Fegley’s Brewworks

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Fegley’s Always Sunny

A beer suitable for Paddy’s Pub, Always Sunny Pale Ale.  A year rounder for Allentown Brew Works – makers of the Fegley’s lineup.

The fathers of our nation were very fond of a good tankard of ale.  Dozens of Philadelphia breweries lubricated the Age of Reason, moving men toward and egalitarian philosophy, a rational government and enlightened experiments in science.  But things were perfect by any means – the Liberty Bell has to wait out the British occupation of Philadelphia by hiding in Allentown, and poor Mr. Franklin had to routinely wait out beautiful weather to “wet the kite twine so that it can conduct the electric fire freely.”  Alas, let’s raise a pint, and hope it is Always Sunny… wherever you are

Style: American Pale Ale
Hops:  Summit, Chinook, Cascade
Malts: 2 Row, Carafoam, Caramel

Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft

5.2% ABV

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Fegley’s International Elf

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Style: Ale

Posted in Beer News, Bethlehem Brew Works, Fegley's Brewworks, Troegs Brewing

Are Fegleys And Troegs Going To Play Nice?

Maybe the elves won’t be doing battle this Christmas. About 6 months agoTroeg’s Brewing (Harrisburg, PA) has filed a cease & desist order against Bethlehem Brew Works (Bethlehem, PA), makers of Fegley’s beers. Troeg’s Mad Elf — a Belgian strong dark ale with cherries. Arrives at Christmas time each year.  Bethlehem makes Rude Elf’s Reserve, a Belgian strong dark ale with spices.  Both beers contain images of an elf, with a close color scheme.

Not the first time Bethlehem has delt with Elf lawsuits though.  (Lawsuits are anything but small! HA!)  Rude Elf’s Reserve has been known by another name — Rudolph’s Reserve, but changed it after a similar lawsuit in 2004.  Fegley’s owns a trademark on the Rude Elf’s Reserve beer name.

Troeg’s believes that due to Mad Elf’s existence — they own the term elf when referenced to ales & lagers.

Fast forward to this week.   This surfaces.  The Peaceful Elf.  “An All-American Collaboration Ale”  Now with no other information available, one could only assume the breweries are working towards playing nice.


correction: Fegley’s owns a trademark, not a patent.


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Bethlehem’s Monsta’ Is First Organic Beer

Fegley’s Brewworks, just released their first organic beer – Green Monsta’.

It is a West Coast style IPA hopped with Chinook and CTZ and brewed with organic malts.  The brewery states it has Monsta’rous hoppy flavors, pine, and grapefruit.

Tapping this weekend at Bethlehem’s first VegFest this weekend.

Style: IPA

6% ABV