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Yes, You Can Get Beer Delivered, And Here’s Where You Should Get It From

Kyle Scott - March 24, 2020

Workhorse Brewing. King of Prussia and Center City.

Where most start small, this production brewery with King of Prussia and Center City locations went big. They built a massive, 70,000 square foot brewery in Montco with an eye toward servicing the local community with good, quality beer and a large gathering spot with the ability to expand. Featuring handcrafted ales and lagers from award-winning brewmaster Nate Olewine, an industry veteran with more than a decade of experience at Victory Brewing Company and Devils Backbone in Virginia, Workhorse offers accessible, approachable styles for the craft novice and aficionado alike.

On just February 7 they were featured in the Inquirer with the headline, “How Workhorse has become a player in Philly’s beer scene, in 8 steps.”

As you might know, Coronavirus upends that sort of thing, quickly.

So Workhorse has pivoted to offer to-go and delivery brews.

Available for online order, Workhorse offers nine different beer styles available in 4-packs, plus crowler and growler fills (do a 64oz fill, get a free growler glass), 20% off cases and both sixtel and half barrel kegs.

Here’s how it works.

King of Prussia

Both “contactless pick-up” and delivery are available. Order here.

Pickup

“Upon arrival to KOP, you will call our number as instructed via signage in front of our facility. From there, please wait in your car as the beer is delivered to your vehicle. Once the staff has dropped beer outside, please allow them to vacate the premises before grabbing your item(s).”

Our new normal, with an ABV.

Delivery

Workhorse will deliver within a 10-mile radius of its KOP location:

“Delivery fees are charged according to order cost, a figure that also includes a tip for our driver. 100% of this fee will go directly to our drivers, many of whom are our bartenders hit hardest by the closure. Fees range from $7.50 (deliveries $20-$40) to $20 on orders over $80.”

Order from Workhorse’s King of Prussia location here.

 

Center City

The Center City taproom location is delivery only.

Delivery

You can get both beer and pizza, through a partnership with Pete’s Famous Pizza. Basically anywhere in the city:

Order delivery from Workhorse’s Center City location here.

 

Why You Should Support Workhorse

You may know one of its founders, Dan Hershberg, formerly of Philly Phaithful, the excellent line of Philly sports-related merch– a longtime CB partner. He took a risk (and a large investment) to build something big, and do it the right way. This is exactly the sort of business immediately left holding the bag of Coronavirus fallout, and one we should support.

Better yet, they have good, local, unique, craft beer. And they’ll deliver it to your door without human interaction.

And if you can’t make it out or already stocked up on beer, you can get gift cards with free cash adds ($5 on 25, $15 on $50, $35 on $100) so you can use them after the lockdown ends.

Order from Workhorse Brewing here.

 

If you own a small business and are negatively impacted by what’s going on, drop us an email crossingbroad[at]gmail[dot]com. We won’t be able to help everyone, but we’ll do what we can to promote businesses that appeal to our readers. 

Report: Philly Will Shut Down All Non Essential Businesses Today

Kyle Scott - March 16, 2020

Can’t wait to see what Kenney’s definition of essential is. Would hate to own a soda fountain right now.

What The Hell Is Mayor Kenney Doing?

Kyle Scott - March 16, 2020

This weekend Governor Tom Wolf ordered the closure of restaurants and bars in all of Philly’s surrounding PA suburbs– a wise and necessary move in the face of a global pandemic that will be amplified by idiots going to bars and bro-hugging each other to (their Nonna’s) death.

Curiously absent was Philly itself.

At that moment, we learned who was on top:

What’s the hold up? Well, Mayor Kenney explained on Saturday:

From PennLive.com:

“I would recommend you wash your hands, you stay out from within three feet of people, and go out and have dinner — and tip your waitstaff because they’re struggling right now,” Kenney said at a news conference Saturday. “We have to figure out a way that we can continue moving forward without panicking to the point that everything shuts down. We may be healthier but the economy will be in the tank, and we can’t have that.”

Kenney later clarified that comment, emphasizing the importance of social distancing while in public spaces. But many Philadelphia bars and restaurants were crowded Saturday night, a potentially critical moment in the local spread of the virus.

No doubt that closing bars, restaurants and small businesses inflicts a world of pain on citizens and the economy. But if it’s not done now, it will happen eventually anyway. And the alternative will not only hurt workers, but it will also make many of them sick. This is where the federal government needs to step in and make whole hourly and part-time workers, and small business owners impacted by any of this. There are two options, both bad, but only one right decision.

I’ll try to be succinct and without hyperbole here: If Mayor Kenney doesn’t shut down restaurants and bars and keeps this stance up, he is going to kill thousands of people.

And yes, there is a Change.org petition for this.

 

Borgata Online Casino May Be The Best Option If You’re Stuck at Home in New Jersey

Kyle Scott - March 13, 2020

Borgata online casino represents the best option for New Jersey casino-goers who will be staying home thanks to the increased restrictions related to Coronavirus.

For many gamblers, the new reality means their frequent trips to Atlantic City casinos are off the table for the time being, and with the cancellation of most major sporting events, sports betting in NJ also appears to be off the table.

You can sign up for Borgata online casino here and receive up to $600 in bonus money.

But one area that is sure to be a potential boon is online gambling.

When China effectively shut down parts of its country in late January and early February, online gaming saw a big boost as people were stuck inside looking for a source of entertainment.

The online gambling industry is huge in New Jersey, and with so many residents being forced to stay home for the foreseeable future, this may be their first time setting up an online gambling account.

We’ve familiarized ourselves with the number of options available, and think Borgata’s online casino as the best option for most players.

Borgata’s casino app is available to anyone currently inside the state of New Jersey. It offers all of the casino games you would find in the physical casino itself. That includes table games, slots, jackpots, virtual scratch cards, virtual sports betting, and live dealer table games where you can actually play Blackjack or Roulette with a live dealer live on video feed.

It also includes Borgata’s iRewards program, which allows you to redeem points for cash, bonuses, comps, or other special promotions.

Best of all, Borgata makes it very enticing to sign up and get started with their online ap.

They are offering a $600 deposit match on your first deposit when you sign up here . This means they will match whatever amount you deposit initially, up to $600, as a credit to your betting account.

You will have to wager this money at least once before it is eligible for withdrawal. But this is a massive signup bonus, and one of the largest in New Jersey.

In addition, they’ll offer players $20 free with no deposit so you can try out the app.

Online casino games have been available for some time in New Jersey, and Borgata’s revamped app is highly recommended. It is available on iOS, Android, and through the web.

Sixers Make Poor Decision To Play Game Tonight With Fans

Kyle Scott - March 11, 2020

Sixers statement:

The health and safety of our players, fans, staff members, partners and the Greater Philadelphia community are important to our organization. We are closely monitoring the latest developments and medical guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Working with medical experts and state and local officials, as well as our venue partner, Wells Fargo Center, we have established health and safety protocols, which we will update as necessary. Consistent with the recommendation of the NBA, tonight’s game versus the Detroit Pistons will proceed as scheduled.

Following the advice of public health officials and medical experts, and consistent with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the recommendations made yesterday by the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health regarding public gatherings with more than 5,000 people, we respectfully request that the following categories of guests not attend upcoming 76ers games until further notice:

Guests who are feeling sick, regardless of their symptoms
Guests who have traveled to, or been in close contact with someone who has traveled to, one of the high risk areas as outlined by the CDC in the past 14 days, even if asymptomatic
Guests who have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, even if asymptomatic
Guests who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, even if asymptomatic
Guests with underlying health conditions, in particular respiratory or cardiac issues

We also remind all guests who attend 76ers games to review and follow with the hygiene guidelines outlined by the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html.

Any fans with questions or concerns can reach out to: (215) 339-7600.

We recognize that this may cause inconvenience, and we appreciate the cooperation of our fans so that we can protect the health and safety of all in attendance.

I think this is a radically wrong decision, especially on the heels of the NCAA announcing it’s playing March Madness with no fans.

NCAA Tournament Will Be Played in Empty Arenas

Kyle Scott - March 11, 2020

There it is.

DraftKings Sportsbook Is Running a Free March Mania Survivor Pool

Kyle Scott - March 10, 2020

DraftKings Sportsbook is running a March Mania Survivor Pool. It is free and available to players in all states. Winners will share from a $250,000 prize pool.

Here’s how to sign up.

Click this link to register for free with DraftKings to participate in their March madness survival pool.

 

How To Play DraftKings Survivor Pool

This is sort of a brilliant contest from DraftKings.

Each NCAA Tournament game day through the Elite Eight, you will pick one team to advance. If your team wins, you keep going.

Starting with the Elite Eight, you’ll be able to pick one team per round.

Sounds easy enough, right?

Not so fast.

As with most survivor pools, you can only pick each team once. So while it may seem like a no-brainer to take a team like Kentucky or Villanova in the first round, know that you won’t be able to use them later in the tournament.

This will force you to select lower seeds early on and save the favorites toward the end.

If you find yourself in a situation in, say, the Final Four where you run out of teams to pick, well then your run is over in DraftKings’ survivor pool. Continue Reading

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Howard Eskin Calls Crossing Broad “Insignificant” Without Hint of Irony

Kyle Scott - March 9, 2020

Here’s the thing with Howard Eskin: when you mention his name, a lot of local folks will say something like “yeah but we heard he’s actually a good guy in-person.”

Maybe he is. Eskin is one of the few people in this racket I haven’t met or interacted with in some way. Some people who know him claim that he’s good-hearted. Fair enough. But others in the space think he’s an egomaniac dope who lambastes teams and players without seeking out all the facts and then shows up a day later and disingenuously tries to be buddy-buddy with them because he gets off on attention from famous people.

Ultimately, that’s Howard’s shtick: Be a douche publicly, but privately try to claim it’s all in good fun.

Happy to weigh in on the public part.

Here’s Howard on the radio on… checks calendar… early on Saturday morning, responding to a caller who brought up Kevin’s piece on sports talk radio callers: Continue Reading

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