It’s a sugary, toffee-laden strong ale with loads of caramel balanced by sticky, citrusy hops and a nicely bitter finish.
Roasted malts, bitter coffee, and Earthy chocolate are balanced by an attack of pine-laden, fruity hops and some pleasant alcohol burn
The aromatic hops are herbal and flowery, while the Belgian yeast strain used here lends the beer a softness that makes it delightfully drinkable.
A touch of warming alcohol accents the whole package and makes this a great beer to pair with a fine meal.
The seafood itself’s not what gets the boost in flavor from the chèvre Chef Jorge Chicas so smartly tosses onto each brimming bowl: It’s the broth.
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.