This strong ale has a pleasingly pungent aroma, but the bracing bitterness you’d expect isn’t here. Instead, this slow sipper blends potent hop flavor
The barely-there bitterness and gentle carbonation can hardly contain the impact of that syrup and molasses. The result is a creamy, powerfully sweet beer suited for any holiday dinner table.
This beer is the sort of pumpkin beer you drink when you want a hint of the season without getting overwhelmed: Medium bodied and slightly creamy, hints of vanilla and light toffee precede a mild sprinkling of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Blackened snapper found its counterpoint in a creamy vin blanc sauce; perhaps a hair sweeter than I’d prefer, but the jalapeño corn spoon bread and jalapeño corn tartar sauce provided a moderately spicy juxtaposition.
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.