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Tag Archives: Philadelphia

• Brewery Launches Gimmicky Smoked Goat Brain Zombie Beer

Brewery Launches Gimmicky Smoked Goat Brain Zombie Beer

A Philadelphia brewery has released a new American pale stout infused with smoked goat brains in tribute to the hit US TV show, The Walking Dead. The Dock Street Brewing Company said the goat brains, which are cooked over hot coals before being added to the beer mix, give an “intriguing, subtle smoke” flavour to […]

• Don’t Miss! Save the Date! L.A. Cochon555 Tix Now On Sale!

Don’t Miss! Save the Date! L.A. Cochon555 Tix Now On Sale!

Cochon US Tour and Goose Island Beer Co. humbly present Cochon 555 Los Angeles on February 23, 2014. Going on its sixth year, Cochon 555 is the nation’s premier culinary tour touting the flavor and benefits of eating heritage breed pigs. The kickoff event features an all-star lineup of five chefs, five pigs and five wineries to […]

• Philadelphia Eagles Launch Wine For Their 80th Anniversary

Philadelphia Eagles Launch Wine For Their 80th Anniversary

American football team the Philadelphia Eagles have launched a wine to celebrate their 80th anniversary. Named “Rollout”, the wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and will be available in liquor stores in Philadelphia and New Jersey for a limited time only. The wine, produced by Cameron Hughes Winery, will also be available from […]

• Attention beer lovers! A primer on hops from around the world

Attention beer lovers! A primer on hops from around the world

Much more than just a bittering agent, hops are the soul of beer. They balance the sweetness of the malt and furnish a refreshing flavor and pungent aroma to beer, and American craft brewers are experts at showcasing this spectrum of flavors that hops lend to beer. There are a handful of hop-producing regions in […]

• Shaquille O’Neal launches new vodka. Should be a slam dunk.

Shaquille O’Neal launches new vodka. Should be a slam dunk.

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has become the latest celebrity to jump on the wagon and launch his own brand of drink. The former LA Lakers and Miami Heat star has announced plans to partner with Philadelphia-based Devotion Spirits to launch his own brand of vodka. The new vodka, which is due to be released […]

• Budweiser tries to reverse long-term slump with Virginia-brewed ‘craft’ beer

Budweiser tries to reverse long-term slump with Virginia-brewed ‘craft’ beer

Budweiser is known as a St. Louis beer. But starting October 29, there’ll be a Bud brew that comes from Virginia, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported today. Craft-style beer is one of two new marketing tactics Budwesier is trying in an attempt to recapture a lost generation of beer drinkers and reverse a consecutive quarter-century […]

• Italian beers next on the craft beer scene

Italian beers next on the craft beer scene

For a glimpse of where craft beer in American restaurants may be headed, scan the beer list of Alla Spina, the new Philadelphia dining spot that showcases distinctive, hard-to-find Italian craft beers and rustic Italian-style bar food. The month-old gastropub is surprising patrons with Italian brews that show complex nuances of myrrh, juniper berries, citrus, […]

• Pittsburgh preps for first craft beer week

Pittsburgh preps for first craft beer week

New York City has one. Philadelphia has one. Even Cleveland has one, for crying out loud. And in April, Pittsburgh’s local beer industry will have one, too. Planning is under way for the first Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, to take place around the region April 20-28. The week will give members of the local craft […]

• Bartenders petition to protest proposed Mexican tequila regs

Bartenders petition to protest proposed Mexican tequila regs

IN THE WAKE of Internet “blackouts” protesting SOPA and PIPA (anti-piracy legislation currently before the U.S. Congress), a smaller, but no less passionate regulatory protest has been circulating among the world’s bartenders this weekend: Legislation sitting before the Mexican government. NOM-186 as it is called, is designed to tighten naming and production of regionally delineated […]

• Top Ten Craft beer themes of 2011

Top Ten Craft beer themes of 2011

2011 may not have seen much in the way of brand new industry-wide development or innovation. However, that did not stop the following list of themes from continuing to grow deeper roots and being taken to a continually widening audience. 10. Eat, Drink, Food, Beer The concept of centering a dinner around a beer theme […]

• New Belgium announces 2 new beers, potential locations for East Coast brewery

New Belgium announces 2 new beers, potential locations for East Coast brewery

New Belgium Brewing Co. has revealed it is considering Philadelphia, Pa., Asheville, N.C., and two other cities for its new East Coast brewery and has announced two new beers in development. For the past year, New Belgium, known for such beers as Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat, has been exploring locations for a second brewery […]

• Too Much Regulation? Man, 82, Carded Buying Beer

Too Much Regulation? Man, 82, Carded Buying Beer

Senior citizen Dale Schneck of Schnecksville reached into the beer cooler at Weis Market along Route 873 in North Whitehall Township, took out a 12-pack and presented it to clerk Linda Henninger for purchase. “I’ll need your driver’s license,” she said. “Don’t think I’m old enough?” frowned the 82-year-old Schneck as he opened his wallet. […]

• Celebrity chef Morimoto partners with Rogue brewery

Celebrity chef Morimoto partners with Rogue brewery

Celebrity chefs are nothing new to the American food scene, but over the past several years they have begun to pay more attention to beer. while I think this is good overall – especially as they begin to bring high quality craft beers into higher class establishments traditionally reserved for wine and liquor – it […]

• Philadelphia Distilling Works on a White Whiskey & Easing PA Liquor Laws

Philadelphia Distilling Works on a White Whiskey & Easing PA Liquor Laws

Philadelphia Distilling, the upstart behind such homegrown spirits as Blue Coat Gin, Penn 1681 Vodka and Vieux Carre Absinthe, are gearing up to begin production of a new product. They’re calling it XXX Shine White Whiskey, a corn based spirit that’s inspired by American moonshine. Master Distiller Robert Cassell says it’s in the final development […]

• Hard work & perserverance help to build a career in beer

Hard work & perserverance help to build a career in beer

Matt Hall majored in business administration at Bloomsburg University, but even in college, he knew there was only one thing he wanted to do: brew beer. Traditionally, the world of craft brewing has been small and insular – like a hidden pub on a back alley. But in Philadelphia, where the roster of upscale gastropubs […]