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Raised In a Barn

Raised In a Barn

A conversation with Spring House Brewing Co. founder Matt Keasey. Home to the very first licensed brewery in the state of Pennsylvania (Stoudt’s), as well as fifteen other licensed, operating breweries/brewpubs, Lancaster County is an ever-growing hub for craft beer. ...

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Exploring Frederick, MD

Exploring Frederick, MD

Despite its relatively close proximity to Philadelphia, the small city of Frederick, Maryland, is often overlooked. Lost in the shadow of Baltimore and D.C.’s respectively blossoming craft beer scenes, it’s easy to see how it goes unnoticed. D.C. and Baltimore ...

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Reviving Farm Distilling

Reviving Farm Distilling

Prior to 1919, in New York State it was common for distillers to have their home on a farm. In fact, over 1,000 farm distillers were in existence prior to that time, best known for kicking off Prohibition. In 1933, ...

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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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Beer and Cheese

Beer and Cheese

A natural pairing by Peggy Paul  For decades, we’ve been told that wine and cheese are the “it” couple of the culinary world. But in the last few years, as small-batch artisanal cheesemaking has swooped in on the heels of ...

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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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The Power of the Beer Review

The Power of the Beer Review

It is in our nature to have opinions. We form opinions about almost everything we come into contact with, every minute of the day. We have opinions about people, clothes, politics, sports, food, and of course, beer. Since widespread access ...

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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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Harvest from the Hood

Harvest from the Hood

When Standard Tap opened in 1999 it was the only place in Northern Liberties where you could get a local beer. A largely industrial area at that time, the neighborhood’s landscape of drinking and eating spots featured VFW-style watering holes ...

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Brews Abroad

Brews Abroad

For those of us whose drinking preferences tend toward the Teutonic, the image of sipping a cold brew in a bustling beer garden is a pleasant image for late summer and early fall. But just what makes a garden a ...

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