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Tröegs First Squeeze at Liberty 1/19/17

We’re thrilled to welcome our friends from Tröegs Independent Brewing for a very special event at Liberty Craft House: Tröegs First Squeeze 2017.
Our First Squeeze event will be hosted by some of our crazy Tröegs friends and staff memebers live and direct from their Hersehey headquarters. We are stoked that they will be making the trip up to throw a rockin’ tap event at Liberty once again.
This years First Squeeze event has an exciting wrinkle… we’ll be pouring Nugget Nectar three-ways!!!!
1. REGULAR – The draft that you know and love. We’ll dial in a 60% C02 / 40% nitrogend blend for.
2. NITRO – For the first time Tröegs will keg and ship to us a NITROGINIZED VERSION that we’ll push using 75% Nitrogen and 25% C02.
3. CASK – Dry-Hopped and gravity poured right ontop of the bar!
Right now, as you are reading this, our firkins are in Hershey at Tröegs Brewery being filled, dry-hopped and cask-conditioned with Nugget Nectar!!!
Join us at 5pm as we literally tap a firkin and gravity pour it right on the bar top!
We’ll also be giving away some very cool original artist prints that were inspired by Nugget Nectar… we’re talkin’ take these puppies and get them framed!
See you at 5pm on Thursday, January 19th….. Cheers!
Draft Selections
Nugget Nectar – Cask-Conditioned
Nugget Nectar – Nitro-Poured
Nugget Nectar – Regular Draft
Hop Blizzard – Cask-Conditioned
Impending Descent – Cask-Conditioned
and a few other surprises from the Scratch Series

Meet The Brewery 2017



Happy Valley’s original tutored beer tasting and food pairing event returns to Z Bar in The Deli Restaurant this January 2017!

Meet The Brewery is a weekly tutored tasting hosted by the Z Bar at The Deli Restaurant starting January 11th thru April 26th.  Each week we will feature a new brewery and five selected beers from their brewery.  Brewers and/or brewery representatives will be on hand each week to introduce the beers and give a short talk about their brewery’s history as well as answer questions you might have.  The Deli’s kitchen staff will prepare “tapas” food selections beer of the evening. (This is not a beer dinner)

Many of the nights will feature rare or specially prepared beers for the event, so plan on seeing and learning about cask conditioned beers, taste gravity poured firkins and discover many other tricks we have up our sleeves for this years series.

*Seating preferences are on a first come, first serve basis.
*All ticket sales are final, NO REFUNDS

MTB 2017 Schedule

Jan. 11 | New Belgium Brewing
Jan. 18 | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Jan. 25 | Bell’s Inspired Brewing
Feb. 1 | Great Lakes Brewing Company
Feb. 8 | Victory Brewing Company
Feb. 15 | Weyerbacher
Feb. 22 | Green Flash / Alpine
Mar. 1 | New Holland Brewing Company
Mar. 15 | Tröegs Independent Brewing
Mar. 22 | Deschutes Brewery
Mar. 29 | Stone Brewing Company
Apr. 5 | Southern Tier Brewing Company
Apr.12 | Founders Brewing Company
Apr. 19 | Yards Brewing Company
Apr. 26 | Ommegang / Boulevard



Holiday Wine Dinner & Italian Wine Market

This year’s 7th Annual Mario’s Holiday Wine Diner brings a fun and new feature… our Holiday Italian Wine Market!
From 5-9pm we’ll host a pop-up Italian Wine Karket featruing special Italian wine selections that you cannot find at your local wine & spirits store! Taste, learn and purchase unopened bottles to take home for yourself or give as holiday gifts!!! We’ll even gift wrap it for you if you please!
While you’re here, might as well sit down at our table for our 5 course Holiday Wine Dinner featuring unique selections parired with a specail seasonal food menu. Wine representatives will walk us through each of the night’s selections and our Dante’s Director will wax poetic on our scratch made food parirings. $45 per person and reservations required for the Dinner portion only. Dial 814.234.4273 to reserve your seat at our table.

Tröegs Most Wonderful Beer of The Year at Liberty

Our brewing brothers and sisters from Tröegs Independent Brewing decend upon us once again at Liberty Craft House for our Most Wonderful Beer of The Year Night on Thursday, Dec. 1st starting at 5pm!
Members from the Tröegs team will be in house with plenty of Holiday themed give-a-ways and to talk all things Tröegs Beer.
We’ve put together one killer tap list so this is the December beer event in town you don’t want to miss!!!
Expected Draft List (*subject to change)
2016 Mad Elf
2015 Mad Elf
2014 Mad Elf
Mad Dreams
Chocolate Elf
Blizzard of Hops
DreamWeaver Wheat
Nitro Chocolate Stout
Sour Cherry
Fresh Hop Yakima
Winter Warmer
Ras Gose
Hibiscus IPA
Cranberry Porter

Follow @EatDantes on Instagram & Win!

Follow @EatDantes on Instagram and Win!

’tis the season and we’re feeling jolly!  Spreading the spirit of Christmas we’ll be giving away a $20 Dante’s Restaurants gift card each week now through New Years Eve during our Holiday Insta-Rewards Contest.

1. Take a pick of your Dante’s Restaurants Experience and post it on Instagram.
“Be Creative.”  The picture(s) can be taken from/at any one of our 8 locations in State College, PA.

2. In the comments section “tag” @EatDantes

3. Finally you must also “follow” @EatDantes to be qualified to win.

Winners will be notified every Friday via the comments section of the winning photo.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Happy Holidays!

@EatDantes Holiday Insta-Rewards Official Rules


Liberty’s Ice Cream & Beer Social

Join us on Wednesday, November 9th starting at 5pm at Liberty Craft House as we celebrate New Belgium & Ben and Jerry’s latest collaboration: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale! We’ll have it on draft and of course be serving up scoops of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.
New Belgium Beer Rangers will be in-house wtih swag and to talk all things New Belgium brews with you.
Proceeds from our purchase of the beer goes to Protect Our Winters (POW), a non-profit that works to fight climate change by mobilizing the winter outdoor sports community. Great beer and support for a healthier planet? That’s a pairing we can really get behind.

Beulah’s Smokehouse Food Festival

Fall is in the air and football is on the field, so we are stoked to launch a brand new food festival today at Z Bar and The Deli Restaurant… Beulah’s Smokehouse.
Join us now through November as we celebrate authentic Kansas City Barbecue.  In 2003 Dante’s Restaurants spent over a year developing from scratch recipes for one of our former concepts Beulah’s Bar-B-Cue & bar bleu (which is now evolved to simply bar bleu).  These recipes for dry-rubs, sauce, side dishes, chili and the smoking techniques are all developed in-house and 100% Dante’s fresh from scratch… nothing borrowed from a cookbook here.
Our festival will focus on pork and beef that are locally sourced, butchered and smoked low and slow right here in-house using hickory wood.  Large plates, small plates, sandwiches and more.
What would barbecue be without it’s perfect pairing partner… whiskey!?!?  Belly up to our pop-up Beulah’s Whiskey Bar for some strong drink!  Enjoy a classic cocktail or bourbon neat with our featured specialty drink menu created to perfectly pair with our authentic Kansas City style smoked meats!

Dogfish Head at Z Bar

Join us at Z Bar in The Deli Restaurant this Wednesday, September 28th at 5pm when we get a visit from our good friend Peter from Dogfish Head Craft Beer.  Have a pint and talk all things Dogfish Head, we’re sure he’ll bring some goodies for you to take home as well.  Cheers!


New Holland Brewing & Spirits Market Launch

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring you another tasty market launch event to State College. Join us on Thursday, September 29th starting at 5pm to help us welcome New Holland Brewing Company from Holland, Michigan.

Joining us will be “Dr. Joel,” New Holland’s National Director of Sales Operations. He’ll be in-house all night waxing poetic on all things New Holland brewing and spirits.

We’ll tap about a dozen core, seasonal and limited/rare brews to help you get to know the brewery side and we are bringing in many of their artisan spirits for the night as well.

See you on the 29th… Cheers!


Stone 20th Anniversary Party

This week we welcome Stone representatives to celebrate their 20th Anniversary of beers that we’re not worthy of.  We’ll tap many fine kegs of brewing arrogance.  Take a look at the list below, although some selections are subject to change due to shipping and logistics.
Draft List
 (*subject to change)
20th Anniversary Citracado IPA
Encore 5th Anniversary IPA
Encore 6th Anniversary Porter
Encore Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
Encore Stone 15th Anniversary IPA
Vertical Epic 02.02.02
Citrus Wit
Moca IPA