Having just experienced one of the biggest and best beer events in Imminent Liquidation V (my first time attending), I felt the need to give a shout-out to Grain + Verse for providing the location and Ffej Herb for putting the whole thing together. Had some phenomenal beers, met even better people, and ate one of the best Cubano’s I’ve ever tasted. A fantastic event that I will make an annual one and highly recommend anyone in the Central PA area attend (it’s free!). I’ll make sure to stock up on even better beers for next year (I brought Parabola 2015, Sammiclaus Barrique 2013, and Stone’s Fyodor’s Classic 2014), but really you can bring any of your favs to share. Full list of beer I imbibed is below.
Back in March, I was asked to visit a local brewery on the cusp of opening its doors and write an article for The Fly, a local night life magazine. I met with the three homebrewing friends, now owner’s of Miscreation Brewing Co. on the square of Hanover, PA, to see the culmination of their efforts and sample their beers. It was published and I held onto it for the content equivalent of a rainy day.
Well, after several weeks of more work than beer, today is that day. If you have some time, give it a read, maybe leave a comment, and stop by Miscreation for their signature beer, Frank-n-Stout, a roasty stout brewed with jalapeños.
Part 2 of my retrospective finds me mentally tumbling through the local bars, breweries and bottle shops that made 2014 the year of beer. With this, I can finally put 2014 to bed and wake up to the beer-filled dawn of 2015. There’s plenty to get to with the release of Hopslam, Founder’s RIS, Nugget Nectar cans and everything else that makes winter drinking great. I also preview some of my plans for the Web site this year, so let’s get to it…
Those that know Capone’s, an unassuming diner on the outskirts of Norristown, know that it is a haven for beer nerds from all over PA. They do big beer events and do them right. Well, the rightest event of the year is upon us and Capone’s has posted the coveted Black Friday list. I highlighted the gems to help you formulate a plan of attack. Going with a group of people and efficiency is the key to getting through a tap list this long. Event starts at 7am and rolls through the day with the second wave of beers in the afternoon at 4:30pm. Check it out and spread the word!