It just so happens, that around mid-April each year, we start to get this feeling from deep within our souls. It’s a warmth–a bright yearning for social interaction and exposure to sunlight as we begin our ascent out of hibernation. It’s springtime.
So, thus begins our spring installment of City Sips. Over the next 9 weeks, we’ll be touring the good ole U S of A via beer gardens, outdoor bars, and rooftop bars. Essentially, we’ll be giving you a killer guide to outdoor R&R with a glass of sangria in hand. So, commence that drumroll, cause next up is……..
Stopping by Philadelphia this summer? Looking to grab some food or a drink? Revolution House is a must-see in this beautiful city. Located on the corner of South 2nd Street and Market Street, this bar fits right into the “Old City” scene while simultaneously appealing to the modern customer. Revolution House has two levels, the second of which features a large outdoor patio looking out onto the city. Tinted wood paneling, textured walls, and a massive vintage chandelier add to the rustic atmosphere customers enjoy while visiting.
Whether you’re looking for beer, a cocktail, or a pizza, Revolution House offers great service and quality food and drinks. Add that to the stellar location and the unbeatable atmosphere and you couldn’t find a better option for an afternoon drink or the start to a night out.
Philly is making noise on the beer scene, and it sounds a lot like Wu Tang Clan. Vince Derosiers, head brewer at Dock Street Brewery, is always listening to music he likes at work. He figured it was about time he let the beer get its groove on for a change.
For 6 months, Dock Street will be aging barrels of beer with a 24/7 Spotify playlist blasting nothing but Wu Tang. The first of (hopefully) many music-themed offerings from brewery, it’s more than just a fun idea. The strong bass beats from the music create vibrations that supposedly encourage the yeast in the brew to grow and create more, stronger flavors. This time around the product will have hints of pineapple and orange, and it’s street cred will be off the charts.
Dock Street Brewery Aint Nothin ta F’ Wit.
Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:
Take 5 – For the first time in four years, Harpoon Brewery has added a new brew to its annual lineup—Take 5 Session IPA. Harpoon claims this IPA is a relatively “hoppy” beer; while it’s not too bitter it does have a prominent malt taste. To kick off the new release, the brewery will be including Take 5 in its yearly “HarpoonFest,” so if you’re planning on attending, be sure to take at least five.
Orange Moonshine – Ole Smoky Moonshine is at it again with their new orange flavored offering. Until recently, the orange addition has only been available to buy directly at the distillery. Now, you can pick up a bottle at your local liquor store and enjoy its citrusy taste all by its lonesome or mixed with your favorite beer, shandy-style.
Bock Bock – Shmaltz Brewing Company introduced its “highly coveted,” barrel-aged brew this past week, naming the novel booze “Bock Bock.” Available for purchase in 22 ounce bottles and on tap at select bars through May 2015, the beer has a malt body that’s complimented by notes of nuts and caramel, giving it a traditional bock base.
Philly X Baltimore – Baltimore’s Heavy Sees Beer is collaborating with Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing Company to bring you “Philtimore,” an English-style pale ale. The brew will ultimately be made at the Baltimore brewery just in time for Washington DC’s SAVOR festival, an American craft beer and food experience beginning in early June.
Blade and Bow – When it comes to Bourbon, Kentucky knows best. That’s why, in order to pay homage to Louisville’s famous Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Blade and Bow Bourbon has released a Straight Bourbon Whiskey offering. The spirit has hints of dried fruit complete with a woodsy after taste, ideal for those who enjoy their bourb straight on the rocks.