Friday, December 28, 2012

4 Year Anniversary - POSTPONED UNTIL 1/3/13

On Saturday, December 29 we will be celebrating our 4th anniversary of being open. Thank You very much to everybody that has made and continues to make it happen here.

*** Due to the snow continuing to fall and the fact that we want everybody to be safe; We will be tapping a firkin of New Hollands Dragon's Milk at 5pm on Thursday, Jan 3 2013.

Other beers on tap will be ...

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Our Holiday Hours

If you are looking for last minute gifts for the discerning beer and food lover in your life:

New Year's Eve, we will be open until 4 PM, and we will be closed all day on January 1st.
We will reopen for business on Wednesday, Jan 2 at 11:30 AM

HOPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

THEO-DOOMA!


The title says it all. With Dogfish Heads Theobroma leading the way, we will be tapping a few beers in hopes of making it to December 22 (with a good hangover of course, if we make it).

Some of the beers on tap that day will be:

Dogfish Head Theobroma
Lost Abbey Judgement Day
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
Troegs Impending Descent Russian Imperial Stout

Get em while they/we last

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

$1 off beers to anyone who comes in today and/or tonight in costume.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Few Menu Changes For Fall

We just got done updating a few things for the fall menu. Take a look on our website www.craftalehouse.com or better yet, stop in and try them yourself.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meet the brewers

Don't feel like driving on the Schuylkill, can't blame you for it. Instead the brewers Doug and Evan from Manayunk Brewing are driving west to come see us on Thursday night, August 23. They will be bringing a few of their brews to us, including a firkin of Evans first batch of Lenape Indian Brown ale, dry hopped with Chinook and Centennial hops.

They will be bringing some things to give away as well.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

X-mas in July

It's that time of year again, so on Wednesday, July 25th we will be celebrating by putting on some St. Bernardus X-mas and we will also be getting a visit by the always tasty Mad Elf.
Stop by, and drink in those christmas spirits.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Belgian Independence Day / Week

From July 13 - 21, we will celebrate Belgian Independence Day which took place on July 21, 1831.
This celebration commemorates the Belgian saying 'Enough' to the Dutch.
Enough wooden shoes!  
Enough tulips!  
They celebrated their independence by doing what they do better than almost anyone - they had a beer festival.  So, stop by and have a drink to their independence. Our celebration will last all week. yummy!

Also during that week ...

We will celebrate St. Arnoldus Day on Wednesday, July 18th.  Why you ask. Because St. Arnoldus is the patron saint of Belgian beer who urged the masses to drink beer instead of water during a plague epidemic. Because beer was sterilized in production and the local water was not, the people were saved. A true miracle!

Friday, June 29, 2012

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

We will be closed July 2 - 4th (Mon, Tue & Wed), and will reopen on Thursday, July 5th.
So, if you need any good beer for your Fourth of July parties, stop in by before this Saturday night to stock up.

Have a great holiday, and be safe.

Friday, June 15, 2012

BEER GARDEN AT POTTSTOWN RUMBLE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

Come hang out with us, as members of our staff, The Pottstown Mercury and Sly Fox pour Sly Fox beers in Pottstown Memorial Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24. (12-8pm on Sat. and 12-7pm on Sun.)


For the first time in it's 21 year history, The Pottstown Rumble Volleyball Tournament (the largest grass doubles volleyball tournament in the United States) will be hosting a Beer Garden. We will be helping to pour seven Sly Fox beers right next to center court.

See below for more info and directions
http://pottstownrumble.com/article.php?ID=5

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Beer Week

We highly encourage everybody to get out too as many quality events as you can.
As for us, we will be serving good beer all week, as per usual.

Friday, April 27, 2012

* * * BARREL AGED BEER & FOOD PAIRING BENEFIT DINNER - * * *


Sunday, April 29th

A SELECTION OF UNIQUE BARREL-AGED BEERS PAIRED WITH A FIVE-COURSE MEAL

Appetizer

Cioppino

San Francisco-style seafood stew with assorted shellfish, white fish and Andouille sausage in a spicy herbed tomato broth; served with garlic bread

Paired with. . . Goose Island Sofie, Wine barrel-aged Saison


Salad

Rabbit Rillete

Buttery confit rabbit saddle shredded and tossed with pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, black currants and spring onion alongside a salad of red watercress, baby carrots and heirloom tomatoes tossed in roasted garlic vinaigrette

Paired with. . . Allagash Curieux, Jim Beam barrel-aged Belgian Tripel


Pasta

Spring Papperdelle

House-made Papperdelle pasta tossed with fresh fava beans, morels, baby corn, tarragon and olio verde

Paired with. . . North Coast Grand Cru, Oak barrel-aged American Strong Ale


Meat

Grilled Lamb Chops

All natural Reister Farms lamb chops marinated and grilled medium rare, served with roasted spring medley of peanut potatoes, candy beets, baby turnips, and nettles; soy molasses glaze

Paired with . . . Lost Abbey The Angel’s Share (vintage 2009), Bourbon barrel-aged Strong Ale


Dessert

Baklava

Pecans, Marcona almonds, walnuts and allspice baked between layers of flakey phyllo; topped with saffron-infused honey and served with passion fruit syrup

Paired with . . Russian River Consecration, Sour dark ale aged in Cabernet barrels with currants



FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR BERKS HUMANE SOCIETY

*** RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, $75 PER PERSON ***

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dogfish Head Tap Takeover ... Plus, at Craft Ale House

     SUBURBAN BEER WEEK ~ 19468

* * *  DOGFISH HEAD TAP TAKEOVER  . . . KICK OFF EVENT * * *
Monday, April 23
15 Dogfish Head beers on tap, a firkin of 75 minute IPA
and extra tap boxes to pour a verticle tasting of World Wide Stout from 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 . . . That's 21 Dogfish Head Beers!!!
All Beers on tap at 5pm, except 75min Firkin will be tapped at 6pm.

 THEN . . .
* * * FOOD & BEER PAIRING THROWDOWN IPA/CAJUN * * *
Wednesday, April 25th
with Railroad Street, French Quarter Bistro & Lucky Lab Tavern
Featuring *** IPA BEER & CAJUN FOOD Pairing ***
VISIT ALL FOUR RESTAURANTS, TRY EACH PAIRING AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE
(5oz BEER AND TAPAS-STYLE SMALL PLATE OFFERING AT EACH LOCATION)

and THEN...
 * * * BARREL AGED BEER & FOOD PAIRING BENEFIT DINNER -  * * *
Sunday, April 29th
A SELECTION OF UNIQUE BARREL-AGED BEERS PAIRED WITH A FIVE-COURSE MEAL

Appetizer
Cioppino  
San Francisco-style seafood stew with assorted shellfish, white fish and Andouille sausage in a spicy herbed tomato broth; served with garlic bread                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         Paired with. . . Goose Island Sofie, Wine barrel-aged Saison
Salad
Rabbit Rillete 
Buttery confit rabbit saddle shredded and tossed with pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, black currants and spring onion alongside a salad of red watercress, baby carrots and heirloom tomatoes tossed in roasted garlic vinaigrette
                                                                                                          Paired with. . .   Allagash Curieux, Jim Beam barrel-aged Belgian Tripel
Pasta
Spring Papperdelle
House-made Papperdelle pasta tossed with fresh fava beans, morels, baby corn, tarragon and olio verde
                                                                                                        Paired with. . .  North Coast Grand Cru, Oak barrel-aged American Strong Ale
Meat
Grilled Lamb Chops
All natural Reister Farms lamb chops marinated and grilled medium rare, served with roasted spring medley of peanut potatoes, candy beets, baby turnips, and nettles; soy molasses glaze
                                                                                                       Paired with . . .  Lost Abbey The Angel’s Share (vintage 2009), Bourbon barrel-aged Strong Ale
Dessert
Baklava
Pecans, Marcona almonds, walnuts and allspice baked between layers of flakey phyllo; topped with saffron-infused honey and served with passion fruit syrup  
                                                                                                      Paired with . .  Russian River Consecration, Sour dark ale aged in Cabernet barrels with currants

FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR BERKS HUMANE SOCIETY
            RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, $75 PER PERSON


VISIT WEBSITES AND BLOGSPOTS FOR FRENCH QUARTER BISTRO, LUCKY LAB TAVERN AND RAILROAD STREET BAR & GRILL FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Meet the brewer of Free Will Brewing Co.

This Thursday, April 5th we will be hosting Free Will Brewing Co. One of the areas newest brewerys.  On hand will be a specially hopped up Firkin of their Citra Pale Ale. We will also be pouring the Citra Pale on our tap system so everybody can compare the difference. Other offerings from Free Will Brewing will be, 7 Course Red Ale and Destiny's Wit.
We will tap the firkin at 6pm. Please come out and support a new local brewery (great food, great beer and great people guaranteed).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Suburban Beer Week

Coming Monday, April 23 - 29
Stay tuned for more details.

Friday, March 16, 2012

First Day of Spring!

We are pretty sure that Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus loved spring time, who doesn’t, except maybe people with bad allergies. Anyway, we think it would be a great idea to celebrate spring and the achievements of Gaius with a toast of beer on the first day of spring this coming Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm. If weather permits (and it’s looking like a good forecast) we could be sipping them on our patio. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patricks Day

Live Irish Music from 12 - 4pm

Then 8:45 – 11:45pm
with
J.D. Malone

*** No Good Beer will be harmed in the making of green beer. ***

$ 1.00 off all beers for those who come in wearing their kilts.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

V-day Beer & Chocolate pairing

Come join us on Valentines day, starting at 5pm for our 3rd annual house-made chocolates and craft beer pairing.


It's yummy. It's romantic, and there is beer involved.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Working Hard

After three years of the old blog,  it was time to update things around here. It can be a slow process at times, but it is just about done. A little fine tuning here and a little fine tuning there and just like Goldilocks, everything will be just right. So, let us know what you think.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

IT'S STONE HOG DAY!

Stone Vertical(s) Tasting

On Thursday, February 2 at 6pm we will be tapping most recent Vertical Epic 11-11-11, as well as the most recent collaboration beer by The Alchemist/Ninkasi/Stone called "More Brown Than Black IPA"
 
We will also be pouring vertcal flights of:
Stone Russian Imperial Stout '06, '07, '08 and '09
Stone Old Guardian Barleywine '06, '07, '08 and '09
Stone Double Bastard '06, '07, '08 and '11

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

More Music Suggestions

We are looking to add some more songs onto our current playlist, so if anyone has a song or songs that they think would fit in well with our current music selections, then please list them by Artist and Name of Song in either the comments selection below or by e-mailing it to me at gary@craftalehouse.com

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Very Funky Farewell

Join us on Thursday January 19th for a farewell event for one of the nicest guys in the beer biz.,  Dr. Joel Armato from New Holland Brewery.  We'll have many New Holland beers on draft, and Dr. Joel will be spinning some old school vinyl!  Beers will go on around 6:00 and music begins around 8:30