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October 9, 2008
There's a fine new Italian bean brewing in the local espresso scene now that Massimo Taurisano has traded Northern Italy's Hausbrandt for the slightly darker Miscela d'Oro from Sicily at his six Academia del Caffes and his 400 wholesale clients. The recent roaster change was due to the exchange rate and Miscela's desire for a competitive East Coast presence. The result: a half-pound $10 can, a great alternative to pricier competitors. I've come to love Miscela's more robust and chocolatey brew - first served locally at Osteria.
FOOD
March 17, 2011 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
If most normal humans are made up of nearly 90 percent water, I am at the very least 80 percent coffee. Not only do I drink it from morning to night, loving the hot black spark perking through my body and mind, I've come to savor its myriad roasty flavors, the manual craft of brewing gear, and especially its culture of rituals - which can be oh-so-hard to change. Like most discerning Philadelphians, my ritual for more than a decade has been a cup of La Colombe, the city's "house brew," judging by the number of restaurants and cafes that have a pot of Corsica or shot of Nizza at the ready.
NEWS
January 23, 1998 | by Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer
Next time you're sitting at the bar, spacing out as you peel the label off your bottle, consider the breadth of info at your fingertips. Your average beer label is full of facts, both trivial and pertinent. Check out the newest bottle on local shelves, from Yards. Yards Brewing Company is owned by Tom Kehoe and John Bovit, a couple of college buddies who have a thing for British-style ales. The name means nothing - it just sounds kind of English. They sold their first keg on April 18, 1995, and started bottling last month.
NEWS
June 3, 2011 | By DANA DiFILIPPO, difilid@phillynews.com 215-854-5934
In a world where people sue McDonald's for serving coffee too hot, a Philadelphia woman has sued a Dunkin' Donuts for serving coffee she says was too sweet - so sweet it sent her into a diabetic coma. Danielle Jordan, 47, of Oxford Avenue near Langdon Street in Crescentville, filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Dunkin' Donuts on Frankford Avenue near Bridge Street and Northeast Donut Shops Management Corp. Jordan is seeking unspecified damages after she claims she ordered coffee with artificial sweetener on June 15, 2009, but the server put sugar into the brew, according to the suit, which was first reported this morning by the Courthouse News Service.
NEWS
August 21, 1991 | by Joanne Sills, Daily News Staff Writer
A controversial malt liquor was ordered off store shelves by the state police yesterday because the name of the high-alcohol brew violates state law, a state police spokesman said. Colt .45 PowerMaster, manufactured by financially troubled G. Heileman Brewing Co. Inc., of La Crosse, Wis., and distributed by Clement & Muller Inc., of Northeast Philadelphia, was targeted for removal because the name, PowerMaster, connoted the strength of the beverage. That's a violation of the state liquor code, said Lt. John McGeehan, head of the area's state police liquor-control enforcement unit.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1992 | By Andy Wickstrom, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Because seeing is believing, it would be difficult to find a how-to topic that didn't lend itself to the video format. Producers, recognizing the VCR's value as a teaching tool, have responded with instructional tapes covering the gamut of human activity. They teach skills as basic as dancing, and as complex as tapestry weaving. Video how-tos are so ubiquitous that it seems no topic is too arcane. As evidence of video's ability to plumb the obscure, consider two recent releases - one explains napkin-folding and the other demystifies home brewing.
NEWS
July 27, 1992
At Tau Kappa Epsilon on the Penn State campus in State College, the brothers are probably toasting the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, thanks to a recent decision that got the fraternity off the hook on a a 1986 charge of serving liquor to minors. Unfortunately, the court's 5-2 decision is having a negative impact well beyond Happy Valley. The case involved drinking by minors at a party attended by undercover officers. The state high court overturned the convictions, ruling that chemical analysis, rather than testimony from arresting officers, is necessary to make the rap stick.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | By Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer
An 80-year-old Bridesburg woman discovered yesterday that her late husband had left an unsuspected legacy in their basement: chemicals brought home from his job at the nearby Rohm and Haas plant. Police said that Jean Dimperzio, of Stiles Street near Duncan, called authorities about 8 a.m. yesterday to report a strange odor emanating from her house. When police and Fire Department officials arrived, they discovered in the basement a witches' brew of old chemicals that been stewing since the death several years ago of Dimperzio's husband, who worked for the Rohm and Haas facility in Bridesburg, police said.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
DRINK UP, Jersey, it's your 350th birthday. And Flying Fish - the Garden State's largest craft brewery - has brewed a fitting pint for the occasion: NJ350 Anniversary Ale . It's the Camden County brewery's version of a traditional English stock ale (this birthday marks New Jersey's establishment as a British colony, remember), with a brash bite of modern-day American sedition. "The idea was to pay homage to 350 years of history," Flying Fish brewery manager Barry Holsten told me when I stopped by on brew day earlier this month, "so we looked backward and forward.
NEWS
May 26, 2010 | By Craig LaBan INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
With permission granted from our better halves, the only thing cooler than a simple "guys' night out" is a "guys' night" splashed in craft beer. The hardest part in this brew-obsessed region, where the ale flows from South Street to South Jersey in stupefying variety - from hipster gastropubs to Belgian mussel bars, a German brat hall, and even a brunch spot awash in growler drafts - is simply choosing where to begin. Consider it scouting for "girls' night out," too. Great beer is a gift with equal-opportunity appeal.
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NEWS
May 22, 2015 | Don Russell, Daily News
MARY IZETT just gave us the book we've all been waiting for: a book that teaches us not only how to brew, but how to brew fast. I'm talking five days from boiled wort to cold brew in your pint glass. That's, like, 10 days faster than normal, which is a lifetime when you're thirsty. Speed Brewing (Voyageur Press) is the answer to the all-important question: Why should I homebrew when I can just run down to the deli and grab a fresh beer? Well, not the only answer, of course.
NEWS
May 15, 2015
NEWS ITEM: A California beer drinker has filed a class-action lawsuit against MillerCoors for deceptive advertising in marketing its Blue Moon label as a craft beer. This is possibly the stupidest beer-related lawsuit since a California lawyer went after Anheuser-Busch a couple of years ago for watering down its beer. A judge eventually tossed the case because everyone knows Bud is supposed to taste that way. I have no doubt the Blue Moon lawsuit is headed for the same fate.
NEWS
May 8, 2015
YOU AND I walk through the woods and we see trees and bushes and thorny things. Tess Hooper, a young environmental educator at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, in Upper Roxborough, sees the makings of a fine beer. "This is a staghorn sumac," she said, nodding toward the kind of tree I've seen sprout dozens of times on vacant lots. "It bears these red cones that are like fruit. You could make beer with them. " Hmm . . . I must've missed that merit badge in Boy Scouts.
NEWS
April 17, 2015
THIS IS my year for beer travel, with group tours planned to Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria, as well as several Eastern U.S. destinations. I got things started earlier this month by leading about 150 beer lovers on a very cool river cruise to the Netherlands and Belgium. Eight breweries, two lectures, a beer dinner and many onboard bottle-shares later, and I'm left with exactly what I look for in travel: a sense of surprise. Here are a few discoveries that caught me off guard.
NEWS
April 3, 2015
YOU HEAR IT at every beer festival - an excited buzz that flashes through the crowd like lightning: Did you try _____ beer, yet? You've gotta taste it! It might be a super-funky sour beer, or an extraordinarily hoppy IPA. It's always the Next Great Beer. Twenty years ago this month, the buzz that lit up the crowd at the inaugural Philadelphia Craft Brew Festival was bigger than just the Next Great Beer. It surrounded Booth No. 406 at the old Philadelphia Civic Center, where two guys with a pair of half-kegs were pouring 2-ounce samples.
NEWS
March 31, 2015 | BY LEONARD PITTS JR
AM I THE only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz? The Starbucks CEO bought himself a ton of ridicule recently when he attempted to jumpstart a national dialogue on race by having baristas write the words "Race Together" on customers' cups of Cinnamon Dolce Light Frappuccino Grande or Caffe Misto Venti with extra coconut. On Twitter, the campaign was dubbed "patronizing," "absurd" and "a load of crap. " On "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," Rosie Perez said: "I don't want to be forced to have a conversation.
NEWS
February 27, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
A battle is brewing in the Montgomery County Republican primary campaign, with three candidates seeking the party's two nominations for county commissioner. West Norriton Commissioner Steve Tolbert, 37, and Lower Merion Commissioner Scott Zelov, 57, were endorsed for the county's top posts at the party convention Wednesday in Plymouth Meeting. They had previously won the backing of the party's executive committee. A younger opponent, Joseph Gale, 25, of Lansdale, has promised to give them a run for their money.
NEWS
January 26, 2015
In beer, as in whiskey, rye is on the rise. But the best versions, as with most trends centered on big personalities, capture that boisterous character in a delicate balance. In the case of rye's signature kick, too many I've tasted let the grain's edgy spice overwhelm. The new Rye IPA seasonal offering from Yards Brewing, however, is a nice exception. The amber brew has a vivid freshness from whole-flower clusters of herbal Chinook hops, followed by Centennial, Citra, Simco and Columbus hops that bring a citrusy, piney brightness to the IPA's bitterness.
NEWS
January 13, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A firefighter with close ties to political officials in both parties - and who had little supervisory experience in the last decade - has been named the new fire chief and EMS director in Westampton Township, Burlington County. His salary is $90,000. The appointment of Jason Carty at a hastily scheduled special meeting last month has raised concerns from local residents about how he got the job. Acting Chief Craig Farnsworth, who had been a lieutenant and who has a master's degree in emergency and disaster management, was passed over for the position, which attracted 18 candidates locally and from states as far away as Missouri and North Carolina.
NEWS
January 9, 2015
YOU KNOW that resolution you made to cut back on beer in 2015? Yeah, me neither. But for those who did, here are 16 brand-new resolution-breakers from area breweries. *  2nd Story Wet Hop Pilsner. Owner Debbie Grady has two acres of hops planted on her farm in Pottstown, and they'll be used for a fresh hop flavor when they're harvested next autumn. *  Baconator . The garage-based, Media-based Ship Bottom nanobrewery is hoping to expand to a larger space in 2015. Meanwhile, it's begun bottling this whiskey-barrel-aged oatmeal stout flavored with coffee, chocolate, maple syrup and, yes, bacon.
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