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drinking vinegars?

Switchel: http://www.vtswitchel.com/

Pretty tasty, maybe a little too sweet for me.

2 days ago
SP1 in General Topics

French hard cider

Try Ultimo/Brew in South Philly. They had some Virtue cider, it's from Michigan, but they do a French style that was outstanding.

2 days ago
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Brattleboro, VT

Has anyone tried DUO, in the re-opened Brooks House, yet?

Oct 17, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

Nodding Head moving from Center City

They should move the empty old Rite-Aid building on E. Passyunk.

Oct 15, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

Dogfish 120, Holy #$%^^

If you had a 120 and it wasn't super sweet and hot with alcohol, I suspect it was a well aged bottle. I've had many of these over the years (DE is 5 minutes away), and a fresh 120 is always sweet and hot. As Insidious noted, the ABV is usually around 20%.

Oct 14, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Lunch restaurant along Route 100 in VT

Mad Taco is ok, but it's past Warren. If you going to wait until you get to Warren, just have lunch at the Warren General Store. Great sandwiches and you can eat on the deck overlooking the brook.

If you're looking for a place on the way, which I think you are, then stop in Wilmington, about the half-way point, and eat at Dot's.

http://www.dotsofvermont.com/

Sep 15, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

NYC to Vermont; where in between?

New Haven, CT -> Pizza!

Sep 08, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

Wasabi root

Id be suprised if you found it. I've looked in the big Asian markets on Washington Ave in Philly and have not found it.

Sep 02, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

What are the best hard ciders to purchase?

Virtue, from Michigan. Outstanding traditional European style ciders. Might be hard to find depending on your location. Woodchuck has about 6 or so different styles, I'd sample their lineup and see wyou think. They're all on the sweet side. The JK Scumpy is real nice, but also sweet.
I wouldn't touch the Stella Atrious Cidre, probably made with corn syrup.

Sep 02, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Cafe Nhu Y - 8th and Christian - closed

Unconfirmed, but I've been told Cafe Nhu Y re-opened at 522 Washington Ave.

Aug 26, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

Work trip lands me just outside of Burlington for 2 weeks

Defiitely check out Fiddlehead in Burlington. If you have time for a short drive, Lost Nation in Morrisville.

Aug 22, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

Vietnamese Pho and The Vietnam Cafe

For Bun bo Hue, try Cafe Diem (8th & Washington). They only have about 5 items on the menu.

Aug 22, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

in Philly only for a couple of hours

Definitely go to 9Th & Passyunk. Pat's just installed a new old neon sign (it's actually pretty cool). Cheesesteak Vegas.

Aug 22, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Ice cream stop in southern vermont I 91 or VT 9 - WRJ to Bennington

Love stopping at Wahoo's, sit a picnic table by the brook and enjoy a nice burger!

Aug 01, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

Good restaurants in Southern Vermont?

For lunch, it the weather is nice: http://www.curtisbbqvt.com/

Aug 01, 2014
SP1 in Northern New England

How long does beer last?

Just remember, there are no pathogens that can survive/grow in beer. It may not taste good, but it can't hurt you, so give them all a try!

Jul 24, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Taquerias

In South Philly, I still lave Los Gallos (10th & Wolf) as my #1 taqueria.

Jul 23, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

Where's great in Philadelphia

Burma being a former British colony, I'm pretty sure there are plenty of Burmese restaurants in London.

Jul 18, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

Beer myths, part 1

Seems like jonkyo has more than one account....

Jul 10, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Russian River cases in Pennsylvania?

Russian River is distributed in PA through Origlio Beverage. By law they get their Russian River in cases, and they may only sell it in the original packaging/container. Whether or not they have any on hand, I don't know. But when they do, they are required by law to sell it by the case (whatever size that may be 12/24).

As previously noted: Pliny and Blind Pig are only shipped to PA in kegs. The ONLY bottles sent to PA are the Temptation/Supplication/Consecration corked & caged bottles.

http://origlio.com/russian.php

Jul 07, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Better than acceptable grocery store cheeses

Grafton cheddars.

Jul 01, 2014
SP1 in Cheese

Tommy DiNic's... disappointed! What happened?

Can't comment on the DiNic's, it's been too long since I had one. But, rest assured, John's is as good as always. It's walking distance from my house, so I'm there more than I should be.

Jul 01, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Another "best of" list to stir the pot

I actually like the fact that the only Philly bar on there is Monk's. Everyone already knows about that one, and I don't want my favorite watering holes being overrun!

Jun 24, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Bikini Beer--Evil Twin Brewing--2.7% IPA

I believe you are correct, just did it to prove a point. A very Mikkeller thing to do.

Jun 23, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Summer Beer Rundown 2014 -- What are you drinking this year?

This past weekend: Narragansett's Del's Shandy. Not bad.

Jun 23, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Bikini Beer--Evil Twin Brewing--2.7% IPA

I had a few pints. It was a nice and refreshing, of course it was thin, but it acheives its intended goal. Plenty of hop flavor without the buzz.
As for the price, well I think that's just Mikkeller. All there stuff is expensive. I paid $6 or $7 for a pint.

Jun 23, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Marmite in the Philly area?

Any current sighting? I didn't see any at Dibruno's, on Chestnut St.

Jun 20, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia

Summer Beer Rundown 2014 -- What are you drinking this year?

Jun 20, 2014
SP1 in Beer
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Beer infuser

Would think it cause the beer to loose most of its carbonation.

I've had beer served from this: (http://www.dogfish.com/company/tangen...)

Same idea, but for tap beer. They were using an imperial stout that was virtually flat to begin with. Through black cherries. Very good.

Jun 20, 2014
SP1 in Beer

Best places for adventurous eaters in Philidelphia?

Wakano in South Philly has a lot of very unusual items, I've had a bowl of duck tounges and whole baby frogs deep fried. Yummy.

Jun 17, 2014
SP1 in Philadelphia