There is just too much beer in the world to only taste twice a month. In the spirit of more is better the Blind Tiger podcast team has decided to add samplesodes to the podcast lineup. These mini-episodes will feature only tastings of hopefully unique or exotic beer, often on location to keep your Blind Tiger intake at a more regular interval.
This week Mike, Jesse, Emily, and myself traveled off our beaten path to our sister town that likes to get down, Marietta, Pa. This river town has a similar look and feel to Lancaster just on a smaller scale. A once sleepy spot on the Susquehanna has become a vibrant town with several venues for great food, amazing beer, and incredible live music. We went to check out the newest addition to this town's night life, Perry Street Cellar.
In 2011 Lancaster County was hit with massive floodwaters. During the height of the storm the Railroad House Inn’s cellar was overwhelmed with 7 feet of water that ruined the cellar completely. After a few days of pumping out water and several days of letting the place dry out the door were closed indefinitely. Then in 2014 the owners decided in 2014 to begin renovations to create the Perry Street Cellar. The vibe was to juxtapose the more formal Railroad House Inn’s atmosphere with something more akin to a casual speakeasy with an “air of lived in comfort.” The Cellar has been open for a few weeks now and features live music on Saturday nights, 12 rotating craft beers on tap, and a casual menu of sandwiches, salads, and soups.
We decided to stop in and enjoy the newest fixture of Marietta’s ever growing craft beer scene.