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Building a Brewery

Building a Brewery

written by Max Pulcini Imagine you’re sitting at a bar and you overhear someone say that they are thinking of starting a new business in a Kensington basement. “Are you kidding me? Why the hell would you do that? What, ...

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Penn Beer Distributors

Penn Beer Distributors

All in the Family   written by Danya Henninger Penn Beer Distributors President Matt Funchion is a Bud man. Has been all his life. Sixteen-ounce cans of Bud were his go-to in college, and you’ll find Budweiser in his fridge ...

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20 Years of Yards Brewing

20 Years of Yards Brewing

written by Lisa Grimm Back in 1994, two home-brewing college buddies pooled their resources to start a brand-new brewery in Manayunk; Tom Kehoe and Jon Bovit brought a love of quality English-style ales, some hands-on professional experience in Maryland’s British ...

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On the Road

On the Road

Modern Day Gypsies Redefining Contract Brewing written by Brion Shreffler “Even in my hometown of Baltimore, some brewmasters didn’t take me seriously at first,” Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales says, referring to the resentment with which he and other ...

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Shangy’s

Shangy’s

The Search for Better Beer written by Neil Sheehan Long before the craft beer market went into hyperdrive, eons before quality IPAs, porters and Belgian ales of all stripes became available within short distance of beer lovers all over the ...

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Keeping it in the Family

Keeping it in the Family

Moving Beer Forward With the Oldest Beer Family in Town written by Adam Paulus Prohibition effectively ended a once proud, robust brewing industry in the city of Philadelphia. Very few breweries survived the shutdown, and for those who remained, the ...

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Something in the Water

Something in the Water

written by Vincent Feminella Every successful brew day begins with a well-thought-out plan based on a recipe using the perfect combination of grains, hops, yeast and the brewer’s preferred brewing process. Of course, the goal of every brew day is ...

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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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