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By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Lost Abbey Serpent’s Stout

Serpent’s Stout zeroes in on the coffee flavors common among imperial stouts, offering roasty richness that comes across like an espresso-glazed brownie.

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Posted Apr. 18, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Petrus Oud Bruin

This Oud Bruin by Belgium’s Petrus forgoes the deep lactic sourness found in many examples of the style, trading it for the tannic bite of oak and soft, sweet n’ sour cherries and a vinegar-like finish.

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Posted Apr. 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Bell’s Oberon

Gentle wheat and citrus aromas kiss your nose, each sip’s wheat softness is touched by just a hint of peppery spice, and the light sweetness of the dry finish is offset by mildly herbal European hops.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Made by the same folks who make Well’s Banana Bread Beer and McEwan’s Scotch Ale, this sweet stout is creamy, black as night, frothy, and yes, chock full o’ chocolate flavor.

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Posted Apr. 15, 2014 | Comments: 0

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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.