DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Tröegs Cultivator

The toasted biscuits, kisses of honey, and fruity hop bitterness of Cultivator may just help bring them back in style

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Posted Apr. 20, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Stoudts Gold Lager

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

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Posted Apr. 17, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Neshaminy Creek Churchville Lager

Its toasty malt body has mild hints of caramel, and the softly bitter snap in the finish makes this a model of easy drinking.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015 | Comments: 0

DRINK > YEAR OF BEER

By Eric San Juan

PW's Year of Beer: Firestone Walker Opal

What really sets it apart are undertones of sauvignon blanc wine, which adds some fruitiness that begs to be paired with a nice cheese.

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Posted Apr. 15, 2015 | Comments: 0

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Taste this ASAP: Chuao’s Maple Bacon chocolate bar
By Sheena Lester

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.

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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.