Join Joe Sixpack for a free sampling of the finest brews from San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing.Continue Reading →
The Philadelphia region – which hadn’t seen a malt house since the Prohibition till the opening earlier this spring of Chester County’s Deer Creek Malt – suddenly has a second craft malthouse.
The new guy is Double Eagle Malt, a startup in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, that plans to specialize in single-source malt from area farms. Unlike Deer Creek’s floor-malting operation, this one deploys a so-called pneumatic malting system in which grain is germinated and kilned in a single ...Continue Reading →
MARY IZETT just gave us the book we’ve all been waiting for: a book that teaches us not only how to brew, but how to brew fast.
I’m talking five days from boiled wort to cold brew in your pint glass. That’s, like, 10 days faster than normal, which is a lifetime when you’re thirsty.
Speed Brewing (Voyageur Press) is the answer to the all-important question: Why should I homebrew when I can just run down to the deli and grab a ...Continue Reading →
In the past two years, the number of breweries in New Jersey has more than tripled. Good luck finding their beer down the Shore.
That’s because quantity, not quality, is still the key to beach-town beer consumption. The raucous, rocking bars of Wildwood, Sea Isle City, and elsewhere along Ocean Drive are all about Stoli Razberi drinks and buckets of fizzy yellow liquid.
Yes, you’ll spot an occasional local beer mixed in among the taps. But a true craft-beer bar down ...
Free Will (Perkasie, Pa.)
India pale ale
SIXPACK SEZ: The Kragle, of course, is the secret super weapon that Lord Business in “The Lego Movie” threatens to deploy in a vile attempt to freeze the world. How he got his hands on this excellent west coast-style IPA, I’ll never know – but those Warrior and Simcoe hops, among others, fought to the bitter end.Continue Reading →
NEWS ITEM: A California beer drinker has filed a class-action lawsuit against MillerCoors for deceptive advertising in marketing its Blue Moon label as a craft beer.
This is possibly the stupidest beer-related lawsuit since a California lawyer went after Anheuser-Busch a couple of years ago for watering down its beer. A judge eventually tossed the case because everyone knows Bud is supposed to taste that way.
I have no doubt the Blue Moon lawsuit is headed for the same fate.
Tuckahoe Brewing, which had been operating out of a small Ocean View, Cape May County, facility, sends word that it’s moving to a new facility a few miles north in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County. The new, 15-barrel brewhouse and fermenting vessels will allow it to triple production. And, yes, the new place will have a tasting room and retail space… By the way, Tuckahoe will be pouring Saturday (5/16) at Handcrafted at Perkins Center. Join me for ...Continue Reading →
Join Joe Sixpack on a daylong luxury coach tour to three of the Garden State’s newest beer destinations, with ample samples of fresh ale and lager included.
Each stop includes a fun, informative Q&A “interview” with Joe Sixpack and selected brewers.
Roman (Oudenaarde, Belgium)
Strong dark Belgian ale
SIXPACK SEZ: Despite his distinguished appearance (and name) on this bottle, the 17th-century Flemish painter Adrieaen Brouwer was well know as a hell-raiser in Flanders’ alehouses. Perhaps he had an opportunity to find artistic inspiration in something like this sweet, strong dark ale from the 460-year-old Roman brewery.Continue Reading →
What do two beer-loving sports fanatics talk about when they’re at a local bar? Find out on Thursday, May 14, when local media personalities Glen Macnow and Joe Sixpack drop by Dawson Street Pub for a taping of their weekly Bar Talk podcast.
Their special guest for the evening is Sarah Baiker, the savvy co-host of Comcast’s Breakfast on Broad. Sarah’s a total hockey (and beer) nut – Glen & Joe will test her knowledge about both topics.
The show, which ...Continue Reading →