Beer Radar: La Cabra grows, Broad Axe goes

La Cabra Brewing (Chesco) confirmed recent rumors that it’s opening a location in Bryn Mawr (Montco). The spot will be called Bodega, at Haverford Road and Bryn Mawr Avenue, across from the hospital. Starting this spring, it’ll serve so-called “mom food” from a wood-burning oven, and – naturally – La Cabra beer… The planned Track 3 Microbrewery & Coffee House (Dresher, Montco), whose opening is delayed while the federal government gets its act together, sure looks anxious to move forward. Though it won’t open till at least this spring, this week It announced the name of its first beer: Alive, a cold-brew coffee IPA. It’s named for the third track (get it?) of Pearl Jam’s 10 album. In fact, all the music-loving brewery’s beers will be named after the third track of various albums…)

Weyerbacher Brewing (Easton) is accepting new members of its Jester’s Court. The $250 membership gets you discounts on growler fills, sixpacks, merchandise and a chance to brew a pilot beer (and have it named after you). Order before Jan. 31,  price $250…  Things must be going well at Aston Abbey (Delco). The Belgo-centric brewery just expanded its hours, and is now open Wednesday-Sunday…

Attention artists: Mudhen Brewing (Wildwood) is soliciting designs in a beer can art contest. The winning design goes onto a limited-edition earth day crowler. Designs must be submitted by next Thursday (1/24). You can download a template hereCold Spring Brewery (Cape May) will donate a portion of sales today to the Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club, to support Coast Guard members missing paychecks during this idiotic federal government shutdown…

The Broad Axe Tavern, believed to be the oldest tavern in America, will close tomorrow (1/19). The current operators, who have run the place for 10 years, blame “ownership and our lease.” The tavern was founed in 1681 – almost a century before the Declaration of Independence! Here’s hoping someone else can make a go of it…

Weird Beer Event of the Week

Local Birding Made Easy at Bald Birds, Jan. 28 –  Local birders (and Bald Birds regulars) Brian Quindlen and Chad Hutchinson will lead a discussion on how to identify local bird species by color, shape, habitat and behavior. They’ll also reveal some of their favorite local places to bird and provide advice on how to become an ace birder using the right resources. Special appearance by a feathered guest from our friends at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove and Valley Forge Audubon Society. Join us for a night full of birds and beers!

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