Archive for September, 2008

Men, get your Lederhosen. Women, get your Dirndls.

Posted in Beer on September 27, 2008 by philadelphiaexbeeriment

The 2008 Philadelphia Oktoberfest takes place THIS Saturday, September 27th at the 23rd Street Armory In Center City.

Ticket prices might have some of you kids nagging, but from 1pm-5pm (12pm if you buy VIP passes) you will get an unlimited amount of splendid and delicious samples of 50+ beers from breweries all across
America and Germany! As well as some authentic German food and music to help satisfy your hunger and dancing feet.

For ticket purchasing, beer lists, and more please visit:
http://www.phillybeerfests.com/

More beer reviews coming up shortly. But for now enjoy this video of a German beer drinking game called “Gelande Quaffing”. I’d pick this game over beer pong anyday!

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We Return, Bearing Mixed Nuts

Posted in Beer on September 27, 2008 by philadelphiaexbeeriment

A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” -Czech proverb

The ladies of liquor would like to humbly beg your apologies for being so lax in our duties lately. But life, as it so often does, gets in the way of more important things (like alcohol, partying, friends, and did we mention alcohol…).

As a token of our gratitude for your inestimable patience, please allow us to offer your one of our finest discoveries:


SQUIRREL!!

Well…we thought you’d enjoy this picture of an LOLSquirrel (yes! they exist!) ’cause he’s just so gosh darn cute!

Plus, he’s the one who told us about this beer. We swear:

Troegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale


Troegs Brewing Company was founded in 1997 by Chris and John Trogner, two entrepreneurial brothers conveniently located right here in Pennsylvania.

Imbibe more here: http://www.troegs.com

Kunoichi Erica: My first thoughts upon tasting this beauty were “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” A beer that goes down as smooth as Nat King Cole’s voice, prepare to purchase more than one. With a taste as warm as Hershey’s Chocolate, and not overwhelming like Godiva, this beer will keep you happy all night long.

rachel-riot-thumbnail1Rachel Riot: Put this beer up to you nose and you can just smell the nutty aroma. After one sip my eyes lit up in delight. “It’s Delicious!” is the best way to describe this smooth, dark lager. It’s like Goldie Locks and the 3 Bears: not too strong, not too weak, but just right…not too heavy, not too light, but juuust right! I had the enjoyment of sipping the night away for $4/pint at the M Room in Fishtown not too long ago. It’s a beer that sits well and you can enjoy more than one of these throughout the night.

This week’s video of interest:

“Beer Beer Beer” by Rob Manuel and Daniele Davoli

Beers and Bogeys

Posted in Beer on September 27, 2008 by philadelphiaexbeeriment

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.”
-Humphrey Bogart

Achtung! All ale-enthusiasts! Welcome to this, our first entry ever (well, other than the one just below).

We are proud to present you with our first reviews of a few newly-discovered beverages which we have recently had the pleasure of tasting (more than once).

We may or may not be drunk as we write this, so please excuse our amateur sallies into the realm of beer-critiquing. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy, and that you come back for more.

And the first beer up for discussion is:

Barleywine Style Monster Ale

Founded in 1987 by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter, the Brooklyn Brewery is one of the top 40 breweries in America.

Imbibe more here: http://www.brooklynbrewery.com/home/

Kunoichi Erica: Reminiscent of Magic Hat #9, this beer, with its disgustingly sweet flavor and strawberry smell, would do better masquerading as a sack of potpourri. The color of a dirty penny, don’t try to tackle a case of this stuff on your own. Like when you go to see a bad horror-flick, bring friends for moral support.

rachel-riot-thumbnailRachel Riot: I picked this ale solely because I screamed “RAWR! MONSTERRR ALE! AHHHH!” when I saw the label (you will become familiar with my poor reasoning skills). This beer had a mahogany tint which was definitely reminiscent of barleywine. It was bittersweet and did not have a pleasant aftertaste. I also didn’t care much for the aroma either. After the tasting I concluded that this beer should not be called “Monster Ale”. I think “Well Trained Kitty Ale” would be more appropriate.

Song pick of the day: Loafass- “Cold Beer” (live at Brotherly Shove Fest 07)

Get Ready!

Posted in Beer on September 27, 2008 by philadelphiaexbeeriment

Hold onto your beer drinking pants!

Philadelphia ExBEERIMENT will premier its FIRST OFFICIAL BLOG next week! Packed full of excitement, entertainment, and, of course, BEER! So bookmark this page now kids…It’s sure going to come in handy for your adventurous nights out and about in the city of “brewery” love: Philadelphia!