Hello to all my readers out there! I just wanted all of you to know that I am ending my blog. This was a semester long assignment. I loved writing and educating you each week, but I do not have the time to continue on with the blog. But I want to take the time to thank all of you for reading my posts each week. I learned a lot about beer over the course of the past 15 weeks. From what it takes to be a home brewer to large scale brewing, to what it takes to run a beer event. But my favorite post was about Matt Lally he went from being a college grad that had a dead end job to doing something he loved and now gets paid for it. Even though my last post was not what I initially wanted it to be, it came out to be a great story. Thank you again for all of you that took the time to read my posts.
Since it is Christmas in a few weeks and I am currently drinking a Mad Elf. I thought it would be a good idea if I wrote about it. Mad Elf from Troegs Brewing Company in Central Philadelphia. Is a seasonal ale only brewed between October and December. Mad Elf is one of my favorite christmas winter ales. The flavors range from a fruity cherry to a delicious chocolate flavor all in one sip! You would think because of the chocolate it would be a dark beer but nope its a RED! So festive! For an ale though it does have a high alcohol content at 11%, but that’s what happens with ales. So at your next holiday part offer your guests some Mad Elf Ale. It pairs pretty well with some steak or chicken to.
So i decided to photo blog the winter beer fest tonight at the 23rd st armory in Philadelphia. Though i was not impressed it was still an interesting time. No I would not recommend it to you my followers i did not see it as worth the money. They had about 42 different beers none […]
The Blue Monkey Tavern located in Merchantville, New Jersey is a small town restaurant that serves great food and offers 40 beers on tap at any given time. The beers on tap change every once in a while. Haliel Gongur is a small restaurant owner that not only owns the Blue Monkey Tavern but the Collins House attached to it where they offer hall rentals for various events. He also began to offer in 2009 a Oktoberfest and then decided to add one in the spring as well based on the success of the first Oktoberfest. Visit them daily at 11 a.m. for lunch, dinner or late night at 2 South Centre St. Merchantville, NJ. How do you choose what beer to bring?
We look to see what the various companies offer. See if they will fit with the event. For the Fall Fest we go with the more seasonal availability like your ciders and pumpkin ales. We like to make sure we have a variety for the people. What’s the average amount of beer you bring to the event?
We usually try to get a range between 50-70 beers. One year we had 80 beers and that was just to many beers. We don’t want to overwhelm are guests but make sure they have a vast variety of beers. How do you choose what companies to bring?
We look to see what types of beers they brew. They also have one qualification of brewing just craft beers only.
Taken from the Blue Monkey Facebook Page
Do you always try to get the same companies to attend?
No not all the same companies attend. We do have some returning companies each year though. We want to provide variety for the guest. When was your first fall event?
We first started them in 2009 had such a successful year. I then decided to continue it next year as well add a second one in the spring. Which is called the spring fest.