Weekend: Gingerbread House Construction and Cask Ale Consumption

Photo: Carol Brown

What’s on deck for the next few days? You can build a gingerbread house in the lobby of the Sheinhardt Wig Company Comcast Center, drink your fill of cask conditioned ale in Delaware or celebrate the joys of the potato pancake right on Broad Street.

• On Saturday, December 12 from noon until 4 p.m., Table 31 will host a Gingerbread House-Making Party in the lobby of The Comcast Center. $40 gets you the gingerbread parts and unlimited access to a buffet of candy and royal icing for decorating. Reservations are recommended as housing supplies are limited. Call (215) 567-7111 to make them. [Table 31]

• It’s the seventh annual Latkepalooza on Sunday, December 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gershman Y. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Zahav, Marigold and Snackbar, among other restaurants, will contribute their twist on latkes. [Gershman Y]

• Beer geek alert. Head to the Newark, Delaware branch of Iron Hill for their annual Cask and You Shall Receive Reserve event, which features kegs of cask-conditioned dark and pale ales from all eight Iron Hill locations, plus guest brews from Stewart’s Brewing Company, Yards, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Victory Brewing Company, Troegs Brewing Company, Stoudt’s, and Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant - see the full list below. Beers will be sold for $6 for 20 oz., $4.25 for 10 oz., $1 for 4 oz. or $15 for a pitcher or growler, on a pay-as-you-go basis. [Iron Hill Brewery]

Cask ales on deck for Cask and You Shall Receive:

Yards - General Washington Tavern Porter

Nodding Head - 700 level

Troegs - Hop Back Amber

Sly Fox - Chester County Bitter

Stewarts - Glacier IPA

Flying Fish - Imperial Belgian Mild

Stoudts - Fat Lady (blend of fat dog and scarlet lady)

Victory - Hop Wallop

Iron Hill Newark - English IPA

Iron Hill West Chester - Russian Imperial Stout

Iron Hill Lancaster - Afternoon Delight Imp. Coffee Porter

Iron Hill North Wales - Anvil Ale

Iron Hill Wilmington - Scrooge American IPA

Weekend: Gingerbread House Construction and Cask Ale Consumption