I was down in South Philly last night scoping out a few new places for next week’s column. On the way up 22nd Street, my car stalled out near the Sidecar Bar & Grille (2201 Christian), which - in spite of the damage this is going to do to my bank account - seemed like a good omen.
I stopped in for a couple innings of the Phils/Braves game and was greeted by this list:
- Pliny the Elder
- Ommegang Witte
- Reading Premium
- Heavy Seas Uber Pils
- Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin
- Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
- Yeti Imperial Stout
- Weyerbacher House Ale
Unlike the Phils when Coste is in a funk, there wasn’t a weak spot in the lineup. Not really sure what that Weyerbacher was - something light-colored and hoppy. I enjoyed Pliny & Yeti, returned to my car and, magically, it started right up.