Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Friday, 05 June 2015, 7pm-9pm
Prism: Enter the Black Lodge

Grey Lodge and Prism Presents: "Enter the Black Lodge : Find your alter ego".


As Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer know, when you enter Black Lodge, you will find your doppelganger (aka alter ego). Prism will set up a photo area with various costume options to help you find your doppelganger.
Enjoy a "Blondie & Clyde", a Prism Shady Blonde/ Prism Felony Imperial IPA half and half. Or try them each solo and then together.


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Fri, 10 July 2015: Xmas in July

Xmas in July
 
Xmas in July is an annual tradition at The Grey Lodge. It's like Xmas in December, but better. No presents to buy, no Santa creeping around judging you, just great Xmas beer.

As usual, we will offer free Xmas treats for dessert, with the purchase of dinner. While supplies last.

On Tap:
Sly Fox Christmas Ale
Troegs Mad Elf
and more!

Xmas in July
Friday, 10 July 2015
6pm to 9pm

Fri, 12 June: Abita Louisiana Crawfish Boil


Abita Louisiana Crawfish Boil


Abita's Jaime Jurado will be in town and we'll be having a Louisiana Crawfish Boil to welcome him back to PA. Sure that doesn't really make sense, but dude crawfish!

For the boil, we will be using authentic Zataraon's Crawfish Boil spices.


To go with the Louisiana eats, we'll have lots of Louisiana beer from Abita on tap too.

Hang with Jamie, crack some crawfish, and assimilate some Abita (making that last alliteration was hard and sadly rather tortured)... it will be a great night!


Abita Louisiana Crawfish Boil
Fri, 12 June 2015
6pm-9pm

Fri, 12 Jun: Author Night with John F. Flagler, It's More Than a Game

Author Night: John F. Flagler

To quote U2 (from back when they hadn't sold out yet), it's a sort of home coming! Long time Grey Lodge bartender John Flagler returns as an author.

John will have his new book, It's More than a Game!: Stories About the Formative Lessons of Youth Baseball. It is just $8.
Philosophical approach to coaching youth baseball, told by the owner and head instructor of Main Line Baseball Academy. John Flagler, who developed his approach through years of experience in the field of education, carefully crafted his approach with his business partner and friend, George Halter. John and George take a holistic approach to coaching youth baseball, emphasizing that the experiences children have in youth sports are formative; coaches must teach positivity, mindfulness and camaraderie.




Author Night: John F. Flagler, It's More Than a Game
Friday, 12 June 2015
6pm-9pm

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sat, 23 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Manayunk Iron Curtain RIS replaced Great Lakes Alberta Clipper. A high ABV stout.

Yards Parallel Brewniverse White IPA replaced Evil Genius Turtle Power. This unfiltered white IPA is brewed with a Belgian witbier yeast, wheat malt, Citra hops, coriander seed and sweet orange peel. It’s dry hopped with Sorachi Ace and Lemon Drop to enhance the citrus profile. Hints of clove and black pepper peek through to balance this unique collaboration brew.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fri, 22 May 2015

Live from Mayfair it's Friday night!

Tonight we have author Dennis Tafoya from 6 to 9pm, and the Devon Concert Hall will be selling tickets to their Sat, 30 May reopening from 6pm to 8pm.

I will be hiding in the MGMT Bunker working on June's Log which will be full of Philly Beer Week news. Later in the evening, Chef Dave and I will throwing darts. Who's in for a game?

Draft Beer Update
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar replaced Ramstein Winter Wheat. This is a tasty beer that gets a lot of aroma from the hazelnuts.

On our IPA line, Alpine Hoppy Birthday replaced Samuel Adams Rebel IPA. Alpine is new to the Philly market. They are rather legendary for their IPAs of which, this is one.

9pm Update

Philadelphia Kenzinger replaced Neshaminy Creek Churchville Lager. Kenzinger is a tasty little "beer" beer that everyone likes and it usually kicks quick.

On our wheat beer line, Dogfish Head Namaste replaced Boaks Double BW.  This witbier used to be a somewhat pricey, really rare beer. Now it's available year round and normal priced. It's a witbier with orange slices and lemongrass. Sounds tasty.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wed, 20 May 2015

Picture of the Day
We won Best Beer Event for Friday the Firkinteenth at last night's Philly Beer Scene awards. Much thanks to everyone who voted for us and everyone who helps make Friday the Firkinteenth such a great day.

Draft Beer Update
Bye bye bunny. Hello turtle. Evil Genius Turtle Power replaced Duck Rabbit Hoppy Bunny ABA. Turtle Power is a grapefruit pale ale. Hopheads should dig it.

Food Specials

3 Cheese Plate- your choice of 3... Miticana,
Birchrun Bleu, Berkswell, Ossau Iraty,
Midnight Moon. -$13

Orange Chicken with rice noodle stir-fry
and peanuts. -$14

Steak Enchilada Lasagne- Chorizo, braised beef, ricotta, pepper jack, cheddar, corn tortillas,
and green enchilada sauce. -$10

Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi Salad-
Spring mixed greens, grapefruit, mission figs,
fennel, tomato, shaved midnight moon cheese, pistachios, and raisin-grapefruit vinaigrette. -$14

Apple-Raisin Strudel with walnuts,
peanut caramel, and vanilla ice cream. -$6

Ask About Our Soup of the Day!!!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Taco Tuesday

It's Taco Tuesday!  Every Tuesday at the Grey Lodge we offer 3 unique and exciting tacos for your enjoyment.  They pair perfectly with a cold beer and are priced just right!  This week we are offering the following:

Porkroll, Egg, and Cheese Taco with potato lyonaise, and IPA dijon

Steak Taco with caramelized onions, bleu cheese, and pickled figs

Salmon Croquette Taco with lettuce, tomato, onion, and tzatziki

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mon. 18 May 2015

Summer is almost officially here. Memorial Day is this weekend and we will be in town. If you're town too this weekend, please join us for some cool stuff - an author, crepes, and beer & cheese. Of course we have stuff going on Monday through Thursday too.

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 Jack. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Author Night: We have been trying to have a local author in once a month, usually on the 3rd or 4th Friday, to sell and sign their latest book This Friday we welcome Dennis Tafoya who will have his latest novel, The Poor Boy's Game. You may remember Dennis. He joined us a while back when he brought copies of Dope Thief and Wolves of Fairmount Park. Dennis a  great writer; you won't regret buying one (or all) of his books. 6pm-9pm

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, Big Dan has a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. This week's brunch special will be Nutella Crepes stuffed with nutella and topped with bananas, strawberries, walnuts, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. You may remember this from a few months ago, it was awesome so it will be a regularly seen brunch special.

Sunday Night Special: Beer and Cheese Pairing. It's week two of our week 169 week Beer and Cheese Odyssey. For 169 weeks, we will feature one of the 169 cheeses profiled in Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington. This week's pairing will be Hooligan and a to be decided Belgian style pale ale.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sat, 16 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Neshaminy Creek Churchville Lager replaced Victory Prima Pils. A red lager.

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA replaced Breckenridge Lucky U IPA. Brewed with 5 varieties of West coast hops: cascade, simcoe, centennial, chinook and amarillo.

Lancaster Kolsch replaced Dock Street Kolsch. A German style Kolsch.

DuClaw Umeboshi replaced Roy Pitz Sour Hound. A Gose that uses Japanese Umeboshi plums and Japanese Shiso for a Far East flair.

Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter replaced Breckenridge Thunder Stout on our hand pump. An American porter that uses Chocolate Wheat and cacao nibs to create a delicious chocolate finish with a velvety mouth feel.

Sunday Night Special Beer & Cheese Pairing: Week 15 Birchrun Blue and Yards Love Stout

The Grey Lodge Pub
Sunday Night Special
Beer and Cheese Pairing

169 cheeses! 169 beers! 169 weeks! It's a beer and cheese odyssey!

Scoats's wonderful wife gave him a copy of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington for Christmas. The author lists 169 artisan cheeses and Scoats wants to try them all. He suspects that he is not the only one. To keep things interesting we will pop around the book, serving a different cheese every Sunday until we taste them all.


Week Fifteen: 17 May 2015

Birchrun Blue, page 228. Birchrun Blue comes out of a small farm in Chester Springs, PA, Birchrun Hills Farm, that only produces two kinds of cheese, this one and a gruyere-style. This is a raw milk beauty with a gorgeous, reptilian rind and a faint speckling of blue color.

Yards Love Stout. Rich, slightly sweet stout. Luscious notes of coffee and chocolate accent the smooth, creamy mouth feel. Yards used to use oyster shells in this beer. Now they get the same result using vegetarian ingredients. ABV 5.5%

Beer and Cheese $12





Friday, May 15, 2015

Fri, 15 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Great Lakes Alberta Clipper replaced Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter. A Porter made with Belgian Chocolate and Raspberries.

Boaks Double BW replaced Sam Adams Summer Ale. A Belgian Wheat Beer with an Asian flair.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wed. 13 May 2015

Draft Beer Update

On our lager line, Victory Prima Pils replaced Sprecher Special Amber. Prima is the beer that made lagers cool, pilsners especially, way way back. I remember drinking a sample bottle of it 19 years ago. I was given several Victory samples, including Hop Devil, and I had really low expectations from a yellow lager. I was blown away with how awesome it was. Southeast Pennsylvania is Pilsner Heaven and this beer is a major reason why. It was great then; it's great now.

If you love pilsners as much as I do, don't miss our 7th Annual Get Yer Fill of Pils, on 04 June 2014, which is the Thursday of Philly Beer Week.

Even if you don't love pilsners as much as I do, come out and see if you are missing anything or if I am just crazy.

Food Specials




Salmon Croquettes Appetizer with sherry cream, mixed greens, and bacon. -$10

Spring Mix Salad with mahi mahi, bell pepper, cucumber, tomato, onion, pistachio, and
fire roasted poblano mojo vinaigrette. -$14

3 Cheese Plate- Your choice of Midnight Moon, Challerhocker, Berkswell, Ossau Itary,
or Miticana. -$13

Eggplant Boulangere with Andouille Sausage-
Smoked cracker crusted fried eggplant, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella cheese, and marinara. -$16

Chicken Picatta over Gemelli -$14

Gemelli Pasta Prima Vera -$11

Chocolate Chip-Walnut Blondie Bundt
with Vanilla Ice Cream and Peanut Brittle Caramel. -$6

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tue, 12 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Breckenridge Lucky U IPA replaced Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA. A "high"ly liked IPA from Colorado.

Taco Tuesday

It's a beautiful day for Tacos!  Come in to the Grey Lodge for Taco Tuesday when we do 3 unique tacos every week for a great price.

Jerk Chicken Taco with mango salsa

Pepper Steak Taco with Asian glaze

Cilantro Pork Taco with pico de gallo and arugula

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mon, 11 May 2015

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.

Home Brew Club As usual on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, the Lucky 13 Homebrew Club meets meets on our 2nd floor at 7:30pm. 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 Shannon McD, who will have a General Quizzo. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.

Mayfair May Fair Beer Garden: On Saturday, we will set up a beer tent at Cottman and Frankford for the 8th Annual Mayfair May Fair. We should be conveniently located near the stage. The Mayfair May Fair is a day of fun for the whole family with music, games, give-aways, rides, and more. noon to 4pm.

Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, Big Dan has a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. This weekend's special will be Southwest Frittata with corn, black beans, peppers, chorizo, queso fresco, and chipotle sauce.

Sunday Night Special: Beer and Cheese Pairing. It's week two of our week 169 week Beer and Cheese Odyssey. For 169 weeks, we will feature one of the 169 cheeses profiled in Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington. This week's pairing will be Birchrun Blue, a local blue cheese, and Yards Love Stout, which of course is also local.


Draft Beer Update 

Duck Rabbit Hoppy Bunny ABA replaced Sly Fox SRT Ale. Duck Rabbit specializes in dark beers, so their IPA is going to be dark. I am usually disappointed in black IPAs, but this was a happy surprise. I like very much.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Sat, 09 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA replaced Troegs Perpetual IPA. A nice IPA that uses a combination of Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Columbus hops.

Dock Street Kolsch replaced Founders Rubaeus. This is the first of possibly many for Scoats's "Summer of Kolsch".

Sam Adams Summer Ale replaced Heavy Seas Smooth Sail. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa.

9pm Update:

Free Will Whit replaced Dogfish Head Black and Blue. A Belgian White ale brewed with wild yeast and white cranberries.

10 May 2015: Sunday Night Special Beer and Cheese Pairing: Week 15 of 169. Midnight Moon and Dogfish Head Midas Touch

The Grey Lodge Pub
Sunday Night Special
Beer and Cheese Pairing

169 cheeses! 169 beers! 169 weeks! It's a beer and cheese odyssey!

Scoats's wonderful wife gave him a copy of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington for Christmas. The author lists 169 artisan cheeses and Scoats wants to try them all. He suspects that he is not the only one. To keep things interesting we will pop around the book, serving a different cheese every Sunday until we taste them all.


Week Fourteen: 10 May 2015

Midnight Moon, page 216. This goat cheese is aged six months or more. An ivory-colored cheese that is dense and smooth with a slight crunch of protein crystals that form naturally with aging.. 

Dogfish Head Midas Touch. Tenaya especially recommends Midas Touch with this one. Midas Touch Golden Elixir is based on the residue found on the drinking vessels in King Midas’ tomb. It highlights the known ingredients of barley, white Muscat grapes, honey and saffron. Somehwere between a beer, wine and mead, ABV 9%

Beer and Cheese $15

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Thu, 07 May 2015

Philly Beer Week is Coming Up!
I was trapped behind my desk all getting ready for Philly Beer Week, which starts on Friday, 29 May. We have a lot of fun things planned; please check them out.

Draft Beer Update
Ramstein Winter Wheat replaced Yards Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce. Summer is finally here, but we were able to get a wayard keg of this really tasty, high octane weissenbock, so we went for it. This beast clocks in at 9.5% so go slow.

On our IPA line, Troegs Perpetual IPA replaced Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin. Perpetual is a great IPA. Nuff said.

On our big beer/small pour line, Dogfish Head Black and Blue (sixtel) replaced Heavy Seas Phantom Ship (sixtel). Black and Blue is a 10% ABV beer made with blackberries and blueberries, hence the name.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Tue, 05 May 2015

Draft Beer Update:

Heavy Seas Smooth Sail replaced Coranado Orange Avenue Wit. A new one from Heavy Seas, it is a refreshingly delicious American wheat ale brewed with lemon and orange peel.

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin replaced Cape May IPA. An exceptional IPA made better with the tart freshness of grapefruit added.

Taco Tuesday

It's officially hot outside... Which means you should head to the Grey Lodge for some craft beer and tacos!  Each and every Tuesday we offer three unique tacos for your enjoyment.

Roast Pork Taco Italiano with sun-dried tomato and smoked gouda

Steak Hoagie Taco with lettuce, tomato, onion, and hoagie spread

Meat Loaf and Mashed Potato Taco with mushroom-onion gravy