Philly’s GABF winners: More than a tease

THE GREAT American Beer Festival awards are such a tease. Like brazen tarts, the judges tempt us time and again with medals for seductive, mouthwatering brands that just beg you to take a drink.

But we can only look, never taste.

These award-winners are one-offs. Brewpub seasonals. Special blends.

They come and go, peeking out at you like a Maxim magazine nip-slip.

Beers like Two Brothers Sour Beer #2, from Illinois, named the best wood-aged beer in America.

I’m sure it’s a fine beer; ...

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Remember when we ran for Schmidt’s?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the growing trend of beer runs and brewery sponsorship of races. Nothing new there, says South Philly’s Nick Glielmi, who remembers running in brewery-sponsored races through Fairmount Park more than 30 years ago.

That’s him posing with his bibs from a pair of Schmidt’s runs back in 1983. (10K time 48:30 – not too shabby!)

Nick, who works at Bell Bev, recalled one race in which cases of Schmidt’s were piled up at the ...

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