DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Terrapin Moo-Hoo

Creamy milk stouts are a delight all on their own, what with their cotton candy sweetness and Lando Calrissian smoothness, but add a heap of chocolate to them and you’ve just created heaven in a glass.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Sixpoint Oyster Stout

Oysters used to be a staple in taverns there, and in the 18th century, when dry stouts became popular, drinkers discovered that the salty brine of the oysters paired perfectly with the dry sweetness of the stout.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Schlafly Export IPA

Biscuit-driven malts with light caramel are cut through with hops that mix herbs and peaches in a soft, subtle but pleasing way.

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Posted Oct. 28, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Twisted Manzanita Witch's Hair Pumpkin Ale

There is lots of brown sugar and a healthy dose of pumpkin squash here—the aroma is potent with both—but it’s all those spices that steal the show.

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Posted Oct. 27, 2014 | Comments: 0

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Beast & Ale puts international twists on solid American goodness
By Brian Freedman

The crisp-skinned beauties luxuriated in a shimmering, salty-sweet-spicy glaze, and each bite was a study in the importance of balancing high-wire levels of sweetness, saltiness and heat.

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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.