The Arrogant Bastard Hits the Road

February 22, 2016
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Brewer Highlight

American craft brewers are serious about making great beer, but they also know how to have some serious fun with the names and personas they create for their beers. Suspend your disbelief and read on as the Arrogant Bastard explains his separation from Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co., the...

Top 10 Big Beers for Winter

February 21, 2016
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Beer & Food

Frosted windows, frozen SEPTA tracks and frigid temperatures… It looks like Old Man Winter has finally arrived in Philadelphia. When you’re feeling chilled to the bone, there’s nothing quite like sipping a hearty beer to warm you from the inside out. This season, cozy up and hunker down with one...

Are Lagers the Next Great Craft Beer Trend?

February 21, 2016
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Brewer Highlight

For Matt Brynildson, Firestone Walker’s award-winning Brewmaster, the answer is a resounding yes.

India pale ales (IPAs) and pale ales are the most asked for beers ordered across the bar. That trend shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. But brewers don’t just brew beers that sell well....

Size Matters

February 6, 2016
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Beer & Food
Roses are red, beer is brewed. Is your bottle big enough for two?

Cupid's Secret: Chocolate & Beer

January 6, 2016
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Beer & Food

Six packs need not strictly apply to bottles of beer. Chocolate truffles infused with craft beer might be the perfect aphrodisiac for your beer and chocolate-loving Valentine. They do come in packs of six and even 12, just like your favorite libation, courtesy of chocolatier and beer lover Justin Zaslow,...

Rick Chapman of Coronado Brewing Co. Gets Draughted

January 6, 2016
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Brewer Highlight

In 2014, Coronado received two prestigious and highly coveted industry awards – Champion Mid-size Brewery and Champion Brewmaster at the World Beer Cup in Denver. The brewery beat out thousands of others from around the globe. With all of the kudos bestowed upon Coronado, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary...

Tweak Tradition

December 18, 2015
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Beer & Food

Dessert served with beer is the best way to bid all a goodnight.

Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique on Philadelphia’s South Street is the perfect pit stop for one of-a-kind pies. This homey shop – it looks like it could be your grandmother’s kitchen – offers seasonal items made with fruits...

A New Kind of Nightcap

December 18, 2015
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Beer & Food

Co-written by Steve Hawk

Forget brandy, bourbon or fancy cream based liqueurs… after all, there’s nothing a beer drinker likes better than drinking beer. A proper nightcap only needs to be warming, perhaps with a little heat sensation at the back of the throat. And if that libation happens to...

Happy 20th Anniversary Sly Fox

December 18, 2015
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Brewer Highlight

The air was perfumed with the aroma of freshly-baked pizza and there wasn’t an empty seat at the bar to be had. Young families with children and grandparents in tow migrated from the front door to the restaurant’s long wooden tables. In other words it was a typical, busy Friday...

How Do Ya Like Them Apples?

November 3, 2015
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Brewer Highlight

Drink all the delicious hard cider you like, but bite into an apple grown specifically to make the beverage, and you are likely to grimace. While wine grapes are sugary sweet, cider apples are anything but. Surprisingly, crushing the fruit brings out a tart, dry sweetness – just what you...

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