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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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3 Round Draw

3 Round Draw

Over the past year, Jean Broillet IV has become a household name among beer advocates as the award-winning mastermind of Tired Hands Brewing Company. While his beer is the focus of most conversations, I wanted to explore the inspiration that ...

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The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

November 2013 VENUE: Di Bruno Brothers Going with the cheese theme of the issue, we brought the Tasting Room to the 18th and Chestnut location of Di Bruno Brothers in Philadelphia, which is a true artisanal cheese mecca. Surrounded by this ...

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The Hunt for Pink October

The Hunt for Pink October

This October, while the rest of the country is smashing pumpkins and lagering märzen for their traditional autumn fests, three brewers in the Philly area are going pink … for Breast Cancer Awareness. Pause, for a moment, to think about ...

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The Pumpkin Firkin

The Pumpkin Firkin

Let’s face it, pumpkin beer is the highlight of the fall season for most beer drinkers. Breweries can’t make enough of this sought-after style. It’s gotten so popular that most pumpkin beer is sold out before the fall weather even ...

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World’s Best Ciders

World’s Best Ciders

With the incredible growth seen by craft beer over the past few years, all eyes have been on beer. During this time though, there has been another impressive resurgence in the world of adult beverages. Craft ciders have quickly been ...

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The Mondavi of New Jersey

The Mondavi of New Jersey

1976 was a big year for two young men, even if they didn’t know it at the time. The first was George Taber, a reporter who was covering a wine judging event in France. The second was Louis Caracciolo, who ...

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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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