I’ve been slacking on my meat quest, or at least, in my posting of my accomplishments.  Yesterday I had a chance to check out a food truck that I had been meaning to get to.  I had heard good things about Taco Loco, at 5th and Washington.  In particular, a post over at Salt Pepper Ketchup touted their Cubana Torta.  So naturally, that is what I got.

It was a heck of a sandwich, with a laughable array of pig products.  Roast pork, ham, and a hot dog were topped with a fried egg, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and jalapeno.  It was a huge and messy sandwich, so I didn’t even try to snap a picture.  At $6.50, it’s not a steal, but certainly on par with the price and size of any good sandwich out there.  I’d go back, but I think next time I’ll try a taco.


The ride for this month will take place next Saturday, February 27th.  As usual, we’ll be meeting at the Art Museum.  We’ll meet at 11am for a short (cold and snowy) ride, and end up at Yards Brewery’s new tasting room.  They opened this up recently and I’m really excited to check it out.  See you all then!!

A fellow Beer by Biker is helping organize this event.  It’s at the New Hope location of Triumph, but I think some of you will still be interested.  Go, support a good cause, drink some delicious beer, and have fun!  Its starts around 6pm or so


Championship Roller Racing*
and Fundraiser
Benefits the Young Survival Coalition**

Wednesday, February 24th

Triumph Brewing Company
400 Union Square
New Hope, PA 18938

I wrote a post for Lois’ site over at LoverMother today.  With thanks to our fellow beer, bike and food lover, Bryan P, for sharing the link, I wrote about my discovery of the perfect pizza dough recipe.  You may enjoy it.  Or you may enjoy the rest of Lois’ posts, pictures and videos about our family and her creative pursuits.  You might even get some ideas for ways to spend your snowy (and bikeless?) days

I actually missed this month’s ride due to a scheduling conflict.  However thanks to the vigor and diligence of some dedicated beer lovers and bike riders, the ride happened and was quite a success.  I didn’t get the final headcount, but it looks like about 10-12 people rode a fun little loop through Fairmount Park on their way to Dock Street Brewing in West Philly.  While I couldn’t be there, I enjoyed this ride vicariously through pictures:

Pictures are courtesy of Denine over at the Bicycle Chef

Meet at the Art Museum steps this Sat, 1/23, at 11am.  We’ll be doing some riding through the park then head over to Dock St in West Philly

General Lafayette Inn

Man, this was a cold ride.  Temps were in the 20’s, and as soon as I left the house, the wind was fighting.  And it never let up.  We ended up riding out to the General Lafayette Inn, via the Valley Forge trail to Barren Hill Rd on the way there and Forbidden Dr on the way back.
Beer and Water
I don’t know if I could imagine a better post-frigid ride setting.  Fireplaces, dark wood, low ceilings, and hand pumped beer.  It really was an oasis.  They had their Sunset Red and an old ale on cask, and they were perfect.  The place got crowded, but we stayed at the bar, had some lunch, and otherwise avoided having to go back out in the cold.

But we did, and made it safely back.  A lucky few of us enjoyed some homemade chili at Chateau Keenan.  This was definitely an epic and enjoyable ride

The holidays have arrived and found me completely unprepared for a ride this month.  For this I apologize.  So lets once again make it happen, impromptu style.  We’ll be meeting at the Art Museum this Sat, Jan 2nd, at 10am.  Lets start the new year right, with bikes and good beer!

I just saw on Meal Ticket that Yards is putting out a Barleywine.  This got me really excited.  I’ve haven’t talked much about it this year, but come winter, barleywine is my beer style of choice.  Well, I would take it in any season, but most of the breweries put them out this time of year.  And there is nothing like cuddling up on a bitter cold winter night with a snifter of aged barleywine and a hunk of stinky cheese.  So bring it on, winter!

I’m way late for a recap as the ride was 2 weeks ago, I’m sorry.  We did actually ride, Beer by Bike Nov 09and it was pretty fun.  Our final destination was Philadelphia Brewing Co’s holiday party, but we had no real route or plan to get there.  We started into Fairmount Park, on a route that I know well.  But back by the recycling center we turned off onto some fire roads.  I was really interested in checking these paths out, and I’m glad that some of the guys knew them well.  They weren’t paved, but most everyone had no problem riding them, even with skinny tires.

We rode around for a Beer by Bike Nov 09bit, and decided to head down to the newly opened Hawthorne Cafe in south Philly for lunch.  Hawthorne Cafe is a little beer cafe owned by Bella Vista Distributors.  The beer selection, as expected, was awesome.  They have a growler filling station with an amazing taplist.  Sadly though, no single glass pours.  I went with a pair of Dark Horse beers, including the perfectly paired oatmeal stout.  Early in a late autumn day, after a chilly ride through the woods, a hearty stout was the perfect lunch beer.  Well, not exactly lunch.  For some reason, they don’t serve their lunch menu until 3pm on weekends, and there was nary a lunch dish to be found on the “brunch” menuBeer by Bike Nov 09u.  This was my only complaint, as I was really looking forward to one of their hand carved sandwiches.

From there we rode up to PBC.  Some mechanical issues broke up the group, but we all arrived safely.  We all had a glass of their new winter ale and settled into a table in the loading dock turned courtyard.  We had a chance to recount the ride over some pipe tobacco and free beer, a fitting end to a wonderful day.


  • Beer by Bike ride is happening this Sat! Meet at 2nd and Poplar at 10:45 for a ride out to the Hop Angel Brauhaus for their holiday party 7 years ago
  • Hey, remember how we used to ride bikes and drink beer? Want to do it again? How about Dec 18th for a little holiday ride? 7 years ago
  • The Tweed Ride is this Sat!!: http://on.fb.me/bIY8u0 7 years ago
  • Any Philly beerbybike'rs want to meet up with Evan from @beercycling tonight at Monk's? 7 years ago
  • We are planning our official BeerbyBike Homebrew camping extravaganza for next weekend. If you want in, please let me know ASAP 8 years ago