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Weird Beer #6: Kelpie: Seaweed Beer

Weird Beer #6: Kelpie: Seaweed Beer

Ah, weird beer – if variety is the spice of life then weird beer is the giant habanero that got dropped in your food while the cook wasn’t looking. Yeah, I’ve got a really weird one this time.

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The Tasting Room w/ Bruce Nichols

The Tasting Room w/ Bruce Nichols

McGillin’s Olde Ale House, one of our favorite beer drinking destinations and all too appropriate for St. Patty’s Day, was the home of this issue’s Tasting Room. McGillin’s, Philadelphia’s oldest bar, is now celebrating its 150th anniversary.

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Iron Hill of West Chester

Iron Hill of West Chester

Fresh Beer with Refreshing Service. One of the Iron Hill Brewery’s slogans is, “Born-on-date is no match for born-on-premises.” This was certainly true when I visited the West Chester location of this fairly widespread group of local brewpubs. Located right ...

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Brews and Buoys

Brews and Buoys

Drink like a sailor, eat like a king. In the land of Monk’s, Jose Pistola’s and Good Dog, there is another bar that deserves a little attention. The nautically themed Misconduct Tavern is anchored within a couple blocks of each ...

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The Short and Bitter History of Hops

The Short and Bitter History of Hops

When you think of beer, you typically think of the four ingredients defined in the German Purity Laws of 1516 — the “Reinheitsgebot” in German — which are water, barley, yeast, and hops. But hops are a relatively new ingredient ...

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The Bock & The Parking Lot

The Bock & The Parking Lot

Kentucky’s got the ponies. Pennsylvania’s got the goats. Why is it whenever I write a feature about one of the Scene’s more unique beer events, the day of the event always starts out with me waking up to the rain? ...

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Passionately Green

Passionately Green

Cleaning up the world, one brew at a time. The times are great to be a craft beer drinker. If it were not enough that there are hundreds upon hundreds of excellent brews to choose from, we can now take ...

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You’re Only As Good As Your Last Beer

You’re Only As Good As Your Last Beer

From a nuclear plant to the brewery with Bill Moore. Going into an interview with a brewer, I’m starting to find that I always get hit with the unexpected. I always go in thinking I know exactly what they’re going ...

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Weizen Up…

Weizen Up…

The weizen glass is the prefered type for my least favorite beer season – summer. This is the vessel you should use for your wheat ales and hefeweizens, and much like the drink umbrella, there is no need to slap ...

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Feed Your Soul Cookies

Feed Your Soul Cookies

Inspiration for the mind and beer. Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” This quote was taken from the Philosophy section of the ...

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