I had another chance to stop by The Perch Pub on the corner of Broad and Locust in Philadelphia. I have mentioned this bar before, and I think it deserves further mentioning, because it is a great happy hour bar in Philly. I shouldn't say that too loudly, because part of the charm of this bar is that I have never seen it packed, which is odd. I think they feature one appetizer (maybe) during happy hour, but their craft beers are half price. Great deal. If you are thinking of appetizers, I recommend the deviled eggs (made with sriracha) as well as the pretzels (accompanied by a stone ground mustard and cheese sauce). And did I mention that it is bright and airy, because it features lots of glass windows (rare in Philly)?
This time I sampled two brews: Williamsburg Alewerks Pumpkin Ale (bottle) and Fegley's Brew Works Double-O Seven (draft). The pumpkin ale was tasty. It definitely had some pumpkin taste to it. I have heard some people complain about some pumpkin beers that taste all like cinnamon and spice and not very nice, more like potpourri beer than pumpkin. Not the case here. This was good, and I would drink it again. The Fegley's I am confused by. I forgot to write down Perch Pub's description of it. I just remember it being 9.0% abv. I don't see a description of Fegley's website either. It was a little harsh and aggressive - you could taste the alcohol, but it did have an interesting citrus, slightly tart grapefruity taste to it. But I am seeing some sites say it is a witbier, but I am not sure. Feel free to comment on this post and enlighten me. It was good, especially at half price, but not something I would return to. Because of its grapefruity taste and aggressive hopping, I think I assumed it was a 2X IPA, but I really don't know. Maybe I will have to get back to the Perch Pub to investigate further.