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Archive: May, 2013

POSTED: Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:42 AM
Mayor Nutter at Philly Beer Week 2011

Philly Beer Week has hundreds of events and activities, from Opening Tap and the Hammer of Glory's trip around the city on Friday, May 31 through the finales on Sunday, June 9.

What to choose, what to do?

Here is a roundup of the roundups. And don't miss Daily News beer columnist Joe Sixpack's survival guide.

POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 2:57 PM

Frank DiGennaro now knows why his love for pretzels when paired with stouts makes perfect sense.

DiGennaro, a biomedical engineer by education writing for TableMatters, attended a recent event put on by the Monell Chemical Senses Center and Yards Brewery as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival.

“Beer Chemistry: Perfect Pairings” was based on the idea that science can explain why certain foods taste good with certain beers. "If there was anything that could dispel my skepticism, it was cold, hard science. Sure enough, after attending, I’ve gained a new perspective on how to pair beer with my food."

POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 2:00 PM
The Flying High, via mixologist Bess Gulliver of Stratus Rooftop Bar and Lounge at Hotel Monaco.

Complement delicious summer eats with these refreshing cocktails.

They're perfect for patio cookouts, classy dinner parties or just on any summer day.

Flying High cocktail

(From Bess Gulliver of Stratus Rooftop Bar and Lounge at Hotel Monaco, via

  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • .75 ounces lemon juice
  • .75 ounces pear liqueur
  • .75 ounces Yellow Chartreuse
  1. Add vodka, lemon juice, pear liqueur and Yellow Chartreuse into cocktail shaker. Shake well and then strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel twist.

Mango-Peach Sangria

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:06 AM

During Philly Beer Week, at least one BYOB is getting into the act.

Chef Al Paris at  Heirloom Fine American Cookery (8705 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill) will host a dinner on Wednesday, June 5 at which six dishes will be paired with a dozen craft beers. Tickets are $50.

Paris will partner with Nevulis Beverages of Schnecksville, Pa., in a walk-around tasting from 6 to 9 p.m.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:54 AM

Philly Beer Week 2013 - running May 31 to June 9 - has hundreds of great events, from tastings to bar crawls to a library exhibit.

Here are seven events that you cannot miss, starting with May 31's Opening Tap.

Details about Philly Beer Week is here,

POSTED: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 1:28 PM

We've pulled 7 of the most tantalizing cookout recipes from our archives to help you create the perfect Memorial Day cookout.

Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes 

Manayunk Brewery And Restaurant BBQ RWe've pulled 7 of the most tantalizing cookout recipes from our archives. 

Manayunk Brewery And Restaurant BBQ Ribs

POSTED: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:29 AM

I haven't been moved to song about a veggie burger yet.

But my love of the beef patty has also obliged me to seek the occasional healthy alternative.

Here are five favorites so far.

POSTED: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:00 AM

Pay no mind to that silly calendar (June twenty-what?), we all know summer really kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend. To celebrate the start of beach season and take full advantage of your extra day off, check out 14 drink specials at bars and restaurants all over Philadelphia. As you enjoy the deals, don’t forget to raise a glass in remembrance to the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. From discounted drafts to half-off cocktails, here’s where to sip in the sun this weekend.

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