Now we begin our 20th year as The Grey Lodge Pub. We don't have the luxury of resting on our laurels, which is just as well since that's boring. We will keep doing what works, and trying to keep doing that better, while also trying to learn some new tricks too.
The craft beer world has really matured and is at a bit of a crossroads. How does a bar be (or stay) a great beer bar in today's world where craft beer is everywhere and there are multiple beer events on a daily basis? Is more really more? We will attempt to figure that out in our 3rd decade. We look forward to figuring it out together. As always, feedback is welcome. If you have any thoughts, please let me know, either in person or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org),
And mark your calendar for Saturday, 13 August 2016. Our 20th Anniversary will be epic! And we have almost a whole year to figure out what epic will involve.
This Week at the Grey Lodge
Quizzo: Wednesday we have Quizzo at 8pm. This week's Quizmaster is Jack. As usual Quizzo will be on our 2nd floor.
This Thursday is a third Thursday, which means it's time for a Mayfair Night Market. As usual, we have a pop-up Beer Garden for the event. Please join us at Cottman & Frankford for a great night in the neighborhood. 5 to 9pm.
Saturday and Sunday
Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am to 2pm. In addition to our regular brunch menu, we have a brunch special every weekend. Our regular menu is available too. This week's brunch special will be Spinach, Mushroom and Swiss Quiche.
Draft Beer Update
Conshohocken In Amber Clad replaced Troegs 2014 Mad Elf. "Belgian-style Amber that packs a hearty dose of tropical mango and papaya fruit-like flavors, with hallmark spice characteristics from classic Belgian yeast. Refreshing all around, with a sweet start and dry finish". Mmm that sounds good, which is why we bought a keg. Can't wait to try it.
On our IPA line, Free Will Kragel IPA replaced Yards Cape of Good Hope IPA. Kragle is a great IPA.
On our beer engine, cask-conditioned Victory Hop Devil replaced Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter. Hop Devil, a beer that seemed crazy hoppy 19 years ago, is now a "normal" beer. How times have changed, but this beer hasn't. If you haven't had one in a while, now's the time to remember what you're missing. And if you have had one recently, here's your chance to have some more.