philly beer week

Beer Shift

The beer list at Monk’s offers this explanation: “We no longer carry products from the Victory Brewing conglomerate due to their business practices.” Downingtown’s Victory Brewing Co. recently switch…

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Philly Beer Week: Opening Tap

“We are the greatest beer drinking city in the United States of America!” announced Mayor Nutter just before the initial swing.

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Mix-a-Six: Beers for Spring

Warm weather and sunshine are back. Time to put those heavy winter beers away and spring into something lighter and tasty!

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It’s Tony’s Way, and Tony Means It

Antonio “Tony” Santiago Jr. is a born glad-hander, ebullient and irrepressible, much like his old employer, Ed Rendell. Before he bought the bar, Tony was then-Mayor Rendell’s driver and bodyguard, and while Tony is far shorter and less corpulent, they share the same warm physicality and democratic plentitude of belly. He works the barroom like a ward heeler, hugging the regulars, announcing that a peddler of bootleg DVDs has good stuff, squashing a beef from a guy who thought it was still Happy Hour.

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Five Great Porters and Stouts

The stouts we sip on today are chock full of fun additives: chocolate, espresso, molasses, maple syrup and chipotle, to name a few. But the ingredients could be added to a porter and it would be the same difference.

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