Category Archives: Fun Stuff

In an alternate universe somewhere, Golden Monkey is a Helles Bock.

I keep hearing some local beer folks complaining about the name of Victory Brewing’s hot-selling new double IPA. Dirtwolf is dumb, they say.  Bill Covaleksi begs to differ and he’s got lots of other cool names in reserve,  just waiting … Continue reading

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First Visit: Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery

Before our joining in the pre-opening party at Conshohocken Brewing on Saturday past, my traveling companions and I swung by Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill , my first visit since they opened. That historic old building is … Continue reading

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And you thought I do this for the money.

Actually, I do it to bask in the reflected glory of the likes of beloved editor Tom Dalldorf, of Celebrator Beer News (or, as the old-timers insist on calling it, “The Celebrator,” and the really, really old-timers definitely call it, … Continue reading

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Lace on the glass. [Updated]

Victory Brewing Co. is offering you a chance to win the best beer trip ever. And they definitely ain’t exaggerating. If, like I do, you drink a lot of coffee and a lot of beer over the course of a … Continue reading

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If I were in Portland, this is definitely where I would stay.

I was totally unaware of the below until I saw it, and stole it, from the latest post at Brian’s blog, which is a right strong commentary on the (inevitable) emergence of asshole behavior in the craft beer world and … Continue reading

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Smoked duck breast pizza while having some Frecon fun? Sounds like a Saturday night in Pottstown to me.

So I went out a couple of hours ago to restock the larder, the final stage of which brought me to the Sly Fox Tastin’ Room where I added cans of Grisette and Helles Lager to the haul. Can’t visit … Continue reading

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Sad news.

Sincere condolences to the Thursday Night Social Club, many of whose members have reportedly been diagnosed with Cenosillacaphobia. While no further information has been released, rumors say that Big Dan was Patient Zero in this epidemic. I’d put my money on … Continue reading

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Stuff I find on the internets when I am desperately avoiding writing for money because that is just so crass.

Crossing Broad is a whacked-out Philly sports blog wherein you are likely to find almost any damned insight imaginable on topics you would never consider discussing in a million years, but I thought you fine and refined folks who will … Continue reading

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“If it was bad enough for him, you know it’s bad enough for me…”

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This is a great day for enjoying a brew or two…and tomorrow is likely to be even better.

Photo, via Facebook via Don Russell, is the Maifest taking place on South St. in Philadelphia, taken in front of Brauhaus Schmitz. Just look at that sky. There will be a lot of beer consumed today and maybe even more … Continue reading

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