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By Rachel Riot and Kunoichi Erica

All I Ask Is a Tall Glass and a Beer to Fill Her By

“Give my people plenty of beer, good beer and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution...

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Posted Jun. 5, 2009 | Comments: 0

DRINK > EXBEERIMENT

By Rachel Riot and Kunoichi Erica

Bar Review: 12 Steps Down

We're all familiar with the stairway to heaven and the ladder of success, but very few of us would realize that descent can also lead to new worlds and good things. Not so the people at 12 Steps Down. They have hidden their bar away in a den below ground, daring the adventurous to climb down and discover what lies hidden for them in the darker depths.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2009 | Comments: 1

DRINK > EXBEERIMENT

By Rachel Riot and Kunoichi Erica

When Beer and Poetry Collide

The women of ExBEERiment review two new literary brews.

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Posted Apr. 3, 2009 | Comments: 0

DRINK > EXBEERIMENT

By Rachel Riot and Kunoichi Erica

Bar Review: Local 44

Finding a good bar is like finding a soul mate. The very air around you should sing softly of future memories forged on the strength of the bond created upon that first fateful meeting. When your foot crosses the threshold for the first time, the force of the atmosphere should drag you forward like a willing victim into Dracula’s castle. The personality of the bar should fold itself around you, whispering assurances that you have indeed entered a space that is alive: with excitement, with curiosity, with warmth.

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Posted Mar. 20, 2009 | Comments: 10

FROM THE FOOD PAGE...

It's Pennsylvania wine's time to shine
By Brian Freedman

Local wine is getting its shine on right now—and local eateries are starting to pay attention.

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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.