Saturday, January 8, 2011

finger lakes ladies' week: ithaca beer company

It has become part of our traditions, since age 23, that my best friend and I flock to the Finger Lakes of New York, at least once a year. Our first visit, which we tagged along with her experienced parents, concluded with a laughable crock of stories, and a fine case plus more of fine wines that I cannot typically find in my local state shops.

Last year, however, we planned two trips, because I suppose it seems that age 25 has just been a hard one, and we get giddy sharing our trips to upstate New York with new wine trail trekkers. Back in November, we packed up our traveling boots and invited my cousins to a mid-week excursion, with the first-stop of the whole journey being at Ithaca Beer Company in Ithaca, New York.

Monday, January 3, 2011

cheers to another year!

As I couldn't be anymore giddy over 2011 being among us, I would like to wish all of you wonderful cyberspace comrades a happy new year! I hope your end-of-year celebrations allowed you to sweetly sail out of '10 with a beautiful bang, enabling you to embrace the ever-present fresh start that comes with every January. Cheers to many more years & of course, several more beers.
(Above photos are from our New Year's Day in South Philly, as we attended Lappy New Beer festivities at Ms. Woods and Mr. Lapierre's place.

sly fox brewery celebrates 15 years

On Friday, December 10, Sly Fox Brewery & Restaurant’s celebrated its Fifteenth Anniversary, kicking off a full day of beer-infused celebrations with their first-ever Brewmaster’s Breakfast. The breakfast, held at Sly Fox in Phoenixville, was flooded with a show-stopping menu created by guest chef Andrew Deery, chef/owner of Phoenixville’s acclaimed Majolica. 
The Friday morning food-and-beer pairing marked the release date of two brand-new beers in the Sly Fox portfolio: The brand-new beers for Sly Fox portfolio, including the Majolica Coffee Porter, brewed with a special coffee blend from Kimberton Coffee Roasters, and Succubus, a sour beer interpretation of their Belgian-style Incubus Tripel.

Since celebrating 15 years of success, the Brewmaster's Brunch encouraged local beer enthusiasts to spend their weekday at as early as 10 am, slugging all the pours that allowed the nearby brewery to rise notably in the state and national beer scene. Pairing five innovative courses perfectly with five Sly Fox brews, the four-hour long match-ups proved that the momentous occasion had been something not to be missed.