Malty sweetness, a touch of yeast in the aroma, noble hops with a touch of spice—it’s a delicate beer that demands a discerning palate
Its toasty malt body has mild hints of caramel, and the softly bitter snap in the finish makes this a model of easy drinking.
What really sets it apart are undertones of sauvignon blanc wine, which adds some fruitiness that begs to be paired with a nice cheese.
It’s like an expensive designer Crunch, except the milk chocolate’s crispy notes come from tiny bacon pieces and sweet maple, tinged with smoked sea salt.
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.