By Sheena Lester
Juicy muddled blackberries topped with ice, American Harvest organic vodka, splashes of Cointreau and Chambord, plus a Sprite squirt results in some sublime sipping.
This is a brown ale intended to evoke the taste of chewy, crusty bread—and they succeeded.
The alcohol is assertive in the finish and the taste is eye-opening, proving that browns can be as interesting as anything else out there.
This is a classic American brown ale that mixes notes of milk chocolate and lightly roasted nuts with caramel, dark bread and a touch of hot cocoa.
The wicked favorite by pastry chef Thomas McCarthy will make your heart sing—and no, not just ‘cause of the hemp seeds he’s so craftily utilizing.
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.