In a very real sense, drinking regional craft beers is a guidance system that leads me to new avenues of experiencing life in Philadelphia.
The Hammer of Glory relay comes to an end at Philly Beer Week’s grand Opening Tap ceremony. Over 30 local breweries will be represented—plus, catch the debut of Philly Tripel, a special-for-the-occasion collaboration beer
According to statistics from the American Homebrewers Association, an industry trade organization, an estimated 1.2 million Americans are brewing their own beer today—and two-thirds of them began in 2005 or later.
From Fishtown to South Philly, the caffeine trade is booming. Where will you fuel up this week?
Petit Rôti, from Chef Olivier Desaintmartin—of Caribou Cafe and Zinc—is just what the neighborhood needed. It’s a cheerful place, its country-French-yellow walls offset by vivid blue-and-white tiles above the counter area
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.