DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Maine Beer Co. Mean Old Tom

This deep brown beer gives off aromas of cocoa and coffee and soft roast—it’s Earthy and nutty in the nicest of ways—but doesn’t reveal any vanilla in the nose.

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Posted Aug. 27, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Avery White Rascal

The usual aromas of banana and orange peel are enhanced with citrusy hops, while the flavor showcases brisk coriander and touches of black pepper.

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Posted Aug. 26, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Anderson Valley Highway 128 The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose

Bright as a summer day, this golden ale is refreshingly tart and fizzy, with lemongrass, citrus and spices showing prominence. What makes it stand out from the crowd, however, is the briny tang.

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Posted Aug. 25, 2014 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Neshaminy Creek County Line IPA

The taste is dank and green with hops—juicy citrus, intoxicating pine, and just enough bready malts to provide balance. In fact, despite all those hops, this beer does not bombard you with bitterness.

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Posted Aug. 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Eric San Juan

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10 great craft brews to blow the novice drinker’s mind
By Eric San Juan

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