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Philly’s Brew Bowls

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Pro Bowl Sunday in Philly will feature a few different types of bowls this year. Beer and cider aficionados can look forward to Sour Bowl III, Stout Bowl II, and Cider Bowl I. For these brew bowls, Teddy Sourias and the Craft Concepts restaurant group will be bringing an eclectic line-up of sours, stouts and ciders to Brü Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn and Cinder on Jan. 29 to celebrate the NFL’s annual all-star game.

unnamed (10)Sour Bowl III, the oldest iteration of the Craft Concepts bowl sunday lineups, will take place all day at Brü (1318 Chestnut St.). The third Sour Bowl will feature nearly three dozen drafts and a special brunch menu developed by Chef Craig Meyers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and brew is first come, first served and beers will be limited to one per person until 2 p.m.

Now in it’s second year, Stout Bowl II will be back at U-Bahn (1320 Chestnut St.) with drafts, a Troegs Nugget Nectar firkin and loads of off-menu sausages and wings. Doors are at 4 p.m. and the event will last until 2 a.m. All beers will be limited to one per person until 5 p.m.

unnamed (11)The first annual Cider Bowl will be coming to the newly opened Cinder (1500 Locust St.) with a plethora of fresh ciders on draft in addition to a curated collection of sours, saisons, stouts, and ales. No limits here. Attendees can also look forward to $5 cheese and charcuterie pairings for different drafts along with pizzas and other snacks available for the entire event. Cider Bowl I will run from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Back at Brü Craft & Wurst, for the first time ever, the Sour Bowl will hold its first ever Overtime. The Sour Bowl Overtime will begin mid-way through the day with a special set of ten kegs from Russian River being tapped at 6 p.m.

Sour Bowl III Lineup

Wild Drafts:

  • Allagash Josephine
  • Almanac Hoppy Sour: Citra
  • Alvinne Wild West – Plum
  • Anderson Valley Grand Cru
  • BFM Abbaye St Bon Chien ’15
  • Brewski Mr Candy King
  • Cantillon Fou’ Foune
  • Cascade The Vine
  • Captain Lawrence Hudson Valley: Blackberry
  • Coppertail Guava Pastelitos
  • Draai Laag Goedenacht
  • Ducato/Oxbow Oud Brunello
  • Firestone Walker Krieky Bones
  • Forest & Main Marius
  • Freigeist Eau de Janeiro
  • Free Will Olly
  • Grimm Cube Cuvee #1
  • Jolly Pumpkin No Ka Oi
  • Lost Abbey Madonna & Child
  • Mikkeller SpontanDryhop Mosaic
  • Rodenbach Alexander
  • Russian River Supplication
  • Siren Grapefruit ‘Ting
  • Tilquin Gueuze
  • Toolbox Poinsettia

Hoppy Drafts:

  • Bells Hopslam
  • Maine Lunch
  • Singlecut Softly Spoken Magic Spells
  • Troegs Nugget Nectar *NITRO*
  • Vault Hop Culture


  • Baked French Toast – cognac maple, fresh whipped cream
  • Sweet Potato Hash – crispy tofu, fennel, thyme; home fries, grilled sourdough toast
  • Croque Madam – smoked ham, gruyere, fried egg; home fries, grilled sourdough toast
  • Pastrami Hash – poached eggs; home fries, grilled sourdough toast
  • BRUnch Burger – pork roll, cheddar, fried egg, curry ketchup; home fries, grilled sourdough toast
  • Parfait – lavender-honey yogurt, house made granola, fresh fruit, mint
  • Bratwurst Scramble – scrambled eggs, poblano, red onion, oyster muchroom, meunster; home fries, grilled sourdough toast

Stout Bowl II Lineup


  • Prairie Paradise
  • Dogfish Head Worldwide
  • Founders KBS
  • Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
  • 2SP The Russian
  • Hoppin’ Frog BORIS Reserve
  • North Coast Rasputin Anniv. XIX
  • Perennial Abraxas
  • Half Acre Benthic
  • Omnipollo Yellow Belly Stout
  • Alesmith Speedway – Mokasida
  • Hardywood Christmas Morning
  • Off Color Dino S’mores
  • Brewfist Spaghetti Western
  • Oxbow Infinite Darkness


  • Troegs Nugget Nectar

Eclipse Variants:

  • Woodford Reserve Barrel
  • Elijah Craig Barrel
  • Templeton Rye Barrel
  • Old Forester Barrel
  • Buffalo Trace Barrel
  • Evan Williams Barrel
  • Apple Brandy Barrel
  • Cognac Barrel
  • Coffee Barrel Blend
  • Vanilla Barrel Blend
  • Grand Cru Barrel Blend

Bomb! Variants:

  • Barrel Aged
  • Birthday
  • Pirate
  • Christmas


  • Cherry Molasses
  • General Tso’s
  • Orange Arbol
  • Black Garlic Sesame
  • Sweet & Sour Beer
  • Redcurrant Ginger
  • Rauchbier BBQ
  • Sriracha Maple

Sausage Sandwiches:

  • Spicy Bacon Fennel w/ granny smith slaw
  • Turkey Habanero w/ pineapple relish
  • English Breakfast w/ cognac maple
  • Sun Dried Tomato & Pine Nut w/ lemon-basil gremolata

Cider Bowl I Lineup

Cider Drafts:

  • Jack’s Blackberry Molasses Firkin w/ Gin & Mint
  • Wyndridge Dark Rye Cider
  • Stone & Key Honeysuckle Pear
  • Kurant Bees
  • Big Hill Brett Cider (special keg filled for the event!)
  • Frecon Farms Farmhouse 2014
  • Plougman Lupulin Lummox
  • Austin Eastciders Texas Honey
  • Embark Old Marauder
  • Eden Sparkling Semi-Dry
  • Good Life The Workhorse

Sours, Saisons, Stouts, Ales and Other Drafts:

  • Aeppeltreow Kinglet Bitter
  • Aaron Burr “Sullivan County” special blend (magnum- bottle pour)
  • Almanac Hoppy Sour: Citra
  • Almanac Peach de Brettaville
  • Almanac Farmer’s Reserve: Nectarine
  • Almanac Farmer’s Reserve: Blueberry
  • Almanac Grand Cru White
  • Almanac Grand Cru Red
  • Carton IDIPA
  • Carton Cafe y Churro
  • Carton Cafe Corretto
  • Pizza Boy Sergeant Romance
  • Pizza Boy Polar Vortex
  • PIzza Boy The Stranger
  • Firestone Walker Agrestic
  • Firestone Walker XX
  • Firestone Walker Lil’ Opal
  • Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin
  • Forest & Main Tapered Slacks
  • Forest & Main Memory Fur
  • Forest & Main Paper Stud
  • Forest & Main Kinch

Sour Bowl Overtime Lineup

  • Pliny the Elder
  • Blind Pig
  • Damnation
  • Salvation
  • Temptation
  • Consecration – Batch 4/4/16
  • Consecration – Batch 7/19/16
  • Consecration – Batch 10/5/16
  • Supplication – Batch 10/8/15
  • Supplication – Batch 6/8/16
  • Supplication – Batch 9/2/16

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