Beer Radar: Feds delay 2 brews, a toast to Charlie

Chestnut Hill Brewing is expanding into a second space on Germantown Avenue at Southampton. The additional space, expected to open this spring or summer, provides much-needed room for an enlarged menu. The existing brewery (with the very excellent wood-fired pizza) inside the Market at the Fareway will remain open…

Speaking of growth: Levante Brewing (Chesco) has installed a canning line, which means you’ll be seeing a lot more of its beer around town. And, it announced it’s now sending kegs to Pittsburgh… And Sly Fox (Montco), whose Pottstown brewery is located near the Schuylkill River Trail, is going to check out the scenery near Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail. It announced it’ll open a satellite brewery in the city’s South Side…

If you were among the many planning to grab cans of Flying Fish’s new Irish Potato Candy stout today, well, forget about it. Blame the idiotic federal government shutdown, and the lack of needed U.S. label approval, for the postponement. If you reserved cans, the brewery will let you know when the beer is good to go… Same thing happened at Three 3’s Brewing (Hammonton), with a beer a planned to can for its anniversary. It’ll be sold on draft only, which requires no federal label approval…

Somers Point Brewing looks to be making quick progress on its tap room and says it’s still on track for an early April opening… Mondays are Industry Night at McAllister Brewing (North Wales). Prove you work in the service industry, and you’ll get 10 percent off your tab… Attention lazy beer drinkers: The Bottle Shop (South Philly) is now offering online ordering for at-home delivery in Center City and South Philly…

Stockton University (Atlantic County) is offering a continuing studies course in the Fundamentals of Craft Beverage in New Jersey starting Feb. 12. Sessions on beer, wine and spirits are offered by industry pros, including Shawn Grigus of Tomfoolery Brewing and Rob Callaghan of Tuckahoe Brewing. Courses are $49.99 each or $189.99 for all four seminars

Warwick Farm Brewing (Buxco), which won’t formally open its tasting room till later this year, is releasing growlers for Super Bowl weekend. You’ll need to order them first, though, and you can do that here

Charlie Papazian, one of the forefathers of the American craft beer movement, marked his 70th birthday this week. Tomfoolery Brewing (Hammonton, N.J.), where the brewers (like so many) got their start with copies of Papazian’s essential homebrewing guides, raise a toast to him today with the tapping of their Belgian Stout. As Charlie would say, “Don’t worry, have a homebrew…!”

Weird Beer Event of the Week

Beers & Brows at Love City Brewery (Spring Garden) – Learn the benefits of waxing and how to shape and shade your brows at home while enjoying one complimentary facial wax and a flight of craft beers by Love City Brewing. Tix $25.

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