Ballast Point Tap Takeover
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Ballast Point Tap Takeover

With 17 beers from Ballast Point Brewing Company, this isn't a takeover it's a exTAPvaganza! 

Sculpin
Grapefruit Sculpin
Peanut Butter Victory at Sea
Sea Rose
Mango Even Keel
Watermelon Dorado
Ginger Big Eye
Tart Peach Kolsch
Tart Cherry Sour Wench
Moscow Mule
Pineapple Sculpin
Sour Wench Blackberry
High West Victory at Sea
Nitro Sextant
Passionfruit Guava Sour Wench
Fathom IPA
Bonito Blonde

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La Trappe Takeover
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

La Trappe Takeover

We'll have 6 La Trappe beers on tap! La Trappe's unique ales are brewed with patience, passion and traditional craftsmanship according to secret recipes of the Trappist monks. Plus a Trappist Boiler Maker (a shot of green Chartreuse with any glass of La Trappe beer). And gouda tots. Don't forget about the gouda tots. 

- Dubbel (6.5% ABV) 
A dark, robin-red Trappist beer with a gentle, aromatic, and above all, refreshing character.

- Quad (10% ABV)
Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.Warm and intense flavor, rich and finely balanced.

- Triple (8.0% ABV)
Golden straw colored with notes of banana. Very ester-y. Traditional Tripel.

- Witte (5.5% ABV)
Brewed using only water, wheat, and hops. No herbs are added. Saphir hops give the ale its citrusy aroma. The world’s first and only Trappist white ale that continues to ferment slightly after bottling. A real thirst-quencher on a hot summer’s day that also makes for a delicious drink at any other time of the year.

- Puur (4.7% ABV)
A drinkable, fresh, hoppy, light Trappist ale. Only top-grade organic ingredients are used to brew this ale. The recipe for this ale is the result of a combination of the continuous pursuit of the highest quality and a passionate dedication to ale, coupled with unrelenting respect for people and planet.

- Ora et Labora (Pray and Work), collab with Brunswick Bierworks (7.5% ABV)
The collaboration weaves traditional krausen fermentation with a mighty maltbill and a unique blend of Opal, Loral, Mandarina Bavaria and Ontario Newport hops sourced from the Americas and Europe; bridging the two worlds of brewing. 
 

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Punch Out with Destilería Serrallés
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

Punch Out with Destilería Serrallés

For the main attraction, sit ringside and watch Rochester's top Punch-Out champs go head-to-head live on the big screen. Behind the bar the Sweet Science gets a little sweeter as Rochester's bartenders duke it out for the right to claim the title of Best Punch. Hosted by Destilería Serrallés, Puerto Rico's oldest family-owned company. 

VIDEO GAME COMPETITION RULES!
- First come, first serve. See Dan Brennan to sign up.
- You get 10 minutes to advance as far as possible in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out on our big screen.
- If you get KO'd, you lose! Stop playing!
- In the event of a tie, Dan will flip a coin. Seems fair enough.
- Prizes for first and second place are provided by Serralles and The Playhouse.

No entry fee! Open to all!

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A Very Special Playhouse Beer Event
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

A Very Special Playhouse Beer Event

We have some very special, very exciting, very cool beers in house so on Wednesday, March 14th we're going crazy and tapping them all! 

Tapping kegs and can sales start at 6:00

On Tap:
Half Acre Navaja DIPA - Chicago, IL - Double IPA · 10.0% ABV
Double India Pale Ale brewed with Golden Promise malt, hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra and CTZ.

Oxbow Brewing Company Crossfade - Newcastle, ME - Saison · 5.0% ABV
Crossfade is a blend of hop-forward saisons. The presence of wild yeasts increases the complexity and longevity of this blonde farmhouse ale.

Stoneyard Cool it, Mother - Brockport NY - Milkshake IPA - 7% ABV
A luscious concoction with aromas and flavors of sweet blueberry, subtle vanilla icecream, and deliciously fruity, Mosaic and Citra hops. Our very first "Milkshake IPA", this beer combines a fruity, soft, NEIPA with nearly 1 pound of blueberries per gallon of beer, vanilla, lactose sugar, and lots of delicious hops.

In Cans (ON PREMISE ONLY. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.)
Barrier/Other Half Secure the Bag IPA (2 CASES)- Oceanside NY - 7.4% ABV
This IPA collaboration with our friends Other Half Brewing is brewed with Columbus and Mosaic. Dry Hopped a second time with Motueka, Mosaic and Citra Lupulin Powder.

Barrier/Prison City Bug Juice IPA (1 CASE) - Oceanside NY - 6.8% ABV
This IPA features Citra and Amarillo hops w/ a dose of Galaxy in the dry hopping, and the addition of lactose.

Barrier/Other Half/Carton/Interboro Bet 2X Dry Hopped IPA (1 CASE)· 7.3% ABV
Brewed with Columbus and Citra. Dry Hopped a second time with Citra, Cashmere, Idaho 7 and Columbus.

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Genesee Cans for Cans and Scotch Ale Trio
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Genesee Cans for Cans and Scotch Ale Trio

Genesee Cans for Cans (canned good drive): Bring in a can and get a Genny for a buck. 

We'll also be tapping Genesse Scotch Ale Trio and two fan favorites!

SCOTCH ALE: A rich and malty, deep-garnet colored ale with a surprisingly smooth body.

DARK CHOCOLATE SCOTCH ALE: A full-bodied Scotch Ale elegant and complex with decadent flavors and aromas from bittersweet Hedonist Artisan Chocolates 72% Dark Chocolate.

TOASTED ALMOND SCOTCH ALE: The result of adding toasted almonds to their flagship Scotch Ale. Rich, full-bodied ale you know and love, but with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor that goes down smooth, satisfying to the last sip.

CREAM ALE: The goal was simple: a beer with the flavor of an ale and the smoothness of a lager. That's how Genesee Cream Ale (the brainchild of this brewery) became an American original. Today, every batch of Cream Ale is skillfully brewed to achieve its smooth character and a remarkably creamy white head worthy of its name.

BOCK: Genessee's take on the 16th century German legend has turned out to be a legend in its own right. For every spring since 1951, Genessee has carefully crafted and lagered Genesee Bock Beer. The result is an exceptionally hearty, full-flavored beer with a slight malty finish—and a perfect way to celebrate the snow melt.

(Event Image: Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962)

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Upstate Brewing Tap Attack
Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Upstate Brewing Tap Attack

We'll be featuring 3 of Upstate Brewing Company finest brews on tap.
Imperial Mole Stout - Imperial Stout · 8.0% ABV
Our take on Mexican Mole sauce, we added cinnamon, chocolate and serrano peppers to this stout . Extra oat gives a pillowy mouthfeel.

Aussie IPA - IPA · 6.7% ABV
Brewed with all Australian hops: Ella, Enigma and Vic Secret

Cannon Ball Milk Chocolate Stout - Our 4th customer collab! Brewed with lactose sugar and cacao nibs. It should make you think of lava cake with semi sweet chocolate glaze.

DIPA - Double IPA · 7.7% ABV
Brewed with Azacca, Centennial, Meridian & Pekko hops

DDH Denali - IPA - 6.1% - Flavor and aroma are dominated by citrus and pine with subtle tropical fruit/pineapple

2018 Ale: A juicy IPA with Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin and Michigan Copper plus 25lbs of local honey. Notes of overripe tropical fruit and white grape juice.

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Buffalo vs Rochester
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Buffalo vs Rochester

Join us for Rochester vs Buffalo night at The Playhouse // Swillburger! We'll have Buffalo's Community Beer Works and Rochester's Swiftwater Brewing on tap. The kitchen will be serving up beef on weck and our very own take on the garbage plate!

ON TAP FROM COMMUNITY BEER WORKS
Superfast Jellyfish New England IPA (7.3% ABV)
Juicy NEIPA hopped with Galaxy and El Dorado

Malted Chocolate Milkshake Milk Stout (6.0% ABV)
Made with Victory and chocolate malts, sweetened with lactose sugar, and flavored with all natural chocolate

Frank Pale Ale (4.6% ABV) 
A superbly drinkable Pale Ale loaded with zest, pine, and a touch of citrus

ON TAP FROM SWIFTWATER
Beer (4.8% ABV)
Pale American Adjunct Lager Brewed with Heirloom Corn

Three with Chocolate & Coconut (10.0% ABV)
Third Anniversary Stout w/ Chocolate & Coconut

DIPA Brah! (9.0% ABV)
Brash with notes of meyer lemon and cantaloupe

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Bronx Brewery Tap Takeover
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Bronx Brewery Tap Takeover

Bronx Brewery is taking over The Playhouse // Swillburger. We'll be tapping four Bronx brews plus the TJ Sheehan Team will be on site! 

Bronx OPP (6.4% ABV)
A complex, full-bodied porter brewed with sweet orange peel and pistachio.

BRONX BANNER (4.8% ABV)
A Kolsch-inspired ale that is brewed using Belgian pilsner, American wheat malts & classic Bavarian hops. It’s brilliantly clear-filtered, soft and perfectly balanced

NO RESOLUTIONS IPA (7.6% ABV)
brings hop aromas & bitterness in a big way – a variety of hops create a spectrum of aromas ranging from citrus, pine, musky, tropical fruit to lemon grass. 

PALE ALE (6.3% ABV)
English caramel & biscuit malts balanced with West Coast citrus hops.

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Industry 'New Year's Eve'!
Jan
21
to Jan 22

Industry 'New Year's Eve'!

For all the dedicated, hard working people in the food service industry who don't really get to celebrate New Year's Eve, we'll be offering a late night happy hour token special and drink specials. 

Not in the industry? Come in and buy a round for those who work so hard to make our nights out, quick lunches, coffee runs, crazy nights, and special occasions possible.

In addition to a raucous celebration, we'll be partnering with Fernet Branca on two specialty craft cocktails for the evening. 10% of the sales for these cocktails will go to Open Door Mission

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