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News & Brews No. 19: Hoof Hearted Drop the Fries


You want fries with that? While it’s a common refrain at your local drive-through, it isn’t often necessarily associated with beer. And by associated, I don’t mean accompanying, I mean in the beer, like in the recipe for the beer. That brings us to this week’s docket for News & Brews where we cracked open a few cold cans of Drop the Fries, yet another quirky creation from the hooligans at Hoof Hearted Brewing Co. It’s a double IPA that boldly attempts to mimic the flavors of dipping french fries into a Wendy’s Frosty and so it’s alleged recipe includes cacao nibs, vanilla, milk sugar and french fries. How does that go down? Listen and find out. Meanwhile, in other Hoof Hearted news, the brewery has expanded the hours of its 4,000-square-foot taproomin Marengo. The space, which features 12 taps and ample art from their Philadelphia-based creative director Thom Lessner (the man behind the brewery’s distinctive cans as well), is now open 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Up until this summer the space previously was open for can release events only. Owners Trevor Williams, Jarrod Bichon and Ryan Bichon renovated the taproom space last year from its more rag-tag origin to its new iteration featuring a small arcade, front and back patios and a horseshoe pit and bocce ball court coming soon. It hold around 175 total. Back on the podcast, there’s a roundup of the breweries that have opened in 2019 and the ones still to come, news on the North Market Tower, talk about vacationing in France and not one but two songs from Assistant Managing Editor Eleanor Kennedy.


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 2019-07-16  23m