It snowed this week, and that means it’s time to get ready for… Firkin Curling! Wait, you’ve never heard of Firkin Curling? Think Olympic curling, except you slide mini beer kegs instead of stones. If you haven’t seen Firkin curling yet, you’re like most of the world, because we made it up here at Barley Creek, but we haven’t quite perfected it. Yet. The way we look at it: there’s a right way to do Firkin Curling and a wrong way. The right way is to build an ice rink like Rockefeller Center, get a golden Atlas statue, and have some nice Canadian (that’s redundant, eh?) from the Royal Montreal Curling Club consult for us to make sure we go “aboot” it the right way. But that sounds expensive. Besides, we’re experts at doing it the wrong way. In the past five years, we’ve done real ice that didn’t freeze (the scientific term for that is “water”), synthetic ice that sucked (the scientific term for that is “not slidee enough”), and Teflon coasters that… I can’t remember what happened with the Teflon coasters. Anyway, we’re hard at work on solving the firkin mystery. This winter we will have Firkin Curling at the Pint Size Park. And the scientific term for that is “firkin great”!
The Halloween decorations have just come down and I finally got that last piece of candy corn out of my teeth. I’m already counting the days to our Halfway to Halloween party. Does anybody else think that should be a thing? Anyway, I hope you had a chance to stop by our Haunted Brewery this year because the decorations were the best ever and our team really went over the top with their daily costumes. By the way, Barley Creek was a winner for Best Local Haunted Attraction in the Pocono Record Readers’ Choice Awards. We were also winners in the Best Outdoor Bar and Best Bar-B-Que Joint categories, and we took first place for Best Microbrewery and Best Restaurant in Tannersville. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!
Fall-elujah! The weather is going to be incredible tomorrow, so we decided to throw a pumpkin carving an s’mores party at the Pint Size Park tomorrow from 4pm-10pm. We’ll supply the pumpkins; you bring your own carving supplies. There’s no cover charge and, oh-my-gourd, the pumpkins and s’mores will be free while supplies last. Of course the party will be family friendly, with tons of games to play. We’re also going to have live music from Gary Dillon, and great food and drinks, including our Pumpkin Ale and Heck of a Hard Cider. Made using local apples from Heckman’s Orchard, our cider is clean and sweet with a dry finish, more like wine or champagne than beer. This stuff is really, really good! See you at the Pint Size Park tomorrow!