Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Naked Aigre Canon Sour Saison replaced 21st Amendment Monks Blood. A sour version of their Le P├Ętomane, a saison with notes of coriander and pepper.

Woodchuck Winter Cider replaced itself.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fri, 18 Apr 2014

Jesus this is a Good Friday! Come celebrate this beautiful day/night with us with Duck-Rabbit Brewing. We have three of their beers on draft tonight. Drink a pint, get a cool glass (while supplies last).

Draft Beer Update:

Duck Rabbit Milk Stout replaced Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout. A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar).

Sly Fox Maibock replaced Dogfish Head Aprihop. Each year, this traditional Spring beer is named in honor of the winner of the Annual Sly Fox Goat Race.

21st Amendment Monks Blood replaced Sam Adams Spiced Peach. A Belgian Strong Ale. This is only a sixtel, so it probably won't last too long.

Duck Rabbit Amber replaced Sprecher Special Amber. A medium bodied lager.

Philadelphia Walt Wit replaced Sly Fox Royal Weisse. A Belgian White imported from the heart of Kensington.

Duck Rabbit Hoppy Bunny ABA replaced Yards Saison. The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Food Specials

Herbed Mahi Mahi Filet cooked in banana leaves with thyme and lemon. Served with vegetable orzo in white wine butter sauce. -$18

Corned Beef Sandwich with swiss cheese, slaw, and kimchi ranch dressing on white bread. Served with french fries. -$12

Panko Breaded Fried Pepper Shooters with spicy bell pepper-apricot sauce. -$9

Sping Mix Salad with orange, avocado, queso fresco, crispy shallots, and spicy mango vinaigrette. -$8
Add seared tuna loin for $7.

Basil Herbed Flatbread with fresh mozzarella, spinach, marinara, and basil oil. -$8


Coconut Lime Pie with graham cracker crust and fresh whipped cream. -$6

Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA replaced Sixpoint Spice of Life IPA - Pacifica. A west coast style IPA.

Shiner Ruby Redbird replaced Flying Fish Farmhouse. A lager brewed with genuine Texas Rio Red Grapefruit, the signature sweet citrus of the Rio Grande Valley, and ginger.

Stone Matt's Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saision replaced Dock Street Abt 12 Abbey Style Quad. Burning Rosids is a Belgian-style saison incorporating a unique ingredient-cherrywood smoked malt (the name references the rosid plant family from which cherry trees hail).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Taco Tuesday

It's another Taco Tuesday!  It may be rainy outside, but it's dry in here...



Shortrib taco with tomatillo sauce and queso fresco

Chicken taco with mango bbq sauce, slaw, tomato, and red onion

Pork taco with corn salsa and chipotle crema

- Chef Dave


Draft Beer Update

On line 2, our dedicated black beer line, Thomas Creek Banana Split Chocolate Stout (sixtel) replaced Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwasher. We had this on once before and it flew out. I was out of town and missed it totally. I won't let that happen again.

Dogfish Head Aprihop replaced Rogue Mogul Madness. Aprihop, an IPA with apricots, has been a longtime popular spring seasonal for Dogfish Head. It's still awesome.

On our beer engine, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout replaced Founders Oatmeal Stout. This chocolately stout from London England is always a big hit on our beer engine. Bloody good!

The last of 3 sixtels of Sam Adams Spiced Peach replaced itself.

- Scoats

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mon, 14 Apr 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 Chef Dave. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Watch the Philadelphia Union with us twice this week. 
- On Wednesday at 7:30pm, the Union takes on the New York Red Bulls. 
- On Saturday at 4pm, the Union takes on Houston Dynamo (wasn't Dynamo a Spiderman villain? If so the Union have their work cut out for them). 
- Ticket give-aways both nights!


On Friday Have a Quacky Easter/Hoppy Easter with Duck Rabbit. There will be glass give-aways, maybe more. How better to celebrate Easter than with a Hoppy Bunny Black IPA?

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 3pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, Andy has a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. Sunday is Easter, maybe chocolate chip pancakes for brunch?

Talking of Easter Sunday, our kitchen and first floor will be open regular hours, which for the bar is 10am to 2am, and for the kitchen 10am to 11pm. Our 2nd floor will be closed.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sun, 13 Apr 2014

Draft Beer Update

Sprecher Special Amber replaced Lancaster Lager. Sprecher Special is a Vienna style lager, which is a great and rather underrepresented style of beer here in the U S of A.

Sly Fox Royal Weisse replaced Yuengling Summer Wheat. Royal Weisse is a true Bavarian style hefeweizen from our friends in Royersford.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sat, 12 Apr 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwasher replaced Spring House Lil' Gruesome Peanut Butter Jelly Stout. This one is only a chocolate peanut butter porter. Sorry that there's no jelly, but just think Reese's.

9pm Update:

Sam Adams Spiced Peach replaced itself.

Flying Fish Farmhouse replaced Philadelphia Fleur de Lehigh. A tribute to the highly drinkable ""every day"" beers from French-speaking Belgium.

Sixpoint Spice of Life IPA - Pacifica replaced Naked Hop Spyder IPA. A single-hop IPA with 12 different hop strains over the course of the year. All other elements of the recipe remain the same - the malt bill, fermentation regime, yeast strain, etc. The only ongoing variable is a different hop strain is featured each month. Pacifica hops have a clean floral taste with hints of lemon and grapefruit.

Yards Saison replaced Sixpoint Seison. Yards’ Saison is a semi-unfiltered Belgian style ale brewed with distinctive Belgian yeast.

Woodchuck Winter Cider replaced Woodchuck Pink Cider. A cider aged on Premium French and Traditional American Oak.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Draft Beer Update

Kicked: Sly Fox Royal Weisse, Sam Adams The Golden Yuzu (sixtel), Troegs Nugget Nectar, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad (sixtel)

Tapped:
Sam Adams Spiced Peach (sixtel) - another one off from Sam. More like a spiced pumpkin ale than a bubbly peach weisse.

Yuengling Summer Wheat - well I'll be danged. A real Bavarian style hefe from Yuengling! The name implied this would be a lame Amerian style wheat ale, but Yuengling did everything right with this one. Super thick, super cloudy, with a lot of yeasty tastiness. So good, I had a second one last night.

Rogue Mogul Madness - this winter seasonal is a little late, but better late than never. I have no issue with late winter beer as long as the winter weather doesn't come back. This is a black IPA from the land of IPA. Often black IPAs fail at being IPA enough, this one doesn't.

Naked Hop Spyder IPA - an IPA from Buck Road in Southampton. Troy Everwine gave this one his seal of approval last night (and nobody had to throw him a fish either). Dennis Kilderry seemed to like it too.


Picture of Day
That's a Ken Dando selfie from the book of face (used with permission). Got a Grey Lodge pic, you'd like share?... the please send it me scoats@greylodge.com. 

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Food Specials


Seared Tuna Steak with vegetable ramen in bonito broth. -$14

Chorizo and Corn Tamale with tomatillo relish and queso fresco. -$7

Mango-Apricot BBQ Burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pepper jack cheese. Served with Israeli cous cous salad. -$12

Caprese Salad Appetizer- fried plum tomatoes, melted mozzarella, basil, arugula, balsamic reduction, and basil oil. -$9

Spring Mixed Green Salad with watermellon radish, feta, bell pepper, toasted almond, and preserved lemon vinaigrette. -$8 add chicken $3


Cinnamon Bun Funnel Cake with chocolate-almond covered frozen bananas. -$6

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

It's Taco Tuesday!

It's Taco Tuesday!


Tonight selections are 1) beef with enchilada sauce, onion and tomato, 2) chicken with sweet habernero chili sauce, arugula, and red onions, 3) short rib with corn salsa.

As always tacos are 3 for $8. Mix and match as you like.

Tue, 08 Apr 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Sam Adams The Golden Yuzu replaced Weyerbacher Quad. The last of the Golden Yuzu here.

Troegs Nugget Nectar replaced Round Guys Kiss Off IPA. The last of Nugget Nectar here.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Mon, 07 Apr 2014

This Week at the Grey Lodge 

It's Philly Tech Week and we have two events set up to celebrate. Plus all of the usual stuff; it's a full week.

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.

Home Brew: This will be the 2nd Tuesday of month, which means it's time for the monthly Lucky 13 Home Brew Club meeting at 7:30pm. We have a really fun crew of very talented and nice home brewers. If you are a home brewer, come out make new friends and brewing partnerships.

Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmaster is Chris3, who will have a special Tech Week Quizzo. The poster (shown on the right) has the official Leetspeak version of the name. I know how to code it on our Webpage, but pasting it into Blogger has created all sorts of a mess. So come get your geek on with Tech Quizzo on Wednesday 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.

Soccer: Watch the Philadelphia Union with us on Saturday. This week the Union take on Real Salt Lake at 4pm. We are an official Philadelphia Union Pub Partner. All season long we will have give-ways during every Union game. This week we will be raffling off tickets and scarves during the game.

Video Games: On Sunday, in honor of Philly Tech Week Jeff and Rich will be setting up four player Nintendo 64s so we can Zap Aliens and Save the Universe, While Drinking a Beer. Bring your old friends, make some new ones, and help us save the universe.


Draft Beer Update 

Wow a lot of change up since Saturday night's update.

Kicked: Troegs Nugget Nectar, Sly Fox Ichor (sixtel), Victory Hop Ticket Hoppy Wheat, Weyerbacher Heresy, Roy Pitz Ludwigs Revenge, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale, Free Will Danae.

Tapped:

Round Guys Kiss Off IPA is an great hoppy IPA from Round Guys out in Lansdale. Sean Null of our home brew club has a part time gig brewing with them. Talking of our home brew club, our next meeting is tomorrow (see above).

Sly Fox Royal Weisse is a great German style hefeweizen from our friends in Royersford.

Lancaster Lager is a helles style lager from Lancaster. 3 Pennsylvania beers in a row. Bill Moore, Lancaster's brewmaster, is a master with lagers. I can't wait to have one or more tomorrow night.

Brooklyn Winter Ale - this is one of those old school microbrew winter ales from about 18 years ago; old school micros still making this style also include Weyerbacher, Lancaster, and Summit. A bit maltier, darker, and hardier for winter but not crazy in the abv department. It is really nice to see these beers are still coming around after all these years.

Philadelphia Fleur de Lehigh - Philly's spring seasonal is an interestingly spiced saison. "Interesting" usually means "meh... it was eh interesting". That's NOT the case here. This is quite different but in a very good way. And it's lower octane. This is one of my favorite Philly Brewing beers.

Sixpoint Seison - There's a lot of range of interpretation of what a saison aka Belgian Farmhouse Ale is. or can be This new one from Sixpoint seems to be of the more standard type, an amber colored beer with yeasty spiciness. It deviates from the standard with higher than normal hoppiness.

Spring House Lil' Gruesome Peanut Butter Jelly Stout - this peanut butter and jelly stout was very popular the last time we had it on. It sounds gross (well to me anyway) but it so isn't. Rather than jelly, they use raspberries. The balance of peanuts, raspberries, and the roastiness of the stout is very pleasing. This one won't last long.


Saturday, April 05, 2014

Sat, 05 Apr 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Troegs Nugget Nectar replaced Victory 1337 Ale. We have 1 more after this one, so if you like it you bettr get your asses in here before it's gone.

Woodchuck Pink Cider replaced Woodchuck Winter Cider. An apple cider that uses purple grape skin for the pink hue.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Fri, 04 Apr 2014

Draft Beer Update:

Victory 1337 Ale replaced Troegs Nugget Nectar. Reminiscent of a recipe favored by brewers Bill and Ron in their early days as homebrewers.

Weyerbacher Quad replaced Sam Adams The Golden Yuzu. A Quad for Quad Day.

Dock Street Abt 12 Abbey Style Quad replaced Summit Winter. Deep dark fruits up front alluding to plums, dried apricots, and raisons mingle with a caramel, toffee like sweetness and a rich leather undertone that finishes warm and smooth.

Victory Hop Ticket Hoppy Wheat replaced Long Trail Hefeweizen. The second in their Hop Ticket series. This one is a hoppy wheat as the name implies.

Sly Fox Ichor replaced Stoudts Gold. An Abbot style Quadruple brewed with German Pils and Roast malts and Belgian Candi Sugar, hopped with German Tradition hops.

Weyerbacher Heresy replaced DuClaw Dirty Little Freak. Their  Old Heathen Imperial Stout aged in oak barrels that were used for making fine Kentucky bourbon.

Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad replaced Dogfish Head Aprihop. A collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux.

Roy Pitz Ludwigs Revenge replaced Roy Pitz Lone Soldier Sour Ale. A smoked beer.


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Food Specials


Turkey Salad Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, bacon and Cooper sharp cheese on white bread. Served with french fries. -$10

Korean Shortrib Vegetable Stirfry with Noodles. -$15

Sweet and Spicy Thai Wings. -$8

Mixed Green Salad with roasted zucchini, apple, Ewephoria gouda, walnuts, and mojito vinaigrette. -$8
-add chicken for $3

Lemon-Cream Cheese Crepe Cake with Blueberry Compote. -$6