I’m a big fan of everything pumpkin: pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, pumpkin bread from Trader Joe’s and, my favorite, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. In fact, after the first time I had it, I made my wife go with me on an all-day tour of every liquor store in the area searching for a case to buy. (She wasn’t happy and neither was I, as every store was sold out…)
So, when I was walking down the aisle at the local Canal’s Liquor Store the other day, you can imagine the look on my face when I saw a lone bottle of Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale sitting on the shelf. Pumpkin ale in March? That’s better than Christmas in July! And, at $5 for 22oz, that’s not a bad deal at all.
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Round Two of Philadelphia CityPaper’s Beer-a-Mid has begun, so we must say goodbye to eight contenders: Yuengling Lager, Troegs Troegenator Double Bock, Iron Hill Pig Iron Porter, Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot, Legacy Hedonism Ale, Dock Street Bohemian Dock Street Pilsner and Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA.
Of course, this screws up my entire bracket because I had Yuengling going to the finals. Damn… oh well, time to let the voting begin for the Standard Tap and Khyber regionals! Victory Hop Devil and Flying Fish Belgian Abbey Dubbel are now my frontrunners.
Philadelphia Citypaper’s Beeramid is online now, where you can vote for your favorite Philly beer. Round one is the “Standard Tap Regional” with Yuengling Lager facing off against Appalachian Brewing Company Jolly Scot Scottish Ale while Troegs Troegenator Double Bock takes on Manayunk Brewery Schuylkill Punch. The full list of competitors also includes: Sly Fox, Iron Hill, Flying Fish, Weyerbacher, Yards, Legacy, Stoudt’s, Dock Street, Victory, Triumph, Dogfish Head and Nodding Head.
The scheduling breakdown:
- THE SLOSHED 16: Online voting begins Thu., Feb. 28; ends at midnight Mon., March 3
- THE 8 PACK: Online voting begins Tue., March 4; ends at noon Fri., March 7 (the first day of Philly Beer Week)
- THE FOAMY 4: Online voting begins at 4 p.m. Fri., March 7; ends at midnight Mon., March 10
They’ll announce the final two competitors in the March 13 issue. From there, online voting will run through Mon., March 17 and they’ll name the ultimate victor in the March 20 issue.
So, be sure to vote early and often @ http://www.citypaper.net/beeramid/
(And, unlike in November, you don’t have to worry about the electoral college getting in the way of the popular vote!)