By Brian Freedman
Notes of caramel sweetness make a respectable attempt to balance out those hops, but bitterness still reigns supreme.
The classic English brown ale is stylistically unremarkable, so Rogue adds a healthy dose of hazelnut flavoring, giving the brew a rich nutty taste that feels unexpectedly natural.
This strong ale has a pleasingly pungent aroma, but the bracing bitterness you’d expect isn’t here. Instead, this slow sipper blends potent hop flavor
The oven’s intense heat gives the bread a light but crunchy crust, perfectly protecting the softness within. Due to its freshness, the cheese is incredibly light, still tasting of the milk it was born from.
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
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.
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.