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posted May 28, 2013 6:43 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed June 19 at 6:00 PM, Tired Hands
16 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
CONFIRMED FOR JUNE 19th! Dear everyone, I've really fallen off the IRL-train but Tired Hands keeps producing interesting beers and delicious bread! Interested? When?
For those who don't know, Tired Hands is a very cool little microbrewery in the heart of the Main Line, an easy 18 minute train trip from 30th St/20 minutes from Center City. Local cheeses and salads, many types of meat, and exciting beer options.

Also, the candied bacon still has a revered place on the menu.
posted by jetlagaddict to Meetup (39 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Wednesdays are usually pretty good for me.
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:07 AM on May 29, 2013

I was just thinking it was time for another visit to Tired Hands. Wednesdays are good for me as well (except the 12th). M-Th are usually good too.
posted by MikeKn at 4:41 AM on May 29, 2013

Is the 5th too soon? Thoughts on the 19th or 26th?
posted by jetlagaddict at 5:05 AM on May 29, 2013

Hooray! I'm always up for another Tired Hands outing. My June weeknight calendar is pretty open - the only days that don't work for me are 6/5, 6/11, 6/20, and 6/26. As long as we do it a night other than one of those, I'm in!

Based on the three of us who have weighed in so far, Wednesday the 19th could be a good choice - thoughts?
posted by jessypie at 5:05 AM on May 29, 2013

Ha, we posted at the same time! I think the 19th is looking good so far, and it gets my vote.
posted by jessypie at 5:08 AM on May 29, 2013

Weekdays in June are fairly open and the 19th works.
posted by Diskeater at 9:13 AM on May 29, 2013

I'm between jobs and only have school in the mornings, so any day is good for me. I AM GOING TO PUT ALL THE CANDIED BACONS IN MY FACE HOLES.
posted by Merzbau at 6:19 PM on May 29, 2013

Sweeeet, I am confirming this for June 19th, and I look forward to seeing everyone and stuffing my face with all the bread/beer/wine/pickles!
posted by jetlagaddict at 6:34 PM on May 29, 2013

(We should also do another Philly bar meetup soonish!)
posted by Diskeater at 6:41 PM on May 29, 2013

I may have spoken too soon- there's a show at 9:00 the same night (Cold Cave at Morgan's Pier). I'll try to make it out to Ardmore a bit early and leave around 8:00.
posted by Merzbau at 7:09 PM on May 29, 2013

We pretty much always leave on either the 7:30 or the 8:30 train back to the city, so a 9pm show is totally do-able, and I would be interested in joining you for it if I can invite myself along!

Also, yes to needing another Philly bar meetup soon! Things have been a little crazy lately so I have failed at posting anything for a while, but as mentioned above my weeknights aren't too bad next month and I would love additional excuses to go out drinking with all of you.
posted by jessypie at 8:13 PM on May 29, 2013

Philly Beer week runs through the 10th, could be interesting to try and do a mefi meetup in conjunction with an event, but depending on the venue/event might be too crowded to try and do a mefi meetup at one too.

Family conflict with the 19th, but if that changes i will go.
posted by TheAdamist at 3:20 AM on May 30, 2013

Jess- that'd be great! It's an awesome band and a fun venue (though I hope their sound system is better than it was last year).

Any other Mefites up for some crushingly loud goth rock on the waterfront after the Ardmore meetup? It's at Morgan's Pier, with no cover charge.
posted by Merzbau at 12:18 PM on May 31, 2013

I have requested off from work just to come out and have the beers and bacons with you all!
posted by lazaruslong at 11:07 AM on June 1, 2013

Quick update: the Cold Cave show has been canceled, since Morgan's Pier (quite rightly) would rather not host the opener, Boyd Rice, who is, frankly, a deeply awful human being, and whose participation I wasn't aware of.
posted by Merzbau at 10:13 AM on June 7, 2013

Hooray! It's almost here!

We've got a launch scheduled for Thursday, and if things go south in the next two days, I may be late/absent, but hoping everything goes smoothly.
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:38 AM on June 18, 2013

Nooooooo I left my growler at home!

what a world
what a world

posted by SpiffyRob at 7:06 AM on June 19, 2013

Oh no!

Growler tragedies aside, here's a look at what their facebook page has been promoting:

Perfect Hole In One is ON TAP today! IPA hopped with a whole lot of Centennial and Simcoe. Citrusy, Juicy, and very refreshing. 6.5% abv.

Guillemot, our dark & dense Saison, is ON TAP today! This batch was fermented in both stainless steel and wine barrels (roughly 50/50 split) with resident yeast and bacteria. 8.5% abv.

Given the number of positive RSVPs, I'm going to go up to the second floor and try to hold down a bigger table before 6 pm. I'll be wearing a somewhat manic grin and a black dress/crazy floral pattern. I will make bacon inquiries. See you soon!
posted by jetlagaddict at 7:26 AM on June 19, 2013

I will be wearing a blue gingham shirt that I'm 99% sure I was wearing at the last Tired Hands meetup. I hope to be there around 6:15.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:06 PM on June 19, 2013

It should be there at 6 or a little before. I remembered my growler - now I just hope they have something I want to get a growler of :)
posted by MikeKn at 12:26 PM on June 19, 2013

I'll be on the 5:30 train out of center city. I think most of you guys have already met me- grey pants, blue & pink shirt, red hair
posted by Merzbau at 1:20 PM on June 19, 2013

Trains running super late. Probably be there closer to 7.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:26 PM on June 19, 2013

I'm just now leaving to head towards the train, so might be a little later. Also my friend Rob is a bartender there and it is his birthday! He should be upstairs! Yay for two birds with one brewery!
posted by lazaruslong at 2:30 PM on June 19, 2013

I don't believe I authorized the presence of another Rob.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:35 PM on June 19, 2013

Here? First one? Upstairs? Beer? Bacon?
posted by Diskeater at 2:46 PM on June 19, 2013

The train situation is worsening. Looks like the 530ish one got cancelled and the next one is 15 minutes late.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:48 PM on June 19, 2013

The 5:44 is still sitting on track 5 at suburban station if you want to come join us on this one...
posted by jessypie at 2:51 PM on June 19, 2013

I'm at Market East. Curious to know the fate of your train. The 607 here has become the 622, hoping that sticks.
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:00 PM on June 19, 2013

Man, Septa, you had ONE job

We will try to not eat all the bacon!
posted by jetlagaddict at 3:03 PM on June 19, 2013


posted by SpiffyRob at 3:09 PM on June 19, 2013

Just make sure the one you get on isn't running express and skipping Ardmore - some of them do. This one is moving, finally, whew!
posted by jessypie at 3:10 PM on June 19, 2013

Yeah...I'm at suburban station, still waiting on the 573P (incidentally what does that P mean?) towards Bryn Mawr which is the train my app is telling me to take. The board says it will be here at 6:19. We shall see!

Another question: no fee for these?? Where do I pay?
posted by lazaruslong at 3:15 PM on June 19, 2013

You can buy a ticket beforehand or on the train; we are zone two and you will be returning during off peak hours.
posted by jetlagaddict at 3:21 PM on June 19, 2013

On the train? Where?
posted by lazaruslong at 3:37 PM on June 19, 2013

Never mind, I figured it out
posted by lazaruslong at 3:39 PM on June 19, 2013

You guys that was so fun! Thanks once again for making the long and arduous trek to Ardmore; it was wonderful to see everyone (and to eat my body weight in bread and pickles.)
posted by jetlagaddict at 6:54 PM on June 19, 2013

Woo fun! Thanks all!
posted by lazaruslong at 8:49 PM on June 19, 2013

Oh no! The Woo Girls got lazaruslong!
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:40 AM on June 20, 2013 [2 favorites]

SEPTA came through in the end and we had us another successful meetup filled with bacon, "pork", and wedding planning.
posted by Diskeater at 7:17 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

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