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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Oskar Blues Ted FIDY

This is a giant, roasty, chocolate-heavy imperial stout of epic proportions. A whopping 10 percent ABV put it in the heavyweight class. A blistering 98 IBUs makes it as bitter as the most aggressive of IPAs.

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Posted Aug. 29, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Founder Dissenter

Huge aromas of grapefruit and pineapple spring from the glass to greet your nose. Each sip reveals juicy, fruity hop flavor that would be right at home in a top shelf double IPA.

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Posted Aug. 28, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Maine Beer Co. Mean Old Tom

This deep brown beer gives off aromas of cocoa and coffee and soft roast—it’s Earthy and nutty in the nicest of ways—but doesn’t reveal any vanilla in the nose.

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Posted Aug. 27, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Avery White Rascal

The usual aromas of banana and orange peel are enhanced with citrusy hops, while the flavor showcases brisk coriander and touches of black pepper.

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Posted Aug. 26, 2014 | Comments: 0

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Hai Street Kitchen offers fast, casual Japanese lunch
By Brian Freedman

Their Slammin’ Salmon roll is anchored by sear-edged tataki salmon brightened up with pickled mango, red onion, romaine, cucumber and a spicy gochujang sauce.

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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.