With Beer Week quickly approaching, it’s that time again to vote for our annual Best Of Awards. Over 100 people in the industry were surveyed and the top responses in each category were used to make up this years nominees. Voting starts today and will continue through May 1st.
What a wonderful road it’s been… Philly Beer Scene was started by four friends, each with a deep passion for beer. When we first began, we had a pie-in-the-sky vision of what this magazine could become. But we all knew that with the time, dedication, and work, eventually the day would come that the torch would be carried by only a few initial founders, as each one of us had our own businesses and priorities outside the publication.
Consider The Brewer’s Apprentice to be your secondary schooling in secondary fermentation.
A brief recap of can benefits: they’re portable and unbreakable. You can take them to the beach and the park where bottles aren’t allowed, throw them in a bag for a party, bring them lazy-river tubing and to your economics class and to your mother-in-law’s. Beer in a can tastes good. The aluminum blocks flavor-killing light, and thanks to a new lining process, you can’t taste the can. There is less headspace and less oxygen than in bottles, cans are cheaper to ship, and there’s a complete seal that prevents spills in your purse when taking them to the movies or the wedding that lacks an open bar.
16 oz. cans of this double IPA are released every Monday and are always sold out before week’s end. There is no draft outside of the brewery tasting room in Vermont and the beer, aside from very limited occasions, doesn’t leave the state.
Let me give you a quick timeline of the history of Pliny the Younger. Born in 61 AD. In 79 AD, he watched Mt. Vesuvius
erupt and kill his uncle, Pliny the Elder. Around the year 112, he died. In the year 2009, he became the biggest pain in the ass in the world.
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How do you choose a good beer to cook with?
-Mia M., Philadelphia, PA
With the likes of Revolution and Desioto Ciders already making their way around the Philadelphia beer community, there is another Pennsylvania cider making its way through the state.
Swapping out the Six-Pack: Bombers, 750s, Rockets; whatever you call them, these big bottles are a treat.
“We are here to drink beer,” once wrote author Charles Bukowski, known for his drunken 3 am poems. My first 750 ml bottle was at his namesake bar in Boston. The beer was La Fin du Monde, the 9% golden triple from Unibroue. I was there visiting a college friend shortly after graduation. We shared the bottle while talking excitedly about our post-grad lives. I immediately loved the concept of the communal vessel. We nixed shopping on Newbury Street, ordered another, and gladly lost the afternoon.
She walks in, smiling like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, her dress swirling loosely from her hips. She is here for excitement, her sun hat tipped gently to the side, swaying like a samba dancer as she shimmies into her seat. “My first time and so far I am considering it to be my new ritual.” What man wouldn’t love to hear those words pouring out of the mouth of a gorgeous woman? Breaking from her normal routine, this girl is ready for action, a neophyte in the world of beer.