The taste adds lots of wood and vanilla, along with a fierce stab of tequila heat throughout. Tame this beer is not.
The rich chocolate roast and gentle suggestions of coffee disappear in the finish, giving way to a kiss of sweet honey.
The hop profile is just what IPA lovers will expect; subtle wood notes round out the edges nicely.
Brewed here in Pennsy, a state that knows a thing or two about helping to found a country, this beer is a picture perfect model of what an American pale ale ought to be.
Imagine a Belgian-style sugar waffle, atop which has been generously slathered a smooth layer of Nutella and a cumulus puff of mascarpone whipped cream.
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.