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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 […]

I’d Tap That: Ommegang’s Hennepin is perfect for the coming spring season

I’d Tap That: Ommegang’s Hennepin is perfect for the coming spring season

Glassware: The saison style, like many Belgian beers, is effervescent and has a large fluffy head. Glassware that has room for the beer to breath and also traps the wonderful Belgian yeast aroma is an absolute must. This is a beer that is best enjoyed cold, and glassware that allows the beer to warm slowly […]

I’d Tap That: You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Dead Guy

I’d Tap That: You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Dead Guy

Glassware: Beers in the lager family are brewed to be enjoyed in quantities, not fussed over too much. Dead Guy Ale offers more than the standard lager so glassware that gets the beer from glass to mouth quickest is the best choice. A willi becher or nonic pint glass are the best choices for a […]

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