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Give Thanks for Beer

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Anchor, Events, Fall, Fun, Goose Island, Magic Hat, Rogue, Shock Top, Victory

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Thanksgiving is just a week away, and you can already hear the tummies rumbling. Although wine is the traditional drink of the holiday, there are so many beer options that go well with the food, it’s hard not to want to buy a couple different varieties. Whether you’re looking to pair each course with the perfect beer, or you want to win over your host by bringing the goods, we’ve got your back. Here’s our list of Thanksgiving beers.

1. Rogue Juniper Pale Ale: This crisp and spicy pale ale goes perfectly with turkey and cranberry, and is just light enough to leave room for the food. The refreshing juniper is also an appetite stimulant, so it’s great as a before-dinner apertif. 5.3% ABV

2. Victory Festbier: A smooth, well-balance option that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The caramel-y, nutty malts are balance with a hint of hops, making for a beer that goes well with just about everything on the table. 5.6% ABV

3. Goose Island Nut Brown Ale: Brown ales are ever-popular, and go great with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and ham. This ale is nutty, complex and light enough to enjoy during this feast without taking away from the food. 5.3% ABV

4. Anchor BigLeaf Maple Red: This sweet and delicious brew brings a hint of maple syrup to dinner, great for pairing with sweet potatoes, pork, and most other usual Turkey-Day fare. 6.0% ABV

5. Shock Top Pumpkin: You can’t have a Thanksgiving beer list without including a pumpkin ale. Even if you couldn’t possibly have room for pumpkin pie, this is a sure-fire way to get your annual dose of pumpkin spices. 5.2% ABV

6. Magic Hat Heart of Darkness: Coffee may be what you’ve had with dessert in the past, but why waste the perfect moment for a dessert stout? This goes great with chocolate, good conversation and a toasty fireside. 5.7% ABV

And from everyone at Greatest Beers of the World, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Heating Things Up with Rogue

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Beer News, Rogue

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Autumn may be just getting into the full swing of things, but Rogue is heating things up with their late harvest of jalapenos for their Chipotle Ale. While most people harvest their jalapenos when the skins are still green and they have yet to ripen fully, Rogue has the patience to wait until the color brightens to a red and the flavor deepens and becomes more complex to pick their peppers.

The peppers were picked late September and taken to the same wood smoker used to smoke their malts, where they were dried on a low heat for 12-18 hours to make the chipotles used in their Chipotle Ale and Chipotle Spirits.

Chipotle Ale is a spring beer, so we’ll have to wait over the winter to taste their new batch, but rest assured its well-balanced smokey flavor is worth it.

4th of July

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Anchor, Breweries, Rogue, Victory

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As we approach July 4th, Americans across the country are preparing to celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Beer is usually a part of the festivities, but let’s take it a step further. Why not celebrate this country with a craft beverage that speaks to the true nature of the American Dream and our forefathers, and is refreshing in these warm July days. We’ve picked out four brews that should get you into the holiday spirit.

Inspired by brewing traditions from centuries ago, Anchor Liberty Ale was first brewed to commemorate the bicentennial of the ride of Paul Revere, using all natural ingredients. Lightly carbonated, this American IPA has a slightly citrusy flavor and is brewed with Cascade hops for a smooth, well-balanced flavor.

Rogue American Amber Ale has a sweet malty flavor with a tinge of citrus and a beautiful red color. American amber ales were first brewed on the west coast at the inception of the craft brewing revolution, and spread throughout the country soon after. Well-balanced and adorned with an all-American label, no one will doubt your patriotism with one of these in your fist.

Are you in love with summer? Show it with Victory’s Summer Love, a light refreshing ale with mellow malts and a moderately hoppy finish. This beer was commissioned by the Greater Philadelphia Marketing and Tourism Corporation to embody the brotherly spirit of Philadelphia in the summer time. What’s more American than that?

Let’s try something new. East Coast Beer Co. has just introduced Cruiser IPA, their first of the style. With more subtle hops than most IPAs, it has an herbal flavor that allows you to examine the hops without overpowering bitterness. A great sessionable beer that’s sure to refresh in the heat.

The Tap Room Sports Bar and Grill

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Bars, Goose Island, Hoegaarden, Long Trail, Restaurants, Rogue

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The Tap Room Sports Bar & Grill in Morton, PA, is host to a lot more than sports television. With local bands every Friday night, shuffle board tournaments on Saturday afternoons, dueling pianos and stand-up comedy, there’s always some reason to stop by. If you’re planning a special event, The Tap Room has banquet facilities which can host parties up to 150 people, which can either be opened or closed to the general entertainment area. Even if there isn’t a certain event you’re stopping by for, there are 12 HDTVs place throughout establishment on which patrons may enjoy any televised sporting event.

When it comes to food, The Tap Room doesn’t disappoint. With wings, nachos, crab dip, and all sorts of buckets of fries, they have the bar food basics covered and then some. They also have a number of more refined offerings, taken from Amici’s next door (they share an owner). Favorites include a crab cake sandwich, filet mingon sandwich and BBQ ribs.

The Tap Room also has a diverse tap list, including such brewers as Goose Island, Long Trail, Troegs, Rogue, Stella Artois and Hoegaarden. Happy Hour holds $2.50 on domestic bottles and drafts, $4 craft and import drafts, $3 mixed drinks and 50¢ wings. There are also specials on food or drinks available every night.

Monday-Sunday 11am-2am

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm

15 S Morton Ave

Morton, PA 19070

(610) 690-2400

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Rogue Chocolate Stout

Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Rogue

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Romance is in the air. And instead of getting your lover a box of chocolates, get them a tasty chocolate beer. Rogue’s Chocolate Stout was first released in the U.S. in 2001 for Valentine’s Day, making it the essential romantic beer.

The stout is a rich, dark ebony color with a rich, creamy head. The overall flavor is mellow for a stout and quite smooth. The chocolate is of course dominant as a result of the chocolate malts used during brewing and the addition of real chocolate. This balances the Pearls & Cascade hops nicely, giving off a bitter-sweet finish.

Truth be told, Rogue originally created this recipe for export to Japan as “Chocolate Bear Stout.” The Japanese bottle to this day features a teddy bear with a pink heart. But in the U.S., we have Sebbie.  Sebbie Buhler has been promoting Rogue Ales since 1991 throughout the mid-Atlantic region as well as heading up many of the brewery’s efforts to create online awareness and to pair beers with fine cuisine. And there couldn’t be a better beer crafted to dedicate to her than Rogue’s Chocolate Stout.

Naturally, this beer pairs great with desserts. Don’t be fooled, though. This is by no means a dessert beer. The complexity of the stout goes wonderfully with beer dishes or even to pair with some cheeses.

Rogue Chocolate Stout has won over 30 medals from throughout the world since its introduction in 2000, and is considered to be one of the highest regarded stouts in the world. Not overbearing at 6% ABV, the stout can be found on draught and in bottles throughout the area.

Rogue Chocolate can be found on draught or by bottle at these following locations throughout the area:

  • Spors in Trumbowersville
  • Manny Brown’s in Langhorne
  • Union Jack’s in Glenside

Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Ale

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Rogue

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Rogue Ales has introduced the Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Ale, another artisan ale created in partnership with Voodoo Doughnut (the first being the Bacon Maple Ale). This one is matched to their “Memphis Mafia” donut which is a nod to Elvis Presley’s entourage.

Ingredients: 2-Row, C-150, C-175, Carafoam Special II & Chocolate Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution & Independent Hops; Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana; Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water

Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve Ale

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Rogue

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Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve Ale has been one of the iconic winter classics for many years and it’s a hard beer to miss as the packaging always features a Rogue postured Santa with a mug of beer in his hand. Because you know, Santa needs something other than a glass of milk to get him through the night. And apparently he likes his hops too.

The American Amber  starts out as the classic St. Rogue Red and then the hops are doubled for the holidays. Hop varieties include Chinook and Revolution & Freedom Hops from the Rogue Farm.  At 6% ABV, the beer provides an unintimidating approach to a holiday beer offering for people looking for more hops and less added spices.

Deservingly, this incredible holiday beer has resulted in Santa’s Private Reserve getting its fair share of recognition including:

  • 2010 World Beer Championships – Silver
  • 2009 World Beer Championships – Gold
  • 2005 US Beer Tasting Comp. – PNW Champ
  • 2000 World Beer Championships –Silver

Santa’s Private Reserve is available on draught at many area bars, six packs, 22oz. bombers, and cases throughout the region.

4 Must Have Beers for Christmas

Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Anchor, Goose Island, Rogue, Starr Hill Brewery

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Christmas beers are in a category of their own, not to be confused and lumped in with every other Winter seasonal release. Whereas a nice winter beer may be a rich and flavorful high ABV barleywine, or a dark and roasty stout; Christmas beers tend to be rich, flavorful and spicy, with aromas reminding you of the Christmas tree and yule log on Christmas morning.

And since Christmas is just about four weeks away, here are four fantastic Christmas beers you can try each week leading up to your holiday.

Anchor Christmas Ale – Since 1975, Anchor has been brewing an annual Christmas beer using a slightly different recipe from year to year, making it a truly unique ale. It’s rich and dark with a ton of spice. The nose is reminiscent of pine. The Christmas Ale has bold flavors but is a wonderful beer for anyone, including those intimidated by high ABVs, since it’s somewhat average at 5.5%.

Goose Island Christmas Ale – An American Brown Ale at 6.2% ABV, the beer pours a murky brown with a red highlight. The nose is sweet with aromas of dried fruits and cherry topped with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Although the beer has such strong aromas, the overall flavor is mild and not overwhelming, making it a nice beer for any occasion.

Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve Ale – This American Amber is one of the more hoppy selections for a Christmas beer. The beer starts out as the classic St. Rogue Red and then the hops are doubled for the holidays. Hop varieties include Chinook and Revolution & Freedom Hops from the Rogue Farm.  At 6% ABV, the beer provides an unintimidating approach to a holiday beer offering for people looking for more hops and less added spices.

Starr Hill The Gift – This German style Heller Bock is very traditional and easily approachable. It’s not too hoppy. It doesn’t offer any sort of excessive spicing. It’s an easy going, subtly sweet, golden colored ale that is great for anyone. So when it comes time for your holiday festivities, The Gift makes an exceptional addition for those still venturing into the craft beer world.

Here’s some great locations you can find these beers:

Berks County

BEER MART – READING 301-307 MORGANTWN RD READING 19611
BERKS BEER BARN-BIRDS. 6520 PERKIOMEN AVE. BIRDSBORO 19508
C.R. RADER CO. 191 COUNTY LINE ROAD BOYERTOWN 19512
MORGANTOWN BEVERAGE INC. 3740 MAIN STREET MORGANTOWN 19543
MR. BEER 4 CHELTENHAM DRIVE WYOMISSING 19610
ONE STOP BEVERAGE 1101 WOODLAND ROAD READING 19606
SHELBOURNE BEER DIST 5484 PERKIOMEN AVE EXETER 19606
SOUTH MOUNTAIN BEER DIST 5104 PENN AVENUE WERNERSVILLE 19565
WINDSOR DISTRIBUTING 800 N. 4TH ST HAMBURG 19526

Bucks County

BENSALEM BEER & SODA 1919 STREET RD BENSALEM 19020
NEWTOWN BEER STORE 10 WEST CENTRE AVENUE NEWTOWN 18940
RICHBORO DIST. 1078 2ND STREET PIKE RICHBORO 18954
SUPER VALUE 625 MEARNS ROAD WARMINSTER 18974

Delaware County

ASTON BEVERAGE 415 MARIANVILLE RD ASTON 19014
BEER YARD 218 E LANCASTER AVE WAYNE 19087
BREWERS OUTLET 202 257 WILMINGTON PK CHADDSFORD 19317
BRYN MAWR BEVERAGE 194 LANDOVER AVE. BRYN MAWR 19010
DOMESTIC & IMPORTED BEV. 485 BALTIMORE PIKE GLEN MILLS 19342
E – Z BEVERAGE 600 MAC DADE BLVD FOLSOM 19033
LIMA BEVERAGE 14 SOUTH PENNELL ROAD MEDIA 19037
MANOA BEVERAGE 1111 W. CHESTER PIKE HAVERTOWN 19083
RITE BUY BEER DIST 5300 BALTIMORE PIKE CLIFTON HEIGHTS 19018
ROSEMONT BEVERAGE 850 CONESTOGA RD. ROSEMONT 19010
SUPER BEV. WAREHOUSE 5042 EDGMONT AVE BROOKHAVEN 19015
TOWNSHIPLINE BEV 5315 TOWNSHIPLINE ROAD DREXEL HILL 19026

Montgomery County

BARBONE BEVERAGE 2014 OLD ARCH ROAD NORRISTOWN 19401
BIG TOP 1555 EASTON RD. ROSLYN 19001
EPPS BEVERAGE 80 W RIDGE PIKE ROYERSFORD 19468
FRANK SMITH 180 SHOEMAKER RD POTTSTOWN 19464
FROSTY CAPS 1745-1747 OLD YORK R ROSLYN 19001
HATFIELD BEVERAGE 1616 NORTH BROAD ST LANSDALE 19446
KUNDA BEVERAGE 349 S. HENDERSON RD. KING OF PRUSSIA 19406
MAC’S NEIGHBORHOOD BEV 511 LIMEKILN PIKE MAPLE GLEN 19002
N. PENN BEVERAGE INC 39 WASHINGTON AVENUE SOUDERTON. 18964
NORTH WALES BEER & SODA 120 NORTH 3RD STREET NORTH WALES 19454
PARKTOWNE BEVERAGE 310 N. LEWIS RD. ROYERSFORD 19468
TNK BEVERAGE OUTLET 832 N. BETHLEHEM PK. SPRINGHOUSE 19477
TOWAMENCIN BEVERAGE 1550 SUMNEYTOWN PIKE KULPSVILLE 19443

Rogue Grows Bees

Monday, November 26, 2012 | Breweries, Rogue

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Rogue Ales & Spirits is releasing Rogue Farms 19 Original Colonies Mead, made with Rogue Hopyard Honey grown and harvested at the Rogue Farm Micro Hopyard in Independence, Oregon.

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6 Great Beers for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Breweries, Fuller's, Goose Island, Long Trail, Rogue, Widmer

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For a large family meal like Thanksgiving, it’s always nice to share a bottle of wine with the table. Wait a second, that doesn’t sound right. Let’s try that again. For a large family meal like Thanksgiving, it’s always nice to share a nice big fantastic bottle of BEER with the table. And for the holiday, here are some excellent recommendations to accompany your Thanksgiving feast that come in large bottles for the table to share.

1)      Widmer Brothers Barrel Aged Brrrbon – This high ABV Bourbon infused monster of a beer is best saved for dessert. The beer ranges in flavor from notes of vanilla to caramel and toffee.

2)      Widmer Old Embalmer Barleywine – Surely another dessert beer, this strong barleywine is quite spicy with notes of pine and butterscotch.

3)      Rogue Juniper – Definitely for the turkey dinner, the spicy, yet smooth, pale ale is sessionable but leaves you with a dry finish.

4)      Long Trail Brewmaster Series Imperial Porter – Another great dessert pairing, the Imperial Porter is dark yet reasonably balanced due to its complex flavor but clean finish. The beer has flavors of dark fruit, roast malts, and chocolate, and finishes with slight bitterness.

5)      Goose Island Matilda – It may be stronger than the average dinner pairing at 7%, but this Belgian style pale ale has wonderful fruity and spicy characteristics which will complement the candied yams and cranberry sauce and nicely contrast the savory turkey.

6)      Fuller’s Vintage Ale – The 16th edition of this annual release for the holidays makes a wonderful gift for your host. Each bottle is box-packaged and individually numbered. It’s great today or can be aged for holidays to come.

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