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26 May 2010

Brew Works – Charity Brewmaster’s Dinner for LLS

Charity Brewmaster’s Dinner for LLS

Executive Chef Jill Oman has stepped forward to create a fabulous four course experience that features the best of our sustainable foods! She’ll be pairing the evening with 8 great beers of Brewmaster Beau Baden.
The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) as part of Brew Works co-owner Jeff Fegley’s campaign for Man & Woman of the Year. Jeff has pledged to raise $20,000 this year in honor of our brother David, who passed away in 2006.
The event is sponsored by our dear friends and business associates at the Pocono Produce Company. This family owned purveyor of fine foods helps us in our search for the best sustainable foods by working directly with farmers, ranchers, and fishing cooperatives.

Limited ticket availability. $75.00 (includes tax & tip) per person. (Additional donations to LLS are most welcome).
Wednesday, June 2nd, 7pm-9pm
Purchase tickets here:
or call TRACI at 610-882-1300.
The menu will include:
All natural Muscovy Duck from Freebird. As it turns out, the best things in life really are free. Our Freebird™ chickens and duck are – they’re free of antibiotics and hormones. Free to wander in barns, without cages. And always fed a natural corn and soybean diet, free of animal byproducts. And you’ll have a free conscience, knowing that they were raised on sustain
able Pennsylvania family farms.
Pork from the farms of Good Nature Pork.™ Animals are raised with adherence to stringent humane treatment practices, the pigs are fed an all vegetarian diet to ensure healthy, natural muscle development, enhanced natural flavor, and superior animal health.
Luscious all natural steaks from the Cedar River Farms of Arizona, it is raised by family farmers and ranchers who share our commitment to a healthy environment and have mastered the practices of raising cattle in a low-stress environment while respecting the land and natural resources.
And we’ll also feature greens coming fresh from the farms of Little Peace Organic Produce in Jim Thorpe.
Get your tickets NOW!
or call TRACI at 610-882-1300.
Chef Jill Oman has released the menu!
All Sustainable Seafood Trilogy
Lobster Mousse, Fried Haddock, Grilled Scallop with saffron beer blanc and seaweed salad.
Freebird Duck Confit
All-natural Duck confit tossed with organic baby arugula, oven roasted local cherries, roasted pistachio encrusted goat cheese gratinee with a light vinaigrette.
All Natural Pork Mole
Wild mushroom encrusted all natural pork loin served with a local fresh corn and pepper tamale with mole sauce.
Local Rhubarb & Strawberry Creme Brulee
…with fresh whipped cream. mmmm.

Please support Jeff’s challenge by making a personal donation, and by passing this message on to others who will support the campaign as well. Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program. You may have the ability to double your contribution simply by notifying me via email your company information or just include the company information in the mail with your personal check. There are two ways to donate. Donations must be received before June 12th, 2010.

12 May 2010

Allsopp’s Arctic Ale - Alchemy

Artic Alchemy Mike Fegley from Brew Works was nice enough to send me more info on a story I’ve been following.  Back in 1852 a British expedition lead by Sir Edward Belcher set out through the northwest passage to explore the arctic sea.  On board that ship were several hundred bottles of Allsopp’s Arctic Ale…a high hop 12% special ale.  Years later in 2007, an original bottle was sold for over a half-million dollars…which lead to an idea.

Beginning in July 2010,  Chris Bowen, Dick Gethin, and John Chay will set out from Bethlehel, PA on a 2000-mile motorcycle journey to the Canadian Arctic (Hudson/James Bay) where they will recreate and re-brew the original Arctic Ale using Allsopp’s original recipe, local resources and a portable brewery.  Along the way they will film the adventure, and they are even inviting others to join the ride as they visit breweries and historical locations along the way. 

Alchemy is in the tanks now at Brew Works…brewed by Beau Baden & Chris Bowen using the same recipe to we should actually be able to try this beer soon.  Stay tuned as we add more details and hopefully even follow along as they ride.  Cheers to an amazing idea.

Brew Works Beers of Summer & Tasts of Philly Beers

From Mike:

Machine Shop IPA at the Bethlehem Brew Works. Now on tap, a Belgian Style IPA- light copper with an assertive hop bitterness & citrus aroma with the added complexity of our Belgian yeast.

Stumbling Monk makes it's "sway" back to the Christmas City this Friday. Hobbling in for the weekend, this Belgian Style Brown Ale has a touch of cardamom seed, and is aged on wood for hints of vanilla and oak. This is one of the original seasonal beers of BBW coming from several years ago - way back in the 20th century.

05 May 2010

Coming Events @ Brew Works

From Mike:

Friday, May 28th, 2010, 7pm-10pm
We’re planning another spectacular time in the High Gravity Lounge of the Allentown Brew Works, 812 W Hamilton Street.

Another event Sooooo BIG that we have to keep it small!
“The Beers of Summer and Tastes of Philly,” with great sponsors like Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak Company and Amoroso’s Bakery. $30 advance tickets are available for purchase right here.

Jeff Fegley is hosting this charity fundraiser event for as part of his challenge for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign. The Man and Woman of the Year Campaign is a fundraising campaign to help raise money for the fight against blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma. Leukemia is still the #1 killer of people under the age of 20, so please join Jeff today in his campaign because no gift is greater than the gift of life.
There will be a minimum of 34 selections at this festival, with summer samplings of:
12 Allentown Brew Works beers, 6 Bethlehem Brew Works beers, plus  Weyerbacher, Manayunk Brewing,  Yards Brewing Company, Victory Brewing, and the Philadelphia Brewing Company.
Some of the best beers in the Philly area are coming from our friends and local heroes from the Lehigh Valley Homebrewers with these keg selections:
Bob Piano & Scott Minnich – Double Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter and a Cider
Mike Manning – Octoberfest
Mike Kowalski – American Brown and an American Porter
Dave Barber – Schwarzbier
Paul Blayle - Saison
Kris Kwant – Belgian IPA
Curt Keck - Witbier
Rick Theiner - Oaked California Common
Tim Kerrigan & Honoree Wilson – Porter
And we only expect this thing to grow! Participation invitations have been sent out to several other regional craft breweries and homebrewing associations.
Come and experience a little Brotherly Love! We’ll have some soft pretzels, Tastykakes, and more!
Purchase online tickets now for your friends & colleagues, or call Wendie at 610-433-7777 x25 $30.00 Pre-Sale / $40.00 (if available) at the Door