The ultimate beer lover’s trip takes you along the Rhine to some of the world’s great beer capitals. We’ll enjoy authentic kolsch in Cologne, outstanding French versions of German-style lagers in Strasbourg and the amazing Dutch beers of Amsterdam. We’ll even drink up in a windmill brewery!
We embark (that’s boat talk, matey) on Oct. 28, 2021.
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Cash flow is one of the biggest challenges for any small business, including your favorite local brewery. The Coronavirus pandemic has already reduced business and will likely force the temporary closure of tasting rooms and bars throughout the region.
You can help your local brewery by purchasing a gift card today, and drinking tomorrow.
Think of it as an investment … Read the rest
I stopped by Stoudt’s Brewery in Lancaster County yesterday for a chat with Carol Stoudt, who announced her retirement last week. It was a bittersweet conversation, and you’ll see it shortly when we upload the interview as part of a special YouTube edition of What’s Brewing.
During our conversation, we enjoyed glasses of fresh Gold, the Helles lager. It was … Read the rest
Forget the hard seltzer. Drink a real craft beer! A few suggestions above, to go along with the excellent brews I suggested on Fox 29 this morning.
I think I’ll keep track of brewery visits here. Since Christmas 2019.
19. March 4. Attic Brewing, Germantown. A return visit to this new brewery, and I was not one bit disappointed. Every beer, from a Mexican lager to a Belgian tripel, was right on. My crew felt the best of the bunch were two old-school microbrewery styles: Bloodhound … Read the rest
One of these days I’m going to reload all of my columns from the past 25 years on this site.
Till then, check out my other website: Philly Beer World.
The city’s first commercial meadery in more than 100 years opened this month, launched by a pair of millennials in a 19th-century North Philly warehouse.
In a little-noticed milestone, Philadelphia Mead Well began public sale of the ancient alcoholic beverage, also known as honey wine. Though the region in recent years has seen an explosion of breweries, distilleries, wineries and … Read the rest
The 10 most ridiculous brewery rules issued today by the N.J. ABC.
- It is illegal to make or sell coffee at a brewery.*
- But soda is OK.
- Happy hours are prohibited.
- Quizzo cannot be promoted on social media without a permit.
- No sales of art or handmade craft work on the premises.
- No amplified music without a special one-day permit,
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A big, new player is moving into Philly Beer World: Night Shift Brewing, a fast-growing brewer out of Massachusetts. The company is planning to develop the former Penn Beer distribution warehouse on Domino Lane in the Roxborough section of the city as a brewery with a tasting room.
Though no details have been released, site plans show it has the … Read the rest
Opinions about the Boston Beer/Dogfish Head deal announced yesterday are a mixed bag, ranging from dread to, well, “let’s wait and see.” So far, I haven’t heard anyone outside of either brewery get terribly excited about the $300 million merger/sale.
Three quick observations:
1. There are an awful lot of beer freaks who really don’t like either Sam Adams or … Read the rest