Category Archives: Cafes, Restaurants, Taverns

Whatever happened to that beer I liked last time I was here?

Harry Schuhmacher got me thinking with these remarks in this morning’s edition of Beer Business Daily: After attending the Craft Brewers Conference and talking with many big and small and tiny brewers this week in Philly, a few things occurred to me: … Continue reading

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Biere de Grouch fans Alert!

There must be a horde of you out there, am I right? the beer that debuting in a titanic struggle in which good triumphed over evil and then came back for a victory lap earlier this year will be part … Continue reading

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Everything old is new again…eventually.

One of the reasons the Philadelphia region became a major beer destination in the late ’90s despite the fact that the craft beer scene here was still in the embryonic stage was that the city is ideally situated as port … Continue reading

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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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As usual, Foobooz and Art Etchells get there first.

He introduces us to the new owners of what will one day soon no longer be Resurrection Ale House: We told you last month that Leigh Maida and Brendan Hartranft were selling Resurrection Ale House. Today, we have some news … Continue reading

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Resurrection Ale House has been sold, will close and new owners will reopen with new name and concept.

Just showed up in my email: For Immediate Consumption: Resurrection Ale House Under Agreement of Sale With equal parts excitement and sadness Leigh Maida and Brendan Hartranft announce that Resurrection Ale House is under Agreement of Sale. As of the … Continue reading

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More “Best of Philly 2014” beer-centric awards.

Told you about the Hartranft/Maida honors on Saturday. Now that I have the actual Philadelphia Magazine August issue in hand, here’s a bunch more. All addresses are in the city except the ones that aren’t. BEST BEER BAR – Tria Taproom, … Continue reading

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Remember that nice young couple who went off to create a beer bar or something like that a while back? Whatever became of them?

From Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly 2014” in the issue that hits the newsstands this coming week: Best Scene Makers: Brendan Hartranft, 35, and Leigh Maida, 38 Hartranft and his wife Leigh currently own four drinking establishments across the city … Continue reading

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Fifteen years ago tomorrow (almost)

What with tomorrow being the only Friday the 13th this year and thus reducing one of the area’s most popular beer events to a single appearance, I jumped into the archives and came up with a posting from the original … Continue reading

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