by: Sara Bozich
Posted: April 1, 2014 Comments are off for this post.
**Congrats to Melissa!**
March was Pennsylvania Wine Trail Month, and now we’ll celebrate our local craft breweries in April.
This is not an April Fool’s joke! The Susquehanna Ale Trail, run by the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, provides an opportunity for you to explore the local landscape and enjoy brewery tours, tastings and a up-close and personal view of the craft beer industry — in your own backyard.
Pete’s East End features eight beers on tap at a 15-seat bar, complemented by high top tables and 16 TVs for all your sports-watching needs. The dining room seats around 50. Biggi and Wall also added a spacious deck to the restaurant, which seats around 50.
The menu and atmosphere are similar to the New Cumberland location, with a focus on easy-to-please selections like bolis, wings and locally sourced burgers.
Each year we’ll use the same basic saison recipe but will be changing portions to create a unique beer year-to-year.
Tierney’s birthday beer: Saison 27.
Last Friday, we brewed up Saison 27, which we are dubbing “The Year of the Hops.” This year’s version will feature a stronger hopping than the original and includes a strange mystery hop Theo picked up at Scotzin Bros.
The same great event you’ve come to expect, including a pre-party on the Overlook Deck at City Island at 5 p.m. with beer and liquor samples. We’ll then set sail aboard The Pride of the Susquehanna at 6 p.m. for a two-hour cruise.
For every band that makes it big, there are countless others that — though they may be just as musically talented — never quite break out.
And as a member of State College-based roots rock band The Rustlanders until about 2011, Chris Rattie lived through the ups and downs of the rock and roll business. The Rustlanders were in the process of recording their second album with Grammy-winning producer Don Was in LA’s famed East/West studios — but the record never saw the light of day, and the Rustlanders went their separate ways.
“It’s the same old story that happens to thousands of bands — through bad dealings, bad deals, mismanagement, the record basically got shelved,” Rattie said in a recent telephone interview. “At some point I may go back and revisit some of the songs I wrote for that album, but right now I’m just looking forward and wanting to create new things.”
Here’s what’s new with the ever-growing wing king:
Remember Bacon Tuesday? Well, it’s back and better than before: Every Tuesday, FREE BACON from 5-9 p.m. at the bar — Arooga’s Downtown, only.
Don’t forget about Half Price Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at ALL Arooga’s locations. BONUS: Friday & Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight at Arooga’s Downtown, ONLY. “Every craft, every draft, every drink, every shot is half-price.” This is a great chance to try some higher end craft beer for way less.
Of course, Arooga’s Downtown is celebrating its 2nd anniversary all weekend during March Madness. The party includes $5 Bud Light pitchers and 39 cent wings ALL WEEKEND — Friday through Sunday. PLUS:
Friday – 10 p.m. DJ Caraby (And don’t forget that aforementioned half-price Happy Hour goes from 10 p.m. to midnight).
Saturday – 9 p.m. Ghost Face Killa Wing Eating Contest — Winner (survivor) scores a trip to Las Vegas. Plus, half-price Happy Hour from 10 p.m. to midnight.
If that isn’t enough for you, Arooga’s also is giving away FREE WINGS FOR A YEAR! It includes five free wings per week with a punch card – PLUS, a bottle of wing sauce, Arooga’s growlers and Arooga’s bottle opener key chain.
To enter to win the Arooga’s Downtown 2-Year Anniversary Prize, leave a comment below.
For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can: