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February 12, 2012 | By David Klepper, Associated Press
WESTERLY, R.I. - For two centuries it rested a mile from shore, shrouded by a treacherous reef from the pleasure boaters and beachgoers who haunt New England's southern coast. Now, researchers from the U.S. Navy are hoping to confirm what the men who discovered the wreck believe: that the sunken ship off the coast of Rhode Island is the USS Revenge, commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry and lost on a stormy January day in 1811. "The Revenge was forgotten. It became a footnote," said Charlie Buffum, a brewery owner from Stonington, Conn., who found the shipwreck while diving with friend Craig Harger.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2011
NO OTHER American city celebrates Belgian beer like Philadelphia. I didn't say that, but one of the nation's biggest importers of Belgian beer did as Philly Beer Week hammered out details on a first-ever collaboration with one of Belgium's iconic beer makers, Brasserie Dupont. The makers of Saison Dupont , regarded by some experts as one of the top 10 beers in the world, will brew the official international beer of Philly Beer Week 2012. It's the first time the 167-year-old brewery has made a beer with someone outside its own family.
NEWS
October 20, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony Koppany, 93, of Lansdale, an accomplished chess player who once played Bobby Fischer to a draw, died Monday, Oct. 17, at home. A native of Hungary, Mr. Koppany learned to play chess when he was 10 from a relative who became a chess master. After emigrating to the United States in 1949, he played with the North City Chess Club and was later director of the Franklin Mercantile Chess Club in Center City. In 1964, Mr. Koppany played Fischer at the Cheltenham Township Art Center.
NEWS
September 19, 2011 | By Len Boselovic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH - Two local brewers are battling over the rights to resurrect Fort Pitt Beer, the post-World War II king of Pittsburgh beers. Jones Brewing Co. of Smithton, which has brewed Fort Pitt, is vying for the rights to the latest iteration of the beer with Duke Brewing's Mark Dudash, an Upper St. Clair lawyer who resurrected Duquesne beer last year. Jones Brewing, which makes beers under the Stoney's label, has received federal and state approval for a Fort Pitt label.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2011
* The Second Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival tomorrow and Saturday combines the resources of the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, Bartram's Garden and the Wyck Association - all local groups that educate the public about natural science. Tomorrow brings kids' activities at the Wagner (100 W. Montgomery Ave.) during the day, then an adult "Honey Happy Hour" featuring honey-based beers from Earth Bread + Brewery and Prism Brewing Co. Saturday events at Bartram's Garden (54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard)
FOOD
September 1, 2011 | By Ashley Primis, Inquirer Staff Writer
McGillin's Olde Ale House has already turned its taps over to the Germans for the month. Brauhaus Schmitz has plans to shut down South Street for a pig roast with an oompah band. And local Oktoberfest lagers, from brewers like Victory and Sly Fox, are currently flowing at watering holes around town. As Philadelphia embraces all things beer, it was only a matter of time until we saw the Hallmark-ization of Oktoberfest, with more celebrations starting earlier, getting bigger and lasting longer, and more local brewers joining the party.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2011 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
DUBLIN, Ireland - Though the Philadelphia Orchestra's current tour of European festivals leaves little time for the players do anything but travel, rehearse, and perform, some of them believe they'll burn out, stress out, or suffer some other unpleasant consequence if they don't find a way to break that routine during their few free hours in any given city. Counterpoint is one key to equilibrium. Several musicians are in training for athletic events. Some are collectors and hunt for local treasures.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2011 | By CODY FRANCIS, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
On July 26, 2006, Jim Gebicki removed his wristwatch and placed it in a small box. He hasn't worn it since, nor does he plan to ever wear it again. The watch, bearing the green and white Rolling Rock beer insignia synonymous with Gebicki's hometown of Latrobe, Pa., had been a gift from his former employer, Latrobe Brewing Co., on his 25th anniversary with the company. July 26, 2006, was also the day the last bottle of Rolling Rock rolled off the line at the Latrobe brewery, marking the end of a 67-year relationship with the town it helped define.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2011 | By Drew Singer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphians are buying more craft beer than ever, but the region's brewmasters are bracing for the biggest name in beer to move into town. Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Budweiser products and the world's largest brewer, trademarked the name "215" this spring, along with the area codes for 14 other U.S. cities. The filing is the first public step toward creating a new beer by the same name. "We're being attacked," said Bill Covaleski, brewmaster and president of Victory Brewing Co., a craft brewery in Downingtown.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2011 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester County's brew brothers, John and Peter Giannopoulos , say they are planning to expand their Sly Fox Brewing business beyond their Schuylkill Valley brewpubs, adding a full-scale brewery in Pottstown and a beer-keg factory at a future location in the Philadelphia area. The new brewery - 30,000 square feet on six acres at the Pottstown Airport Business Center, with equipment from the United States, Germany, and Italy - will triple Sly Fox's production, to 15,000 liters a day, by the end of the year, says John Giannopoulos.
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