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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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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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3 Round Draw

3 Round Draw

Creating the perfect mixed 6-pack at your local bottle shop can be quite the daunting task. Many choices. Little room for error. If I’m not dead-set on a particular style for the evening, then the next line of filtering for me is label ...

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3 Round Draw

3 Round Draw

Over the past several years, there has been a major resurgence for all things handmade. These days, it’s almost a guarantee that you will interact with a hand-drawn chalkboard of some type during a visit to your favorite restaurant or ...

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Saison Vos & Sheep Camembert

Saison Vos & Sheep Camembert

Soft-ripened cheeses—your brie styles, Camemberts, and those other pillowy, creamy, sometimes stinky, bloomy rinds—are a pretty versatile fromage family. From delicate, almost fluffy goat buttons like Shellbark Hollow’s seasonal Aurora’s Cloud to buttery, toothsome rounds of Buttercup Brie from Cherry ...

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Moving beer week again, again.

Moving beer week again, again.

The timing of Philly Beer Week has been violently debated since its infancy. PBW, as Twitter people probably call it, was originally held in March and remained there for another year. Because of the huge success and beautiful weather, it ...

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Indra Kunindra

Indra Kunindra

The food and beer worlds continue to mesh together. Wine regularly becomes supplanted as the ideal pairing at some of the finest restaurants in the country. Beers are starting to be brewed with the expectations of being paired with food, ...

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Before Mashing In

Before Mashing In

One of the great things about craft beer is that each beer has a story. Brewers tend to have their own style and reasons behind why they brew the beers they do. Getting to know the brewers can really change ...

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It’s Named What?: DirtWolf

It’s Named What?: DirtWolf

Victory Brewing, which has acted as a point of entry for many into craft beer, is branching out even further, its roots solidly planted after 17 years in the area. Victory recently released a new line of beers to shift ...

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Stone RIS

Stone RIS

My first real experience with craft beer was 19 years ago. Having visited, for the first time, the old Sam Adams Brewhouse, which is now Nodding Head Brewery, I fell in love with a particular style—the Russian imperial stout. I ...

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