DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Toffee, toasted black bread, baked nuts, sweet chewy candy, and airy hops that bring to mind freshly raked leaves come together for the ideal autumn drinking experience.

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Posted Oct. 20, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Otter Creek Overgrown

Bitterness is brisk but not overpowering, allowing Overgrown to drink much easier than its impressive aroma would suggest.

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Posted Oct. 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Lakefront Oktoberfest

The body is full and sweet, with toasted bread, caramel and a touch of marmalade being balanced by mild, earthy bitterness.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Philadelphia Joe Coffee Porter

With the rich, chocolate-like taste of cold-brewed goodness that will appeal to anyone who likes a cup untainted by milk or sugar, this is a coffee lover’s delight.

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Posted Oct. 15, 2014 | Comments: 0

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Lolita reimagines classic Oaxacan recipes to fresh, tasty effect
By Brian Freedman

Tacos play a far greater role now than they did before Lolita’s reconcepting. From the much-heralded trompo, I was easily won over by the pork shoulder ones, the meat lovingly rubbed with smoked morita chile, garlic, and piloncillo

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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.