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November 14, 2017

Turkey Bowl – Thursday, November 23rd is American Thanksgiving and that means 3 things… Football, turkey and beer. More specifically, we’re showing all 3 NFL games with full sound and opening early @10:30am so you won’t miss a second of the action! We’re also serving up delicious turkey lunch and dinner along with tasty Cask beer on special all day long! And as you guys know, we love our giveaways, so be here to win an NFL jersey!

Monthly Events:

Beer Bingo – The last Wednesday of every month we host beer bingo! A night full of cheap beer, half price wings, colorful dobbers, a colorful host, tons of great prizes and if you’re (un)lucky, a cheeky paddling!

Drink Beer Day – The last Thursday of every month we celebrate drinking good beer by offering 40% off all bottled beers over $8 which, if you’ve seen our menu, includes a lot (minus vintage beers of course)! It’s one of many great reasons to start our famous “Around the World in 80 Beers” Passport Challenge!

Christmas Parties – The pub is fully decorated! Including garland, trees, bows, lights, and mistletoe! If you’re looking to book a Christmas Party this year, we’re more than happy to show you around and answer all your Christmas party questions! Contact our reservation manager Jane at party@bottlescrewbill.com for more info! Hoppy Holidays!

Flames Giveaways – Don’t forget, we give away a Flames ticket package every Flames game – home or away! This includes 2 tickets to the next Flames-Fieldtrip (an upcoming game), complimentary chicken wings and a drink at the dome! Be here an hour before home games or during second intermission for away games to enter! Our game day specials include $12 hockey burgers with fries and $15 jugs of Budweiser.

thanks!

November 2, 2017

INTERNATIONAL STOUT DAY  

$5 Brewster’s Coconut Porter
OK Springs Porter
St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
Tool Shed Flat Cap Stout
$6 Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Deschutes Obsidian Stout
Yukon Espresso Stout
$7 Fuller’s Black Cab Stout
Guinness
$8 Blindman Ichorous Stout
Dieu Du Ciel Aphrodisiaque
Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel
Maui Coconut Porter
North Coast Old Rasputin
Stone Americano Stout
$12 Cannery Blackberry Porter
La vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout

Renovation Update – Our exterior renos at the pub are now over 90% complete. We are still open, however our access is around the exterior of the patio.

Christmas Parties – Book your Christmas party here with us! Some dates and times are already filled up but we have plenty more available. Groups of all sizes are welcome. Email party@bottlescrewbill.com for more info.

Flames Field Trips – Our next Flames Field trips are on Thursday November 9th against Detroit and Tuesday November 28th against Toronto – Be here for your chance to win 2 tickets. We draw an hour before every home game and in the 2nd intermission during away games.

We will be updating the blog on Tuesdays going forward so come back for more up to date info!

-Geoff

October 24, 2017

A Beer by Any Other Name: Porters

Let’s talk porters now; it’s starting to get cold out, and I feel we could all get into a nice dark beer by a fire right about now. The name comes from the porters who carried goods throughout London (who no doubt would love a pint and a fire after work).

Before the 1700s most beers were unaged, publicans blended different casks for the customers (generally an old ale, a new ale, and a weaker one). Porters were the first to be aged at the brewery, and one brewer, Ralph Harwood, produced a beer that embodied all the aspects of the blended ale. Well- hopped and made from brown malt, it was the first beer made on a large scale. The invention of the malt roaster in 1817 introduced black malts, and through the century English Porters (having already arrived in Ireland) made their way to Russia, the Baltic countries and the Americas.

I don’t want to start any arguments by talking about the difference between stouts and porters, but in the 19th century stout was simply used to describe a strong porter, and the theme is history, so I’ll recommend trying Fuller’s Black Cab Stout.

Brewed using 5 malts, this stout -though it drinks quite lightly for a stout- has the roasted coffee, burnt cocoa-toasty goodness you want in the winter. Hints of dark fruits offset the bitterness nicely, and a great beer to start the next few weeks; porter/stout thread!