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Favorite Rare Beer

Beatification - Russian River   -       0%
Dark Lord - Three Floyds   -       38%
Zwanze - Cantillon   -       25%
Pliny the Younger - Russian River   -       25%
Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Cigar City   -       13%
Utopias - Sam Adams   -       0%

Total Votes: 8

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, February 2, 2015

    Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast & Lucky Cat Beer Prognostication    
    02/02/2015 07:00:00 02/02/2015 14:00:00 15 Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast & Lucky Cat Beer Prognostication The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave,Philadelphia,PA (215) 856-3591
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    Monday, February 2     7:00 AM - 2:00 PM     Price: Pay As You Go
      The Grey Lodge Pub 6235 Frankford Ave   Philadelphia    Mayfair
    Categories: Beer & FoodCompetition & GiveawaysSpecial Guest 
    Featured Breweries:    Dock Street BreweryFlying Fish Brewing Co.Free Will Brewing Co.Manayunk Brewing Co.Sly Fox Brewing CompanyTroegs Brewing CompanyYards Brewing Company 

    Groundhog is coming up quick! This is probably the stupitest event that we do at The Grey Lodge, and we set the bar on stupit pretty high (or should that be low?), so don't miss it.

    We Pennsylvanians believe very strongly in rodent based weather forecasting, so we assemble at The Grey Lodge every Groundhog Day at 7am to catch Punxsutawney Phil's prognostication. To chase away the winter blues, we wear our best/worst Hawaiian shirts and have a Beer Breakfast. Later in the morning we kick off more oddity as Groundhog Day turns into Lucky Cat Day. Lucky Cat Day features Wissinoming Winnie's Beer Prognostication and other fun stuff.

    If we are going to ask people to come out at 7am for a beer event, we better have some great beer on tap. And we do. Some of these beers we have been holding onto for YEARS just for Groundhog Day.

    FEATURED BEERS for 2015 Groundhog Day:
    Dock Street 2014 Summer in Berlin
    Flying Fish Bourbon Barrel Aged Abbey Dubbel
    Free Will Kriek
    Manayunk Siembra Saison
    Otter Creek 2012 Russian Stout
    Russian River 2013 Consecration
    Russian River 2012 Supplication
    Sly Fox Brewers Select IPA
    Straub Groundhog Brew
    Troegs Dreamweaver
    Trubbel de Yards
    and more

    Bacon. Egg, and Cheese Sandwich with mixed pepper relish and french fries
    Breakfast Wrap- Scrambled egg, bell pepper, pico de gallo, sausage, potato, and cheddar
    Breakfast Reuben- Pastrami, fried egg, beer kraut, and Russian dressing on toasted rye bread
    Fried Chicken and Country Gravy French Toast
    Granola Pancakes with lemon curd, blueberries, and honey-rum syrup


    Our doors will open at 7am, the earliest we are allowed to open by law.
    We open at 7am because Punxsutawney Phil does his prognostication at 7:20am, and we can't miss that; that's the whole point of Groundhog Day! We will have our large-screen, high-def TVs tuned to PCN, ready for Phil's pronouncement. We'll have loads of noisemakers to greet Phil's appearance.
    Our kitchen will be open with a special breakfast menu.
    Featured Beers: Russian River 2013 Consecration and Russian River 2012 Supplication. We age these sour masterpieces especially for Groundhog Day.

    The Hawaiian Shirt contest is an annual Groundhog Day tradition. Wear your best (worst) Hawaiian shirt. Troegs will have prizes for the best (worst) ones. Best/worst - same difference.
    Featured BeerS: Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat (draft) and Troegenator (cans).

    Last year, We couldn't open until 9am because it was a Sunday. So took lemons and made a radler or something like that. We had a live reenactment of the prognostication in Punxsutawney. It was so much fun that it is now a tradition. Thanks to Mike Lawrence for this video of the 2014 reenactment. If you want to volunteer to be a reenactor, please email scoats@greylodge.com.
    Featured Beer: Straub Groundhog Brew

    Continuing with the Hawaiian theme, it's a hula hoop contest. Prizes for the best and most enthusiastic hoopers. This is always a fun one.
    Featured Beer: Sly Fox Brewers Reserve IPA (draft) and Sly Fox Helles (cans).

    Shake your money maker for prizes!
    Featured Beer: Trubbel de Yards. This dubbel/triple Belgian combo is always a special treat whenever Yards is able to brew some.

    Going with the barrel aged Flying Fish theme, Mary Grace will have a Flying Fish in a Barrel promo. We don't exactly know what this is yet.
    Featured Beer: Flying Fish Bourbon Barrel Abbey Dubbel.

    Like Punxsutawney Phil, the Grey Lodge's Wissinoming Winnie is a prognosticator. Unlike Phil who prognosticates weather, Winnie prognosticates beer.
    Every February 2nd, with the help of her Inner Circle, Winnie determines if there will be 6 more weeks of winter beers or if the spring seasonals will arrive early. Winnie's Inner Circle is comprised of her hand picked (paw picked?) menagerie of local beer folks.

    After the Prognosticaion, it's time to go home for a well deserved nap. Or stay a spell, we'll be here til 2am.

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    Friday the Firkinteenth    
    13/02/2015 12:00:00 14/02/2015 00:00:00 15 Friday the Firkinteenth The Grey Lodge Pub
    6235 Frankford Ave,Philadelphia,PA (215) 856-3591
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    Friday, February 13     12:00 PM - 12:00 AM     Price: Pay As You Go
      The Grey Lodge Pub 6235 Frankford Ave   Philadelphia    Mayfair
    Categories: Beer FestivalSpecial Guest 
    Featured Breweries:    Dock Street BreweryDogfish Head Craft BreweryEvolution Craft BrewingFegley's Brew WorksFlying Fish Brewing Co.Free Will Brewing Co.Heavy Seas BeerManayunk Brewing Co.Neshaminy Creek BrewingRound Guys Brewing CompanySixpoint BrewerySly Fox Brewing CompanySusquehanna Brewing Co.Troegs Brewing CompanyWeyerbacher Brewing Co.Yards Brewing Company 

    The Grey Lodge's world famous cask ale event that happens every Friday the 13th. This only beer event that we know of that is completely at the mercy of the calendar
    26 different firkins from 26 different breweries.

    Two sessions of 13 firkins each, noon to 6pm and 6pm to midnight.

    details at http://greylodge.com/fri13th.html

    Friday the Firkinteenth is our most famous event. Every Friday the 13th since February 1998, we have tapped a bunch of cask ale. This event grew into quite a monster. There have even been several videos made about the Firkinteenth. Many people consider it their favorite Philadelphia beer event.

    It's 2015 and the Firkinteenth is in its 17th year. This is one of those weird years where we have 3 Firkinteenths in one year... February, March, and November.

    Cask ale is no longer a rarity. To keep current with the times, we have been working with numerous breweries to bring you firkins with extra WOW appeal.

    We expect to have 26 firkins for the next Firkinteenth in February (and 26 again in March). For the last two Firkinteenths, we split the casks into two sessions, a day session and an evening session. That worked out great, so that's the new normal.
    Tapping for the day session starts at noon. Tapping for the evening session, 6pm. As always, no cover charge. Come and go as you like. Stay as long as you like. If you want to take the day off and enjoy a day of cask ale, we've got you covered. If you want to work all day and have an evening of cask ale, we have you covered too.

    Cask line-up for Friday the Firkinteenth #30
    updated Fri, 23 January 2015 - line-up subject to change.

    DAY SESSION noon to 6pm
    Cape May IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Sweet Orange peels
    DuClaw DuClaw Naked Fish Chocolate Raspberry Stout
    Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale with an experimental hop that imparts a nice melon note
    Free Will American Wild Ale with Brux
    Heavy Seas Scottish Ale
    Manayunk Coconut Dragonfly hoppy wheat
    Round Guys Single Hop Single Malt Galena and Pale
    Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare Imperial Coffee Porter dry hopped withb Saaz
    Sly Fox Jake's ESB
    Stoudts dry-hopped Pils
    Susquehanna Goldencold lager with blood orange
    Troegs Nugget Nectar

    NIGHT SESSION 6pm to midnight
    Cricket Hill American Ale-dry hopped with CTZ and Belgian Candy Sugar
    Dock Street Sexy Beast Chocolate Stout conditioned with additional cacao nibs
    Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
    Duck Rabbit TBA
    Evolution Lot 3 IPA dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Chinook hops
    Fegleys TBA
    Naked Soulless Lunatic, our Freckles angry brown ale cask aged with black currant
    Neshaminy Creek JAWN with mango and/or peach
    Starr Hill Dark Starr (Dry Irish Stout) w/ whiskey soaked oak chips (4.2% Base)
    Weyerbacher Last Chance dry-hopped w/ El Dorado
    Yards Rye IPA