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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin

This imperial oatmeal stout is, as the name suggests, smooth as velvet. The underlying sweetness is all lightly roasted chocolate and soft brownies.

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Posted Sep. 19, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale

Take a light, bright farmhouse ale with the golden hue and peppery tang you know and love when drinking this style of beer.

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Posted Sep. 18, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern

Aromas of pumpkin and nutmeg give way to a full body, sweet pumpkin and spiky spices. Setting this one apart, however, is a subdued caramel quality and notes of vanilla.

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Posted Sep. 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Yards Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope is a seasonal brew that varies from year to year, but one that is generally focused on celebrating the roots of the IPA style.

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Posted Sep. 16, 2014 | Comments: 0

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At Crow and the Pitcher, mushrooms are “a revelation”
By Brian Freedman

Roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, lacquered with honey and arriving a shimmering, burnished mahogany color, were a study in flavor-layering.

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East Passyunk's Bottle Shop offers up the perfect beers for Labor Day and beyond
By Brian Freedman

I headed on over to The Bottle Shop and enlisted the help of Gena Montebello, its deeply knowledgeable, supremely helpful owner. The five brews we settled on represent an excellent, delicious range of late-summer-appropriate canned beers

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Jim Koch, founder of Boston-based Sam Adams, has ties here in PA
By Eric San Juan

When Jim Koch, founder of the Boston Beer Co.—producer of the Samuel Adams brand—dropped in on Philly Beer Week last Wednesday, it wasn’t as much a visit as it was a homecoming. See, the roots of Samuel Adams’ success are almost as interwoven with Southeastern Pennsylvania as they are with Boston.

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10 great craft brews to blow the novice drinker’s mind
By Eric San Juan

Never tried craft beer? Here are some great ones recently spotted around town. Sometimes they’re on tap—sometimes they’re not. The hunt is part of the fun.