Bourbon Barrel Aged Concrete Pillow Bottle Release

BBA Concrete Pillow

For our First Anniversary in 2013 we brewed a hefty American-styled Barleywine we dubbed Concrete Pillow. We only made 600 bottles available, and the rest of the brew went towards a very limited amount of draft as well as a 12 month slumber in some Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels that had recently been emptied of our Russian Imperial Stout, Leon. Here we are another 12 plus months and we’re ready to let this monster run wild ounce, and only once!

Exhibiting notes of Bourbon, vanilla, maple syrup, deep, earthy oak, and chewy, bready toasted malts, Bourbon Barrel Aged Concrete Pillow will be available for the FIRST AND ONLY TIME EVER at the brewery Saturday, June 21st at 12 Noon to the general public. We again limited the number of bottles to 600, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! We have absolutely no plans to ever age this beer in Bourbon barrels again. You have been warned. Once this train leaves the station it isn’t coming back!

Bottles are $20/each, limit two per person.

This will sell out quickly, so make plans accordingly.

2nd Anniversary Beer Release

Concrete Pillow

First bottle announcement for our 2nd Anniversary bash! Available starting Saturday, June 7th will be our 2nd Anniversary beer, Concrete Pillow, this go round brewed as an English-style Barleywine with American Warrior and Centennial hops. 10.6% ABV, limited to 600 total bottles, two bottle limit per person.

Next bottle announcement coming shortly.

Philly Beer Week: Event Post #1

Philly Beer Week starts in three days. Like every other brewery involved, we’ve planned some events and tappings that we think you might not want to miss. Here’s a limited release beer that we provide as reason number one you may not want to miss any of our events: Bourbon Barrel Aged Concrete Pillow. A very limited amount of this beer will be available during Beer Week. 2014 Wild Turkey BBA Concete Pillow will be tapped at Varga Bar on Tuesday, June 3rd. Two special, single barrel, unblended Glenfiddich, and Jack Daniels versions will also be available at the The Churchville Inn this coming Sunday, June 1st at our Beer Week Brunch as well. Bottled versions of Wild Turkey BBA Concrete Pillow to follow available at the brewery only (mid-June). More beer release and Beer Week event info to follow. You’ve been warned.

2014 BBA Concrete Pillow

2nd Anniversary Party – June 7th

2nd Anniversary Party

That’s right, we’re having another party!

On Saturday, June 7th, come celebrate Neshaminy Creek Brewing turning two with the help from The Slackers, Metroplex, and The Snails!  The fun starts at 12 PM (music begins at 2:30 PM), and is FREE!

Here’s this years Anniversary Tap List!

2013 Wild Turkey BBA Leon Russian Imperial Stout
2013 Concrete Pillow Barleywine (American-style)
2014 Wild Turkey BBA Concrete Pillow Barleywine (American-style)
2014 Concrete Pillow Barleywine (English-style)
2014 Beast Infection Sour Ale (Port-barrel soured Tribute Tripel)
Blitzkrieg Hops Double IPA
Highwater Hefeweizen
Churchville Lager
County Line IPA
Croydon Cream Ale
Trauger Pilsner
Tribute Tripel

We will also have our brand new cans for sale all day! Sorry, no growler fills, takeout bottles and cans only.

We’ll have a two special bottle sales that’ll be announced shortly as well.

Our musical guests this year are:

THE SLACKERS
The Slackers are a classic American band that is equal parts grit and grace. Their slow rise against the odds is a story of perseverance and a belief in their musical vision, what Vic likes to call, “Jamaican Rock N Roll.” While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican Ska/Reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters (Original backing band for the Wailers), the band sees its music as an extension of the traditions of the United States. This band is equally appreciative of old Blues, Country, 60s Soul, Rock, and Rn’B as it is of Reggae, Rocksteady, Dub, and Ska. It is as if the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds had grown up on Bob Marley as well as Muddy Waters.

THE SNAILS
The Snails are an eclectic act specializing in various forms of Jamaican music, blended with ragged 50’s rock ‘n’ roll and the sweet sounds of American soul. The band is fronted by Todd Fausnacht on lead guitar, complemented by Tim Hildebrand on rhythm guitar. The driving beats spring from the rhythm section comprised of Josh Parry on drums, Ben Parry on bass, and Kyle Williams on organ. Though Fausnacht’s vocals lead the group, it is not uncommon for the voices of all five members to come together in cascading harmony.

METROPLEX
The dramatic vocals, ‘wall of noise’ guitars, and energetic percussion of Metroplex lend a truly original and emotive sound to this sought after Philly based band. Guitarist Matt Hanemann and Vocalist/Bassist Jack Kerrigan have been working together in several different bands for for the better part of the last decade, including time in the Philly based pop-punk band Khrissy. In early 2001, this talented duo teamed up with long-time friend and explosive drummer, Fred Bohlander, himself a vetern as well on the Philadelphia music scene.
Looking to such bands as The Police, Jawbreaker, The Pixies, Fugazi and Leatherface, this trio has created an intoxicating sound of their own; powerful melodies, unique hooks, and lush interludes that come together and create a truly unique sound.

Invite your friends to this. The event is FREE and All Ages/21+ to drink.

Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout Release

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Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout is the first of our two Mudbank Milk Stout variants! Brewed with copious amounts of Chocolate malt and 28 pounds of semi-sweet Belgian Chocolate added to the boil, Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout is a tuned up version of our Winter seasonal with all the chocolate bang for your buck. This jet black brew is chock full of bready two-row barley, biscuity Victory, and enough Caramel malt, and Flaked Oats for a bold, rich, big mouthfeel and taste. Hopped with Warrior and Fuggles and coming in at 9.1% ABV this hefty brew is sure to keep you warm on a cold Winter’s night as well. Too bad Winter is only four months long! This limited brew is only available once a year, so be sure to keep a few bottles in the basement, as this beer will age and grow in character with time.

Bottle sales and growler sales start at 12 noon on Saturday, February 1st! 22 ounce bottels are $12/each and growler fills are $20/each. We only have 2 half barrel kegs for growler fills, so this beer won’t stick around for long!

Ziggy Zaggy Oktoberfest at NCBC September 28th!

Oktoberfest Poster

Neshaminy Creek Brewing and the Croydon Volunteer Fire Department present Oktoberfest 2013!

Come celebrate the release of our Fall seasonal lager, Ziggy Zaggy, as well as four other German-styled Neshaminy Creek favorites! Ziggy Zaggy is also a collaboration beer with Golden Avalanche Brewing, and we’ll be pouring kegs of their version as well!

Come on out and grab a fresh pour of…

Ziggy Zaggy Oktoberfest Lager
Golden Avalanche Oktoberfest Lager
Trauger Pilsner
Highwater Hefeweizen
Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen
Churchville Lager

We’ll only pouring our German styles on this, the most glorious beer day of the year!

Not to be outdone, we’re going to have a ton of authentic, traditional, German food provided by Chef Jeremy Nolan and the great crew from Brauhaus Schmitz!

Oh, and we’re not done yet! Our good friend Jeff Baker and the Keine Django Bande are going to be playing traditional and not-so-traditional Oktoberfest tunes that’ll have you dancing on the tables in no time!

Proceeds from this event are being donated to the Croydon Volunteer Fire Department as well, so we both would really appreciate your support!

Entry is $10, and doors open at 4:00 PM, music starts at 4:30. Last call will be 8:45 PM!

We’ll be offering some great special and collectable items along with pre-sale tickets starting Friday, August 30th!  Go here for special online ticketing, pricing, and commemorative swag: http://www.inticketing.com/events/348358.

More information will be posted on www.neshaminycreekbrewing.com.

Questions? Call (215) 458-7081 or email us at neshaminycreekbrewing[at]yahoo.com

1st Anniversary Bash – June 9th!

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Alright, as long as we make it to June 1st alive, we would have made it through our first year unscathed! To celebrate, we’re going to throw a huge party at the brewery with beer (of course), music, food, and a whole lot of fun. We’ve also teamed up with our new neighbors from Johnny Mac’s Chopper House to help them celebrate their Grand Opening too. Can we get a HELL YEAH!?!

Here’s the crucial info you need…

Sunday, June 9th
Neshaminy Creek Brewing
12 pm to 7 pm
Free to the public and All Ages
Enjoy beer by the pint and pay as you go!

Now, here are the beers we’re going to have on tap:

Bourbon Barrel Aged Leon RIS
Concrete Pillow American Barleywine (Our Anniversary Beer)
Leon Russian Imperial Stout – Only 1 keg on tap
Mudbank Milk Stout – Only 1 keg on tap
Tribute Tripel
Trauger Pilsner
County Line IPA
Croydon Cream Ale
Highwater Hefeweizen
Churchville Lager

We’ve also put together an awesome lineup of bands for your listening pleasure as well. Music starts at 2PM:

The Pietasters – Legendary Washington DC ska and soul!
All Eyes West – Chicago power-rock trio
Ma Jolie – Philly post-punk awesomeness!
Kill Lincoln – High energy punk and ska

To help keep you fed we’ve asked the fine folks from Taco Mondo and Say Cheese food trucks to park their fine wagons on Ray Avenue for some great food all day. Not to be outdone, we’ve lined up some tasty treats from the Bent Spoon who will be providing us with How ‘Bout S’more Leon, their handmade offering of chocolate s’mores ice cream made from our Leon Russian Imperial Stout. They may even have another flavor or two as well!

You may have noticed a new beer listed on our tap list for this event. That beer is Concrete Pillow and is a 10.8% American Barleywine that we’ll have available to help us celebrate this event! We’re only brewing 36 barrels of this beer, and half are going to be aged in once used bourbon barrels for an entire year while the rest will be available in 22 oz. bottles and draft only. This will be a brewery only bottle release and there will only be 600 bottles of Concrete Pillow made available to the public. None will ever be made available via retail distribution, so if you want a bottle, you have to come to the brewery and get one. The remaining amount will be kegged and distributed throughout our current distribution areas in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

So, this is a ton of information to absorb all at once, and we’ll be posting more details as the event approaches. Spread the word and help us ring in our 1st Anniversary and the end of Philly Beer Week 2013 in style!