Summer

Great Cans of Summer

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Summer

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So you’ve just gotten out of the pool, padding pruney toes across your deck towards a towel, when you take an unfortunate step and end up with glass in your foot. As we shed our shoes for summertime fun, many find themselves also shedding their loyalty to craft beers in favor of anything that comes in a can. But you don’t need to sacrifice quality for aluminum! We’ve collected a list of delicious craft brews that come in cans, so you can bring them to the beach, BBQ, pool party, picnic or wherever summer may take you without fear.

Finch’s entire line of delicious brews are conveniently offered in cans, so you can choose your favorite from their list of five and run with it–literally.

Kona just released their Longboard Lager in canned form this spring, so it’s time to take advantage of the portability of this beachy lager out on the shore.

Long Trail Ale and Blackbeary Wheat are both light, refreshing choices for any outdoors activity. Just be sure to take your trash with you if you’re on the trails.

For something a little spicy, try Shock Top’s Belgian White. Rather have a summer traditional? Shock Top’s Lemon Shandy is always refreshing and a great addition to all picnics.

Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat is a thirst-quenching ale with invigorating citrus and spritzy carbonation. Hot days don’t stand a chance.

Lastly, there’s Uinta Hop Notch, an IPA with piney, grapefruity flavor and light bubbling to have with your BBQ and other spicy dishes. Great for backyard grilling.

We’re sure something on this list will make both your taste buds and your toes happy. So go on, live summer with a can in hand.

Greatest Beers of the World Takes Over Media

Friday, May 31, 2013 | Anchor, Bars, Boxcar, Events, Evolution, Finch's, Goose Island, Ithaca, Kona, Long Trail, Magic Hat, Starr Hill Brewery, Summer, Susquhanna, Troegs, Victory

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We’re taking over all of Media next Thursday night, and we hope you’ll join us at one of the 15 locations to enjoy beverages from brewers such as Magic Hat, Goose Island, Finch’s, Boxcar Brewing Co., Ithaca, Victory and more.

Many of your favorite local bars and restaurants are involved, including Azie, Picasso, Campbell’s Boathouse, Towne House and Joclyn’s Bar. The event will last from 6pm-8pm, with contests and prizes given away throughout.

Below are the venues and descriptions of the events at each location.

Azie 219 W State St. (610) 566-4750
Featuring  2013′s hottest new imports – Crabbies Ginger Beer from Scotland and Kronenbourg Blanc from France, paired with special sushi dishes.  Keep the Glass!

Campbell’s Boathouse 1250 N Providence Rd, (610) 566-9140
Join Susquehanna Brewing Company from Pittston PA featuring their special Philly Beer Week Brew – Southern Rye

Diego’s, 214 W State St. (215) 498-7485
Join local favorite Boxcar Brewing from West Chester and have a chance win 2 tickets to their sell out “Ride the Rails” event on June 8th.

Generations, 9 State Road, (610) 565-8212
Dreamweaver Wheat – Perpetual IPA – Sunshine Pils – all from the Great American Beer Festivals Mid Size Brewery of the year – Troegs!  Prizes every 15 minutes.

Joclyn’s Bar 109 W State St. (610) 627-2102
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Magic Hat Brewery while sipping on their greatest beers – #9 – Elder Betty – Blind Faith.  Plenty of fun and prizes.

My Three Sons Hotdogs 300 W State St (610) 716-5310
Aloha!! Join Kona Brewing and get a taste of the Islands with our Hawaiian hotdog and luau themed prizes.

Picasso 36 W State St (610) 566-6808
Meet Mike Finch from Finch’s of Chicago and sample some of the highest rated beers on Beer Advocate and Rate Beer – Secret Stache! Fascist Pig! Threadless IPA!

Pinocchio’s Pizza 131 E Baltimore Pk (610) 566-4895
A tap Takeover from our neighbors in Maryland – Evolution Brewing – hosted by none other than Tom Knorr – Owner and Brewmaster.  Hard to find beers on tap today.

Plumstead Inn 26 W State St (610) 566-2212
The Goose is loose at Plumstead Inn – featuring beers from Goose Island, Chicago and special Vintage Beer samplings and giveaways!

Quotations 37 E State St (610) 627-2515
Eric from Ithaca is bringing their newest Excelsior beer – 15th Anniversary – be the FIRST to try it in our area!

Rose Tree Inn 1243 N Providence (610) 891-1205
Looking for a little Summer Love?  Or Maybe a (Hop) Devil or (Golden) Monkey instead? Join Victory Brewing from Downingtown and win gift cards to visit the Brewery in Downingtown and other great prizes including some hard to find bottles.

Sligo 113 W State St (610) 556-5707
The boys from Long Trail will be here with great beers and great prizes – a winner every 15 minutes.

Stephen’s 105 W State St (610) 891-8900
Starr Hill – enjoy the gift of Great Beer and tonight – the gift of Music!  I-Tunes gift cards will be raffled off every 20 minutes while you sip Northern Lights – Grateful Pale Ale and the Love wheat!

Towne House Restaurant 117 Veterans Sq (610) 566-6141
Try the beer that started it all – Anchor Brewing from San Francisco – credited with starting the craft beer movement and tonight, try their California Lager – coming soon but not yet available on the East Coast – you can be the first!

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Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale

Friday, May 17, 2013 | Starr Hill Brewery, Summer

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Starr Hill out of Charlottesville, VA introduced their Grateful Pale Ale at the beginning of May, a session pale ale that’s hoppy, but also refreshing enough for this warm weather. It pours a clean golden color with a thick, white head that smells floral and citrusy. Topaz, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops give it a citrusy, piney flavor, but it’s well-balanced and not overwhelming. Its taste is of bitter orange and slightly caramel-y as a balancer. With a light body and 4.7% ABV, it’s a good session alternative to a super-hoppy high-alcohol IPA.

Grateful Pale Ale will be available until the first of August, when it will be replaced by Starr Hill’s fall seasonal, Boxcar Pumpkin Porter.

Stella Artois Introduces New Cider

Friday, May 17, 2013 | New, Stella Artois, Summer

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Stella Artois has introduced a new cider in 26 states, with further expansion possible in 2014. The Stella Artois Cidre (pronounced cee-druh) is a crisp, European-style cider, made with apples from wine-growing regions in North and South America and fermented in Baldwinsville, NY. Released on May 13, it’s just in time for warm weather.

The flavor is mostly red apple-y and peachy, with apricot accents and subtle hints of orange. The suggested serving is in a white wine glass with a semi-hard cheese such as manchego.

Ciders are gaining popularity in the U.S., with an 85% increase in sales between 2011 and 2012, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more breweries are adding ciders to their repertoires.

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Belgian Night at the Keswick

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Summer

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Join us at the Keswick Theatre for a night inspired by Belgium!

This event will take place on Sunday, June 17th, from 6:30p.m. – 11:00 p.m., don’t miss out!

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Tröegs Imperial Pale Ale Returns, Year-Round

Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Summer, Troegs

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Perpetual Imperial Pale Ale will be available in all Tröegs markets by mid-June as a year-round beer. It was previously a seasonal available in August. The move comes after the company expanded its production brewery last year, moving operations from Harrisburg to Hershey.

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Willow Grove’s 1st Annual Craft Beer Festival!

Thursday, May 17, 2012 | New, Summer

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Enjoy the finest craft beers from across the country and support a great cause at the inaugural Willow Grove Beer Festival!

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Beer of the Month: Partly Sunny

Monday, August 29, 2011 | Beer of the Month, Ithaca, Summer

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While most of this month has been less than “partly sunny,” we would like to take the time to recognize August for what it truly is: one of the last months of summer.  Breweries are done with their summer seasonals, choosing instead to get a jump start on the fall; and most beer distributors have already stocked up on their Pumpkin beers and Oktoberfests.  We here at the Greatest Beers of the World believe in the importance of seasonality however, and this month, we nominate Ithaca Brewing Company’s summer seasonal Partly Sunny for our August Beer of the Month. Read more…

Why Wheat?

Thursday, August 4, 2011 | Hoegaarden, Schlossbrauerei Kaltenberg, Summer, Widmer

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Long ago in Bavaria, brewers began utilizing the bountiful crops of wheat from their farms to create a style of beer that is known as “hefeweizen.” (This is roughly translated as “wheat beer with yeast”) The region became famous for this style of beer, as the Germanic people found the light-bodied, wonderfully aromatic beer to be perfect for hot summer days. Read more…

The Continental Tavern

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | Bars, Restaurants, Rogue, Summer

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This week, as we celebrated our nation’s independence and history, the Greatest Beers of the World would like to invite everyone of our followers up to Yardley, PA, located in Bucks County. There in the center of the Historic District sits a 166 year old tavern known simply as “The Continental” to locals. Read more…

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