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I’d Tap That: Dale’s Pale Ale is a modern American classic to keep stocked

I’d Tap That: Dale’s Pale Ale is a modern American classic to keep stocked

Glassware: Beers that come in cans always seem more fun to drink straight from the can. Maybe its just novelty or maybe its the college kid in us that never fully went away. However, to truly experience a beer’s full aromatics and flavor, a glass is always preferred. The Spiegelau IPA glass is a wonderful […]

I’d Tap That: The Shape of Hops to Come is distinguished as a great IPA

I’d Tap That: The Shape of Hops to Come is distinguished as a great IPA

Glassware: Hop forward beers such as Shape of Hops to Come feature a very strong hop aroma that must be experienced to its fullest. The Spiegelau IPA glass is still the top choice for any hoppy beer. The feature characteristic when searching for glassware is in the tapered top; this allows the aroma to be […]

I’d Tap That: Sam Adams Fresh as Helles has the right character for summer

I’d Tap That: Sam Adams Fresh as Helles has the right character for summer

Glassware: Lagers are bright and refreshing beers that offer a great array of subtle qualities. Glassware that allow this subtleness to shine is the best choice for lagers. Most bars will serve lagers in the standard shaker pint glass, and while this helps the beers to go from glass to stomach quickly, they do not […]

I’d Tap That: Dayslayer by Stone Brewing Co. an easy-drinking IPL for all

I’d Tap That: Dayslayer by Stone Brewing Co. an easy-drinking IPL for all

Glassware: Hops are on full display in this delicious and well balanced IPL, and glassware that enhances the aroma and taste is best suited for the beer. The Spigelau IPA glass will work well as it was designed to trap hop aroma. However, if this is not an option, a snifter, tulip or nonic pint […]

I’d Tap That: SBC’s Sunset at the Lake has improved since its debut last year

I’d Tap That: SBC’s Sunset at the Lake has improved since its debut last year

Editor’s Note: Susquehanna Brewing Company and Grotto Pizza are teaming up to premiere SBC’s latest batch of Sunset at the Lake with a May 11 VIP keg-tapping at the brewery in Pittston. Following the private debut, Sunset at the Lake will be available to the general public at Grotto Pizza locations throughout NEPA. Weekender columnist […]

I’d Tap That: Loose Cannon IPA is aggressive but well-balanced and drinkable

I’d Tap That: Loose Cannon IPA is aggressive but well-balanced and drinkable

Glassware: A great IPA features bright and refreshing aromatics that make any drinking experience even better. Glassware that captures these aromatics is a must for any variation of IPA and IPA lovers will tell you it makes all the difference in beers of this style. IPAs are also best enjoyed on the colder side of […]

I’d Tap That: The Waldos’ Special Ale by Lagunitas is not your average IPA

I’d Tap That: The Waldos’ Special Ale by Lagunitas is not your average IPA

Glassware: The true highlight of any IPA is in the aroma where the hops truly shine and make their presence known. This is true for the aggressively hopped Waldos’ Special Ale. While this beer has some heft, it still has a crisp hop bite. Glassware that traps the aroma and allows the beer to warm […]

I’d Tap That: Jai Alai king of Cigar City’s world-class roster of craft beers

I’d Tap That: Jai Alai king of Cigar City’s world-class roster of craft beers

Glassware Fruity aromatics are present throughout, and a glass that captures that will enhance the drinking experience. The Spiegelau IPA glass, snifter and tulip are best, but a nonic pint or oversized wine glass will do in a pinch. It should be noted this is a perfect IPA even when enjoyed straight from the can. […]

I’d Tap That: Divided By Zero — Southern Hemisphere leaves zero complaints

I’d Tap That: Divided By Zero — Southern Hemisphere leaves zero complaints

Glassware: As with all IPAs, experiencing the aroma is a must to truly appreciate the beer. The Spiegelau IPA glass is always a personal favorite for IPAs as it perfectly traps the aroma and allows the beer to warm slowly. It is not widely available, but picking one up is highly recommended. A snifter glass […]

I’d Tap That: Old Chub an enticing introduction to dark beer for skeptics

I’d Tap That: Old Chub an enticing introduction to dark beer for skeptics

Glassware: Old Chub is best served in either an English tulip pint glass or a traditional nonic pint glass. It is also suitable for a dimpled English pint glass, especially if you are receiving the beer in a traditional English pub. Description: Old Chub pours a hazy mahogany brown with a ruby hue and a […]