Bracitorium Newsletter
Oldest depiction of beer drinking
"I feel wonderful drinking beer; in a blissful mood, with joy in my heart and a happy liver." Sumerian Poem, 3000 BC
I had the privilege this past month of sharing the stage with Dr. Alison Feeney of Shippensburg University for a presentation on the incredibly fascinating Craft Beer industry for ESU's new "Tasting Tuesdays" series. 

Beer, indeed, dates back at least six thousand years. We have clear evidence of beer-drinking among the Sumerians - including the above image, which shows beer-drinking out of a communal vessel through reed straws. This long history is especially important to the Craft Brewing sector. Long traditional approaches to beer-making are being brought back to our communities - including barrel-aging, souring, classic styles, and more.

When we decided to give our monthly newsletter a name a couple of months ago, several people reached out, asking, "what in the world does 'Bracitorium' mean?" Well, like our motto, "Fidelis in Naturam. In Artem Fidelis", we wanted to use Latin, the language that so expertly brings to mind qualities of tradition, enlightenment, and academia historically found throughout the craft beer industry.

Bracitorium, simply put, is Brewery, in Latin.

Perhaps even more significant is our motto: Fidelis in Naturam. In Artem Fidelis. Latin for "True to Nature. True to the Craft." Our saying holds true to our brewing as well as our philosophy on running our business. We brew with all-natural whole-food ingredients sourced locally and as organically as possible. We compost, obsessively recycle, re-use, and donate our spent grains. We brew beer using centuries-old tradition, unfiltered, unpasteurized, and free of any artificial preservatives or shelf stabilizing agents. 

See you in the Bracitorium.

Michael Albert, COO, ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
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Friends Of The Craft  (FOTC)

Join ShawneeCraft’s Mug Club and get a ton of benefits and discounts, including an epic gift crate with: a hoodie, a hat, a branded munique glass, a double walled stainless steel 32 oz howler, a leather key chain, some beer vouchers, stickers and more! $150 gives you the annual membership and the crate of swag! #FOTC

  • 10% off Food Purchases
  • 20% off Swag
  • $1 off Draft Beer
  • $15 Growler Fill 

Brew Programs
Brew it forward! Buy a beer for the next customer wearing a kilt, a first-responder, a teacher, or the next guy who can juggle. You choose, and a lucky stranger redeems. AND feel free to tag us and post it on Social using #StrangerBrew. 

BREW UNTO OTHERS™ Wish your friends were here? Buy them a beer now, we'll put it on the board, and they can drink ON YOU next time they come in, post it on social for fun interaction. Don't forget to tag us and use #BrewUntoOthers! 
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Been and Barley Beer

Early St. Paddy's Weekend

March 13-15 | $9 drink special

Join us on March 14th for a roaring and rowdy St. Paddy’s Sing-a-long with the Juggernaut String Band 7pm - 10pm. And skip the traditional green beer and instead have an uplifting Bean & Barley! We mix a shot of espresso and our own Session Porter to create this classic blend. This drink is only available March 13-15 in the ShawneeCraft Taproom. 

Click Here to Learn More. 

Jim Thorpe Ale Fest with ShawneeCraft logo

Jim Thorpe Town Takeover

Saturday & Sunday March 14-15

The Jim Thorpe Irish Fest Ale Trail treats you to 7 stops that will satisfy your need for hops and barley. Try a different brew at each stop. ShawneeCraft is the exclusive partner for this event, which you can join, either Saturday or Sunday. This is a walkable event throughout historic Jim Thorpe.

Click Here to Learn More.

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Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, March 21 | 5pm - 7pm

FREE wine tasting with Eagles Rest Cellars Winery. 

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

Wednesday, March 25 | 7pm - 9pm

How much do you know? Test your knowledge at ShawneeCraft's very first Trivia Night! 

Painting of Cardinals sitting on fence in the snow

Paint-n-Sip with Anna K

Thursday, March 26 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Tickets: $40

Paint this Cardinal design on a 16x20 canvas. This design matches the previous cardinal design from February 27 at the brewery so you can hang them both together! The price includes all painting supplies, apron, personal instruction by Anna K, a choice of one ShawneeCraft draft brew, and memories that will last a lifetime! No experience necessary! 

Bourbon Barrel Porter Beer on a barrel

Bourbon Barrel Porter Beer Release

Friday, March 27 | 6pm - 10pm

Dark, roasty, and smooth, ShawneeCraft’s Bourbon Barrel Porter is the local favorite. We have been making this beer for as long as we've been a brewery. This batch starts out as an imperial porter, and slowly takes its final form after months of aging in freshly emptied American bourbon barrels. We are only making 10 barrels of this bad boy, so get it while you can! ABV: 10.5%

Running Club

ShawneeCraft Brewery Running Club

Every Thursday | 6pm

Register at 5:45pm in the Taproom

Join us for a 3 mile evening run (or walk) around Shawnee. Then stop at the brewery for Open Mic, drinks, and friendly fun! All are welcome! 
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Save the date for these upcoming events! 
  • Tale of Two Ales: Beer Special all April long in honor of Literary Month, with a portion of proceeds going to the Monroe County Library
  • Beer Release - Hair of the Bear; a chocolate imperial porter: April 3rd
  • Hair of the Bear: April 4-5 | Details
  • Bike-n-Brew: April 18th | Details
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Vinyl Record Spin Night

Vinyl Records Spin Night

Every Wednesday | 5pm - 10pm

You BE the DJ. Donate a vinyl and enjoy a beer on us.

Bring your own records to play or request some from our library. 
Open Mic

Open Mic

Every Thursday | 7pm - 10pm

The ShawneeCraft Tap Room welcomes host Jeremiah Williams for its weekly Open Mic night.
Roy Ramos

Rhythm & Brews: Roy Ramos

Friday, March 6| 7pm - 10pm

From young to old and everything in between, Roy Ramos has been singing and playing guitar for over 25 years. Originally from NYC he now makes his home in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Ryan Zimmerman

Rhythm & Brews: Ryan Zimmerman

Saturday, March 7 | 7pm - 10pm

Ryan Zimmerman is a singer/songwriter from Long Beach Island NJ. He is a roots musician dedicated to his craft of songwriting and performing live.

Blue Shirt Band

Blue Shirt Band

Friday, March 13 | 7pm - 10pm

Blue Shirt Band takes the stage of the Taproom for Rhythm & Brews! Stop by to hear some awesome entertainment and try some craft beer!

Juggernaut String Band

St. Paddy's Day Singalong with Juggernaut String Band

Saturday, March 14 | 7pm - 10pm 

Singalong to their green beer tunes and enjoy band favorites. Juggernaut String Band runs on a high octane blend of swamp rock; bluegrass; Cajun; Irish and Mardi Gras music. Pete rocks the banjo, fiddle and vocals with Cat Burbage on drum kit, bass, and vocals, Vid Ryan on bass and guitar and Chuck Kraakevik on sax.

Beckwith Baker

Rhythm & Brews: Beckwith Baker

Friday, March 20 | 7pm - 10pm

His musical styles range from crooning with burlesque troops, bumming and strumming at the beach, to raising hairs with his powerful pipes. His multi-instrumentalism paired with his looping create a "one man band," something you have to see and hear to believe.

Rob and Marty

Rhythm & Brews: Rob & Marty 

Saturday, March 21 | 7pm - 10pm

This talented duo hails from the Lehigh Valley. Their selection of music spans from way back in time to today - offering a mix that appeals to the masses while never venturing off too much on the fringe so everyone has a great time

Streetbox Strummer

Rhythm & Brews: Streetbox Strummer

Friday, March 27 | 7pm - 10pm

An organic one man band with percussion, guitar, harmonica, and vocals. Hundreds of songs spanning decades of timeless music, with dozens of originals too!

Lake of Orchards

Rhythm & Brews: Lake of Orchards

Saturday, March 28 | 7pm - 11pm 

An Alternative Rock band which combines the aspects of folk style three part vocal harmonies, with upbeat percussion, and intricate guitar lines. 

Growler of the Month - Seven Bridges Amber Ale
American Amber Ale made with primarily 2-row barley grown and malted high right here in the USA with an added touch of English crystal malts. This combination produces notes of honey, dried figs, and light caramel without all the sweetness you would normally expect. 
 ABV 5.4% 
 $15 Growler Fill Available for the month of March.
What's On Tap
  • Clubhouse Kolsch* - Crisp & light German style brewed with Pilsner malt; ABV 5.2%
  • Biere Blanche* - Belgian-style wheat beer; ABV 5.0%
  • Seven Bridges *- American Amber Ale; ABV 5.4%
  • Session IPA*Crushable India Pale Ale; ABV 5.4%
  • Mosier's Mosaic IPA* Juicy, hazy India Pale Ale, aka a Northeastern IPA; ABV 7.5%
Rotating Taps
  • Seasonal: Apiarius Fortis - American Amber Ale made with local honey; ABV 6.5% (back for limited time only)  
  • Seasonal: Banoffee Pie Stout - Dessert Stout brewed with Marris Otter malt and flaked oats. Expect hints of banana, toffee and cream; ABV 9.0% 
  • Brewer's Choice: Tripel - Classic Belgian-style with complex aromas and flavors; ABV 9.5% (back for a limited time only)
Nitro Taps
  • Old Mine Stout - Viscous, dark, and brewed with heaps of oatmeal and multiple roasted males, served on nitrogen; ABV 7.0%
  • Session Porter -  Light & dry London Porter, served on nitrogen; ABV 5.1%
Wild and Sour Taps 
  • Patience - Dry-hopped Brett IPA conditioned on Peaches; ABV 5.6% (back for limited time only)
  • El Agrio - Dry-hopped Margarita-style sour ale; ABV 6.5% 
*Canned inventory available! 

Our Tap Room also carries a great selection of wine from local wineries: Blue Ridge, Eagles Rest, Renegade, and Tolino’s.
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
100 Shawnee Inn Drive
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356

Brewery Tours:
Wednesday - Friday 4PM
Saturday -  12PM & 5PM
Sunday 12PM

Tap Room Hours:
Wednesday - Friday 4PM - 10PM
Saturday 12PM - 10PM
Sunday 12PM - 5PM

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