There are unfortunately no spots left, as the restaurant is now at capacity. We will definitely old one again soon though. Thanks!
After staring at the bottles of beer that are piling up in our secret stashes and not being able to decide when to crack any of them open for way too long, along with Jared of Philly Tap Finder, we decided it was time to put together a bottle share of our own. Thus, the first Philly Beer Scene/Philly Tap Finder Bottle Share will take place on Sunday, July 15th.
Instead of going to a bar like usual, we decided to change things up and move the event into a clearly legal setting and host it at a BYOB. At a BYO, there is no issues of drinking unregistered beers and no worries of taking up bar space and drinking our own beers rather than ones purchased from that bar. Also, you can’t drink good beer and not have good food with it, so a BYOB seemed to make perfect sense, and 943 is one of my personal favorites in the city and Chef Pasqual is a hell of a guy and an aspiring beer lover (i’m slowly converting him away from his Italian/Argentinian roots that have him convinced of wine being a superior drink). It’s located right in the heart of the Italian Market and 12 Steps Down is a block away making for an ideal post-bottle share stop. Anyways, here are the details:
*Sunday July 15th from 3:00-5:00. The restaurant will be closed to the public, so we have the place to ourselves. It reopens at 5:00 but the restaurant won’t fill up for bit so we are welcome to stay and continue on for at least an hour probably. Of course people are welcome to stay for dinner after.
*Cost is $15 (cash only). 943 will be putting out a spread of food for us for the two hours. Pasqual is going to make a bunch of beer friendly items to snack on. I’ll have a menu as it gets closer but think empanadas, short ribs, pulpo, and other Italian/Argentinian foods. The $15 goes straight to 943, neither Philly Beer Scene nor Philly Tap Finder are making anything off of this.
*Everyone must bring at least one bottle to share. The bottle can be something relatively difficult to get your hands on, vintage, or something store-bought that you think everyone would enjoy trying. Everyone is welcome and this isn’t just for the uber-beer geeks.
*We will have basic glassware available, but feel free to bring your own if you have a fancier glass you prefer to drink special beers out of.
*Please RSVP! We want to give 943 a heads up as to how many people are showing up to ensure he makes more than enough food. You may RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include which beer/beers you’ll be bringing and I will post it on this blog (this part isn’t required, just encouraged). *This is the first of what we hope to be a regular event throughout the year. We plan to rotate to different BYO’s throughout the area.
Current Bottle List: *subject to change
Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Weyerbacher Sour Black
Lost Abbey Veritas 009
Captain Lawrence Smoke from the Oak-Rum
The Bruery Melange 1
The Bruery Melange 3
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood Batch 1
Marshall Wharf Brewing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale – 2010
Marshall Wharf Brewing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale – 2012
Alaskan Smoked Porter 2011
Cantillon Lou Pepe Geuze 2008
Hill Farmstead Everertt
Lawsons Finest Liquids Blond Knockout
Alesmith Speedway Stout
Three Floyds Behemoth
Hopping Frog Barrel-Aged BORIS
Hill Farmstead E.
Three Floyds Dark Lords 2011
New Glarus Enigma
Ithaca Excelsior 13
New Holland Rye Hatter
Southampton RIS 2012
Surly Darkness 2011
Midnight Sun Arctic Devil
Central Waters Peruvian Mornin
Ommegang Three Philosophers 2010
Lawson’s Finest Permagrin Rye Pale Ale
Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad
St. Bernardus ABT 12 60th anniversary edition
Firestone Walker Parabola (Batch 1) 2010
Chimay Grand Reserve Magnum – 2000
Three Floyds Baller Stout
Alchemist Heady Topper
North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin
Olde Hickory The Event Horizon 2011
Lagunitas Gnarly Wine 2009
Widmer Brothers Barrel-Aged Stout