Yearly Archives: 2013

Are hopheads building resistance to the pernicious weed?

YOU STARTED WITH the gateway brews – lager and pale ale. They gave you a taste for hops, so you moved up to the stronger stuff: India pale ale and porter.

Now look at yourself – you’re into double and triple IPAs, imperial stouts. Simple, noble hops like Hallertau and Saaz are no longer good enough. Word is you’ve been … Read the rest

Joe Sixpack’s 2012 Beer of the Year

WHEN HISTORIANS – or maybe just the hungover – look back on 2012, they’ll remember it for the biggest expansion in Philadelphia-area brewing since at least the 1800s.

About 10 new area breweries opened during the year, and a half-dozen breweries either launched or completed major expansions. We saw new brewpubs (Tired Hands, Forest & Main, Iron Hill, Vault and … Read the rest