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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Where the hell is Cornwall?!

Well, if you reside in Central PA, you may want to inquire, because the Blue Bird Inn is perhaps Lebanon County's best-kept beer hideaway. 

Boasting one of the most impressive decks in the area, the Blue Bird recently did a complete make-over of its bar and inside dining area, complete with high beamed ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors, ample bar seating, and an awesome fireplace that is inviting during the winter months.  The ceiling fans are also quite unique and work in conveyer-belt-like fashion as they keep the bar area cool during warmer months. 

What's even better about the Blue Bird is its newely beefed-up tap selection, which jumped from eight handles to TWENTY, and the recent addition of a beer engine means an additional selection on cask.  Brewslut and I typically frequent on a Tuesday night, when all draught craft beer pints are only $3.00 (up slightly from $2.75, which they promoted for a looooong time).  Still, $3.00 for a pint of Nugget Nectar or Smuttynose IPA?  On our recent visit this past Tuesday evening, I was pleased to see the tap list expanding beyond the standard offerings.  While they still keep a few light offerings and imports on regular rotation, they consistently update at least twelve of the taps with good local, regional and national craft selections.  In addition to the two aforementioned beers, I was delighted to see Southern Tier IPA, ABC Espresso Stout, Victory Prima Pils and Hop Devil (the latter on cask), Stoudt's Carnival Kolsch, Bell's Oberon, St. Bonafice ESB, Otter Creek Spring Bock, and a few others.  Not a bad line-up, indeed! 

With daily food and drink specials (including house-infused vodkas and cocktails) and a varied menu, we'll keep coming back.  Hopefully they will keep getting more and more adventurous with the tap line-up, which certainly won't scare us away! 

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