This is a giant, roasty, chocolate-heavy imperial stout of epic proportions. A whopping 10 percent ABV put it in the heavyweight class. A blistering 98 IBUs makes it as bitter as the most aggressive of IPAs.
Huge aromas of grapefruit and pineapple spring from the glass to greet your nose. Each sip reveals juicy, fruity hop flavor that would be right at home in a top shelf double IPA.
This deep brown beer gives off aromas of cocoa and coffee and soft roast—it’s Earthy and nutty in the nicest of ways—but doesn’t reveal any vanilla in the nose.
Their Slammin’ Salmon roll is anchored by sear-edged tataki salmon brightened up with pickled mango, red onion, romaine, cucumber and a spicy gochujang sauce.
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.