Tuesday night I talked about drinking beer and saving the world with a group of beer appreciators in Havertown, PA, just outside Philly. They are students taking a class organized by Peter Cherpack at Beer Appreciation LLC.
We tasted the Wolaver’s Organic Brown Ale, Brooklyn Local 1, Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, and Dogfish Head Midas Touch. Whew! Only four beers, but those last three are strong! Afterwards we had a pint at the Oakmont National Pub up the street. Then it was to a new place in Wayne, PA called Teresa’s Next Door for dinner and an extensive and expensive beer menu including two hand pumps of real ale. The place has style, though the service was a little spotty.
If you live anywhere near Havertown, check out Peter’s course in beer appreciation. He offers it every year. The night I was there they were also bottling some homebrew that the class had brewed together a few weeks earlier. I hear they get to go on an “exclusive” brewery tour somewhere too.