The West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault announces its first ever Polish Craft Beer + Polka Block Party at 332 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 on Saturday, August 25 ,2018 from 2:00 – 8:00 pm.
WHAT : POLISH CRAFT BEER BLOCK PARTY. The city just gave us the approval and city license to shut down the block and have a Polish Craft Beer day on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 2:00-8:00 pm. There will be a Polka band, Polish food, Polish craft beer and Polish cider, and specialty craft beer made just for this occasion.
WHERE : West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault, 332 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. We will shut down the block on Evernia Street, between South Dixie Highway and South Olive Avenue. The downtown’s first craft brewery is 2 blocks west of the Intracoastal Waterway (Flagler Drive) and just one block east of the Brightline Train Station. https://gobrightline.com/
PARKING : Parking is reasonably priced and abundant in the Evernia Street city parking garage on the corner of South Dixie Highway and Evernia Street. You can also enter the garage on the east side of Evernia, from South Olive Avenue. There is also metered parking around the city and brewery.
POLISH CRAFT BEER. Amazing importer D & V International http://www.specialtybeer.com/ will be bringing 3 different Polish craft beers + 2 Polish ciders: all from Poland ! Get there early and try this great variety of Polish craft beer. Also, the Brewery will offer two ultra premium Belgium beers on tap, as well. Finally, Joel will fashion two craft beers made right here on the premises at the West Palm Beach Brewery to commemorate Polish Craft Beer + Polka Block Party. These beers are described in greater detail below in this post.
POLISH CRAFT BEER BLOCK PARTY !! We will shut down the block a will have an outdoor stage, in the middle of the street, featuring none other than the famous, The Polka King, Jan Lewandowski https://www.facebook.com/jan.lewan played by Jack Black https://www.facebook.com/JackBlack/ in the Netflix film The Polka King. https://www.netflix.com/title/80173395
SHADE + WATER. There will be tents and shade and water and of course, great beer and rockin’ Polkas.
Specialty, limited production craft beer: There will be 2 limited production beers created by the brewery’s chief brewer to honor two great Polish Americans, who were the uncles of the owner, John Pankauski. Here are John’s notes on the beers which are being poured at this Polish Craft Beer + Polka Block Party Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 pm:
Uncle Stash’s Imperial Stout: My Uncle Stash (Stan) Lachowicz was born in Peabody, Massachusetts across the street from St. Joseph’s Polish Church, son to immigrants straight off the boat from Poland (my grandparents). He was a standout football player at Peabody High School and enlisted in the Navy to fight in World War II and served bravely on the USS William D. Porter, a destroyer, before being honorably discharged. He was my Godfather and he loved his beer. The Uncle Stash’ Imperial Stout is a dark stout that is quiet + tough, and rough, just like my Uncle Stash, but with a kind hearted, sincere embrace. We miss Uncle Stash and raise a glass in his honor.
Uncle Mitch’s Ale: My Uncle Mitch Piotrowicz was from Salem, Massachusetts and lived down the street from me, Uncle Stash and Aunt Helen, my folks and me and my brother, Jim, in Peabody. Mitch was one of the most popular, admired and loved guys in town, where he was actively involved with St. Joseph’s Parish and running St. Michael’s Polish Club on Pulaski Street. Like Uncle Stash, Uncle Mitch, too, loved his beer. I was lucky to have these amazing role models in my life, along with Aunt Irene (Mitch’s wife), Aunt Helen, my folks and other family members, including Mitch and Irene’s daughter Connie and her husband Doug, my closest cousins. As a boy, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by such wonderful family members at every holiday, birthday, graduation and event. I remember at Christmas time, we would never start dinner before Uncle Mitch closed down the Polish Club and arrived for our Polish Christmas Eve dinner, called Wigilia. We remember Uncle Mitch with this wonderful beer made in his honor and with loving memories.
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