Beer Radar – Oct. 29, 2014

Because they begin showing up on shelves in July, most pumpkin beers are long gone by now. But on this Halloween weekend, they’re in full supply at Devil’s Den (South Philly), where the likes of DuClaw barrel-aged Pinchy Jeek and Southern Tier Pumking are pouring for a buck off, if you show up in costume…

Have you seen Yards Brewery’s great wall of hops (left), yet… ? Yards Brewery Wall of HopsThe brewhouse arrived at Iron Hill’s under-construction brewpub in Ardmore. No word, yet, on an opening date… Duke & Winston, a Center City men’s clothing store, is hosting a free beer-and-cheese tasting Thursday (10/30) with Victory Brewing founder Bill Covaleski. The store already produces some very snazzy Victory t-shirts…

Weyerbacher Brewing (Easton) is hosting a fun Halloween costume contest Friday (10/31). Dress up as your favorite Weyerbacher icon (a Blithering Idiot, maybe?) for a chance to win $100 in prizes. Everyone in costume gets 25 percent off on cases of Imperial Pumpkin… And, over at Flying Fish (Somerdale, N.J.) they’ll give you a free pint glass if you arrive in costume. Make sure you grab a glass of OAKtoberfish aged in a Jim Beam barrel…

City Tap House/Logan Square is slated to open Monday (11/3)… Neshaminy Creek’s Shape of Hops to Come DIPA is now available in cans… If you’ve got an empty growler, Tuesday is the night to make your way over to Conshohocken Brewery. It’s two bucks off fill-ups

River Horse Brewing has been doing some barrel-aging lately. Its latest is its winter seasonal, Belgian Freeze, aged in port barrels with pears… Speaking of barrels, check out the video (below) of Tom Baker of Earth, Bread + Brewery, working on a barrel-aged collab with Victory Brewing.

Scene on Shelves

New in the Philadelphia area

  • Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA
  • Chimay Dorée
  • Firestone Walker XVIII Anniversary Ale
  • Green Flash Discovery Pack (variety 8 pack with West Coast IPA, Double Stout and Hop Head Red).
  • Hardywood Park The Great Return
  • Ithaca Embrr
  • LaBatt Prohibition Series Bourbon Barrel Ale
  • Long Trail “Sick Day” IPA
  • Magic Hat Snow Roller
  • O’Fallon King Louie Toffee Stout
  • Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA
  • River Horse India Pale Ale
  • ShawneeCraft Saison Cuvée 2014
  • Starr Hill Sabbath
  • Stevens Point One Shot IPA
  • Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale
  • Two Brothers Wobble