Tastes of toasted nuts, toffee and black bread ensure this beer will go well with your Thanksgiving sweet potatoes and brown gravy, while the gentle, herbal hop bitterness ensures there will be a little bite to cut through the taste of all that grub.
Nutty malts and toffee sweetness are balanced with gently fruity hops and mild carbonation. A bitter finish with the faintest sour tang at the end are a great complement to holiday-style food.
Those grassy hops offer plenty of mango and a touch of bitter pine for hop lovers, while sticky, caramel-driven malts give the beer a chewy heart perfect for cold weather drinking.
Sweetness is mild, with just a touch of caramel and toasted bread, while moderate bitterness brings apricots, pine resin, and a little onion to the fore.
When things go right at the Grain Exchange—as they do throughout the smart menu—they succeed for reasons of detail.
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.