Category Archives: Philly

Whatever became of Christopher Leonard?

Last I’d heard, the former owner/brewer of the late, lamented General Lafayette Inn was in Texas or someplace like that, but I just ran across him in a Facebook thread and asked. Got this reply: I’ve been running the brewery … Continue reading

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Whatever became of Steve Mashington?

I know we’ve all been wondering and Don Russell has the answer in his weekly email this morning: Congrats to former Yards guy Steve Mashington, who reports that he’s landed a position as director of production at Rogue Ales in … Continue reading

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The book reviews you were probably starting to think you’d never see.

This whole review project has been embarrassing to me, unfair to the publishers and authors who provided me with review copies and surely annoying to you regular attendees here who have a right to expect me to follow up on … Continue reading

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“I used to know the words.”

I just watched Blue Jasmine, which will render the above comprehensible to those of you who have already seen it and probably not do much at all for the rest of you. I can only help those who embrace my vision. … Continue reading

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Bitcoins for beer.

Philadelphia Brewing Co. has become the first U.S. brewery to accept Bitcoins as payment for both retail and wholesale purchases. Check out the story I posted at the Beer Yard site which has a link to a longer and more … Continue reading

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Plus ça change…* UPDATE: Or maybe not….and now UPDATING the Update.

They’re Back! UPDATE: Who’s says things never change? Well, I sorta did but… Farmer’s Cabinet is now a BYO. Let’s see how that works out. Original Post & Update: And here we go again… On Wednesday night, the Liquor Control … Continue reading

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There is an NFL playoff game in Philadelphia tonight.

Not that anyone is going insane about that, or anything.

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Great music, great cause. GO.

  More info here. As I just noted on the Book of Face, someday there will be a statue of the inimitable Fergus Carey in Philadelphia.

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Manayunk Brewing to expand after 17 years.

Some major news about Manayunk Brewing Co., which celebrates its 17th Anniversary this month, received via Becky Dublin of Punch Media Public Relations: Manayunk Brewing Co. has released their fall menu, and with this new menu comes an announcement that … Continue reading

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Victory’s Bill Covaleski named among Philly’s best by Philadelphia Magazine.

In its annual Best of Philly issue which hits the stands next week, Philadelphia Magazine names Victory Brewing’s Bill Covaleski one of the 20 Best Philadelphians,  a group defined as “innovative, impactful and generally interesting people who are changing our … Continue reading

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