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2015 Best of the Philly Beer Scene Award Voting

2015 Best of the Philly Beer Scene Award Voting

It seems like just yesterday that Michael Lawrence was on stage at World Cafe Live “icing” previous Philly Beer Scene event host’s Joe Gunn and Curt Decker, but in just over a month, the local craft beer community will once again gather ...

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Love or Hate: Pumpkin Beer

Love or Hate: Pumpkin Beer

In late October, bright orange pumpkins are everywhere. Presiding over stoops with faces carved into whimsical grins. Dancing across restaurant menus in forms of soup and pie. Beckoning sugary indulgences from plastic bags piled along supermarket candy aisles. In late ...

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Tom Baker – Heavily Influential

Tom Baker – Heavily Influential

By: Mike Madaio When the next definitive list of America’s best beer cities inevitably arrives in the form of irresistible social media link bait, and our oft-maligned city has been once again slotted below Boston, Austin, or freaking Kansas City, ...

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Lord, Beer Our Prayer

Lord, Beer Our Prayer

By: Steve Fillmore Long before science explained the chemical interactions that made the magic of beer, medieval brewers believed that beer could be demonically possessed. Somehow evil spirits during the brewing process made your beer flat or skunked or just ...

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Best of the Philly Beer Scene Awards

Best of the Philly Beer Scene Awards

Brewery of the Year:  Victory Brewing Co. 2013 was a great year for craft beer in the Philadelphia area, between new breweries opening, established breweries taking off, and young breweries continuing to find their way. Victory Brewing Company had what ...

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Turning Beer Into Wine

Turning Beer Into Wine

Are beer certification programs making beer culture more like wine? by Danya Henninger Anyone can call themselves a beer sommelier. Thing is, not many people do. Two main reasons, and they’re somewhat at odds. First, even the most dedicated beer ...

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ABANDON SHIP

ABANDON SHIP

by Sean Mellody In the days when we were explorers and nations explored the world via the oceans, fleets were led to their destination or battle by the flagship. The ship carried the colors of the country they represented and was ...

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Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

Can you name all of the Brewers Association (BA) beer styles? If you’re a well-versed beer drinker, I bet that you could name most of them. For example, if you took a look at the list for 2013, you would find familiar beer styles such as pilsner, stout, porter, and ...

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Celebrating Philadelphia’s German Beer Heritage

Celebrating Philadelphia’s German Beer Heritage

Weisbrod and Hess. Esslinger. Engel and Wolf. Bergner & Engel. Baltz. Bergdoll. Finkenauer. Yuengling. Philadelphia was once inundated with beer made by German brewers. No surprise, really, considering the number of Germans that came to this country in the 18th and 19th centuries. Victory. Sly Fox. Neshaminy Creek. Stoudts. ...

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The Science of Brewing VS. The Art of Beer

The Science of Brewing VS. The Art of Beer

The world of beer is much like the world we live in. It can be brought down to simple, or not so simple, calculations of how it all works. Just as a meteorologist uses specific formulas and tools to predict weather patterns, brewers have similar scientific ...

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