La Cabra Brewing Can Release 7/24

A few weeks ago, La Cabra Brewing in Berwyn, PA announced their latest can release. The beers are as follows: Heapious (a New England Double IPA hopped with Idaho #7, Galaxy, and Simcoe), Hipster Catnip (their popular IPA), and Simcoe Shatter (a 100% Simcoe Powder Hopped New England IPA). They sold the cans at the rear entrance at 5pm with…

The Inaccessiblity of Microbrews

The craft beer market has recently been oversaturated by many new players in the game. The only way for these newcomers to stand out is to bring something new to the table. Using creative names for their product, such as puns, and incorporating unusual ingredients into their brews, such as blue corn, are a handful…

Hidden River Brewing Company: The Best Beer That I Have Ever Tasted

This past weekend, I made the trip out to Douglassville, PA to visit Hidden River Brewing Company. It took a little over an hour, and it was well worth the trip. Hidden River is a hidden gem just feet from the Schuylkill River inside the historic Brinton Lodge at 1808 W Schuylkill Road in Douglassville,…

Double Dry-Hopped Beer (and Stickman Brews’ DDH Double Deuce)

New England IPA’s are all the rage nowadays, but few breweries utilize double dry-hopping when brewing. “DDH” consists of adding double the hops at separate times, once during the brew and again post-fermentation. This causes the beer to absorb twice the hop flavor while remaining smooth. On the other hand, boiling extracts more bitterness than…

La Cabra Brewing is the G.O.A.T.

This past weekend I visited La Cabra Brewing in Berwyn, PA (642 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn, PA, 19312). They are located directly across from the Berwyn SEPTA Train Station, so it’s easily accessible through public transportation. They also have a parking lot in the back. There are two levels with a bar on each one. The…

Does The Shape of Beer Glasses Affect Taste?

The debate over how you should drink beer has existed since the birth of craft beer. Hardened beer connoisseurs claim each beer needs to be served in a different style glass (as well as temperature), but middle-aged dads think it tastes the same whether from the bottle or in a glass. Pouring beer into a…

What’s the Hazy Beer Craze All About?

Whether you’re a home brewer or just a beer fan, hazy (cloudy) beers are all the rage these days. The coloring originates in the New England IPA, a type of IPA that is usually yellow or orange in coloring, hazy. Breweries have implemented this brewing process in the brewing of other types of beer, though…

Stickman Brews, Montgomery County’s Hidden Gem

Located behind a shopping center in Royersford, PA, you might think you’re driving onto the set of a horror film, but it’s just the opposite! It’s a beer wonderland complete with friendly staffed, expertly crafted brews, and an enormous projector screen on the wall. Only one dimly lit, small sign above a door lets you…