't enough, once fermentation is underway they pump in fresh blueberries.

Yards Rye IPA replaced Stone Enjoy By 2.14.15 IPA. A beautifully complex, boldly hopped, amber-colored IPA that uses rye malt to give the beer a subtle spiciness.

Taco Tuesday

Well, so much for the snow storm.  But that good news for you...  Now you wont have any trouble coming in tonight for some awesome tacos and beer!  Tacos start at 5 and last until we run out.

Steak Taco with frizzled onion straws, sauteed mushrooms, pickled jalapenos, and cheddar

Cajun Pork Taco with arugula, tomato, and creole potato salad

Short Rib Taco with kogi BBQ sauce, kimchi, and cucmber

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

Groundhog Day is now exactly a week away. As always we go all out for it. If you can't make it out to Punxatawney, Mayfair might even be better than the real thing.

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 me! I will have a special "General" Quizzo for you aka General in Quotes Quizzo. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor. I will have bonus prizes as well, so come on out!

It's Manayunk Lager & Pulled Pork Night on Friday. Have you had one of our pulled port sandwiches yet? If you haven't, Friday is the night to give it a try. Our kitchen really does pulled pork right. Pulled pork will go great with Manayunk's Lager, which is a marzen style beer. Order a Manayunk Lager and a pulled pork sandwich on Friday between 6 and 9pm and get a free order of our award winning fries. The brewers will be on hand to answer questions and drink beer and Andrew will be on hand to give out swag and drink beer. The Manayunk guys are a good crew. This will be a fun night.

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. This weekend's special is Banana Bread French Toast. Our regular menu is available too.


Draft Beer Update 

Do Good United Ale (quarter) replaced itself. This unique nano brewery beer made with blood orange is a winner.

Samuel Adams Cold Snap, a really tasty winter seasonal witbier, remains a winner; for its first appearance for 2015, it flew out of here. We still have some in cans and hope to get some more draft it. Replacing it is the always tasty Philadelphia Walt Wit.

The third and final keg of Stoudts Belsnickel finally kicked. It was a fine beer but we overestimated the demand for it. Replacing it is Manayunk Lager. This Oktoberfest style beer is our Beer Season beer of the week.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sat, 24 Jan 2015

Draft Beer Update:

21st Amendment Monks Blood replaced itself. This is the last sixtel that we have stored away for your drinking enjoyment.

Free Will Key Lime Lambic replaced Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra. This is part of their rotating lambic series, this one has strong notes of lime.

Founders Breakfast Stout replaced Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter. The always delicious Breakfast Stout is back on.

Do Good United Ale replaced Susquehanna Toboggan Chocolate Doppelbock. A local one we have had on a few times and always sells rather well. It is a cream ale with coriander and blood orange.

Stone Enjoy By 2.14.15 IPA replaced Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA. The latest release in Stones Enjoy By run of a super fresh double IPA.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Captain Lawrence Think Drink Vol. 1 replaced 21st Amendment Bitter American. This draft only release is the result of a massive collaboration of bar owners and managers (including Scoats) from the Philadelphia area got onto a charter bus and headed to the brewery to create Think Drink. The result: Think Drink: Volume 1, a dry-hopped session Saison using German Hallertau hops.

21st Amendment Monks Blood replaced Abita Legendary Gator. A Belgian Strong Ale that is great for warming up with on these cold, wintry nights.

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA replaced Yards Rye IPA. A Grey Lodge favorite makes a return on draft.

- Chris

8:30pm Update

On our wheat beer line, Samuel Adams Cold Snap replaced Boulder Sweaty Betty. I remember really loving this beer last year. I can't wait to have some again. People diss on Sam Adams, but not me; they make some great stuff.

Our Beer Season Beer of the Week, Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale replaced itself.

- Scoats

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wed, 21 Jan 2015

Photo of the Day
The January weather got you down, Pat Quinn sent us this one from last May's Hammer of Glory Relay. Ah memories of May.



"Hi Scoats, Here's the picture from 2014 beer week with my mother holding the hammer of glory (just barely!).  She's 85 and had a great time. Looking forward to this year's relay."

Draft Beer Update
The sixtel of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA we tapped for yesterday's 120 on 01/20 kicked about about 9:30pm. So it pretty much lasted all day. Replacing is Dogfish Head's other crazy ABV beer Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra (sixtel). This is a super pumped version (18% ABV) of Dogfish Raison d'Etre which used to be a year round beer for them but has since turned into a seasonal. Anywho d'Xtra is way rare. And small pours only and only one per customer.

On our wheat ber line, Boulder Sweaty Betty replaced Breckenridge Ophelia Hoppy Wheat. Boulder only makes great beers and this is an insanely create wheat beer.

Food Specials

Hangover Soup- Pork broth with pulled pork, jalapeno, tomato, beans, onion, mushroom,
croutons, basmati rice, and a fried egg. -$9

Grilled Chicken Hoagie with roasted kale medley,
spicy mushroom marinara, and mozzarella cheese. Served with a side of fries. -$10

Barman's Burger- Black angus burger with prosciutto, Guinness onion straws, smoked gouda, arugula,
spicy ketchup, and miso mustard on a garlic bun.
Served with a side of fries. -$12

Grilled Shrimp over lemon risotto
and fried brussel sprouts. -$16

Shortrib Tartiflette with sauteed spinach
and sage crème -$12


Banana Panna Cotta with chocolate sauce. -$6

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tue, 20 Jan 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA replaced Dogfish Head Beer Thousand. It is boiled for a full 2 hours while being continually hopped with high alpha American hops, dry-hopped every day in the fermenter for a month, and aged for a month on whole leaf hops, 120 Minute IPA is by far the strongest IPA ever brewed. This is only a sixtel nd there is a limit of 1 per customer do to the high ABV.

Yards Rye IPA replaced Sly Fox Oydessy IPA. An IPA that use rye malt for spiciness and Bravo, Nugget, whole flower Chinook, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus hops to create a pungent ale with intense notes of citrus and pine.

Sixpoint Otis replaced Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter. A nice oatmeal stout served on our hand pump.

Taco Tuesday

Tuesday is Taco Tuesday from 5pm to midnight (or until we run out). Our kitchen krew comes up with three different tacos every week. Tacos are 3 for $8, mix and match as you like.

Steak Taco with caramelized onions and gouda mornay

Coriander Pork Taco with fresh pico de gallo and arugula

Shortrib Taco with fried onion straws, mushrooms, and bleu cheese


Monday, January 19, 2015

Mon, 19 Jan 2015

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

We have added a bunch of new whiskeys. And we have changed up our current whiskey flights.

Bourbon Flight 
Breckenridge Bourbon 
High West Double Rye Whiskey 
Hirsch Reserve Kentucky Small Batch

Scotch Flight 
Balvenie Doublewood 
McClellands Islay 
Oban 14yr

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 January 20, aka 01/20, which means we do our annual 120 on 01/20 when we tap a sixtel of Dogfish 120 Minute IPA, the most extreme of extreme IPAs. This beast clocks in at 18% ABV so small pours only and only one per person. 120 gets tapped at 10am and is expected to last all day. If it kicks early, we will have an equally outrageous Dogfish Head beer to replace it.


Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmaster is PBChris, who a Variety Quizzo: Sports, Movies, Music, History. 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, This weekend's Brunch Special will be Fruit Crepes. Our regular menu is available too.


Draft Beer Update 

This week's Beer Season Beer of the Week, Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, replaced last week's Beer Season Beer of the Week, Neshaminy Creek JAWN. For this Beer Season we are doing only beers that have never been served at the Grey Lodge before. Boulevard, of of Kansas City MO is relatively new to Pennsylvania. Tank 7 is their flagship beer. It is very similar to Saison Dupont, and only slightly less expensive.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sat, 17 Jan 2015

Draft Beer Update:

21st Amendment Bitter American replaced Founders All Day IPA. A session IPA loaded with hop character and a malty presence.

Brunch Special


Come in to the Grey Lodge for some awesome brunch food!  Every week we run a new special that is sure to prepare you for our excellent array of craft beers.  This week we have house made biscuits with sausage country gravy.  It's a perfect meal for this cold weather!  

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Sly Fox Oydessy IPA replaced Heavy Seas Loose Cannon. An Imperial IPA brewed with an assortment of hop varieties, and lots of them!

- Chris

11pm Update

On our black beer line, Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter replaced Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Man that Verlet Merlin was some good, good stuff. As much I will miss not drinking one or two of those this evening, I am looking forward to trying this smoked porter. Smoked porters, when they are subtly balanced, are really amazingly tasty beers. You know it's good but not quite sure why. Well fire makes it good. Sounds like this one is on the balanced side. Can't wait to try it. Once get deskwork done, I will be.

On our session beeer line, Founders All Day IPA replaced Boulevard Pop-Up Session IPA. Art just told me that All Day is his favorite IPA. So not just his favor session IPA but his favorite IPA period. That's a strong recommendation there, especially for those who think a beer has be 7% or more to be delicious.

Our Beer Season beer of the week, Neshaminy Creek JAWN replaced itself. Peeps be diggin on this beer.

Dogfish Head Beer Thousand (sixtel) replaced Flying Fish Grand Cru. This 10% ABV lager was brewed to celebrate Guided by Voices 20th anniversary. It's a big beer with all sorts of stuff going on.

- Scoats

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Food Specials

Kimchi Glazed Porkbelly with vegetable pancake and cilantro sauce.- $15

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp with garlic polenta, mixed pepper relish, fried chick peas, yellow beats,
basil oil and popcorn curry sauce. -$16

Grilled Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms,
tomato, and arugula. -$13

Chicken Saagwala (spinach curry) with pita
and basmati. -$12

Banana Cake with vanilla pudding, cookies,
and choclate ganache. -$6



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tue, 13 Jan 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Breckenridge Ophelia Hoppy Wheat replaced Allagash White. A hoppier wheat beer.

Abita Legendary Gator replaced Dogfish Head Bitches Brew. A triple helles bock.

Susquehanna Toboggan Chocolate Doppelbock replaced itself.


Taco Tuesday

Tuesday is Taco Tuesday from 5pm to midnight (or until we run out). Our kitchen krew comes up with three different tacos every week. Tacos are 3 for $8, mix and match as you like.

Popcorn Curry Shortrib Taco with mixed pepper relish, arugula, and cheddar

Spicy Mexican Chicken Taco with avocado crema, arugula, tomato, and feta

Braised Porkbelly Taco with kimchi BBQ slaw