Friday, September 24, 2010

Frank Smith Beverages Annual Octoberfest Celebration - October 9, 2010

Frank Smith Beverage in Pottstown, PA will be holding it's annual Octoberfest Celebration on October 9th from 1 pm till 5 pm.  On hand will be over 30 different beers including various Festbiers, Pumpkin Ales, Craft Ales, Imports, and more.
Some of the breweries on hand: Ommeganag, Founders, Weyerbacher, Chimay, Magic Hat, Long Trail, Flying Fish, Stoudts, Atwater Block, Southhampton, Palm, Sam Adams, Philadelphia Brewing, Lancaster Brewing, Victory, Spaten, Warsteiner, and more!
German music will be played and bratwurst will be served to keep the mood in true Munich spirit.

Here's the kicker (for all you beer trading fans)...buy a case of beer, and feel free to start trading with other beer fans on hand.  OR - bring in your rarities from the cellar and trade those!  This is the opportunity that many local followers of beeradvocate and ratebeer have been waiting for.  An all out swap-a-thon of beers.

The best part of this event?  It's FREE!
Hope to see you all there.

Frank Smith's Website

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Owen's Pub (North Wildwood, NJ) - Hot Wings

The texture is of a medium-crisped wing.  The meat is tender but the outside leaves a tad to be desired. - 2.5

The sauce is just OK.  I've been trying to keep the ratings on par with each other by getting either "hot", or "buffalo style".  The waitress did warn me that the hot wasn't very hot at all.  I'd agree with that.  In fact, I'm not sure how the mild ones could be any less aggressive than this.  - 2

The flavor was just too mellow for not only me but for the others in the party, as well.  Bar food is bar food but I've had better bar food wings. - 2.5

Edibility is decent.  Like I said before, these are really on the mild side, so there's nothing that's going to be over the top with this serving.  They are what they are.  Simple. - 3

Overall, these were a slight let down.  We decided to hit this place based on comments on one of the message boards about them having some of the best wings on the island.  They were alright but there's some other local stops that I would place higher on the totem pole. Service was friendly and bill was reasonable. -2.5

Total Score: 2.5/5

As for the beer, they don't have much in terms of a beer lover's ideal selection.  The best offering I found was the Sam Adams seasonal, which happened to be the Oktoberfest.

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