Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
WELCOME TO THIS PARTY FOR YOU TUESDAY DECEMBER 29th
GOING ON TAP DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY:
SLY FOX-- KELLER PILS AND FREE SAMPLES OF BOTTLE NUMBER 12 OF RENARD D OR
DOGFISH HEAD-- WORLD WIDE STOUT
BRUERY--TWO TURTLE DOVES
LANCASTER BREWING--FIRKIN OF BOSS HOG AT 6 PM
SPRING HOUSE--BEYOND THE GATES DIPA
PRISM--BIT O HONEY IPA
RUSSIAN RIVER PLINY THE ELDER
MAYBE A GUEST APPEARANCE BY OSCAR BLUES--TEN FIDY 08 AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE.
The fun starts as early as Monday night, because as kegs kick, well, these little gems above you will start going on for your enjoyment. Then the craziness starts up again Tuesday morning and last all day and night. Happy First Anniversary to the CAH and all it's great customers.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
and all through the Craft Ale House,
all the customers were drinking,
but not to get soused.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hoped that there wouldn't soon be a fire scare.
And Dan was in the cooler all bundled in coats,
he was checking out the beer freshness, by pouring it down his throat.
Gary and Mellisa were dressed to the nines,
and hoping that St. Nick would be right on time.
When out in the lot we heard such a clatter,
we sprang from our bar seats to see what was the matter.
When what to my wandering eyes should appear,
but an SUV filled with Troegs gear.
With a young driver so lively and quick,
we knew in a moment it must be Saint Nick.
More rapid then the Eagles the beer courses they came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name.
"on 19, on 21 on 25 and 24, get into the cooler and lets start to pour!"
The scratch beers did as they were told,
as well as Hopback, Dreamweaver and the Mad Elfs of old.
With a wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
we knew right away our livers had plenty to dread.
He spoke hardly a word, but went straight to his work
and filled all the glasses with his fine firkin work.
He sprang to his bar seat and gave the help a whistle,
and they all came running like he was under some mistle.
But I heard him exclaim as we drank out of sight,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Troegs Yuletide (One On)
2009 Mad Elf
2008 Mad Elf
Hopback Amber Ale
Scratch 19--Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Scratch 21--Naked Elf
Scratch 24--Van De Horn
Scratch 25--Magical Mustache Rye on Cask!
And some all important pint glass giveaways while supplies last.
It looks like a right smart way to get into Christmas spirit. Because, (Here comes the bad news) The Olde Craft Ale House shall be closed Christmas Eve day and of course Christmas day. The Fry's are fried and need to go home and plug themselves into to a wall socket and recharge their batteries. So make sure you got those gift certificates and those big bottles of joy for all your loved ones before then. And if you are still good till the 29th, maybe the cooler monster will put something on special for you on the CAH one year Anniversary.
Friday, December 4, 2009
A little over a year ago, this is what Ye Olde Craft Ale House looked liked. But those crazy Fry's had a vision. No, not the one where they get no sleep and see how deep into debt they can get. The one where they see all you nice fine folks sitting here and enjoying yourself over a great meal and a couple of brews. Why look at the bar, you can almost see Joel there with his laptop and Scott coming in with John and the rest of the crazy crew.
Who is that shady figure in the cooler I wonder?
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
somewhere. But I also get to try the bottles before I put them out, some may call it quality control, I just call it thirsty.
Anywho, a few weeks ago we had a little Ommegang beer and cheese event here. Our wonderful head chef took a ride to the cheese mecca called DiBrunos, and this is a little sample of what you got. It also sold out.
5 lovely beers were pouring and later on the much ballyhooed Adoration came flying out of the cooler in record pace. As in 11 bottles were drunk at the bar and tables during the course of the night.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
We will be tapping both Russian River Pliney the Elder and Ballast Point Sculpin around 6pm.
Stick around and watch some Fooseball!
Denver vs. San Diego so we might have some bottle specials from those areas.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Hope to see you there.
Hop Garden is 9% ABV with ~80 IBU’s, Based on head brewer Ben Potts’s “Best of Show” award winning homebrew recipe, this double IPA brings a ton of hop flavor and aroma without being overly bitter and harsh. The complexity of this beer lies in the “Garden,” which contains 14 different hop varieties. Dry-hopped in the bright tank with a special blend of hops
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The proud owner tapping it without spilling a drop.
The thirsty crowd devoured the firkin in under 53 minutes. Which is a nice record to shoot for down the road. Those non hop heads opted for the Christmas styling of the Naked Elf, which was also tasting mighty fine. All in all a great night! Thanks to all who made it possible!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
So what are you waiting for? It doesn't get much better than this. See you here!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
A Tröegstacular Night @ Craft Ale House
Taps @ 6:00 sharp
a rare special brew of Nugget Nectar on the Firkin ( a small batch we brewed for the GABF this year)
also on tap:
Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale
and a Mystery Keg of something special
Pint Glass giveaways while supplies last
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Stone 13th- found a case and it is going fast.
Dogfish 120- found half a case.
Troubador Obsura Stout- One of my fav-o-rite belgian stouts.
Buffalo Bills -Blueberry Oatmeal Stout
Cape Ann- Pumpkin Stout
Left Coast-Hop Juice
La Trappe -Isid'or
There is always more stuff hiding in the cooler of fun, so I shall do my best to fit it all in in some type of chaotic order. I just need more time. See ya!
The cooler monster
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Come check them out.
There is also a chance that some blind pig might find his way into our tap system.
P.S. Speaking of Pigs, a pin of Lancaster Hop Hog will be tapped on Wednesday (7/22) night.
We might end up with a East Coast vs West Coast Swine Beer Battle???
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We will also tap their traditional Breakfast Stout so everyone can compare the two.
Hope to see you here.
Just to give you a heads up; our first firkin will be tapped the following Wednesday, July 22.
Featuring our local Lancaster Hop Hog.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
In other important news, your cooler full of beer is getting ready to go through another makeover. It's getting crowded in there so, after bugging Mr. Fry for several months (in a nice way) help is on the way, as in a couple of new shelves and some very important shelf liners to hold all those lovely bottles. Last and certainly not least is the patio tables will be getting a makeover too, well, as soon as we can get that ark moved off the patio.
Oh yeah more news about that 6 month thing coming in a couple of days. Stay dry on the outside!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
So get your take out bottles now before it is too late! There is nothing worse than driving up to our place and seeing the closed for the holiday sign and knowing you were here and didn't buy any backup bottles.
Have a great holiday!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Oh yeah, we also have a very nice Russian Imperial Stout from a little brewery just outside of San Diego called Stone. Come. Induldge!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Stick around all day, or come in later to hear a live Irish Music Sessiun from 7-10pm.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Come support some of the breweries that are trying to make a difference, either by solar power, wind power, moo poo power or whichever way they can. We will have a few on tap and of course bottles of their offerings. If you don't know which ones they are, feel free to inquire.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
And now some important info. No growlers, no tasting glasses. Just 10oz pours. Please don't be greedy and order two for yourself, share the Pliny love with everybody, you'll be happy you did. And last but not least, your info on Pliny The Younger.
10.61%ABV, 1.094 O.G., GOBS of IBUs
Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder's nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times.
Seasonal release (February)
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Meanwhile, a few new beers, along with some old faves, have made their spring appearance right here at the CAH. Troegs Flying Mouflan just showed up in 22 oz bottles, along with a little old 12 oz beer from Founders called KBS. Yes boys and girls, KBS is in the house and no, it is not available for takeout. Just like our friend Hopslam, we only get a small amount, so come on in, the water may be cold, but the beer and food is just right. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Okay, relax hop heads, we didn't drink it....yet. No, the whole point of that crazy intro was all about our lovely bottle selection that I just got done rearranging. You will now see all those lovely big bottles behind the bar. In the 12 oz category, you will notice all the local beers together and our fine friends from Canada and Belgium all cold and cozy right next to them. After that comes the rest of our ever growing lineup in alphabetical order or something pretty close to it. And don't forget about that wonderful 20% takeout policy. Because we know when you're not here, you still like to drink beer.
Now in our poll, we had a huge response to our beer question. By a two to one vote, IPA'S beat out Belgian beers. This wasn't exactly shocking news, but as a highly experienced beer drinker (old), I know the correct answer is, all beers baby. I guess we got some more training to do.
So in summation, bottles in order, more on the way, another poll in a day or so, Spring starts on Friday, Younger to be tapped when? Till the next time.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
During this week and next we shall be featuring these four Belgian styles of beer along with a few others, all done locally for your drinking and dining pleasure.
Still not sure what these styles means? Take a look at this site and see if it can help you get a better understanding.
In other important news, more big bottles have arrived, including Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly, regular Unearthly and Java Stout, Victory Wild Devil, New Holland Night Tripper, Ballast Point Wheat and Russian River Consecration to name just a few. In smaller bottles, St. Bernardus 12 and Rochefort 10, Flying Dog Triple and a bunch more. More fun bottle and tap stuff a coming and maybe I'll write about a few details about the famed IPA days that didn't quite happen they way we planned and also some crazy talk about our recent poll. Till the next time......DB checking out.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
If you have a brew to share, bring it along! Casual meet & greet, no real agenda. We'll chat, and discuss some plans, experiences, ideas and upcoming events.
The next Home Brew Club meeting will be April 7th at 7pm.
As of right now, all future home brew club meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Now let us move on to another fun topic, beer. Or more specifically, bottles. As I am sure you know by now, there is a lovely 20% discount when you buy a mixed six pack or a four pack of big bottles. But there seems to be a little bit of confusion about the fine display of bottles behind the bar. Yes kids, they are for sale too. Just ask your friendly barkeeper or a member of the staff, or even Gary, they will be always happy to help out a thirsty soul. But you're still a little bit confused. I swear I just saw these bottles over here the other day, where did they all go? Well, we are in the process of s l o w l y getting a final bottle list and a permanent home for all our liquid friends. Right now stuff may get moved to accommodate newer bottles. The three six packs rows will also start to disappear and be replaced by a bigger and badder bottle selection. So just ask, you'll be happy that you did.
And one final note, stayed tuned to this channel for fun stuff coming up during Royersford/Limerick Beer Week!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
In order to celebrate our achievement, We decided to have a "mini Hop Fest".
Starting at 11am the Beers on tap will be:
Bells Hopslam, Founders Centennial IPA, Southern Tier Unearthly IPA, Stone Ruination, Yards IPA and if they last until then, Victory Hop Wallop and River Horse Hop-alot-amus.
Hope to see you then or whenever you can.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
First, we got free wi-fi.
Second, yes we are going to be filling growlers soon. Not just yet though.
Third, we are right next to the Outlets and 422.
Fourth, when spring returns, we are next to two golf ranges and garden centers.
And last but not least, if my 2 and 7/8 cents has any power, there just might be some fun here during Philly Beer Week. Just saying.
Did I say something about 20% off mixed 6 packs? Didn't think so.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
8 days down, and the judges have spoken. That's you, beer geeks, beer lovers, foodies and lovers of all things new. Lets go to the scorecards. Beer Advocate, Rate Beer, Mr. Brian Parker, Mr.Lew Bryson and of course Mr. Jack Curtin who wrote about it several times. So far so good. Cause that's the way (uh huh, uh huh) they like it. Go ahead now, get that song out of your head.