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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Saint Patrick's "Weekend" 2014 at Rogues'

I grew up around Boston, a very Irish city, the Celtics, Southie, yeah...Anyway, only the actual day, March 17, was St. Patrick's Day. Everyone went all out, all green, all beer, heaping plate of corned beef and cabbage, Irish fiddle music everywhere, dancing, the whole Irish enchilada as it were. It's a wicked big day.I loved it. But here it seems to be more of a weekend event, so we're going with it this year since St. Pat's falls on a Monday. Monday is an underwhelming day for such a jubilant holiday.
So, we declare it St. Patrick's weekend. Meaning, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Chocolate Guinness Pudding, Cheddar Potato Soup, and craft beer, lots and lots of craft beer will be served Saturday, Sunday and MONDAY, March 15, 16 & 17. Our brewers have even crafted their first IPA just for the occasion. Not an Irish brew by any means, but we think it goes well with corned beef and cabbage. So why not? Saturday isn't technically St. Patrick's day either...But we'll be wearing green and serving all our St. Pat's specials.
Can't wait. Wear Green. Eat Corned Beef. Drink Beer. Big, big fun. All weekend.
Andy, a Rogues' server, in full regalia

Saturday, February 15, 2014

PINTS FOR PUPS, Our Annual SPCA Brew Fest Fundraiser 2014

Rosie & Jazzy
There are about a million reasons to love dogs. My families' two rescues are part of our family (two boxers, Jazzy's from the SPCA). I can't imagine life without them. I am grateful and in awe of Tompkin's County SPCA and all the hard work they do. Being a "no kill" shelter takes a lot of dedication, hard work and money. That's where we come in.
Every year we host a local micro brew fest which benefits the Tompkins County SPCA called, "Pints for Pups." This year's will be held Thursday, February 20,  from 6 - 10 pm at our restaurant and brew house. Generous local breweries joining us and pouring tastings: Bacchus Brewing, Band Wagon Brewing, Hopshire Farm Brewery, Rogues' Harbor Brewing Co., Roosterfish Brewing, Seneca Lodge Brewing and Wagner Brewing. We can not wait to try all the craft brews they're bringing. A $15 donation gets you samples from everyone. Wrist bands can be purchased at the door or at Rogues' Harbor Inn and the SPCA in advance.
There will also be live music. Joel Kirshner & Tu can Do from 6 - 9. Silent Auction will include lots of art work, dog and cat goodie packages from Ithaca Agway, sterling Buddy tag from the Jewlbox, gift cards from several restaurants including Rogues' and Kilpatricks, port wine from Ports of NY, and tons more. Plus, our chef is working on a beer inspired tasting menu which will features a sample of threeof our craft brews, one for each course for a set price. 10 % of dinner proceeds that evening will, be donated to the SPCA along with all proceeds from the beer tasting and silent auction.
Last year we raised over $3,500! It will be hard to top that, so please save the date and join us for beer, dinner and big fun.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 in the Heart of the Finger Lakes

It's St. Valentine's day or weekend as we're calling it. Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 we're offering dinner specials for two. Share a dinner entree by the fire with your favorite Finger Lakes wine or Rogues' Harbor craft brew, tres romantique. You can even spend the night in our B&B for just $129 which includes breakfast. Availability is limited so don't wait to call (607) 533-3535.