Prost! Join Joe Sixpack in Germany in 2018.

I’m going to Germany in 2018… and you can join me!

That’s right, it’s another Joe Sixpack Expedition. This time we’re taking a river cruise on the Rhine, the Main and the Mozelle, for an incredible beer-centric trip through the heart of Germany to Luxembourg.

We’ll be aboard the AmaDante, for a seven-day cruise with stops in Nuremberg, Bamberg and more. PLUS: You can join me before the trip for an add-on visit to Prague.

This is the way to go. AmaWaterways is ...

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Oktoberfest with Joe Sixpack this Saturday in South Jersey

OK, summer is finally outta here. The heat is gone, a chill is in the air. Now, it’s OK to start drinking your favorite fall brews.

Come to think of it, why don’t you raise a few glasses with me this Saturday at Christ the King Regional School’s annual Oktoberfest?

I’ll be leading a tutored tasting during an exclusive VIP Experience.

The deets:

Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP)

Christ the King Regional School

164 Hopkins Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ

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Zip it, fellas: Don’t pee on the barroom floor

You know those urinal troughs on the floor at the base of bars in old-time taprooms?

Well, zip it up guys. Despite the common myth, the fact is those troughs are not, were not and never were intended to be used as urinals. In fact, the troughs are spittoons, a handy place to puh-tooey a wad of slobbery tobacco juice.

Common sense alone should tell you they weren’t designed for barstool urination. Never mind the whole socially unacceptable aspect of whipping out ...

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Arm the photon torpedoes and crack open the official Star Trek beer

Beer me up, Scotty.

And not just any beer will do. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the landmark sci-fi TV adventure, Star Trek has its own series of brews produced by a small group of fans based in, of all places, Vulcan, Alberta.

In recent months, the group — which calls itself the Federation of Beer — has worked with several breweries to produce sudsy tributes to Star Trek characters. Among their portfolio: ...

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A toast to Fergie’s beautiful friendship

An Irishman and a Palestinian open a bar in Philadelphia…

No, this is not the start of a joke.

It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one that grew over the next two decades and would come to define the spirit of one of the city’s most successful bars. Beyond the foamy pints and mixed drinks, the laughter and the music, the friendship flourished and endured as a testament to the goodwill of men brought together in ...

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Cafe oh yay! Beer & coffee on tap

They take their coffee seriously at Gran Caffe L’Aquila.

The Chestnut Street cafe and restaurant operates its own second-floor roaster, its co-owner is a medal-winning bean man, and the entire place has been modeled on the stylish grand cafes of the owners’ homeland in the Abruzzi region of Italy. On most mornings, the place is a popular destination for Italian expatriates sipping cups of espresso and speaking with an accent you don’t often hear on the streets of Center City, yo.

It’s ...

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The sixpack is free… and it couldn’t have come at a better time

We made America great last week.

A populist upheaval swept aside decades of control by elitist power brokers who reaped the rewards of government while the people had borne the cost. But last week, the carnage stopped right here and it stopped right now.

That’s right: Pennsylvanians can now buy a sixpack at a beer distributor.

Amid all the commotion in Washington, D.C., and on the streets of so many American cities, the antiquated beer laws of the Keystone State were changed ...

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Philly Beer Week goes 365

Philly Beer Week, which marks its 10th-annual celebration this June, announced this week that it’s evolving into a year-round organization called Philly Loves Beer.

The new organization is “devoted to raising Philadelphia’s global profile as a destination city for beer tourism… independent of a brewer’s guild or business association,” and will be the nation’s first nonprofit business league “dedicated to beer appreciation,” according to a recent press announcement.

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