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Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

• Pennsylvania brewery honors Joe Paterno with a special beer

Pennsylvania brewery honors Joe Paterno with a special beer

The Duquesne Brewery is currently working on a Vienna-style lager that will bear the name of the late Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno. The beer, which is being developed with Paterno’s surviving family, will be available starting in August and will sell in 12-ounce cans that has Paterno’s image as well as his career […]

• 100-year-old woman says booze key to longevity. Have a nice weekend!

100-year-old woman says booze key to longevity. Have a nice weekend!

When a Pennsylvania woman who was celebrating her 100th birthday was asked what her secret to longevity was, her answer raised a few eyebrows. WNEP reports that Pauline Spagnola said “a lot of booze” is the key to a long life. Spagnola made the surprising comment at her birthday party, held at the Golden Living […]

• Cops Seize Couple’s $160K Wine Collection & Want to Destroy It

Cops Seize Couple’s $160K Wine Collection & Want to Destroy It

When it comes to alcohol laws, Pennsylvania is about as close to Saudi Arabia as you can get in America. Earlier this year, after a months-long undercover investigation, Pennsylvania state police agents served a warrant on the home of Arthur Goldman, an attorney, and his wife, Melissa Kurtzman. The police, who had made undercover buys […]

• Got a Beer Belly? Get in Shape for the Naked Beer Festival

Got a Beer Belly? Get in Shape for the Naked Beer Festival

A nudist resort in Pennsylvania is preparing to host its annual “Bare Beach Beer Bash” where nudity is not only encouraged, it’s required. For just US$18 guests to the Sunny Rest Resort’s beer festival will be able to enjoy an unlimited supply of beer from local craft breweries, but only if your arrive in the […]

• Beer Fanatic Lines Hotel With 83,000 Cans. Presumbably Beer

Beer Fanatic Lines Hotel With 83,000 Cans. Presumbably Beer

 Jeff Lebo, 51, began collecting cans in 1975 at the age of just 13 and has since amassed thousands of unique cans from all over the world. He is now using his collection as a tourist attraction by lining the walls of his Brewhouse Mountain Eco Inn in Pennsylvania and charging guests $379 a night […]

• Jeff Koons designs Mouton 2010 label

Jeff Koons designs Mouton 2010 label

American neo-pop artist Jeff Koons has designed the 2010 label of Pauillac first growth Château Mouton Rothschild. Koons is the latest in a long line of artists to create an original work for the château, which has commissioned avant-garde artists to design its labels since 1945. Owner and long time art lover Baroness Philippine de […]

• NY: Cuomo convenes wine, beer and spirits summit

NY: Cuomo convenes wine, beer and spirits summit

Following a day-long special summit in Albany, Governor Cuomo has pledged to invest more money into promoting the state’s growing wine, beer, and spirits industries. The “summit” came as New York’s conservation department has yet to decide whether hydro-fracking for natural gas will be permitted in New York.  As Karen DeWitt reports, a protest at […]

• Whiskey tastings are in; wine tastings so yesterday

Whiskey tastings are in; wine tastings so yesterday

You’ve probably heard of wine tastings. Now, whiskey tastings are legal in Pennsylvania too. A new state law allows small distilleries to give samples to visitors and sell bottles of their spirits directly to the public. That’s big news for Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh, which opened to the public in early March. The distillery is […]

• Kona Brewing extends flagship beers distribution

Kona Brewing extends flagship beers distribution

Kona Brewing Company, a US-based craft brewery, has extended the distribution of its flagship brands to Pennsylvania, Delaware and South New Jersey markets. Starting from 17 January 2012 the markets will carry the company’s signature beers including Longboard Island Lager, Fire Rock Pale Ale and the brewer’s Aloha Series, beginning with the spring seasonal Koko […]

• Raise a glass to moonshine

Raise a glass to moonshine

Glasses high for the rise of moonshine. True to the spirit of the latest trend in liquor, the distiller’s new darling was there all along, but we just didn’t see it: white whiskey, trickling clear and fresh off the still. Beaming with high-octane heat and the edgy fruitiness of warm distilled grain, that booze, until […]

• Pull Into This Sunoco, And Fill Up on Beer

Pull Into This Sunoco, And Fill Up on Beer

Soon you might be able to fill up a growler while topping off your gas tank. Pennsylvania-based gasoline retailer Sunoco is testing a pilot program called the Craft Beer Exchange. The program installs “beer-filling stations” (taps and Kegerators) at Sunoco APlus convenience stores where they are allowed to sell draft beer in growlers, which are […]

• How Craft Beer Brewers Hope To Help Towns Hit By Hard Times

How Craft Beer Brewers Hope To Help Towns Hit By Hard Times

A new initiative aims to find ways for craft breweries to be the business that powers dying industrial towns. The recession isn’t new to the mill towns of the Northeast; they hit the skids long ago. Decades before the most recent economic collapse, proud, river-encircled cities from Maine to Pennsylvania had faded to mere shadows […]

• Constellation rolls out new unoaked Simply Naked wine varietals

Constellation rolls out new unoaked Simply Naked wine varietals

Constellation Wines U.S., a unit of Constellation Brands, is rolling out its new Simply Naked portfolio of unoaked (hence “naked”) wines, the U.S. wine giant said Tuesday, after earlier introducing the wines in eight test markets. Approximately 150,000 cases were produced for the 2011 roll out, said San Francisco-based spokeswoman Katie Vandermause. Earlier this year, […]

• Pennsylvania: Wegmans pulls plug on kiosk wine sales

Pennsylvania: Wegmans pulls plug on kiosk wine sales

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has pulled out of an agreement with the state’s Liquor Control Board to sell wine through automated kiosks at 10 of the company’s Pennsylvania stores, citing problems with the machines and too many customer complaints. The decision announced by the agency Thursday deals a blow to the wine kiosk system, leaving […]

• New Trade Show for Eastern Wineries in 2012

New Trade Show for Eastern Wineries in 2012

Eastern Winery Exposition to debut in March 2012 in Pennsylvania. January through April tends to be the quiet season in North American vineyards, which is why it’s become the go-to season for conventions, seminars, trade shows and state meetings for the grape and wine industry. For decades, it’s been kicked off by the massive Unified […]