Bottle Shop Overview: The Perfect Pour

July 6, 2016 0

Some people treat beer shopping like a regular errand. My husband Will and I are more deliberate. While we’ve been known to make a quick stop at a nearby shop for a six pack or single, one of our favorite weekend activities is to go to a larger bottle shop and make a day out of beer shopping. We’ll consider Read More

IPA Day Returns

July 31, 2013 5

Starting in 2011, in the craft beer community began to recognize the first Thursday in August as a celebration known as IPA Day. This designated holiday recognizing the signature beer of the craft beer drinker, the India Pale Ale or IPA, is meant for the world to come together via social media to unite and open conversation about your favorite Read More

2013 Beer Resolutions

January 9, 2013 5

New Year – new beer!! One of the best parts about January and the beginning of the year is all of the beer announcements that start popping up. With this comes my inevitable mental wish list of beers I want to try. Many (unfortunately most) of which probably won’t meet my lips as they aren’t distributed to my area and Read More


October 12, 2012 6

Right now what seems like the majority of my craft beer consuming friends are at the holy mecca of beer events – Great American Beer Fest. Where am I? At home. In my pajamas. Moping. An on-looker watching with great jealousy as everyone and their brother, mother, and dog enjoy crazy beers and have a great time. At least I Read More

Wings and Beer – Pairing Ideas

September 21, 2012 4

Being the sports and craft beer fan that I am, I couldn’t be happier to see the combination of the two at my favorite local sports bar – Arooga’s. During football season, and for the majority of sporting events, wings are king. I am a huge fan of the newly added ‘skinny wings’ which are a billion times less effort Read More

DuClaw Beer Arrives in Style

July 27, 2012 1

This past weekend, DuClaw Brewing Company celebrated their launch in the greater Harrisburg area. In case you couldn’t make it out to their welcome party at Al’s of Hampden on Sunday, fear not, I’ve got the 411 on the latest addition to our local craft beer scene.