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Preview: Uptown Beer Garden

Preview: Uptown Beer Garden

The Uptown Beer Garden is returning to 1735 JFK Boulevard for its third season. The pop-up is a collaborative effort of BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn, Finn McCool’s, and Cinder, unified under the parent company Craft Concepts Group. This year, ...

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Vote Now for the 2017 Best of the Philly Beer Scene Awards

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Sanctuary Brewing Coming to Philly for One Weekend Only

Sanctuary Brewing Coming to Philly for One Weekend Only

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Sanctuary Brewing Company (SBC). That’s because they are a small nano-brewery that doesn’t leave their home state of North Carolina. Though you may not have heard of them, they’re a brewery that’s worthy of ...

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20 Years of Brewing Memories

20 Years of Brewing Memories

Some breweries are lucky to make it a couple months, others, a few years. However, two decades is an accomplishment that’s been attained by a smaller percentage and one that is worth celebrating. Twenty years is also enough time that ...

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Beyond Just Yeast, Hops + Malt

Beyond Just Yeast, Hops + Malt

The endless need to produce new ingredients for beer. written by Dan Berlin Gone are the days of soulless, bland, indistinguishable beers. Craft beer enthusiasts can rejoice that pours of yellow, fizzy liquid are now reserved for those who truly ...

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Taking the Next Step: John Wible’s New Beginning

Taking the Next Step: John Wible’s New Beginning

written by Dave Miniaci John Wible is a man who enjoys bringing happiness to others. Whether it’s brewing beer for thirsty patrons at 2nd Story Brewing or helping children meet Santa Claus, no task is too tall. And for Wible, ...

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Book Spotlight: Modern Homebrew Recipes

Book Spotlight: Modern Homebrew Recipes

“Recipes tell you nothing; learning technique is the key.” These words from famed chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio (also of Top Chef fame), open chapter one of Modern Homebrew Recipes, and also lay out the mission of the book better ...

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Brasserie Lefebvre: Brewed to Quench Thirst for 140 Years

Brasserie Lefebvre: Brewed to Quench Thirst for 140 Years

written by Matt Brasch In the Seine Valley of Belgium, about thirty minutes south of Brussels, lies Quenast, in the Brabant region of Wallonia, the French speaking district of Belgium. Known for nearby quarries that produce porphyry, an igneous rock ...

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Brasserie De Silly: Serious About Brewing Since 1850

Brasserie De Silly: Serious About Brewing Since 1850

written by Matt Brasch Despite the name, Brasserie De Silly has been serious about traditional Belgian brewing since 1850. Now in the hands of the sixth generation of family brewers, the company is managed by cousins Lionel and Bertrand Van ...

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Beercation: Denver, Colorado

Beercation: Denver, Colorado

The Mile High City Becomes Forerunner of Nation’s Niche-Specific Craft Breweries Originally published in print in our Summer 2016 issue Words by Amy Strauss Photographs by Michael Ryan Lawrence In a state with a brewing roster of 300+ breweries and ...

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