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Brewing with Yeast

Brewing with Yeast

Interested in beer fermentation? Grab this guide and get started. Yeast. A book that raises eyebrows when reading in public, until the kicker, “The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation” is uncovered. While some could enjoy this book at the beach ...

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Publisher’s Letter

Publisher’s Letter

The area is filled with people that have played irreplaceable roles in bringing craft beer to the forefront of our local culture. From the originals like Carol and Ed Stoudt, Rosemarie Certo, and Tom Peters to the more recent pioneers ...

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Facial Fermentation

Facial Fermentation

Breweries have been known to gather wild yeast strains from the city they call home; leaving petri dishes out to capture strains from the open city air and then cultivating the yeast to see what happens. It is a bit ...

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The Jester Stays

The Jester Stays

Following a two year re-branding project, Weyerbacher is getting a minty, invigorating face scrub. Up until very recently, the seventeen-year-old company was a bit dragged down by blasé labels that featured a Comic Sans-looking typeface, and which were unfortunately dated ...

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Comic

Comic

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I on Beer

I on Beer

On pretty much every level, fall is my favorite season. I believe our love affair began the second I realized that I was done with school forever and it could no longer ruin it. I’m thinking May 2000. Summer went ...

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It’s Named What?

It’s Named What?

With the most breweries in the country since the 1800s and with each putting out an endless assortment of beers, it becomes a task to come up with a unique name and avoid the dreaded cease and desist letter from ...

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Meet the Scene: Pete Danford

Meet the Scene: Pete Danford

If you’ve had a Victory beer at a craft beer event in the Philadelphia area in the last five years, chances are it was poured by Victory’s Mid-Atlantic/East Coast Regional Sales Manager, Pete Danford. We recently had the pleasure of ...

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Ben Franklin and the Philly Beer Scene

Ben Franklin and the Philly Beer Scene

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) would most likely be proud of our Philadelphia area beer scene, but not because of a special interest in beer. Although he enjoyed the conviviality of a tavern and brought back a now-famous spruce ale recipe from ...

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Tom Pastorius

Tom Pastorius

Often overlooked and mostly forgotten in Philadelphia over the past few years, Pennsylvania Brewing Company was one of the originals. The original actually. Founded in 1996, Penn Brewing Co. was the first true micro-brewery in the state of Pennsylvania (Stoudt’s ...

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