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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Victory Dirtwolf

The hops—Citra, Mossaic, Simcoe and Chinook—give this hefty hop monster a wonderfully pungent bouquet of juicy citrus.

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Posted Mar. 3, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice DIPA

This is a complex yet undeniably drinkable beer that gives off aromas of citrus and tangerine, and which drinks far easier than an 8 percent beer should drink.

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Posted Mar. 2, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA

Soft herbal notes from the green tea make themselves known in the aroma and again in the finish.

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Posted Feb. 27, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Bell’s Hopslam

Its robust 10 percent ABV doesn’t try to hide, but the huge kiss of honey in each sip makes the booze easy to ignore.

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015 | Comments: 0

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Petit Rôti makes great French food look easy
By Brian Freedman

Petit Rôti, from Chef Olivier Desaintmartin—of Caribou Cafe and Zinc—is just what the neighborhood needed. It’s a cheerful place, its country-French-yellow walls offset by vivid blue-and-white tiles above the counter area

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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.