Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The award recognizes it as a top green restaurant in Philadelphia.
Earth Bread & Brewery was named the Nature's Plate green restaurant award winner for Philadelphia, beating out four other restaurants for the honor. The contest was put on by the Nature Conservancy and asked people to vote for the restaurant they felt was most green in 11 different areas around the country. Earth beat out Trolley Car Cafe in East Falls and three other contenders for the award. The brewpub lists a variety of ways it's gone green on its website. Among them:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Jon Defibaugh is moving on to Tired Hands Brewing Company.
Earth Bread & Brewery Head Brewer John Defibaugh is moving on. Defibaugh has been at Earth for 3 1/2 years—as long as it has been open—and will now head to Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, according to Earth's newsletter. Here's what Earth's owners had to say: We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Jon for his 3 1/2 years at Earth. When Jon became head brewer people must've said that he had big shoes to fill, now after all the delicious beers he brewed for us, they might say that (owner and brewer) Tom (Baker) has big shoes to fill! Tom will once again be taking over brewing duties so be sure to come in to see what crazy concoctions he comes up with! Defibaugh has worked with Tired Hands owner Jean Broillet IV in the past. From…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Trolley Car Cafe and Earth Bread & Brewery are up for the award.
One Mt. Airy restaurant and one Mt. Airy-connected cafe are up for "Philadelphia's Best Green Restaurant Award." The contest is being put on by the Nature Conservancy and voting is open for the people's choice winner of the award here. Earth Bread & Brewery is one of the options, as is Trolley Car Cafe in East Falls (Trolley Car Diner is in Mt. Airy and both the cafe and diner are owned by Mt. Airy resident Ken Weinstein). You can vote for the award here. Fare Restaurant and Kennett Restaurant in Philadelphia and Twelves Grill in West Grove, Chester County are also candidates. The contest is also being run in Richmond, Va.; New York City; New Jersey; Connecticut and other locations. Voting will last through 11:59 p.m. June 21 and winners …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Trolley Car Diner, Malt House Ltd. and Geechee Girl Rice Cafe are having gatherings.
Philly Beer Week began on Friday and will last through Sunday. Here's a look at some of what's going on in Mt. Airy:
Thursday, May 31, 2012
It won first place in the new beer category in the Philadelphia Inquirer's Brew-vitational competition.
One of Earth Bread & Brewery's beers was recognized at a local beer competition held to mark the beginning of Philly Beer Week. The Inquirer has the full story. The third annual Brew-vitational, which is put on by the newspaper, brings together a variety of tasters to judge the best new brews and to give props to some classics as well. Earth's Amarelle, a Belgian-style sour cherry ale, took first place in the newcomer category, and its Belgian-style Bière de Garde, Piperine, took fourth. The brewery got a particularly unique compliment during the judging, according to the article. "Like a cherry-soaked horseblanket, " scribbled Monk’s Cafe owner Tom Peters, praising (yes, praising) the eventual new beer winner, Amarelle, a Belgian sour ale…
Monday, March 12, 2012
The film was shown at Earth Bread & Brewery on Thursday.
You've read about Zag Films and director Brian Troy on this site within the past couple of weeks. You've also heard about the Big Folkin' Experiment (BFE)—an every-other-Thursday gathering at Earth Bread & Brewery that attracts a devoted crowd. That crowd comes to hear a variety of artists. Liam Gallagher, who is a prime BFE peformer and helped found the gathering, was recently featured in a short film done by Troy that showcases one of his songs. Gallagher plays the song, called "Traffic," in the film. He's also shown walking along Mt. Airy streets and waving to people along the way. The film was shown at the most recent BFE gathering last Thursday. "I wanted to create a film that was stripped down and that solely focused on the music," …