Marley's Brewery and Grill opens in Bloomsburg tomorrow at 4 PM (18 W. Main St., and I assume the website will go fully live at that time too...). Owner Nick Beaver (who I met back in December when I dropped in during my last big book tour) saw my mention of Marley's earlier today, and sent along the opening beer list. He's clearly -- and justifiably! -- pumped about opening.
Here's what brewer Mark Braunwarth (formerly at Swashbuckler) has queued up for the opening (brewed on the system pulled out of Porter House in Lahaska, BTW):
Kong Kolsch (and Mark made a killer kölsch at Swashbuckler; from PA Breweries: "This might be the best kölsch being made in Pennsylvania...") OG - 11.2 FG - 2.0 IBUs - 17 ABV - 5.0%Dog Runner Red - A medium bodied Irish Red Ale... OG - 13.5 FG - 3.0 IBUs - 35 ABV - 5.6%Guard Dog Porter - OG - 14.5 FG - 4.0 IBUs - 30 ABV - 5.6%Tire Chaser IPA - A variation of a West Coast IPA...Summit and Amarillo Hops. OG - 13.5 FG - 2.4 IBUs - 62 - ABV - 6.0%Wagging Tail Wit - OG - 12.5 FG - 2.8 IBUs - 15 ABV - 5.3%Rope Tug Rye - OG - 15.0 FG - 2.6 - IBUs - 40 ABV - 6.7%Droopy Ear Alt -...with a lot of hop bitterness from both Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. OG - 13.5 FG - 3.0 IBUs - 45 ABV - 5.7%
Sure wish I wasn't busy in Philly tomorrow... Marley's looks fantastic inside, beautiful backbar, clear loving care lavished on the appearances, and Mark's a damned good brewer. If you visit, plan on walking around; Bloom is a cool town, with some interesting shops. The Candy Barrel, right down Main Street, has a lot of good store-made and interesting old-timey candies.