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Budweiser Clydesdale Parade

Thursday, December 10, 2015 | Beer News, Events


Nothing rings in the holidays like the Budweiser Clydesdales. And lucky for you, there are two chances to see them this weekend. First in Ambler, 2pm on Saturday Dec 12, and then the next day in Media, also at 2pm.

First bred in Scotland, clydesdales are much bigger now than they were in the 19th century.These regal horses are the best of the best, measuring 18 hands, weighing around a ton, bay in color with white on each leg, a white blaze on their face and black mane and tail. What better way to get in the festive spirit than to see these magnificent animals pull the signature Budweiser wagon?

For more information on these two events, visit here for Ambler and here for Media.

Jay Paterno Book Signing/Beer Tasting

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Beer News, Events, Retailers


If you haven’t had the chance to try the Paterno Legacy Lager, now’s the time to have a taste. Bound Beverages and Trenton Road Take Out will be hosting a tasting of the prestigiously-named beer by Duquense. It’s a vienna style lager, full of bready, caramely malt and a bit of grassy hops. And all over the can are images of Joe Paterno himself, along with stats on his reign. Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to charity.

In addition to trying this tasty brew, you’ll be able to meet Jay Paterno, who has written Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lesson From the Life and Death of my Father, and will be there for a book signing. The book serves as a memorial to one of the greatest coaches in college football history.

Event Details:
Thursday, November 19th

Bound Beverage – 4-6pm
308 Easton Road
Warrington, PA

Trenton Road Take Out - 7-8:30pm
1024 Trenton Road
Falsington, PA

Fall Fest Season

Thursday, August 13, 2015 | Beer News, Events, Fall


As we begin to wind down on summer, we can look forward to a full season of autumn beer festivals, filled to the brim with tasty brews and fun. If you haven’t already been eagerly looking at the upcoming calendar, let us give you a peek at what’s in store.

Delaware River Brewfest – September 19th, 3-6pm

Get a taste of Victory, Rogue, Magic Hat, Goose Island, Long Trail and more at PPL Park at this awesome beer fest. Jamison Celtic Rock will be the soundtrack for the fun-filled day as you sip on tasty beers and ciders, and snack on scrumptious foods. Super VIP tickets ($100) gain you access to the fest at 2pm, a buffet, plus you get an event t-shirt and a 16 oz. souvenir glass. VIP tickets ($50) grant you entrance at 2pm, giving you time to talk to brewers and try special brews. General Admission ($35) goes from 3-6pm. Buy tickets at the PPL Park website.

Elmwood Park Zoo Oktoberfest – September 12th, 12-4pm

Don’t miss out on this 8th annual Oktoberfest, featuring dozens of beers from around the world, live music, and of course, the variety of interesting animals in the zoo’s exhibits. Great Big House will be playing, and 93.3 WMMR’s Steve Morrison and Kathy Romano will be on-sit from 12-2pm. Tickets are only $45, and include unlimited free samples of beers from breweries like New Belgium, Victory, Evolution, Stella Artois and Widmer Bros. This is a 21+ only event, and DD tickets are available for $15. The party will go on, rain or shine. Click Here for more information.

Fonthill Castle Beerfest – August 29th, 2-5pm

Enjoy brews from 20 local and regional crafter breweries, jazz music by Hot Bijouxx and food pairings. General Admission: $45/$40 members, VIP tickets: $75, Designated Driver tickets: $25 For more information, visit the website.

Jenkintown Art, Music and Brew Fest- September 20th, 1-6pm

Jenkintown is celebrating all the good at their festival, which includes a beerfest. Tickets for the brewfest are $30, and $3 for designated drivers. Buy them here.

King of Prussia Beerfest – October 1st & 3rd

Join them for either Donnerstag (Happy Hour) or their Saturday session to try all sorts of delicious brews and wonderful foods (including beer-inspired ice cream floats). For more information and to buy tickets, take a look at their website.

Pottstown Brewfest – October 3rd and 4th, 1:30-5:30pm

Sample 100+ different beers and 50+ ciders at this two-day fest, which features a ‘meet the brewer’ beer dinner, the Celtic Spirit Band, and four awesome food vendors. Check out their website for more information and tickets.

Carsonia Craft Beer and Wine Amusement – 1-5pm

This fest features local and national beers, wines and spirits, local food vendors and music from Something Shiny and 3 on a Tree. Click here for more information and tickets.

Joe Paterno Legacy Series from Duquesne Beer

Thursday, August 13, 2015 | Beer News


The folks at Duquesne Beer are honoring the memory of coach Joe Paterno for his service on and off the field in education, sports and philanthropy with an ultra-drinkable Vienna-style lager. The can will be adorned with images of Paterno himself, and list his coaching achievements on the other side. Inside is a smooth, red lager with a caramel flavor and only the slightest hops. A portion of the proceeds will go to fund a philanthropic endeavor of the Paterno family’s choosing. 2,800 barrels were sold through pre-sales alone, so the response is sure to be great. It will be available in 12- and 24-packs of 12oz cans and is due for release on September 1st.

New Belgium Coming to PA

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Beer News, New Belgium


New Belgium Brewing Company is excited to launch our beers across the great state of Pennsylvania August 31st. We will be cruising into the Keystone State with our flagship Fat Tire Amber Ale along with our Ranger IPA, Snapshot Tart Wheat, Slow Ride Session IPA & our seasonal lineup starting with Pumpkick. Be the first to hear about all our launch activity by joining our Grand Cru Crew at Cheers!

How Far Craft Has Come

Friday, April 17, 2015 | Beer News, Breweries


Once upon a time, American beer was considered of poor quality by international standards. Liquor dominated the drinking scene, particularly of the rich and famous, while beer remained in the background, something to drink for the everyday working man, but nothing to write home about. But as imported beer came on the market, American brewers and beer drinkers took note of how delicious beer could be, and began to take action to change the beer scene.

Some say the turning point in American beer happened when Anchor Brewing Co. was bought by Maytag in 1965 and revitalized, producing their first bottles of Anchor Steam in 1971. Jimmy Carter worked to deregulate the beer market in 1971, and allowed for small-scale homebrewing, allowing for microbreweries to start and thrive, even in competition with massive breweries that controlled the market up to that point. As they began to grow into businesses that could no longer be considered micro, the broader term of Craft Brewery was introduced.

Since that time, craft beer has been on a steady rise and has seen a great boom in the last 20 years. As homebrewing has grown as a hobby, more and more people have started up their own breweries to share their love of beer with others. In fact, many craft breweries started as just a few folks making beer in a garage. By 1995, 500 breweries were making beer, and that number more than doubled in two years. In fact, at the end of the 20th century, there were more breweries operating in the U.S. than in any other country in the world, giving us a huge variety of beers that were created with good old American taste and ingenuity. As more consumers find their love of great beer, the numbers will keep rising. As of right now, there are 108 craft breweries operating in Pennsylvania alone, and the state ranks second in the nation in barrels of beer produced per year.

If the rise in events such as the Great American Beer Festival or the Craft Brewers Conference last week don’t convince you that craft beer is growing, just take a trip to your local distributor and look at the myriad of beers available. Fifty years ago, you couldn’t easily find a barley wine or saison just anywhere. If you asked an employee, they probably wouldn’t be able to tell you what an IPA was, let alone help you find one you might like. So let’s just take a moment to be thankful for how far beer has come, and look forward to where it will go from here.

Cheese and… Beer?

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Anchor, Beer News, Evolution, Goose Island, Hoegaarden, Lancaster Brewing, Magic Hat, Victory


Last year, Philly Beer Scene made a whole feature on the topic of beer and cheese pairing. Victory is taking it to a whole new level when they created beer-infused Wisconsin cheddar cheese spreads with Key Ingredient Market. HopDevil and Golden Monkey have been paired with cheddar spread, and Headwaters with cheddar dip for something really special.

And if you’re looking to pair some of your own, try these on for size.

Hoegaarden pairs well with fresh cheeses like feta and gooey, fragrant cheeses like brie, with its fruity, citrus notes and spicy finish. Another one to try alongside these would be Magic Hat’s Circus Boy

Hard, aged cheeses like sharp cheddars and gouda need a strong flavor to match. Goose Island’s IPA and Evolution Lucky 7 stand up to the challenge.

Bleu cheese is varied, and thus, can be paired in a variety of ways. Try it with Lancaster Milk Stout or Anchor’s IPA.

Jack Joyce Scholarship

Friday, September 5, 2014 | Beer News, Rogue


In association with Columbia Distributing, Rogue announces the Jack Joyce Scholarship. This $10,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student in the Fermentation Sciences Program at the Oregon State University in the department of Food Science and Technology. This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Jack Joyce, co-founder of Rogue Ales, prominent brewing visionary and Oregon community leader, who died earlier this year at the age of 71. The hope is that this scholarship will allow students to pursue their dreams and continue innovative brewing practices in the next generation of American brewers.

Rogue Ales Co-Founder Jack Joyce Dies

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Beer News, Rogue


The craft beer world and Rogue Nation were saddened to hear of the passing of 71-year-old co-founder of Rogue Ales, Jack Joyce this past Tuesday. Joyce co-founded the brewery in Ashland, OR, in 1988, and established its first brewpub on the Newport waterfront one year later. Now known for not only their brews, but also for their spirits and the Rogue Farms Hopyard in Independence, Polk County, Rogue is ranked one of the top 25 craft breweries in the nation. Once a Nike executive and attorney, Joyce is said to have been especially proud of the farm, having once owned acres of farmland himself.

A man who lived up to the name of his company, Joyce helped to innovate and foster the craft brewing community in the U.S., gaining ground in other countries before American craft brewing became truly international while still keeping roots local and within the community, and focusing on creating a superior product rather than expanding numerically. Those that had either business or close relationships with Joyce comment on his sincerity, empathy and generosity.

Jack Joyce is survived by his son Brett Joyce, his daughter Anna Joyce, and his wife, Joan Joyce.

This is surely a time to raise a glass of one of Rogue’s brews in remembrance.

Kona’s New TV Ad

Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Beer News, Fun, Kona, Up and Coming


Turn on your television during any sports event, and you’re bound to see at least one beer ad. However, many of our favorite breweries are absent from these lineups–there are no TV advertisements for Evolution or Finch’s–but all that could change.

In the last few years, craft breweries have been popping up on television, and one of the latest to join this trend is Kona Brewing Co’s Single-Tasking ad, which is currently airing mostly in California. TV ads are still too expensive for most craft breweries, but as craft breweries become more popular and many of them grow to unprecedented size, we might be seeing more of them on the small screen.

But don’t stay stuck to the screen waiting for them–as Kona says: One life, right? Don’t blow it.

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