Category Archives: Publicans

One long ago day at Monk’s.

I just posted a quite good story about Russian River’s Vinnie & Natalie Cilurzo on the Facebook page of The Beer Yard. You can go read it there or go to it directly here. In so doing, I was reminded … Continue reading

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None dare call it craft.

When John Holl left legitimate journalism and entered the strange world of beer writing a couple of years back, we all had to raise our games more than a bit. Yes, he’s that good and when he has something to … Continue reading

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Would that I could get there.

My last post (scroll down), which reprinted a “Best of” list I did a decade and a half ago and in which I named Yards Old Ale as my Beer of the Year, brought this response from the brewery’s Deputy … 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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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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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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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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Craft beer bar owners meeting. It’s annual. Who knew?

The good guys gather…. Late last month during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, the owners of about 50 of the country’s best beer bars met at Lord Hobo in Cambridge for an annual craft beer bar owners meeting. … Continue reading

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Deadhead: the afterlife.

That is the title and subhead for a long read by Nick Paumgarten in the Nov 26 issue of The New Yorker which looks at the immense recorded legacy of The Grateful Dead. It is really fascinating and, given the … Continue reading

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One-and-done on-premise placements pose a potential threat for craft brewers.

Shaken News Daily checks in today with a piece on a topic which I’ve been thinking a lot about lately: how burgeoning seasonal and one-off releases by craft brewers, all playing into the Next Big Thing mentality of all too … Continue reading

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