Strangelove's is opening next week. [Photo: Eater Philly]
Here's a look at the beautiful exterior of Strangelove's, which is having their grand opening next Tuesday, April 23. And, if you need any extra incentive to check out the place, their opening draft list is full of more rarities than we've ever seen.
The legendary Melrose Diner [Photo: Visit Philly]
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Sly Fox's new can is getting lots of attention. [Photo: Today.com]
Local beermaker Sly Fox Brewing continued their role as craft can trailblazers in the beer universe with the announcement of a new wide-mouth version a couple weeks ago. Now, we've got a closer look at the final product that is already available at distributors, in bars, and at Citizens Bank Park.
Most of the flagship brews (Pikeland Pils, Phoenix Pale Ale, 113 IPA, Royal Weisse) are available in the new wide-mouth can form, as well as a few of the seasonals (Odyssey Imperial IPA, Oktoberfest). The new can has gotten alot of national attention, including a big story on The Huffington Post and The Today Show website.
Local 44 [Photo: UniversityCity.org]
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There will be lots of people drinking beer. [Photo: The Full Pint]
First up is Philly Bierfest 2013, February 23 at the German Society at 611 Spring Garden St. Visit with 15+ local leading brewers of lagers, bocks and weizens, and sample imports from Germany. The Philly Roller Girls will be hosting an arm-wrestling challenge, with traditional German snacks provided by beerhall Brauhaus Schmitz. For the beer nerds: drinks pro Marnie Old will be leading a German beer panel at noon -- hear from the likes of Bill Covaleski (Victory) and Lew Bryson (celebrated author). A brewing demo from Barry's Homebrew and live bluegrass and jazz round out the entertainment.
Next up is Philly Craft Beer Fest at the Navy Yard, March 2. Food trucks will be rolling up (Lil' Dan's, Say Cheese, Chewy's, more) and dozens of breweries will be pouring five-ounce samples for five hours. Word to the wise: the fest is outdoors on the former Naval Runway. In March. Yeah.
Tickets to both events are available online, and you're encouraged to buy in advance. Drink responsibly and enthusiastically.
Philly's favorite local seasonal beer, Nugget Nectar, is getting ready for it's 2013 debut. Troeg's Brewing Company announced that the first run of Nugget bottles and cases have just come off the line, and are being shipped from their Central Pennsylvania distribution site to our region as of this morning.
Some distributors will be getting their cases a day or two before next week, but expect a wide release by Monday, January 21, to satiate all of your Nugget Nectar needs. The brewers have also said that they're making larger batches (as well as a higher number of batches) in 2013 so they won't end up with shortages this time around.
For you boozers who are looking to pull up a stool and go to town on pints of Nugget Nectar at your local watering hole, don't expect to see it appearing on draft lists before mid-February.