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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Founders Rubaeus

Pouring a cherry red with a fluffy pink head, Rubaeus has a surprisingly creamy body and mouthfeel. Fruit aromas and flavors are bold and assertive, with big sweetness, raspberry tartness, and juicy, chewy fruit throughout.

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Posted Jul. 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Cape May The Bog

The aroma is slightly tart, while the taste is a combination of sweet fruit and more tartness. Hints of grain are in the mix, too. The finish is crisp and dry.

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Posted Jul. 21, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Dogfish Head Rosabi

This brew is a robust 8 percent ABV, but you’d never know; there is no alcohol burn and it’s soft on your palate. The Wasabi adds an herbal, almost vegetal quality, and adds only the faintest hint of heat to the back of each sip.

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Posted Jul. 18, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Crabbie’s Ginger Beer

With a spicy, ginger-heavy aroma, and zesty, citrus-kissed taste, this brew has the body of a beer and the lively zing of a dark & stormy.

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Posted Jul. 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit, or, when local chefs do great things to national chains
By Brian Freedman

Pulled pork is moist and kissed with smoke. Pork ribs pair Dickey’s signature hickory smoke with deeply seasoned flesh and a generous layer of sauce, tangy and sweet and balanced.

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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.