Last night we held our first hockey lockout support group at Drinker’s West. What was on tap (besides delicious beers)? NHL 94. Easily the most fun tournament we’ve done. The winner was Steve Saunders, pictured in the middle, on the ground. If Steve looks somewhat familiar, that might be because you may know his dad, Tim, the radio voice of the Flyers. Yeah, that’s right– Tim Saunders' son crushed it at our NHL 94 tournament. Where you at, Jim Jackson’s kids?!
The Constitution Center isn’t just for honoring our forefathers and Jason Richardson. No, no. It’s also there to help us celebrate our country’s history with… beer.
Check out the awesome Bathtub Beer Fest that will take place on November 15: [Foozbooz.com]
On Thursday, November 15 from 7-10 p.m., the National Constitution Center will be hosting the Prohibition-era beer drinking party and PBW 2013 fundraiser. Until October 12, advance tickets are available online for $40 a person, which includes samples from 20 craft breweries and admission to the Constitution Center’s new exhibit “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.”
Read on for details and a list of participating breweries.
Modern and era-appropriate brews will be available and revelers can observe a real “bathtub brew” at the event. The open fermentation style brew will be made in homage to illegal brewing during Prohibition and will be available to drink exclusively during Beer Week. Beer will be served out of sixtels iced in bathtubs and Prohibition-era dress is encouraged.
Consider this my official “press credential” request to the Philly Beer Week folks, who would undoubtedly love to have Philly’s most read sports blogger come and write about his night with a dozen modern and era-specific beers.
The folks from Phillies Nation are making the plea to keep Chase Utley at second base next season: [PhilliesNation.com]
Since the idea of moving Utley to third base next season is really picking up steam it’s worth exploring these three facts to get a better understanding of why the Phillies are even considering the idea. These facts also suggest that the team is better off leaving Utley at his natural position. The concept of playing Utley at the hot corner was certainly intriguing, and an example of out-of-the-box thinking on the Phillies part, but for now it should get shelved as an interesting idea ultimately not worth exploring at this juncture.
Today in Ryan Lochte, Douchebag: Douchebag Ryan Lochte Finds Himself in Mega Douchebag Situation with Douchebag Situation:
Here’s a fun Michael Vick stat, courtesy of our friend Matt Lombardo, from whom we’re going to dock points for using CSN’s increasingly annoying #EaglesTalk hashtag:
Finally, a promo video for the Bikini Hockey League, which may have to be the focus of our next hockey lockout support group. Or, we could just rent porn and drink beer.