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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Free Will Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale

The aroma is filled with it, suggesting espresso and coffee grounds, and so is the taste. Plenty of coffee roast merges nicely with the nutty caramel malts of the brown ale underneath.

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Posted Nov. 26, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Cigar City Good Gourd

Nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon are all in the mix, though not so much they wash away the sweet notes of molasses and syrup.

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Posted Nov. 25, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Ommegang Game Of Thrones Valar Morghulis

Black cherries, raisins and Earthy brown sugar are spiked with touches of black pepper, musky yeast and warming alcohol to create a beer that will pair well with almost anything on your holiday table.

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Posted Nov. 24, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > DRINK CITY

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Sly Fox Chester County Bitter

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.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2014 | Comments: 0

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Nan Yang is a charming Chinatown newcomer
By Brian Freedman

Clay pot noodles arrived in a rich, comforting broth thick with egg, livened up with crisp carrots and well-cooked pieces of pork, shrimp and squid.

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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.