Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Craft Ale House (Limerick) - Beer and Tasty, Crafty Grub

Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA has become a destination for local craft beer fans, foodies, and homebrewers alike (local homebrew club Bruclear has a quarterly competition here).  Sporting an array of gastro-esque items, along with 16 quality, rotating beer lines, it's fit into the mix of the wonderful beer scene that is Southeast Pennsylvania.  Owner, Gary Fry had a vision of bringing a great beer bar to the Limerick area.  Paired along with Sly Fox and Ortino's Northside alum, Dan Bengel helping to steer this ship, expect many more wonderful things to happen on Ridge Pike.
Shown above is an artisinal cheese plate including a local cheese from Birchrun Hills Farm.  This cheese was accompanied by a sliced baguette and a berry jam with walnuts and honeycomb.  Delicious.


Next up was the creamy sweet potato soup garnished with a bourbon creme fraiche on top.  The soup itself is smooth, savory, and mildly sweet.
Next up was the dish of Funky Farmhouse Mussels. These mussels have a saison broth with bacon, garlic, and blue cheese.  Needless to say, these aromas and flavors work well together.  You'll be asking for extra bread to soak up all that extra broth!





These hand cut fries are a nice finger food to have with your choice of beverage.  They have a nice, salty, herbal, oily flavor.  They're served with a remoulade if you like to switch it up to something different than the typical ketchup.






Let us not forget about the tasty beverages to indulge in.  To the left is Hill Farmstead's Citra IPA.  If you've never had Citra hops, it's as the name eludes...heavy citrus aromatics and flavors leaning towards freshly peeled orange and grapefruit.

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