Author Archives: Jack Curtin

SawTown Tavern: the tentacles of Scoats expand their reach.

A post this evening on The Book of Face by a guy named Troy Everwine about who I know diddly-squat: Now that the public notice has been posted, I’m thrilled to announce that my good friend Scoats Mike Scotese (owner … Continue reading

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What comes after the Resurrrection?

From Michael Klein today: Realtors today may toss around phrases like “Southwest Center City,” “Graduate Hospital” or “Grays Ferry,” but the slice of South Philly hard by the South Street Bridge has carried the name Devil’s Pocket for decades. Story … Continue reading

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Nodding Head is moving!

Just in from Curt Decker: It is with tremendous excitement, and a little bit of sadness, that I announce the moving of Nodding Head. Our final day of operation in the current location will be FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31. After a … Continue reading

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Miller Lite: We invented subliminal advertising. Really? That’s what you think will induce people to drink your faux-beer?

Apparently so.

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GABF 2014 Local Results. [Updated -the "Let's Get It Right This Time" edition]

Every year, like clockwork, I post the GABF results at the Beer Yard and, every year I miss something(s). It’s a tradition like no other and, honestly, if it weren’t for the distinction of it all, I’d just as soon … Continue reading

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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.

BeerInfo.com 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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Synchronicity.

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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