Category Archives: Philly Beer Week

Philly Beer Week Special: Back when the (beer) world was young and fresh and new.

In the midst of the commercial bonanza that is Philly Beer Week, it strikes me that digging into the archives might be a nice, non-profit way to join the party. The two posts following this one are pretty long and … Continue reading

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Philly Beer Week Special #1: “In Philadelphia, where tradition always counts and brewing has proven to be a once and future thing, it seems only fitting that what goes around has come around.”

Philly Brews: Past Is Prologue For Philadelphia beer drinkers with a sense of history, the day in 1987 when Schmidt’s Brewery, the last of the great Philadelphia breweries (“great” in the sense that they were large and powerful), closed its … Continue reading

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Philly Beer Week Special #2: “You’re sitting at the bar minding your own business and a guy walks behind you carrying a goat, you gotta figure you’ve had one too many or else something strange is going on, right?”

One Night at the Dawson Street Pub I am sitting on the windowsill just inside the entrance to the Dawson Street Pub at about 9 PM of a pleasant Saturday evening in July. Up front, past the bar and back … Continue reading

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Philly Beer Week collaborative beer disaster.

Don Russell has the details on the damaged shipment of Leuven on a Prayer, brewed at Belgium’s Hof Ten Dormall by head brewer Jef Janssens with Free Will Brewing Co.’s John Stemler. Apparently nothing survived.

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The grouch is not only back, he is in the house.

See the post beneath this one to make sense of it all. Or not. Earlier this evening. The telephone rang. A brief conversation. Shortly thereafter, a knock on the door. Troegs sales guy extraordinaire and fine human being Nick Johnson … Continue reading

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Return of the Grouch.

My Beer Buzz this morning has the most exciting and heartwarming news of…oh, I dunno…maybe the last 15 minutes or so. From Troegs: We released two Scratch Beers today! The first, #178 – Rye Ale features Experimental “06277” (aka “Nuggetzilla”) … Continue reading

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Shocker! Philly Mag’s new list of the region’s best beers is not all-IPA-all-the-time. Is that actually allowed?

I’m likely stepping on a few toes here by writing about something in the June issue of Philadelphia Magazine that hasn’t hit the newsstands yet, but I pay for a subscription and I get the benefit of getting my issue … Continue reading

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The official Philly Beer Week beer for 2014 (one of many, collect them all).

This email just arrived here at Liquid Diet headquarters. It is, as they say, self-explanatory. Dear valued customer and Philly Beer Week 2013 participant,   It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the only official beer of … Continue reading

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Taking the Low road to Belgium.

Dock Street Brewery’s Justin Low was the brewer chosen by Daniel Neuner, owner of the winning ticket drawn at the 4th Annual Philly Beer Raffle tonight. The two of them, along with an ever growing contingent of local beer stars, … Continue reading

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A couple of beers I had this week.

For a variety of reasons, my Philly Beer Week participation this year was going to be minimal at best, but  a recent high blood pressure scare insured that and more..um, less. However, whil3e I may be drinking not nearly as … Continue reading

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