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.
The taste gives you bananas with mild hints of chocolate, rye grains, and lots of sweetness offset by a touch of spice, a combination begging to be paired with rich sausage and other German meats.
This IPA offers a nice bouquet of Earthy, herbal hops and bitterness that is more than a match for chips and gravy or deep fried codfish, but those hops sit atop a nice, medium body laced with dry toast and baked bread.
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.