Craft Lagers – Why They Just Might Be the New Big Thing

May 28, 2015 1

Trying to keep up and predict beer trends is about as easy as trying to predict food trends. Every conference and panel I’ve attended this year has had one resounding prediction: craft lagers will be the next ‘big thing’. Lagers? Who cares about lagers when I have sours, barrel aged everything, and a resurgence of saisons? Yes, it does sort Read More






A Day on the Hop Farm

May 21, 2015 0

THE PLANTING It’s not every day that you get to impact your local craft beer scene in a hands on sort of way. What a fulfilling and rewarding feeling you get when you do have an opportunity to give back and volunteer your time and energy. Recently, I had the pleasure of helping Sunny Brae Hops Farm in Carlisle, PA Read More






HiFi + LoFi Mixtape Added to Stone Stochasticity Project Lineup

May 20, 2015 0

Stone Brewing’s latest Stochasticity Project addition is a blend of barrel-aged and fresh ales, available via 22oz bottles and draft now. Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape is our interpretation of an old British staple. Long ago, before stereophonic sound was even a thing, pub owners had a system for transforming questionable ale into something quite drinkable. They kept “stock ales,” beers left to Read More






Philly Beer Week 2015 Collaboration Beers to Debut 5/21/15

May 19, 2015 0

  For Immediate Release: On Thursday, May 21, starting at 4 p.m., Philly Beer Week (PBW) 2015 will host a press conference in the lobby of the Ben Franklin House, adjacent to Di Bruno Bros. at The Franklin,  to unveil PBW’s Official Guide, an 80-page commemorative keepsake published by Philly Beer Scene magazine, featuring an all-access look at the storied history Read More






In Love with IPAs

May 11, 2015 3

Because you know I’m all about that hops… ’bout that hops… no treble! While I do like and appreciate all styles of craft beer, I veer a hard right to the delicious and juicy India Pale Ales: singles, doubles and triples. My preference in this style of beer is more towards the tropical flavors and aroma – big bold mango, Read More






What It’s Like to Judge a Homebrew Competition

May 8, 2015 0

A few weeks back, I was invited to be a guest judge for Mac’s Mixed Nuts Relay for Life Brewing up a Cure Homebrew Competition. Of course I said yes, who doesn’t want to drink a bunch of really awesome homebrews? Little did I know that I was getting into a very difficult task. My Untappd account will show you Read More






Giveaway: Decked Out Live @ Brewery at Hershey

May 5, 2015 0

You like free things right? How about two passes to any Decked Out Live of your choice? Don’t know about Decked Out Live? From now through September 26, 2015 the Brewery (and Vineyard) at Hershey host local bands every Friday night and it’s a kick-ass party every time! While you’re there you can grab their house-made brews by the pint, Read More