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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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As Good as it Grits

As Good as it Grits

On a chilly Friday night in December, Harpoon Brewery’s Sean Hamel and City Tap House’s Andy Farrell set out on a mini-pub crawl to get to know Sean, errr, both of them better.   Stop 1: Varga Bar Countless rounds of ...

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I On Beer

I On Beer

It’s that magical time of year again that everyone complains about. I personally love the holiday season. Even though I’m usually sick of Christmas beers around the 12th, I get really excited for them every year. I love getting presents, myths about ...

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Cranberry Creek Monomonock & Tröegs Troegenator

Cranberry Creek Monomonock  & Tröegs Troegenator

Cranberry Creek Farm is a goat dairy and vegetable farm located in the Pocono Mountains in Cresco, PA. The farm offers fresh and aged goat cheeses from a cheesemaking program that is headed by none other than Paul Lawler, former ...

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Meet The Scene

Meet The Scene

Clothing Portfolios and Chromed-out Dirt bikes Meet Varga Bar manager, Rich Colli, as interviewed by Steve Mashington. Steve: How did you get started in the restaurant industry? Rich: Porn. Gateway industry. S: That’s what I like to hear. Were you ...

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A Beer and Art Juxtaposition.

A Beer and Art Juxtaposition.

Dan Endicott, along with his partner, Gerard Olson, have been serving up brilliant renditions of traditional-style beers for the past two years at Forest & Main in Ambler. Dan is responsible for the British-style offerings, while Gerard handles the Belgians. ...

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Whorl of the Beer World

Whorl of the Beer World

Looking over the craft brew bottles and cans in fridges reminds me of flipping through album cover artwork in record stores. Many labels have hop cone graphics, which look like small green pine cones (to those who do not know hops). They fit “life size” cones ...

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Brews Abroad

Brews Abroad

Holiday drinking in Germany transcends the standard fare. This time of year, brewers roll out their strongest bocks and Christmas brews to celebrate the season. But one beverage you may not have heard of is a truly German experience and ...

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