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Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

At our Eclipse tasting, Jeff’s friend Matt informed me of a rare “Beers of the Cellar” event at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, on April 10, 2012. Considering I could only dream of what they sell at the bar, getting a taste of Tom’s cellar was too good to pass up–even at $95 a ticket. The dinner featured beers older than I am, sours of many vintages, and a six-course meal. I rolled into Monks a bit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barleywine, Bars, Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg, Cantillon, Cider, Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, Dopplebock, Gueuze, J.W. Lees & Co., Kriek, Monk's Cafe, Port Brewing Co., Quad, Victory Brewing Co.

Crispin Cider Company: The Saint

Crispin Cider Company: The Saint

Though in a new blog there are a lot of “firsts,” I feel like I’m getting a number of the cool ones: cooking with beer, the first poorly reviewed beer, and now the first cider. I know, I know, this isn’t the cider circle. This is a deviation from traditional beer circle posts in a few ways: not only is it the first cider, but also as of February 21st, Crispin Cider is owned by … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cider, Crispin Cider Co.