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Behind the Barrel!
A new series where we bring you the Barrel's Brewers!
Behind every great barrel is a great brewer. As the new year rolls out, we here at the Barrel House will be inviting our favorite breweries to come to our restaurant for a little shindig. As our love of craft beer continues to grow we want to learn more about the process of brewing and the folks behind them. We wanna meet the brewers behind the passion we pour! The kind of folks who share our love of beer will truly enjoy this series. True master brewers spend their time learning about different hops, different malts, different grains and how they interact with one another. We are hosting this series because we believe it is important to know where your beer comes from! If you've ever wanted to get close to the brewers this series will be your chance. #BEHINDTHEBARREL
Evolution Brewery is a micro brewery from Salisbury, Maryland. Evolution is the story of Tom and John, two brothers: Tom with a passion for craft beer, and John with a passion for great food. Naturally, over the course of years and successful restaurants together, Evolution Craft Brewing Company - happened. Today, Evolution is a culinary craft brew that believes in endlessly improving –creating ever-better brews, pairing with ever-better foods – to share ever-better times together.
They will be bringing some of there brews to our restaurant on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
Starting a 7 pm, John, one of the founders, along with a brewmaster and his entourage will be in house for a mini tap takeover along with some delicious food pairings. Mark you calanders.
The Line Up of The Beers--
inspired by the pale ales of England, this beer is light amber in color, assertively hopped but well balanced. Fruity and aromatic, generously dry hopped with Cascades and East Kent Goldings
Food Pairing- a trio of sliders-- pulled pork & cheddar, apple slaw-- pork belly, pickles, pimento cheese--beef, chipolte aioli, beer braised onions, munster.
Lot #6 Double IPA-
Think of this as our Lot #3 on performance-enhancing malt and hops. At 8.5%abv, this beer is loaded with tropical fruit and citrus notes. Deep gold in color, massive additions of American varietals of hops generate assertive bitterness and big hop flavor and aroma.
Food Pairing-- Charcutie & Cheese Plate
Lot #3 IPA-
This American style IPA is aggressively hopped at a rate of over 2 lbs. per barrel. Big notes of citrus and pine complement a reserved but firm malt backbone.
Food Pairing-- Triple pig sandwich- ground pork burger, pulled pork, pork belly, provolone, long hots, roasted red pepper, spicy remoulade
Our spring seasonal is a refreshing light to medium bodied golden ale. Brewed with honey, hibiscus and chamomile, fruity subtleties abound despite the accessible and easy drinking nature of this beer. Honey imparts a subtle floral note.
Food Pairing- smoked salmon crostini, grilled red onion cream cheese, cucumber brushetta
(WE WILL BE THE VERY FIRST PHILLY BAR TO BE POURING THIS BEER)
This deep copper ale is unfiltered, full flavored and robust. An extended boil generated intense caramel notes, offset by an assertive hop bitterness. Raisin and dried cherry notes blend with shades of mild tropical fruit lead to a biscuit-like, slightly bitter finish.
Food Pairing- Beer Can Chicken nachos, roasted red pepper pico de gallo, serrano guacamole, haymaker cheese sauce, sour cream
Rise Up Stout-
A caribbean style stout, synonymous with strong full bodied stouts, infused with coffee. Ours is rich and dark with a toasted brown head, well balanced, roasty and full flavored. Cold steeping with organic coffee from local shop Rise Up Coffee imports a generous but lanced coffee nose and flavor.
Food Pairing-- Cupcakes- chocolate cake topped with a caramel cheesecake then a coffee frosting and salted pecans