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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tap This: Heavy Seas Beer has begun distributing its varieties in NEPA

Tap This: Heavy Seas Beer has begun distributing its varieties in NEPA

We are fortunate in NEPA to have an abundance of great beers at our disposal, including those from fantastic local breweries. That abundance considered, it is still wonderful when another brewery begins distributing beers into the area, especially when they are top notch. Heavy Seas Beer is a semi-recent addition to the craft beer landscape […]

Tap This: Love of hops depends on the palate of the individual beer drinker

Tap This: Love of hops depends on the palate of the individual beer drinker

It is no secret that IPA’s are the most popular beer in the craft beer market, and this has begun bleeding into the macro beer market. What is hard to believe is not too long ago, a macro brewer was running a campaign around the “terrible” taste of bitter beer that would cause “bitter beer […]

Tap This: Spring beer has sprung: Beer for the backyard, friendly gathering

Tap This: Spring beer has sprung: Beer for the backyard, friendly gathering

As spring has finally arrived and the snow has fully disappeared from the landscape many shelves are starting to be lined with spring seasonal beers. The move from winter to spring is not only a transition into more light from the sun but also lightness in our beers. Winter is a time when beer lovers […]

Tap This: Something is brewing in Hudson Valley, and it’s crafty goodness

Tap This: Something is brewing in Hudson Valley, and it’s crafty goodness

We are blessed here in NEPA with a variety of great breweries in our backyard. We are also favored with a lot of great breweries within a one or two-hour drive, and one of these locations, Hudson Valley, N.Y. is a veritable boom-town of great breweries. The Hudson Valley has been a secondary beer home […]

Tap This: Beer hunting includes ‘line sharing’ and avoiding ‘beer braggers’

Tap This: Beer hunting includes ‘line sharing’ and avoiding ‘beer braggers’

While beer in general is seemingly available everywhere in some form, macro beers seem to have a presence anywhere that even the thought of drinking might occur. Craft brewers have been steadily gaining in the world of availability, and while the numbers may not be the same as macro, craft beers are nearly everywhere. But […]