Gullify’s 30th Anniversary Beer Fest

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Gullifty’s in Rosemont continued their anniversary celebration week of events with their first Beer Gaarten beer fest. The open tasting featured local brewers Victory, Sly Fox and Legacy; and local distributors Kunda, Gretz, InBev, Global Brewers and Diageo-Guinness. Steve German of Victory offered his now classic brews (and insights) from nearby Downingtown including Hop Devil and Golden Monkey. Tim Ohst of Sly Fox brought his Irish Stout and American Pale. Bill Moore of Legacy favored the crowd with their ultra-hoppy Triple H (“Heavy Handed Hops”).Beer tasters at Gullifty’s

Some of the over 30 beers offered by the distributors to the happy crowd included Ommegang, Stoudts, Stella Artois, Smithwick’s, Fuller’s, Erdinger Weiss, Hoegaarden, and Chimay. More than 150 beer tasters enjoyed the warm breezes and delicious grilled food in Gullifty’s outdoor “beer gaarten” — including the first organized outdoor beer bottle ring toss. A check in the amount of $2,500, representing the proceeds of the event, was given to the Bryn Mawr Fire Company. Kudos to Gene Johnson and his daughter, Tiffany, for putting together such a classy event.

Beer Appreciation helped organize the beers provided and distributed a tasting card to all participants, which included a list of available beers and a place to rate them for future reference. I thank all who participated and hope that this will become an annual event. See Gullifty’s web site for more information about this and other events plus photos.