Rich grains and grass, lightly herbal hops, and a finish like sweet biscuits make this a highly drinkable alternative to mainstays like Samuel Adams Boston Lager.
The chewy, vegetal goodness of thick pumpkin is peppered with traditional pumpkin spices so that this beer tastes like a nice post-dinner treat, but not so much that it’s going to rot your teeth out.
As its name implies, PYNK pours a pinkish red color. It opens with up front tartness that gives way to mild sweetness, then finishes with a dry, tart snap that simply delights.
Roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, lacquered with honey and arriving a shimmering, burnished mahogany color, were a study in flavor-layering.
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.