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By Suzanne Woods

Pick Six: Birds, Bitches and Blood

The Beer Lass offers up six new beers to try. What do they have in common? Your guess is as good as ours.

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Posted Jan. 29, 2010 | Comments: 5

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By Suzanne Woods

Five Great Porters and Stouts

The stouts we sip on today are chock full of fun additives: chocolate, espresso, molasses, maple syrup and chipotle, to name a few. But the ingredients could be added to a porter and it would be the same difference.

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Posted Dec. 18, 2009 | Comments: 3

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By Suzanne Woods

Mix-A-Six: Holiday Party Beers

Headed to a friend's apartment to do a little drinking under the mistletoe? Suzanne Woods, PW's Beer Lass, offers up her suggestion for the best brews to carry along for all the best parties.

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Posted Dec. 3, 2009 | Comments: 1

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By Suzanne Woods

Mix-A-Six: The Newbie Edition

The Beer Lass offers up a half-dozen new brews to carry you through the fall and into the holidays.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2009 | Comments: 2

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Beast & Ale puts international twists on solid American goodness
By Brian Freedman

The crisp-skinned beauties luxuriated in a shimmering, salty-sweet-spicy glaze, and each bite was a study in the importance of balancing high-wire levels of sweetness, saltiness and heat.

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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.