Touches of lemon and spice poke through courtesy of the saison base, but that sparkling candy flavor is the star of the show here. Effervescent, bright and fruity, this is a beer built for spring’s hottest days.
This full-bodied beer is a chewy meal of a beverage, blending rich dark breads with brown sugar, caramel, breakfast cereal and freshly baked Danish.
Serpent’s Stout zeroes in on the coffee flavors common among imperial stouts, offering roasty richness that comes across like an espresso-glazed brownie.
This Oud Bruin by Belgium’s Petrus forgoes the deep lactic sourness found in many examples of the style, trading it for the tannic bite of oak and soft, sweet n’ sour cherries and a vinegar-like finish.
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.