#halfacrebrewery night at #luckylastchance for #phillybeerweek. Get some. #jawnville. Jawnville.com

#halfacrebrewery night at #luckylastchance for #phillybeerweek. Get some. #jawnville. Jawnville.com

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JAWNVILLE PICKS FOR BEER WEEK 2017

BEER WEEK IS HERE! This is the most wonderful time of the year no matter what Andy Williams says.

Screw the pressures of buying gifts, monetary stress, and family issues. THIS IS A WEEK OF DRINKING BEER. It doesn’t get much better than this. The only thing that could make this glorious week in Philly better is if the NFL Draft was happening during Beer Week.

Philly’s Beer Week is the oldest and largest in the country. The events seem endless and it can be difficult to scour through all the events to see what you should attend. That’s where our alcoholic-living-in-mom’s-basement-staff comes in. We drink and we have free time.

Without further adieu, the Jawnville Beer Week 2017 Picks to ensure that you drink great beers and have a blast, even if you can only make it out for one night due to the your inconsiderate boss, nagging spouse, or whining kids.

-Thursday June 1:

Half Acre & NCBC Lucky JAWN Release Party at Lucky’s Last Chance-Queen Village 8:00-10:00 p.m.

We’re big fans of Half Acre’s work, particularly Daisy Cutter, and Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company is releasing Lucky JAWN so say no more. We’re in.

Event Details:

Official Release of our collaboration beer with
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.

Featured drafts:
NCBC Lucky JAWN
Half Acre Switchblade Bikini Berliner
Half Acre Vallejo IPA
Half Acre Navaja DIPA
Half Acre Get Right Kolsch

Featured cans:
Daisy Cutter Pale, Tuna Extra Pale, Pony Pils

-FRIDAY JUNE 2nd:

A NIGHT OF of #nicethings at HERITAGE 10:00p.m-2:00am

Dock Street Brewery and Philly’s ambassador to Hip-Hop Chill Moody team up for a night of music and beer, especially the Dock Street/Chill Moody collaboration brew #nicethings IPA. Chill Moody will be performing an acoustic set, as well.

Local beer and local music!

Beers include:

nicethings IPA
Bohemian Pilsner
Summer in Berlin
Scorched Earth

POUND FOR POUND – VICTORY and HALF ACRE COLLABORATION at GARAGE PASSYUNK 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Featuring all 16 oz Pounder cans and specialty drafts, from both breweries.  Spotlights are the release of VictoryBenthic BBA Imperial Stout.  The release of Benethic will be limited to this event!

LaCHOUFFE’S WORLD’S SMALLEST TOAST at P.O.P.E. 7:00 -2:00 a.m.

LaChouffe ranks in our top ten beers in the world so the chance to join up with a the P.O.P.E. and this brewery in a no brainer. Go Gnomes!

-SATURDAY JUNE 3rd:

7th ANNUAL PINTS N’ PINUPS BLOCK PARTY at VARGA BAR

This event doesn’t feature a specific brewery, but it does feature beer and pin-up girls and it’s block party style. They shut down 10th Street for a BBQ with games, a dunk tank, photo boot, and a search for pin-up girls for the Varga calendar.

It’s gonna be 77 degrees and Sunny so ya gotta be outside at some point. This is a perfect excuse.

This event runs 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SIERRA NEVADA SAUSAGE FEST at GOOD DOG 4:00 – 1:00 a.m.

Sierra Nevada is the OG of microbrews and Good Dog is a classic Philly staple so you can’t go wrong here. Plus, it’s a sausage fest!

Event Details:

Sup fellas! We’re tapping a firkin of Torpedo IPA and pairing their home made mustards with an array of sausages made by Executive Chef Jessica O’Donnell and Sous Chef Christian Avendano. We’ll also have some of their newest draughts including Ovilla Abbey White, Beer for Drinking, Beer Camp Dry Hopped Berliner, Beer Camp White IPA with Yuzu, and Otra Vez to cleanse the palate between wursts.

2ND ANNUAL PHILLY LIT SPELLING BEE at JOHNNY BRENDA’S

People drunk on Philadelphia Brewing Company beers competing in a Spelling Bee? Need we say more?

$10 cover. Spelling Bee starts at 8:00 p.m.

-SUNDAY JUNE 4th:

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S CABARET: BOTTOM’S UP at CITY TAP HOUSE University City  5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Elephant Room Production teams up with City Tap House to bring ya beers and 15 local artists to create a hilarious and thought-provoking variety of original pieces exploring the themes, characters, and language to be performed for one night only. This amalgam of original songs, drinking games, sonnets, puppet shows, and more will have you laughing, crying, and chugging your beer. Join our herd for this unique evening of theatre and always remember to Drink Theatre Responsibly!

Paired with the drama are craft beers from Bell’s BreweryDock Street BreweryManayunk Brewery and Restaurant and Ploughman Cider

$5 gets ya in the door.

 Then, get your ass to the Iron Maiden Concert! There’s actually an Iron Maiden Beer Week Pre-Party Sunday at 4:00 at the P.O.P.E.!

-MONDAY JUNE 5th

OMME-GASH, IT’S ALLA-GANG at GOOD DOG 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

These two breweries do great work. You can’t go wrong by drinking any of their brews.

Here are the deets:

An draught list not to miss! Come meet the leading ladies of American/Belgo Craft Beer! Brewery Ommegang’s Megan Maguire and Allagash’s Suzanne Woods will be on hand to talk about their selection of amazing draughts. We’re pouring Allagash Aventureux, Windfall, Ganache,  White, and Confluence alongside Brewery Ommegang’s Pale Sour, Fruition, Brunetta, Bend the Knee, and Short Sleeve Saison.

-TUESDAY JUNE 6TH

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK at STANDARD TAP 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Standard Tap’s new featured Philly Beer Week Event! New Kids on the Block! Meet the brewers of some of the newest breweries to pop in the area! They will be featuring 2 beers from each brewery! These are all brewers doing nice work, but we’re particularly stoked to meet up with Double Nickel’s Drew Perry. Double Nickel, from South Jersey, is brewing some great stuff right now.

Breweries & Brewers include:

Brewery ARS’s Sean and Andrew Arsenault
Double Nickel Brewing Co.’s Drew Perry
Vault Brewing Co.’s Mark Thomas
Stickman Brews’s Ethan Buckman

LATE NIGHT WITH JOE GUNN at Jose Pistola’s 11:00 – 2:00 a.m.

Jose Pistola’s owner Joe Gunn basically hosts a drunken late night talk show on the stage upstairs at Pistola’s. They will have games, prizes, and hysterical interviews with industry folks such as brewers, bartenders, servers, etc.

This is a ton of fun. This event takes place the 7th, 8th, and 9th, also.

-WEDNESDAY JUNE 7th

GOOD KING TAVERN & AVERY BREWING CAVE A MANGER 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Good King’s classic Cave à Manger ft. a live cheese & charcuterie bar, but with a twist: Beer & cheese pairings instead of wine & cheese pairings!

*Avery Brewing will be hanging out chatting and cheersing 5-7pm. Stop in to talk shop or stop in to drink up (or both, of course).

*Curated cheese & charcuterie pairings will be available restaurant-wide 5-11pm.

Reservations and walk-ins welcome.

LATE NIGHT WITH JOE GUNN at JOSE PISTOLA’S (see above) 11:00 p.m.

-THURSDAY  JUNE 8TH 

HUGS AND HIGH FIVES WITH YARDS FOR INDUSTRY’S ANNIVERSARY PARTY at INDUSTRY BAR

Who doesn’t like hugs and high-five? Combine that with the crew from Yards Brewing and it’s a party! Throw in some food or a quality cocktail from the folks at Industry Bar while celebrating their anniversary and it should be a most enjoyable evening.

We stumbled onto this event last year and it was blast. See ya there.

LATE NIGHT WITH JOE GUNN at JOSE PISTOLA’S (see above) 11:00 p.m.

 -FRIDAY JUNE 9th

MIKKELLER TAP AND CAN TAKEOVER WITH ARTIST KEITH SHORE at MEMPHIS TAPROOM

We stumbled onto Mikkeller while doing our Best Bars of San Francisco blog piece. This Danish brewery does some of the most interesting and complex brews you’ve ever tasted and they are not easy to get your hands on in Philadelphia. They do have a tasting room in San Francisco, but we’re pretty sure that’s the only North American location.

Mikkeller will have drafts and cans available with a limited edition commemorative brew.

These are guys who do the Geek Brunch Weasel Imperial Stout which is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civetcats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries.Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee.

This event is at the top of our list.

There you have it. We feel these events guarantee you a fun time filled with great beers whether you hit all the events or just one. We recommend taking a long at the complete list of Philly Beer Week Events, if you have a chance, to find even more events or maybe some closer to your home.

BEER WEEK IS HERE. GET OUT AND DRINK SOME BEERS!

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Are the Phillies Serious?

I got this in my email inbox this afternoon and it’s a total violation:

Freddy? Odubel? How tough was the job to send out this crock of crap today? It couldn’t have been easy to hit the send button on this mass email, unless you haven’t seen a game since April 18th.

Let’s be real, Phillies. This is how it should’ve looked:

Cesar is the ONLY Phillie remotely worthy of getting an All-Star vote this year and possibly starting. Daniel Murphy is probably more deserving, but you can make an argument for Cesar, especially if you’re a fan of the sabermetrics WAR stat.

In reality, Cesar will be the only Phillie added to the All-Star roster after the starting lineups are determined because one Phillie has to be there.

Let’s not insult Phillies fan during this difficult season.

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Deerest Carson Trolls Philly

For some unknown reason, over a holiday weekend, Carson Wentz decided to troll Philly fans.

In case you were busy drinking, grilling, vaping, or at the beach and missed the tweet, here it is:

Philly has been doing cheesesteaks for about 80 years. It’s our signature sandwich that’s known throughout the country, maybe the world. When Monday Night Football or any national sports broadcast visits Philadelphia, they always do the obligatory shot of a cheesesteak grill.

Many of us suffer from cheesesteak saturation, but that doesn’t give a dude from North Dakota the right to stroll into town after a 7-9 season and take shots at our sandwich. Yeah, we know there are better sandwiches in town (roast pork, Italian hoagies), but an out-of-towner taking shots at our cheesesteak is unacceptable.

Carson Wentz is still an outsider. He makes his ND pride evident on your social media accounts. There’s no need to troll Philly fans by spending a year or so here and then telling us we’ve been doing cheesesteaks all wrong for the past 80 or so years by using beef and not venison.

We get it. Carson hunts. Carson hunts deer with his brother. You can’t help but know that. To be honest, the constant promotion of his brother’s mediocre Youtube channel documenting the “Wentz Bros Outdoor Life’ is annoying. It’s tacky. It makes it look like the brother is trying to glom onto Carson’s success to secure a Cabela’s endorsement. Maybe this was his way of reminding us, again, that he hunts and eats game meat.

Venison on a roll with cheese is just that. It’s not a cheesesteak.

Why troll Philadelphian’s and attack a Philly institution? Philadelphia has shown Wentz nothing but love. His jersey is everywhere.  I doubt anyone here is poking fun at North Dakota, in fact I’ve seen more than a handful of Wentz ND State jerseys in town. Hopefully, this was a just a poor attempt at being funny.

Here’s to hoping that Carson is a better quarterback than he is comedian.

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Who wears slippers with no socks while out sneaker shopping? A Cowboys fan, of course. #jawnville

Who wears slippers with no socks while out sneaker shopping? A Cowboys fan, of course. #jawnville

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Mr Frostee??? That's a violation! #MrSofteeAllTheWay #jawnville

Mr Frostee??? That's a violation! #MrSofteeAllTheWay #jawnville

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McGlinchey’s Zagat Rating

Philly’s infamous dive bar McGlinchey’s is Zagat rated and it is EPIC. This has to be the most amazing Zagat rating in existence. “Perhaps the diviest dive bar of them all”. Nice work McGlinchey’s!

Check it out:

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Fletcher Cox Should be Setting an Example at OTA’s

I recently heard some old football head somewhere talk about Terrell Owens’ work ethic early in his career. Same said old-head mentioned that Owens had said he was blown away, as a rookie, by Jerry Rice’s work ethic and sought to emulate Rice.

That’s why I think it’s an issue that Fletcher Cox was absent from the Eagles’ voluntary OTA’s this week. It’s not simply that he is the 3rd highest paid Eagle. I don’t care about that. It’s about setting an example.

It’s no secret that the Eagles just spent their top draft pick on Derek Barnett, a defensive lineman. It’s no secret that the Eagles defense struggled last year and that Cox’s performance dropped off from 2015 by pretty much every statistical measure. It’s also no secret that the coaching staff and system has only been in place for two years and the Eagles finished last in their division at 7-9.

What kind of example does that set for Derek Barnett as he joins the football team for the first organized workouts? Barnett sees a high paid, under-performing player on a losing team blowing off OTA’s. That’s a far cry from Jerry Rice’s legendary workouts and the example that he set for a young Terrell Owens.

If the new first round draft pick was a wide receiver, I would not care.  Maybe I’m naive to expect Cox to be there at the start of OTA’s welcoming the new, young defensive addition to the team, showing an example of dedication and hard work, while making Barnett feel at home with the defensive unit. That’s quite possible.

I still think, all things considered, Cox should’ve been at NovaCare for this week’s OTAs.

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#irony. George Smith Towing parked illegally for #lorenzospizza only in #jawnville.

#irony. George Smith Towing parked illegally for #lorenzospizza only in #jawnville.

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Line around the block for #rickandmorty mobile at T-Mom's tonight #jawnville #philly

Line around the block for #rickandmorty mobile at T-Mom's tonight #jawnville #philly

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