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Grey Lodge Pub Celebrates Groundhog Day With Hawaiian Shirts, a Beer Breakfast, and More, Feb. 2

Grey Lodge Pub Celebrates Groundhog Day With Hawaiian Shirts, a Beer Breakfast, and More, Feb. 2

Perhaps one of the stranger events we have ever heard of is Grey Lodge Pub opening at 7 AM on February 2nd in time to watch Punxsutawney Phil poke his head out at 7:20 AM. This year, Groundhog Day falls on a Tuesday, and you already requested off for Groundhog Day, right? Perfect!

The owner, Mike Scoats, breaks out one of the most ridiculous tap lists for those brave enough to travel out and imbibe so early. Prizes will be awarded for best and worst hawaiian shirts and the winner of a hula hooping competition. Of course, there will be plenty of great beer and food to go around! The event is cash only, though, so come prepared.

Featured beers for Groundhog Day 2016:
Allagash 2015 Interlude
Brooklyn/New Belgium 2015 Wild Horse Running Porter
Manayunk 2015 Schuykill Funk
Russian River 2014 Consecration
Russian River 2014 Supplication
Straub Groundhog Day Alt
Troegs Nugget Nectar (firkin)
Yards Washington's Reserve

Event Lineup According to Grey Lodge:

"7 AM: Punxsutawney Phil’s Weather Prognostication
Our doors will open at 7am, the earliest we are allowed to open by law. We open at 7 AM because Punxsutawney Phil does his prognostication at 7:20 AM, and we can't miss that; that's the whole point of Groundhog Day! We will have our large-screen, high-def TVs tuned to PCN, ready for Phil's pronouncement. We'll have loads of noisemakers to greet Phil's appearance. Our kitchen will be open with a special breakfast menu.

8 AM: Troegs Hawaiian Shirt Contest
The Hawaiian Shirt contest is an annual Groundhog Day tradition. Wear your best (worst) Hawaiian shirt. Troegs will have prizes for the best (worst) ones. Best/worst - same difference.

9 AM: Groundhog Prognostication Reenactment
Two years ago, we couldn't open until 9 AM because it was a Sunday. So we took lemons and made a radler or something like that. We had a live reenactment of the prognostication in Punxsutawney. It was so much fun that it is now a tradition. If you want to volunteer to be a reenactor, please email scoats@greylodge.com.

10 AM: Sly Fox Hula Hoop Contest
Continuing with the Hawaiian theme, it's a hula hoop contest. Prizes for the best and most enthusiastic hoopers. This is always a fun one.

11 AM: Yards Dance Off
Yards Brewing Company invites us to shake your money maker for prizes! This year Yards wants to know how low you can go with a Limbo contest. You can still shake your money maker if you'd like. 

12 PM: Flying Fish in a Barrel
We almost always do a Groundhog Day event with Flying Fish. This year is no exception. Flying Fish in a Barrel was a lot of fun last year, so we're doing a repeat.

1 PM: Lucky Cat Day Seasonal Beer Prognostication
Like Punxsutawney Phil, the Grey Lodge's Wissinoming Winnie is a prognosticator. Unlike Phil who prognosticates weather, Winnie prognosticates beer.

Every February 2nd, with the help of her Inner Circle, Winnie determines if there will be 6 more weeks of winter beers or if the spring seasonals will arrive early. Winnie's Inner Circle is comprised of her hand picked (paw picked?) menagerie of local beer folks.

After the Prognostication, it's time to go home for a well deserved nap. Or have some lunch and stay a spell filling up on aged beers, we'll be here til 2 AM."

Photo by Drink Philly

Location: Grey Lodge Pub
Price: PAYG
Type: Beer,Food,Holiday,Parties
Website: http://greylodge.com/groundcat.html


Tags: Beer, Food, Holiday, Parties
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