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 […]

Tap This: Craft beer industry has taken the can back from macro-breweries

Tap This: Craft beer industry has taken the can back from macro-breweries

The craft beer industry continues to grow, and with it, the canning of beer expands. What started as a way for breweries to stand out over there bottled beer counterparts has now moved into new and exciting territory. The canned beer movement has become a staple for fresh beer with many of the most sought […]

Tap This: Crisp IPA qualities invigorate and relax during summer season

Tap This: Crisp IPA qualities invigorate and relax during summer season

Summer is finally, unofficially, upon us and green has returned to the landscape. It is now a perfect time to examine some green in our beer. No, not the disgusting green food coloring added to beer that some unfortunate souls consume for St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, this green is the wonderful plant known as humulus […]

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 […]

Tap This: Summers beers offer smooth drinking experiences for poolside fun

Tap This: Summers beers offer smooth drinking experiences for poolside fun

Memorial Day is upon us and with it the promises of warm weather and sunny days. The summer conjures images of relaxing poolside with a cool refreshing beer. While many beers are inherently refreshing, some are more suited for summer. There is no shortage of great summer seasonal beers, but some are better than others. […]

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 […]

Tap This: IPLs landing refreshingly between smooth lagers and hoppy ales

Tap This: IPLs landing refreshingly between smooth lagers and hoppy ales

The India pale ale is well known within the craft beer landscape and has become a common term even with the most casual beer drinkers. The IPA is by far the most popular style of beer within the craft industry with an ever-increasing popularity. It has garnered enough attention, in fact, that it has begun […]

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 […]

Tap This: Grapefruit an ideal partner for hops in experimental IPA world

Tap This: Grapefruit an ideal partner for hops in experimental IPA world

The craft beer community has many similarities to the culinary community. The focus is flavors and finding ways to accentuate these flavors with new ingredients. The IPA has long been the favored style in craft beer, and with a variety of new hops that have been introduced, the runaway favorites have been those that contribute […]

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 […]