Happy Star Wars Day! To celebrate I just ordered my tickets for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” so all is right with the world. But…
I’ve been lax on posting recently due to my immersion in a writing project – a project that I must say has been extremely invigorating for me. It’s the most fun I’ve had on a project since one last year for Philly Beer Scene Magazine! When the link goes hot on my newest project, I will certainly post it here.
I’m also a slacker because I recently visited Tucson, AZ, and more locally, Blueprint Brewing in Kulpsville and Pocono Brewery Company, but I haven’t posted about them here yet…coming soon! In the meantime, check me out on Instagram, Facebook and Untappd to see glimpses into those visits!
Now – for the news that’s important to me:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant opened their 13th location in Greenville, South Carolina on May 1, 2018. According to a press release, “The brewery and restaurant spans 7,500 sq. ft. and has a seating capacity of 250, which includes an on-site brewery, cocktail area, and an outdoor patio. The brewery, which is fully operational on-site, will produce between 800 to 900 barrels of their award-wining craft beer annually.” I’ve been to Greenville before, and this gives me a great reason to visit again!
I tried Ommegang’s Double Barrel Double last week – I think the best word for it is “luxurious” – Rich flavors of brown sugar and coffee mixed with the distinctive Ommegang house yeast. If you are an Ommegang fan, you’ll really like this. Great for sipping on a cool spring evening for sure!
Magic Hat released their “Tripel Chair,” a new golden Belgian-style tripel. It is only available in Vermont and was named after Sugarbush Ski Resort’s triple chairlift. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a 32 oz growler of it – at 9.1% ABV, it packs a nice warmth and has the distinctive Belgian yeast esters. If you like high gravity Belgian styles this might be worth a trip to Vermont to try!
A new brewery named “Workhorse Brewing” is setting up shop in the Bridgeport / King of Prussia area. https://www.workhorsebrewing.com I noticed them on Instagram the other day – looks like it is going to be a pretty massive production brewery. According to the website, the Brewmaster is Nate Olewine, formerly of Victory Brewing Company and most recently of Devil’s Backbone Brewing in Virginia. The plan is to open in “Spring 2018.” Stay tuned!
BrewDog USA products are now available in Southeast Philadelphia. The Columbus, OH-based branch of the brewery was opened in 2017 and is the brainchild of the pair from the well-known BrewDogs television show that aired from 2013 – 2015.
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