July 18, 1987 |
One investigator says it looks like the ashes left in a barbecue grill, and maybe that's what it is. Or, it might be some very dangerous chemical. One thing for sure, it's not the usual valued possession people put into their bank safe-deposit boxes. The mysterious "stuff" was found Thursday night in two separate safe- deposit boxes at PSFS bank branches at Plymouth-Meeting Mall in Montgomery County and the Chestnut Hill branch at Market Square, Maiden Lane at Crittenden Street.
August 29, 2002 |
Witnesses to a fight at a teen keg party have lied on the stand in an attempt to convict Billy Corsey, a Deptford High School football star, of the stabbing death of a former teammate, his attorney said yesterday. In his closing arguments, Ronald Thompson said friends of the 18-year-old victim, Christopher Bensinger, had been "willing to stretch the truth" as they testified in Corsey's murder trial. Corsey, 18, is accused of stabbing Bensinger six times during a brawl at a Woodbury party in October 2000.
November 14, 2002 |
Steve Shihadeh wanted to celebrate his daughter's Conestoga High School graduation party in style - with a lighted, open-sided tent in the backyard, free-flowing beer kegs and an exclusive guest list, according to police. They also said Shihadeh took pains to keep everyone out of trouble. But yesterday, Shihadeh, 48, of Malvern, appeared in front of Chester County President Judge Howard F. Riley Jr. in an effort to reverse a ruling by Paoli District Justice Jeremy Blackburn.
April 26, 2012 |
FIVE YEARS AGO, the whole notion of a "beer week" was as unknown as a black IPA. There simply was no such thing. Today, if you plug the term into Google, you'll get more than 2.3 million results. There's an entry on the subject in the new Oxford Companion to Beer. San Francisco beer writer Jay Brooks, who wrote the section, has compiled an online list of nearly 100 beer weeks worldwide, from Alabama to Yakima. They now celebrate beer week in Tokyo; Toronto; Newcastle, Australia; and Washington, D.C. Next week, I'm headed out to San Diego for the annual Craft Brewers Conference to participate in a panel discussion about the beer-week phenomenon.
December 20, 1996 |
To hell with doctor's orders. I've been jabbed, probed and dosed, and they still can't knock this flu. After three weeks of phlegmy coughs and other horrible bodily secretions - a period in which I faithfully avoided all malt refreshment - I'm plunging head-first into the Joe Sixpack Winter Blahs Treatment, certain to cure whatever ales you: Take one bottle of beer, remove childproof cap, empty contents into glass, chug three times daily....
September 23, 2012
Munich's mayor taps the first keg BERLIN - The world's largest beer festival opened Saturday in Germany as Munich's mayor tapped the first keg to kick off the 16-day Oktoberfest, known for its oompah music and traditional costumes. With only two blows of his hammer and a cry of "O'zapft is" - "It's Tapped" - Mayor Christian Ude inserted the tap into the first keg, opening the 179th Oktoberfest to the cheering of thousands waiting to be served their first beer. More than six million guests from around the world are expected to descend on the beer tents of Munich to celebrate the 16-day Oktoberfest extravaganza.
January 23, 2001 |
A weekend keg party with as many as 150 underage high school students as guests ended in a brawl that left four teenagers stabbed with kitchen knives, police said yesterday. Lower Makefield Police Chief Kenneth D. Coluzzi said the worst injuries were suffered by a 17-year-old from Fallsington, who was stabbed in the side about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in critical condition at Frankford-Bucks County Hospital in Middletown Township over the weekend.
April 3, 1998 |
When they close the book on the 20th century, society will look to intellectuals such as myself to contemplate the greatest achievements of the period. There can be no doubt that the top three are: 1. The ATM. 2. Microwave popcorn. 3. ESPN SportsCenter. Naturally, some special-interest revisionists will dispute this list. I imagine women, for instance, would cast a few votes for the Wonder Bra. And beer drinkers will protest that, surely, the craft-brew revolution or at least flip-top beer cans deserve some recognition for advancing our culture.
May 27, 2012 |
The game is part of family lore. Not because the Celtics lost the big one, the game everyone had already assumed to be a win. Not because of the incredibly lopsided score, how thoroughly dominating the Philadelphia 76ers had been in the old Boston Garden, with its fans dressed as ghosts and those banners hanging from the rafters, and with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale and Robert Parish playing on that odd-looking floor. May 23, 1982. Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The day I had a full pitcher of beer, freshly poured from the ice-cold keg that was already being used to heavily medicate a roomful of sad and angry green people, over my head.
January 2, 2009
EVERYBODY WANTS to know, Yo, Joe, what's your favorite beer? Depends on the moment, the place and, most importantly, who I'm drinking with. Naturally, my favorites are always changing. But looking back, here are my six favorite beers of 2008, in no particular order. Iron Hill Saison Like all beer drinkers, I searched hard for the appropriate brew to toast the world-champion Phillies. I carried a bottle of Allagash Dubbel to the parade down Broad Street in a brown paper bag, but I wanted something local.