Beer Radar: Conshy expands to Bridgeport. PLUS: A new stout from Shake Shack

Conshohocken Brewery announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that it’ll open a new beer garden/brewery on Dekalb Street Bridgeport this spring. That puts it within just a quick bridge-crossing from the Schuylkill River Trail, making it the 8th – along with Manayunk, Conshy, Appalachian (technically the Perkiomen), Iron Hill/Pville, Stable 12, Stickman and (soon to come) Chatty Monk’s – to be within short cycling distance from the popular bike trail.  Look for more details on area brewery openings in tomorrow’s ...

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Beer Radar: Turkey Eve at Levante. PLUS: LaBan rates the newbies

If you haven’t stopped by West Chester’s Levante Brewing (not on LaBan’s list below), the night before Thanksgiving is a good opportunity for a first taste: Live music, good food and special beer releases. Bring your growler…! Bainbridge Barrel House (6th & Bainbridge, South Street area) is hosting a fund-raiser for the Bethesda Project to aid chronically homeless. Stop by after 4:30 p.m. for a cold one on Thursday (11/19) – all proceeds from the sale of Stillwater ...

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Beer Radar: Craft Beer Express fail? PLUS: Another South Jersey brewery

*A couple hours after I posted the item about Saturday’s Craft Beer Express, the event’s website was updated to include events and ticket links.

Hmm… somehow it got past me that we are in the midst of Wilmington Beer Week. The full rundown is here… Advance notice of Saturday’s Craft Beer Express got past me, too – but that’s only because whoever is running the show completely dropped the ball.. No press releases, no event listings, no publicity at ...

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Beer Radar: More new brewers in Jersey, global warming hits Cantillon

The race is on to become the first new brewery to open in Gloucester County. Kelly Green Brewing reported last night that it’s won local permission to operate in Pittman, N.J. Meanwhile, Eight & Sand in Woodbury and Sawbones in Glassboro, are making progress, and a fourth startup – Cross Keys in Williamstown – is on the drawing board.… In Camden County, Berlin Brewing Co. has slated a Nov. 21st opening date… And in Burlington county, ...

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Beer Radar: Sly Fox does good. PLUS: Upcoming fests

Turns out Sly Fox SRT Ale wasn’t just good beer, it was also do-good beer. The Pottstown brewery donated $4,000 from summertime sales of the pale ale, named after the Schuylkill River Trail, to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. As a frequent cyclist on the trail, which will one day run 130 miles from Philly to Pottsville, Pa., I pledge to drink even more SRT next year… Speaking of cycling, Bikes and Beer will ...

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Beer Radar: 12 Things to Know about Philly’s 2015 GABF Winners

Last weekend the Great American Beer Festival handed out gold, silver and bronze medals to beers in 92 categories – too many for anyone to memorize. But when your favorite beer geek corners you at your local bar this weekend, you’ll want to sound halfway intelligent.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Philadelphia-area brewers won only 9 medals, the fewest in memory. Among those who returned empty-handed: Yards, Troegs, Dogfish Head and Weyerbacher.

2. The low number of ...

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Beer Radar: Pumpkin beer redux

Last week’s column about pumpkin beers generated a lot of social media chatter, which is another sign that pumpkin has become really divisive. I guess some people just don’t believe in gourd.

Anyway, here are a few more pumpkin brews that have come my way.

Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin after and before

Brooklyn Brewing has finally given up the ghost on ...

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Beer Radar: Magazine trashes Philly’s beer & bike scene. PLUS: Xmas beer just showed up in town

Veteran brewer Josh Ervine has moved on from Philadelphia Brewing, where he’d been at the helm since 2008, to take on the post as head brewer at Iron Hill (Maple Shade, N.J.)… Kensington’s Saint Benjamin Brewing will reintroduce its lightly smoked Little Peat dry Irish stout on Sunday at Yards’ annual Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Emfestival. After that, look for it on tap around town…

An area homebrewer under the name of Evilchurch Brewing Co. has put together ...

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