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20 Years of Brewing Memories

20 Years of Brewing Memories

Some breweries are lucky to make it a couple months, others, a few years. However, two decades is an accomplishment that’s been attained by a smaller percentage and one that is worth celebrating. Twenty years is also enough time that ...

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Beyond Just Yeast, Hops + Malt

Beyond Just Yeast, Hops + Malt

The endless need to produce new ingredients for beer. written by Dan Berlin Gone are the days of soulless, bland, indistinguishable beers. Craft beer enthusiasts can rejoice that pours of yellow, fizzy liquid are now reserved for those who truly ...

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Building a Brewery

Building a Brewery

Imagine you’re sitting at a bar and you overhear someone say that they are thinking of starting a new business in a Kensington basement. “Are you kidding me? Why the hell would you do that? What, are you planning on ...

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Penn Beer Distributors

Penn Beer Distributors

  written by Danya Henninger Penn Beer Distributors President Matt Funchion is a Bud man. Has been all his life. Sixteen-ounce cans of Bud were his go-to in college, and you’ll find Budweiser in his fridge today. For two whole ...

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20 Years of Yards Brewing

20 Years of Yards Brewing

Back in 1994, two home-brewing college buddies pooled their resources to start a brand-new brewery in Manayunk; Tom Kehoe and Jon Bovit brought a love of quality English-style ales, some hands-on professional experience in Maryland’s British Brewing Company, a 3.5 ...

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On the Road

On the Road

written by Brion Shreffler “Even in my hometown of Baltimore, some brewmasters didn’t take me seriously at first,” Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales says, referring to the resentment with which he and other gypsy brewers were initially viewed. Brewers ...

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Shangy’s

Shangy’s

written by Neil Sheehan Long before the craft beer market went into hyperdrive, eons before quality IPAs, porters and Belgian ales of all stripes became available within short distance of beer lovers all over the region, the options for securing ...

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Keeping it in the Family

Keeping it in the Family

written by Adam Paulus Prohibition effectively ended a once proud, robust brewing industry in the city of Philadelphia. Very few breweries survived the shutdown, and for those who remained, the future was not bright. Robert Gretz was the third-generation scion ...

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Something in the Water

Something in the Water

Every successful brew day begins with a well-thought-out plan based on a recipe using the perfect combination of grains, hops, yeast and the brewer’s preferred brewing process. Of course, the goal of every brew day is to brew the best ...

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2015 Best of the Philly Beer Scene Award Voting

2015 Best of the Philly Beer Scene Award Voting

It seems like just yesterday that Michael Lawrence was on stage at World Cafe Live “icing” previous Philly Beer Scene event host’s Joe Gunn and Curt Decker, but in just over a month, the local craft beer community will once again gather ...

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