Thursday, March 13, 2008
If you're a fan of beer in even the smallest capacity, the past week has been a busy one here in Philadelphia. On this particular night we met at the Foodery in Northern Liberties to sample some brews from a line called "Heavy Seas" brewed by Clipper City Brewery out of Baltimore, Maryland. I tried a few of the sample from Heavy Seas, but none really caught my attention.
Since we were at the Foodery and waiting on some friends, I decided to buy a single bottle of something I'd never tried before, and this bottle of Wild Blue, a blueberry lager caught my eye. Purple and super sweet, I liked it, but every single one of my friends turned up their nose. I guess fruity beers are an acquired taste.
We made the trek down to McGillin's Old Ale House at 13th and Sansom and had a few samples of the Stoudt's beer they were offering. McGillin's is a popular hang out for many after work and on weekend nights, and this Tuesday night was no exception. Because it's Beer Week and Carol Stoudt from Stoudt's Brewery was in the house with her husband giving away samples, the place was even more crowded than normal. Pints of Stoudt's beer, such as their Scarlet Lady, were going for $3.75, a good deal for mid-week. My friend Shannon, who is perhaps the biggest Stoudt's fan I know, had a nice chat with Carol and her husband, and I even snapped a nice photo to remember it by.
How's everyone else enjoying Beer Week? What events are you looking forward to in the next few days?