By Joe Bergin
Picture this: You have just finished chatting with a friend you haven’t been able to spend time with for a little while. It is brought up in the conversation that you’d like to plan a day or night to go out, kick back, and try to catch up. There was even some talk about inviting a few more of your friends to tag along. It sounded great, and you were excited for it. You were really just tangled up in the moment.
Until the conversation ended, and the phones were put down, you hadn’t really thought about HOW you were going to actually spend the night. In a way, you seem to expect the perfect plans to just fall into your lap. Continue reading
We are very excited to announce that the Yankee Doodle Tap Room will soon be installing four additional taps to our bar; for a total of 16 draft beers! The most drafts beers on tap in Princeton.
The additional taps will allow us to offer a variety of draft beers brewed both locally and around the world. A beer that we are particularly eager to offer is the Chimay Tripel (commonly referred to as Chimay White because of the color of the label). Chimay is a world renowned brewery of authentic Trappist ales.
An authentic Trappist beer is a beer brewed by or under control of Trappist monks and is offered in various styles. There are only seven Trappist monasteries that are authorized to label their beers with the Authentic Trappist Product logo that indicates a strict compliance to various rules edicted by International Trappist Association.
Chimay Tripel (White) Belgian- Style Tripel Strength (ABV): 8.0% ABV
The Chimay Brewery is a Belgian brewery founded inside Scourmont Abbey, in the Belgian municipality of Chimay in 1862. The brewery produces three widely distributed ales, Chimay Rouge (Red), Chimay Bleue (Blue), and Chimay Tripel (White). Of the three beers, the Tripel is the only Chimay made available on draft. The Chimay Red and Blue are readily available in conditioned bottles. The products of Chimay Brewery are sold only for financial support of the monastery and good causes. The brewery business pays rent for use of the property within the abbey, which is used to support the monastic community. The majority of the profit from the sale of the beer is distributed to charities and for community development around the region.
Custom Yankee Doodle Ale on Tap
I have been a beer enthusiast for many years, attending all sorts of events such as brewery tours, beer festivals, tasting and pairing dinners, and home-brewing seminars. My wife hates going into the beverage store because I spend so much time searching for a new beer I haven’t tasted. Each month I receive my Mid-Atlantic Brewing News and I immediately sit at my kitchen table, crack open a cold bottle and read about the wonderful world of beer that has me so fascinated.
I have the great opportunity to work at the most historic restaurant and bar in Princeton, The Yankee Doodle Tap Room. My initial brainstorming about Yankee Doodle and historical Princeton lead me to the American Revolution. Many of our founding fathers and American patriots were beer enthusiast themselves and brewed beers of their own creation in small batches for their family and friends. When choosing what beer to write about first, I immediately decided I would choose the Boston Beer Company because after all Boston was the birthplace of the American Revolution. Continue reading
The New Patio
The patio at Yankee Doodle Tap Room is now open!
Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Stop in for happy hour and enjoy our daily drink specials.
The patio offers the best of the Yankee Doodle Tap Room’s menu and bar, situated in the heart of Palmer Square.
Be sure to watch all your favorite World Cup games here.
You can walk in or walk up via the sidewalk entry.