Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Sly Fox 360 IPA replaced Founders Centennial IPA. A dry hopped IPA brewed with a combination of Bravo, Cascade, Centennial and Lemondrop hops.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Draft Beer Update

Unibroue Raftman (sixtel) replaced itself. Steve Hawk and I were discussing this evening how much we really love this beer. While Unibroue doesn't make a bad beer let alone a mediocre one, for some reason we both really love Raftman. Raftman is brewed with whiskey malt. I'm not sure how that's different, but it works.

On our wheat beer line, Free Will Sputnik 29 Mango Wheat replaced Evil Genius The Siren. If I recall the story correctly, Free Will brewer Dave Wood used to home brew this beer for his then financee. Guess it did the trick since she married him.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Penn Chocolate Meltdown Stout replaced Anchor 2013 Our Special Ale. A chocolate stout from out in Pittsburgh, PA.

Three Heads Cobbs Hill Black Lager replaced Victory Brotherly Suds 5. A Schwarzbier, or black lager, from Rochester, NY.

Taco Tuesday

 Come in to the Grey Lodge and have a beer and some tacos tonight!

This week we are offering the following tacos:

Shortrib Taco with fried onion straws, cheddar, and spicy sambal BBQ sauce

Jerked Chicken Taco with mango salsa

Sweet Chili Pork Taco with cheddar, peppers, and onions

Food Specials

Italian Chicken Cheesesteak with roasted tomatoes, spinach, provolone, and basil-parmesan mascarpone. Served with fries. -$9

Roasted Turkey Sandwich with spinach, tomato, pepperjack cheese, and sun dried tomato aioli on ciabatta breas. Served with fries. -$10

Pork Loin Marsala over linguini. -$13

Vegetable Shrimp Fried Rice with mango and orange sauce. -$15

Crab Topped Tilapia with asparagus, vegetable cous cous salad and a white pan sauce. -$15

Dark Chocolate Tiramisu. -$6




Monday, July 21, 2014

Mon, 21 Jul 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 Choob. Quizmaster Choob will be making his debut here at the Grey with one of his Music Quizzos. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

This Friday is Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night, Sailors Delight Night. We will have three Heavy Seas beers on tap. Heavy Seas rep Mike Beamer, a Neast homey, will be on hand. Besides great beers, Chef Dave will have some seafood specials, including hush puppies.

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.


Picture of the Day
Today's picture of the day is from last week's Mayfair Third Thursday Night Market. The night market, which is every 3rd Thursday until the winter at Cottman and Frankford is a lot of fun in the neighborhood. There are crafters, produce sellers, and food trucks. We'll be at each one with a beer table.



Draft Beer Update 

On our session beer line, Dock Street Summer in Berlin replaced Dogfish Head Festina Peche. Summer in Berlin is a Berlinner Wiesse style beer, which means it's a little sour. This one has lemongrass and ginger to make things even more interesting.

Flying Fish's hoppiest beer, Flying Fish Red Fish replaced Evil Genius Hop King Imperial IPA (sixtel). Redfish is a big tasty, hoppy, red ale.

On our IPA line, Founders Centennial IPA replaced Evil Genius Evil Eye PA. Founders is just an awesome brewery. This is one of their awesome everyday beers.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Brunch Special

Dan the man will be away this weekend so Spoony will be taking over as head brunch master.  He has cooked up a delightful dish that is sure to please.  Spoony will be making amaretto French toast sticks with berries and cream with cranberry syrup.  Come in and enjoy!

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Evil Genius Evil Eye PA replaced Troegs Perpetual IPA. A West Coast style IPA, made with Centennial and Summit hops is sure to appeal to IPA lovers everywhere.

Victory Brotherly Suds 5 replaced Victory Hop Ticket #3 Dry Hopped Pils. This year’s Philly Beer Week Beer, Brotherly Suds Volume 5, was created collectively by brewers from Iron Hill Brewing, Earth – Bread + Brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Nodding Head Brewery and Victory Brewing Company and brewed at our own brewery right here in Downingtown. Following our established tradition of collaborations that highlight the strengths of the host brewery, this year’s Sudsy Bros came together with ideas and energy early so that a well-conditioned lager beer could be brewed. On April 4, we brewed a brilliant golden bock, properly seasoned with all German varieties of whole flower hops. This year’s Brotherly Suds honors our home of Philadelphia, the first city in the US to have embraced lager brewing.

Unibroue Raftman replaced St. Benjamin Smoked Amber. A smoked ale that is brewed with whiskey malt in honour of the raftmen, rivermen and lumberjacks of Qu├ębec of the 19th century who finished their day with Ale and Whiskey.

6pm Update:

Evil Genius The Siren replaced Weyerbacher White Sun Wit. A white IPA.

Evil Genius Hop King Imperial IPA replaced Port Brewing Summer Pale Ale. An Imperial IPA made with Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Food Specials

Chicken Patty Sandwich with hot sauce, blue cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Served with a side of fries. -$9

Shrimp Po Boy with slaw, arugula, and sweet chili sauce. Served with a side of fries. -$11

Bacon Wrapped, Beer Onion and Cherry Pepper Stuffed Andouille Sausage Sandwich with sauteed bell peppers and ancho honey mustard. Served with a side of fries. -$11

Mango-Skate-Ramp Ceviche Crostinis -$7

Flank Steak with Mexican seasoned rice and sauteed vegetables. -$16

Frozen Tiramisu with chocolate sauce -$6





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Stone Imperial Russian Stout replaced Troegs 2013 Mad Elf. A high ABV stout that pours like used motor oil and taste even heavier!

Troegs Perpetual IPA replaced Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. An Imperail Pale Ale from our friends at Troegs.

Flying Fish Abbey Dubbel replaced Yuengling Lord Chesterfield Ale. A Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel.

Taco Tuesday

Come on out for taco Tuesday!  This week we are offering the following delicious tacos:

Short rib taco with broccoli rabe, pepper jack, and sriracha aioli

Chipotle pork loin taco with spinach, red onion, and cheddar

Cajun chicken taco with lettuce, tomato, cheddar, and ranch

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mon. 14 Jul 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 Chris3. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

This Friday is Evil Genius IPA Night, when we will have 3 Evil Genius IPAs on tap. Luke and/or Trevor from EG will be on hand. And we will use my awesome wife's great idea of an Evil Scientist Maniacal Laugh contest. The contest will be at 8pm.



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 wheat beer line, Weyerbacher White Sun Wit replaced Stoudts Heifer-in Wheat. I liked the old name "Blanche" better, but this is still the same tasty Belgian style white beer, To quote Shakespeare, "does a rose still not smell as sweet, dost not a wit still taste as great". He actually wrote that. That guy was a genius.

Victory Hop Ticket #3 Dry Hopped Pils replaced Yards Cerebral Pourtex. Victory has a bazillion beers out as usual. They have something called the Hop Ticket Series. This is the 3rd of 3 so far; like good beer geeks, we have collected all 3. It's not really clear what "Hop Ticket" means, but like Shakespeare says, "what light through yonder window breaks, it is a pilsner and I will drink my fill". Genius, pure genius. The guy wrote about pilsners 100s years before they were invented... genius! Anyway, Victory has made a great pilsner since they started about 18 years ago, so this one is bound to be great but in a different way from Prima.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sat, 12 Jul 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Dogfish Head Festina Peche replaced Flying Fish Farmhouse. A Berliner Weisse fermented with peaches.

Yuengling Lord Chesterfield Ale replaced itself.

Port Brewing Summer Pale Ale replaced Sly Fox Grisette. A damn good American Pale Ale for your enjoyment.

We still have Troegs 2013 Mad Elf on tap. So if you want to try some you best gets in here cause it ain't gonna last all night.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fri, 11 Jul 2014

Welcome Friday and our annual celebration of Xmas in July. We have 4 Christmas beers on for you tonight that include Lost Abbey Gift of the MagiManayunk FestivusAnchor 2013 Our Special Ale and Troegs 2013 Mad Elf. The Mad Elf will not be tapped until about 6pm but the others are already on. We also have free desert (while supplies last) for those of you who order a meal with us.

Draft Beer Update:

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA replaced Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. A nice, big and hoppy Imperial IPA which we have not had on tap in quite a long time.

Manayunk Festivus replaced Sam Adams Blueberry Hill Lager. They use a different recipe every year to make each one a unique beer.

Flying Fish Farmhouse replaced Dogfish Head Festina Peche. The summer favorite is back, for how long we don't know.

Anchor 2013 Our Special Ale replaced Old Forge Double Chocolate Stout. We saved this one from this past Christmas season just so we can share it with you for Xmas in July.

Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi replaced Neshaminy Creek Leon Russian Imperial Smores Stout. A high ABV Belgian Strong Ale for Xmas in July.

Stoudts Heifer-in Wheat replaced Brooklyn Weisse. A true interpretation of a Bavarian-style unfiltered wheat beer.

Dock Street Cream Ale replaced Ithaca Flower Power IPA w/ Citra hops on the Beer Engine. A light but flavorful ale, best noted for its crisp malt profile and delicate fruitiness lent by both American Ale yeast and a characteristic addition of dextrose (corn sugar).

6:30pm Update:

Troegs 2013 Mad Elf replaced Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi. Unfortunately the Lost Abbey is pouring bad so we had to take it off. The 2013 Mad Elf went on in its place so not a bad trade off.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Food Specials


Pork Loin Sandwich with broccoli rabe, bell peppers, onions and asiago cheese. Serveed with fries. -$10

Shrimp and Vegetable Stirfry with rice noodles and peanuts. -$16

Seafood Gumbo with rice. -$14

Tequilla Pork Picadillo Wrap with fries. -$10

Curry Tater Tots with raisin sauce -$6

Amaretto Bread Pudding -$6




Ask about our soup of the day!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Taco Tuesday

Chef Dave is out today so you will have to deal with my usual misspellings and missed words... and not getting around to posting this until 6:20pm. The tacos sound great awesome though.



It's Taco Tuesday! Today's selections:

- Chicken with smoked cheddar cheese sauce, jalapenos, red onions, and cream cheese spread

- BBQ Pork with mac & cheese

- Chipotle short rib with mango salsa, pepper jack, and spinach

As usual tacos are 3 for $8, mix and match as  you like.

That's an old picture. And I probably would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for them meddling kids! Well it's the mac & cheese taco that gives it away.

Tue, 08 Jul 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Yards Cerebral Pourtex replaced Old Forge Hopsmith IPL. A collaboration with the Franklin Institute, Cerebral Pourtex, a maibock, is a golden springtime lager brewed with Pilsner and Munich malts.

- Chris

7pm Update

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA replaced Round Guys Kiss Off IPA. One of Dogfish Head's non-flagship flagship beers. This is a standard kick-ass IPA. What makes it a Dogfish beer is that rather than adding hops 2 or 3 times, Dogfish Head adds them continually for 60 minutes during the boil. This one is 6% ABV.

Coming up on tap after 60 Minute is it's big brother 90 Minute IPA, with 9% ABV and 90 minutes of hopping. There is an even bigger brother, 120 Minute IPA, with an ABV of about 20% and 2 full hours of hopping. The interesting thing is that the big bitter hop flavor we tend to associate with IPAs comes from hops that have barely been boiled and are added after the boiling has ended. This is known as dry-hopping. So while 120 Minute has way, way more hops, many of us perceive it as less hoppy. So you have all that info now and we have 60 Minute on right now and 90 Minute coming on when 60 kicks, which should be 48 hours or less (hopefully). You can see for yourself if what I've written is full of BS or not.

If you want to try 120 Minute IPA, well that's a little harder since Dogfish usually only brews it once a year. We usually get one that we tap every January 20th, an event we call 120 on 01/20.

- Scoats

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mon, 07 July 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 on our 2nd floor. We have a very diverse and fun crowd of homebrewers. If you brew, stop on by.

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmistress will Allison, who will be making debut. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Friday is our Annual Xmas in July. You know that keg of Mad Elf won't last long.

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 

Yuengling Lord Chesterfield Ale (quarter) replaced Yuengling Porter (quarter). Chesterfield is Yuengling's best year round beer. It's a very hoppy lager. It's called an "ale" because that's what they called bigger beers around here in the Mid-Alantic states back in the day, even if beer uses/used lager yeast.

Sam Adams Blueberry Hill Lager (sixtel) replaced Cigar City Blueberry Muffin Brown (sixtel). When it the Cigar City got tapped on Thursday, I predicted it wouldn't last long. It kicked Saturday night. Replacing it is another blueberry beer, a very limited release from Sam Adams.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Sat, 05 Jul 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Commonwealth Ciders Gregarious Ginger Cider replaced Commonwealth Ciders Razzberet Tart. A dry cider with a tongue tingling ginger bite.

Round Guys Kiss Off IPA replaced Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA. An excellent IPA from Lansdale, PA.

A firkin of Ithaca Flower Power IPA w/ Citra hops replaced Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA on the Beer Engine.