DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Stone Imperial Mutt Brown Ale

The alcohol is assertive in the finish and the taste is eye-opening, proving that browns can be as interesting as anything else out there.

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Posted Apr. 24, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Smuttynose Old Brown Dog

This is a classic American brown ale that mixes notes of milk chocolate and lightly roasted nuts with caramel, dark bread and a touch of hot cocoa.

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Posted Apr. 23, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Saucony Creek Kutztown Lagerbier

This beer begins life as an ordinary lager, but they throw a weird (and local) twist by smoking some of the malts over Kutztown Ring Bologna.

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Posted Apr. 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Manayunk Bohemian Blonde

This is one of those golden light beers usually featured in commercials filled with dudes and girls in bikinis, only it’s crafted here in PA by a small brewery.

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Posted Apr. 21, 2015 | Comments: 0

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Taste this ASAP: Morimoto's famous Mary Jane Brownie
By Sheena Lester

The wicked favorite by pastry chef Thomas McCarthy will make your heart sing—and no, not just ‘cause of the hemp seeds he’s so craftily utilizing.

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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.