Today is the gang’s second day at Philly Beer Week for 2017. We are pleasantly surprised that our AirBnB comfortably fits all 8 of us. Plus, it is in Rittenhouse, just 2 blocks from the beautiful Rittenhouse Square Park and near lots of our favorite spots. Continue reading Philly Beer Day 2
Our final destination on the Amtrak was Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. We had arrived for our 6th annual visit to Philly Beer Week. Our plan – walk to the Tria Taphouse for lunch, then stop at our Air B&B in Rittenhouse, then a beer dinner at Devil’s Alley. Just outside the train station, we had to try out the swings.
A ten-minute walk brought us to the Tria Taproom. They did not open ’til noon, so a few of us walked around the corner to Home Sweet Home, George Hummel’s famous homebrew store. We thought we’d swing by and say hi and get some suggestions for the weekend.
Vault Brewing’s brewer, Jason Macias, stopped by our table and told us all about their brew pub located in Yardley, PA. They plan to expand from a 10-barrel system to 20-barrels. I split a cheese platter and a strawberry rhubarb crisp – yum! The Vault Breakfast Stout was delicious with maple and coffee.
After a few hours at Tria, the 8 of us headed to our Air B&B on Spruce. We got quite a few questions about our white T-shirts. Throughout the day, we were noticed. One person asked if he could join out cult. We were, though, just recreating the Gang Beats Boggs episode from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
After a rest at our home away from home, we wondered over towards Devil’s Alley. It was too early for dinner, so we stopped by Monk’s Cafe for mussels and beer. Most of us order the hard to find Pliny the Elder. It was delicious. Also, Tired Hands’ Eviscerated Pathway of Beauty was a real hit. It is an unfiltered ale with milky lactose, citrus flavors, and hops. I decided to look for Tired Hands’ Milkshake beers this weekend.
Our waitress, Felicia, got a real kick out of marking our T-shirts as we ordered beers.
We ambled over to Devil’s Alley for their beer pairing dinner. This is our 6th time enjoying this Philly Beer Week dinner tradition. Our waiter asked to take a picture of our gang for Twitter but I haven’t seen the post, yet.
We wrapped up the night at Good Dog Bar. We climbed the stairs to the third floor and watched people playing pool.
Day 1, Amtrak
All eight of us, clad in white T-shirts, collect at my house for a trip to Philly Beer Week. This will be our 6th time (for some of us) to attend this cherished annual event.