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Meet the Scene

Meet the Scene

Area Smuttynose rep Joanna Manzo on: The Voice dreams & being a better friend to Lindsay Lohan. Over a few pints of Smuttynose Cluster’s Last Stand and shots of Fireball at Lucky’s Last Chance in Manayunk, Shangy’s Philadelphia Rep, Matt ...

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The Pumpkin Firkin

The Pumpkin Firkin

Let’s face it, pumpkin beer is the highlight of the fall season for most beer drinkers. Breweries can’t make enough of this sought-after style. It’s gotten so popular that most pumpkin beer is sold out before the fall weather even ...

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Weird Beer #27: Bamboo Beer

Weird Beer #27: Bamboo Beer

In over half of the world, bamboo is an essential part of survival. Cultures depend on it for a variety of reasons, however, itís an ingredient that has yet to find its way into beer. Yes, itís almost certain that ...

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World’s Best Ciders

World’s Best Ciders

With the incredible growth seen by craft beer over the past few years, all eyes have been on beer. During this time though, there has been another impressive resurgence in the world of adult beverages. Craft ciders have quickly been ...

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I on Beer

I on Beer

I don’t like whiskey. It’s just always there. The second I started hanging around Center City, Philadelphia, shots of Irish whiskey starting appearing every time I went out for a beer. Not even sure where they came from. Of all ...

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Trestle Inn

Trestle Inn

“Never judge a book by its cover.” A life lesson engrained in many of us as children and one that we remain constantly reminded of in everyday adult life. It’s one of those grandiose rules, teaching us to keep an ...

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3 Round Draw

3 Round Draw

Over the past year, Jean Broillet IV has become a household name among beer advocates as the award-winning mastermind of Tired Hands Brewing Company. While his beer is the focus of most conversations, I wanted to explore the inspiration that ...

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The Mondavi of New Jersey

The Mondavi of New Jersey

1976 was a big year for two young men, even if they didn’t know it at the time. The first was George Taber, a reporter who was covering a wine judging event in France. The second was Louis Caracciolo, who ...

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The Hunt for Pink October

The Hunt for Pink October

This October, while the rest of the country is smashing pumpkins and lagering märzen for their traditional autumn fests, three brewers in the Philly area are going pink … for Breast Cancer Awareness. Pause, for a moment, to think about ...

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Baggataway Tavern

Baggataway Tavern

It only takes a few minutes of sitting at the bar before you realize that you’re in the local neighborhood watering hole. Reminiscent of Mt. Airy’s classic McMenamin’s Tavern, you can see why the people of West Conshohocken, PA make ...

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