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By Brian Freedman

New Italian wines: Yes, please

This beautiful wine region, while relatively small in terms of the amount of land under vine, is having a significant impact on serious American wine lists.

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Posted Oct. 1, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga

You’d never guess based on the sweet smell, but this beer boasts nicely up front hopping, along with tart sour apple that jumps more and more to the fore as you progress through the glass.

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Posted Oct. 1, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Great Divide Heyday

Great Divide’s is heavy on chewy wheat, and is touched with just a little citrusy zest. Coriander spicing is light but noticeable.

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Posted Sep. 30, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Dogfish Head Firefly Ale

An English pale ale, Firefly has a sweet orange peel aroma and clean, sweet malts that bring to mind honey-soaked biscuits and dry hay.

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Posted Sep. 29, 2014 | Comments: 1

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Matt & Marie’s doesn’t over-fuss their lunchy goodness
By Brian Freedman

There is a lot to like at this 18th Street spot, from the cheery decor to the pleasant staff. And the menu is a rundown of dishes that make you hungry simply scanning through them.

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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.