Two Roads Announces Philadelphia Launch Week

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Two Roads Brewing is bringing their “road less traveled” philosophy to the greater Philadelphia area with an amazing week of beer tastings and special events!  Beginning on Tuesday, April 7 and running through Saturday, April 11, Two Roads brewers and ambassadors, including Head Brewer Phil Markowski, will be making the trek from Connecticut for this celebration of great craft beer.

Two Roads, in partnership with Muller, Inc., importer of fine beers, will be bringing some of their most creative offerings to the Philadelphia market.  Featured styles will include:  Road 2 Ruin, a bold double IPA brewed with seven hop varieties;  No Limits Hefeweizen, a Bavarian wheat ale with wonderful fruit aroma and a dry finish; Ol’ Factory Pils, a traditional pilsner dry-hopped with German and American hops; Worker’s Comp Saison, an intensely fruity farmhouse ale that is refreshing and slightly spicy; Lil’ Heaven, a session IPA with an exotic hop profile and tropical fruit flavor;  Honeyspot Road White IPA, a wheat IPA, brewed with an American ale yeast and no spices;  Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout, a full-bodied stout aggressively hopped with notes of rye, chocolate and espresso;  20 Ton, a blonde barleywine brewed with heirloom malts;  Igor’s Dream, a Russian Imperial stout made with rye and aged in oak whiskey barrels; and Henry’s Farm, a traditional doppelbock with clean malt flavor and incredible balance.

Event Descriptions

Late Night Munchies at Varga Bar

Traveling all the way down I-95 is sure to work up a voracious appetite. So, Washington West’s favorite hangout, Varga Bar, will be doing its best to satisfy those cravings by pairing select Two Roads’ styles with snack plates, along with a special offering on cask.

When: Tuesday, April 7, 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Where: 941 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107;  215-627-5200

The Nutmeg State Tap Takeover at City Tap House Logan Square

Head Brewer Phil Markowski will be in the house as he brings an assortment of favorites down from Connecticut, aka the Nutmeg State. Phil wrote the book on saisons, literally! Farmhouse Ales: Culture and Craftsmanship in the Belgian Tradition is the definitive text on this wonderful style. Guests are encouraged to come early and meet Phil. The first 30 guests to purchase a Two Roads beer will receive a signed copy of his book, compliments of Phil. Beers being sampled will include:  Ol’ Factory Pils, Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, No Limits Hefeweizen, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Honeyspot Road White IPA, Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout, 20 Ton Blonde Barleywine, Igor’s Dream RIS (aged in rye whiskey barrels) and Henry’s Farm Double Bockalong with special offerings on cask.

When: Wednesday, April 8, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Where: 2 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103;  215-587-9040

The Jump Off at Barcade

There is no better way to celebrate Two Roads’ debut in Philadelphia than with our old friends at Barcade. They are bringing an assortment of favorites down from Connecticut for an interactive night of video games and craft beers. Head Brewer Phil Markowski will be in the house from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Guests are encouraged to come early for the first taste of Two Roads in Philadelphia!

When: Wednesday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m.

Where: 1114 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125;   215-634-4400

“Hoppy” Hour Takeover at Two Stones Pub 

Join Brand Ambassador Ryan Crowley at Two Stones Pub in Kennett Square to sample some of Two Roads’ most creative beers, including Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Ol’ Factory Pils and Honeyspot Road White IPA.

When: Wednesday, April 8, starting at 4 p.m.

Where: 843 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348;  610-444-3940

Late Night Munchies at Good Dog Bar

For those looking to curb those late-night stomach rumblings, follow Head Brewer Phil Markowski over to Good Dog, where Executive Chef Jessica O’Donnell tries her culinary prowess at pairing Two Roads’ styles with snack plates.

When: Wednesday, April 8, 8 p.m. until midnight

Where: 224 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102;  215-985-9600

Leftorium of Beers Lunch at Monk’s Cafe

In what could be deemed the week’s marquee event, Head Brewer Phil Markowski takes over Tom Peters’ celebrated Belgium beer bar for a special brewer’s lunch. It’s the perfect excuse to skip out of work early. Seating is very limited, so call ahead.

When: Thursday, April 9, 12 noon

Where: 264 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102;  215-545-7005

Evening with Two Roads Brewing Company at POPE 

Meet Head Brewer Phil Markowski and sample five of Two Roads’ most creative beers, including Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Ol’ Factory Pils and Honeyspot Road White IPA, at Pub on Passyunk East.

When: Thursday, April 9, starting at 6 p.m.

Where: 1501 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147;  215-755-5125

Belgium’s Revenge at Bru Craft & Wurst 

Sample six of Two Roads’ most creative beers, including Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Honeyspot Road White IPA, Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout and Igor’s Dream RIS aged in rye whiskey barrels, during a special happy hour.

When: Friday, April 10, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Where: 1316 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107;  215-800-1079

“Hoppy” Hour Takeover at Union Jack’s – Glenside 

Join Brand Ambassador Ryan Crowley at Union Jack’s in Glenside to sample some of Two Roads’ most creative beers, including Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Lil’ Heaven Session IPA, Ol’ Factory Pils and Honeyspot Road White IPA.

When: Friday, April 10, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Where: 2750 Limekiln Road, Glenside, PA 19038;  215-886-6014

“If I Could Give It All To Time” Anniversary Party at Time

Two Roads’ has traveled all of the way from Connecticut to help Philly’s classic jazz and whiskey bar ring in its seventh anniversary in style. Sample five of Two Roads’ favorite styles, including Ol’ Factory Pils, Worker’s Comp Saison, Road 2 Ruin Double IPA, Unorthodox RIS and Lil’ Heaven Session IPA.

When: Friday, April 10, 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Where: 1315 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107;  215-985-4800

The Brunch Not Taken at Strangelove’s

We are closing out the week in style, with a brunch feast. Chef James Kenngott will offer a myriad of crave-able brunch items and select Two Roads offerings.

When: Saturday, April 11, 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: 216 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107;  215-873-0404

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