Author Archives: Jack Curtin

Victory To Add Canning Line in Parkesburg [UPDATED 24-Sep-14]

UPDATE: Victory made it official with a website news release this afternoon. Summer Love Ale will be the first canned release, presumably late next spring or early summer. This comes via the Inevitable (and Useful) Ruch and was obtained from … Continue reading

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A list of the top ten American-brewed pilsners which you just might find surprising. has posted this list of the “Top Ten German Pilsners Brewed in the United States.” 1. Pivo – Firestone Walker Brewing – California 2. Soaring Eagle Pilsner – Feather Falls Casino Brewing – California 3. American Pilsner – Grand … Continue reading

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It is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and these two bottles of Piraat Tripel Hop, a new dry-hopped ale introduced this summer by Brouwerij Van Steenberge, just arrived on my doorstop courtesy of the fine folks at Global Beer … Continue reading

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Oh, what the hell, here’s some news of my own.

From today’s Craft Business Daily: Pennsylvania-based, top 30 craft brewer Victory Brewing Co. has just announced it will hit its 35th state of distribution this month: Nevada. Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada will take it there. “Nevada has a … Continue reading

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And then the flood gates opened….

I suppose that the last post, my supposed “Facebook friendly” character flaw aside, mostly proves that both Richard Ruch and I are old farts who are out of the loop. Or maybe not, who cares? In any case, that post … Continue reading

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News, the old-fashioned way: Iron Hill shifts LaPierre to Chestnut Hill, Walter to Maple Shade

From Richard the Ruch, received just now: Jack, since I am not Facebook friendly and I know you are, you’re probably are aware of the brewing change at Iron Hill’s Chestnut Hill brewpub. But if you’re not, apparently Chris LaPierre … Continue reading

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What I am doing at this very moment, which is drinking beer. Who could have guessed?

(This post is an exact duplication of a Facebook post I did this afternoon except for the part where it isn’t). After finally putting the finishing touches on a story for Ale Street News earlier, I’m watching football games I … Continue reading

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The insanity runs deeper than we thought.

So I wanted to schedule an interview with a local ice-cream maker for a story I’m writing and this was his initial emailed response: My schedule is wicked due to Pumpkin Ice Creams booming seasonal entrance into our lineup two … Continue reading

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I have a “wheat-on” for Victory.

I watched the exciting/scary/somewhat disturbing/eventually satisfactory (with caveats) Philadelphia Eagles win over Jacksonville today while drinking Victory Brewing’s Moon Glow Weizenbock and Mad King’s Weiss. These are quite good accompaniments to virtually any relatively sedentary activity, although I would not … Continue reading

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Victory Brewing announces it will open another brewpub in 2016.

Where and when? Check out Beer Yard news for a link to the complete story from the Philadelphia Business Journal.  I guess, with the Kennett Square pub at Magnolia Place due to open in October (that’s a guess but a … Continue reading

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