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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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Gunn Fishin’

Gunn Fishin’

Thanks to the royalties I collect from writing for this magazine, I recently had the opportunity to open up my second bar. After winning the first one in a card game, I consider myself a pretty lucky guy. The new one is called Sancho ...

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Homemade Soda

Homemade Soda

As the craze of homebrewing continues, homebrewers are continuously looking for new ways to express their artisan spirit. Already carrying the supplies to make wine, many homebrew shops are also starting to carry the necessary ingredients to make other fermentables like cheese and yogurt. Though ...

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Meadowset Camel’s Back & Stoudt’s Pilsner

Meadowset Camel’s Back & Stoudt’s Pilsner

The American artisan cheese movement—and the resurgence in craft beer that preceded it—really makes itself felt in the Philadelphia region. Chester County, our neighbor to the west, is the unofficial home of farmstead artisan cheese in Pennsylvania. Cheesemakers like Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm, ...

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The craft beer culture in New England has been exploding as of late, with some of the most sought-after breweries in the country calling it home. The states of Maine and Vermont have become meccas, as beer drinkers regularly plan destination trips there to ...

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