Category Archives: Philly

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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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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Here’s a Bill for your weekend pleasure.

Bill Covaleski, that is, co-founder of Victory Brewing Co, (with Ron Barchet). Dell Poncet, Managing Editor of Philadelphia Business Journal, did this long and interesting interview with Bill back in July. I’ve linked to the single-page view to make it … 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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Pizza Magazine loves itself some EB+B.

If you don’t get the weekly email newsletter from Earth Bread + Brewery, you are likely to have missed this. That would a shame, so don’t miss it.

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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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