Welcome to PW's 50-Beer Countdown to Philly Beer Week! Every day from now through the Opening Tap ceremonies on May 31, we'll be getting in the mood by spotlighting a different great craft brew that's been poured by one or more Philly Beer Week participating venues.
For the most part, spilling beer on yourself is a bad idea. What smells nice in the glass kind of stinks when it’s soaked into your clothes. The ladies might be tempted to douse themselves with a glass of Stillwater’s Of Love and Regret, though, because it smells like a perfume shop — and that’s no exaggeration. Brewed with an array of perfume-like botanicals such as heather, chamomile, lavender and dandelion, it’s unlikely you’ve ever experienced an aroma like this coming from your glass. Happily, it doesn’t taste like perfume. Instead, it’s an herbal, somewhat spicy saison with touches of fruit, lemongrass, and pure bliss. Effervescent and tangy, it had a slightly cider-like zip that makes this a beer that embodies everything we love about the spring season. Truly one-of-a-kind and unlike anything you’ve had before. Of Love And Regret may be available at the Belgian Café.
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