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The United States of Beer

This seems to be more of a "BeerAdvocate" topic....

Jul 28, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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4 days in Santa Fe - Report on what I've eaten so far, plus advice sought!

Horseman's Haven, if you really like green chile.

Jul 28, 2015
SP1 in Southwest
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Is Pepe's white clam pizza made with whole belly clams?

Isn't Zuppardi's in West Haven?

Jul 28, 2015
SP1 in Southern New England

Does parking make a difference for you ?

While parking has never really been a concern of mine, the advent of Uber should should neutralize the issue for most everyone.

Jul 27, 2015
SP1 in Not About Food

Quick Newport trip report

Any recent visits to Easton's Beach Snack Bar? I was there several years ago, seem to recall a decent (and very reasonable) lobster roll.

Jul 23, 2015
SP1 in Southern New England

Berks County Upscale?????

Hmm.. Pappillion always seems to be rather amateurish to me. As if they're comfortable pretending to be a big fish in a small pond.
As for Stokesay, that is old-school "Berks County Fancy". No thanks.

Jul 23, 2015
SP1 in Pennsylvania

What is scrapple?

What is scrapple? Really, really, good.

Oh, here: http://www.whatisscrapple.com/

Jul 20, 2015
SP1 in General Topics

Pabst heading back to Milwaukee (well, sort of)

Russian River was going to buy Pabst?!

:)

Jul 20, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Visiting Cheese Farms in Vermont

This should be a good start: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/...

Jul 20, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

Mancuso's Today: A Secret Find that I have to Share

Next time, get a lemon water ice.

There's my good deed.

Jul 20, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Old Fashioned Hot Dogs with a Snap!

I'm partial to Berks. The standard "Grill" package is the type you're looking for.
https://www.berksfoods.com/food-servi...

Jul 20, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Pabst heading back to Milwaukee (well, sort of)

After AB-InBev realize that they've killed Rolling Rock, maybe they'll sell off the label and someone can open a nano in Latrobe.

Jul 16, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Where do the locals eat in Florida Keys?

How about the breakfast in the Upper Keys and lunch in the Middle Keys?

Jul 16, 2015
SP1 in Florida

Overseas Highway trip

Anyone been to Marker 88?

Jul 16, 2015
SP1 in Florida

Lobster Roll- Rhode Island

Eck! A lobsta roll with melon, lemon aioli, lettuce, on a grilled buttered brioche boll?!

*from their menu. I couldn't make that stuff up.

Jul 16, 2015
SP1 in Southern New England

Beer for Cigars

Though, I don't smoke cigars, my guess would be traditional English Barleywine. Strong, malty, and very low hops.

Jul 14, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Not Your Father's Root Beer

Nice article. Glad to see people calling out this crap in the press.

It's just ZIMA, reformulated. Add High Fructose Corn Syrup and "root beer" flavoring.

Or make it your self for about 5% the cost. A & W Root Beer + vodka. Adjustable strength.

Jul 10, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Berks County Upscale?????

This is it: http://dansatgreenhills.com/

And it is very good.

Jul 08, 2015
SP1 in Pennsylvania

Wawa Looks To Sell Beer In Pa.

Agreed. The author is Lew Bryson, Joe Sixpack from Daily News.

Jul 07, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Chiarella's and Zocalo on Kitchen Nightmares

I never dined at Chiarella's, but the comment section on this post about it closing is over the top: http://www.passyunkpost.com/2015/06/2...

Though, I am more interested to know what goes into that prime location.

Jul 06, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Wawa Looks To Sell Beer In Pa.

All you need to know on the scam that is the PLCB: http://noplcb.blogspot.com/

Jul 06, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Home beer brewing recs

Ditto. It should be the REQUIRED first read for anyone interested in home brew.

Jun 27, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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The Next PBR: 22 Old Beers Ready for a Rebrand

A "good thing" as far as Pabst is concerned. I just think it would be a smart business move. They own the labels, already buy contract brew, and already have products in distribution.
I'm also highly skeptical of the intent to bring back, or establish, quality. They'd loose their price point.

Jun 27, 2015
SP1 in Beer

The Next PBR: 22 Old Beers Ready for a Rebrand

I wonder why PBR doesn't just market all there "old" brewery labels in their original markets. Sell Hams in Chicago, Ballantine in NY/NJ, Schmidt's in PA/NJ.
Use the same beer for all of them, just put it in different labels.

Jun 26, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Porters & Stouts - Their Place in the Craft Beer Pantheon

Also worth noting that most of the original Craft Brewers (i.e. Anchor, Grant's, Sierra Nevada) all offered a Porter and Stout as part of the core line up.

Jun 24, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Chiarella's and Zocalo on Kitchen Nightmares

Apparently the "fix" didn't work. Supposedly Chiarella's is done at the end of the month.

Should be interesting to see what happens to the spot, prime location.

Jun 24, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Santa Fe and Albuquerque

As for Santa Fe, unfortunately, you're about 3 months too late: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news...
Bert's was the standard by which to judge all others.

Santa Fe Bite (former Bobcat Bite) would be a good choice: http://santafebite.com/index.html

Jun 19, 2015
SP1 in Southwest
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Why Americans have such bad taste in beer

Jun 18, 2015
SP1 in Beer

If you've been to Laurel, how did you get a reservation?

Follow them on Twitter. I eat there about once a month.

Jun 18, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

Seems some have confused Chowhound with Yelp. That being said, I've had many meals there, with children in tow, and it's always been fine. It's South Philly Italian; nothing more, nothing less.
Most of the complaints seem to ring of the "I went to South Philly and the bumper on my Bimmer got scratched!" tune.

Jun 18, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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