DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel

With aromas of grass and lemon, and tastes of grains, grass, and white pepper, Trade Winds is zestier than your average tripel but still fits nicely into the category.

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Posted Jul. 25, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Climax Extra Special Bitter

The fairly chewy body suggests caramel and toffee, but the sweetness is offset by herbal, almost spicy English hops.

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Posted Jul. 24, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Green Flash Le Freak

Le Freak gives off aromas of both citrusy hops and Belgian yeast, attesting to its mixed heritage. The flavor does, too, with grainy, grassy malt sweetness and Earthy yeast being offset by aggressive American hop bitterness.

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Posted Jul. 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Founders Rubaeus

Pouring a cherry red with a fluffy pink head, Rubaeus has a surprisingly creamy body and mouthfeel. Fruit aromas and flavors are bold and assertive, with big sweetness, raspberry tartness, and juicy, chewy fruit throughout.

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Posted Jul. 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Brian Freedman

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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.