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Hop Soda

Hop Soda

The craft beer phenomenon keeps on spreading its wings, growing beyond just beer itself. Hop candies, beer-infused ice creams, beer soap, and spent grain energy bars and dog treats are just a few of the random craft beer-themed items that have been popping up to fill the ...

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It’s Named What?

It’s Named What?

“It’s called what?” or “That’s hilarious,” are the two reactions we get to our new beer name, Purple Monkey Dishwasher. It’s a crazy name, I know, and people either understand it instantly or think we’re absolutely crazy. (Most people still think it’s funny, even if they ...

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Meet Dan Conway

Meet Dan Conway

To help you get to know him better, Dan Conway, regional representative for Left Hand Brewing, chose to visit some of his favorite bars with 10th St. Foodery beer manager, Jake Dean. In what has become a reoccurring theme with this column, this quickly ...

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Brain Beer

Brain Beer

Spring House Brewing, out of Lancaster County, makes a seasonal beer called Braaaiins. It’s an old ale brewed with pumpkins. Despite the name of the beer, one would most likely not expect any actual brains to be in the beer. ...

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Brewtallica

Brewtallica

Brewtallica, the team of musicians representing the Philadelphia Brewing Company, was the last band to perform at the 2nd annual Band of Brewers competition at World Café in March. The band from Yards, however, took the stage right before them. ...

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The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

May 2014 Venue: Philadelphia Barcade This month’s Tasting Room brings us to the most nostalgic bar in Philadelphia—Barcade. Boasting twenty-four taps and the largest selection of retro-arcade games in the region, Barcade has quickly become a Fishtown staple. It’s everything ...

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Around the World and Back

Around the World and Back

I had just moved to Philadelphia after a decade in D.C. and an around-the-world backpacking trip. I’d heard for years about this mythical Pliny the Elder, but could never find it. One day, I was sitting at Independence Mall with my wife, reading Twitter. Then, ...

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Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

Can you name all of the Brewers Association (BA) beer styles? If you’re a well-versed beer drinker, I bet that you could name most of them. For example, if you took a look at the list for 2013, you would find familiar beer styles such as pilsner, stout, porter, and ...

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Celebrating Philadelphia’s German Beer Heritage

Celebrating Philadelphia’s German Beer Heritage

Weisbrod and Hess. Esslinger. Engel and Wolf. Bergner & Engel. Baltz. Bergdoll. Finkenauer. Yuengling. Philadelphia was once inundated with beer made by German brewers. No surprise, really, considering the number of Germans that came to this country in the 18th and 19th centuries. Victory. Sly Fox. Neshaminy Creek. Stoudts. ...

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The Science of Brewing VS. The Art of Beer

The Science of Brewing VS. The Art of Beer

The world of beer is much like the world we live in. It can be brought down to simple, or not so simple, calculations of how it all works. Just as a meteorologist uses specific formulas and tools to predict weather patterns, brewers have similar scientific ...

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