McGillin’s to sell red beer for the first time in 162 year history for Phillies World Series run
Center City institution McGillin’s is making history this week. Starting today, the oldest bar in Philadelphia started serving red beer to honor the Phillies improbable run to the World Series.
This is the first time McGillin’s has served red beer in its history:
McGillin’s served green beer for the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Patricks Day and blue beer for Villanova.
The 162-year old bar has NEVER served Red Beer until today.
McGillin’s is obviously a historic landmark in the city that founded America, Philadelphia. Am I someone who wants to drink dyed beer? I’m not, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good marketing campaign that has a history of success, with both the Eagles winning a Super Bowl and Nova taking home a National Championship.
To go along with the red beer, McGillin’s is also offering new food options and thanks to our guy Kyle at Crossing Broad, we have that World Series menu for you below.
McGillin’s New World Series Food Menu
MVP – Meatloaf, Vidalia Onion Rings, Provolone. Topped with BBQ sauce, bacon, ranch, Texas toast. $11.99
The Vet – A South Philly Classic. Grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, provolone, tomato, ham, salami, mixed greens, red wine vinaigrette. $11.99
Grandslam – Clear the Bases with this Epic Sampler! Cheesesteak Eggroll, Mozzarella sticks, Buffalo tender bites, Fried Mushrooms. $11.99
Ring the Bell – Cheesesteak stuffed roasted red pepper, with fried onions, provolone, served over mashed potatoes, homemade tomato sauce. $12.99
While everything above sounds fantastic, I just can’t see myself eating much of anything leading up to or during the World Series let alone a full meal. I typically like to stick with a liquid diet consisting of beer, “rally shots”, and if I’m with our skipper, a heavy dose of High Noons. (sponsor us).