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My Kind of Sunday School
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Jan 06, 2009 at 02:42 PM
Now this is my kind of Sunday event. Over the holidays a friend of mine put me on to TRIA. It's a local Philly based beer/wine friendly restaurant. The link, which references their Sunday School events, also shows a 50% discount in the wine tasted. What a great idea! I'll have to check it out.

Philly Beer Fest
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Dec 22, 2008 at 11:30 AM
For those interested in a local beerfest... this one is supposed to be quite good.


University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology & Anthropology
33rd & Spruce Streets • Philadelphia, PA


Saturday December 27, 2008 1 - 4 p.m.

Beer Tap Event on December 6th
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Nov 25, 2008 at 02:43 PM
TJs Everyday is hosting a beer enjoyment event the evening of December 6th. Follow the link for more, but rumor has it massive numbers of kegs will be tapped and enjoyed. It's a Saturday evening.... so all can come and enjoy!
Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Nov 01, 2008 at 10:40 AM
Last night I enjoyed a glass or two from this bottle. The flavors where... bold, strong a little spicy... but all in all, a fantastic session drinker. Cost in DE, about 18 dollars/bottle. I must admit, however that it was soon replaced by some Johnny Walker Blue .... wow.. what a whisky.

(test for charles)

Lancaster Milk Stout
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Oct 16, 2008 at 03:23 PM
Lancaster Brewing Milk StoutI tried this beer on a couple of occasions recently and was quite pleased. It reminded me of the Mackeson's XXX Stout that we loved so much on show 17. It's a smooth, creamy, dark stout that's paired well with my recent choices for lunch. Always a good thing.

If you like this type of beer, the heavy stout, and like a little extra creaminess added in, you should definitely try this beer if it's available in your areas.

Look for a review coming soon.

Budweiser American Ale
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Oct 08, 2008 at 02:06 PM
Okay... so I'm quite beside myself writing this... but I have to admit, the Budweiser American Ale is not that bad. Is it my new every day drinker, no... is it my new session drinker, no... but it does provide a nice change of pace, when all you have available at your local watering hole is Bud and Miller products. Look for a review coming soon....

Perhaps Bud is finally aware that beer tastes are maturing. As far as we can tell, tastes are growing more sophisticated. People demand more of their beers now than in the 80s and 90s... and it's a good thing. This could be the beginning of a new move for some of the mass market breweries.

Flying Fish Octoberfish (30 Points)
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Sep 29, 2008 at 01:59 PM
Flying Fish Octoberfish Once again, we find ourselves at TJ's Everyday. This local establishment continues to impress us with it's overall beer selection, clean taps and decent food. We're speaking with them about recording some Podcasts there.

On tap today was an always rewarding Flying Fish Oktoberfest brew. Aptly named Octoberfish, this brew certainly didn't disappoint.

Ayinger Oktoberfest (27 Points)
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Sep 25, 2008 at 01:59 PM
Ayinger BreweryOnce again we find ourselves at TJs in Paoli, PA. These guys have a decent number of taps that they keep well stocked with beers from Microbreweries all over the north east.

Today's selection was Ayinger's Oktoberfest. We reviewed this beer in previous podcast... after making that statement I could not find the entry in our archives... so it might be in the lost episodes... We'll keep you posted ... and here is a text based review of this fine beer.

Bell's Oktoberfest (27 points)
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Sep 23, 2008 at 01:59 PM
Bells BreweryOver the past several months, we've ventured out to new places in search of great micro-brews that are available on tap at some local establishments. Recently, we found TJs in Paoli, PA.

While enjoying a nice lunch over there, I could not help but try the Bell's Oktoberfest. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It held up to a spicy chicken sandwich quite well.

A quick note...
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Jul 09, 2008 at 09:19 PM
Hey all.. yep we're still alive... and getting ready to revive somethings. In particular, we're looking at starting a brewing club in the Delaware area. That will surely give us plenty to talk about.. so stay tuned...

We've also been sampling lots of beer and wine... as Charles and I are again making money like grownups. It's a good thing. Geeze, did I just say that?

Why do they fill the glasses?
Written by JT Koffenberger   
May 28, 2008 at 04:04 PM
The age old practice of the server filling the wine glass has "finally" comes into question. Here's a great article on the subject. A stern, yet polite action can save all of the good wine from waste.

John Harvard's - West Coast Stout (26 points)
Written by JT Koffenberger   
May 02, 2007 at 11:01 AM
John Harvard's is a semi local, east coast brew pub. They've been around in my area for several years. Recently I was in the Wayne, PA pub and enjoyed several beers. Of note, the West Coast Stout.

The beer was consumed straight from a tap right there at the brewery. Brew pubs have the advantage of perfect storage and transportation (none) of the beer. Personally, I've always felt beer was best in this environment.

Yards - Philadelphia Pale Ale (22 points)
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Mar 31, 2007 at 03:53 PM
Yards Brewing Company is a fine brewery in the Philadelphia area. Spending as much time as I do here, it's often that I enjoy some of their products. Who doesn't like a fresh, local brewed beer.

This review entails a single bottle of the Yards Brewing Company's Philadelhpia Pale Ale. It's a beer I had many times. Check out the review below.

#24: Around the World!
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Dec 14, 2006 at 01:00 AM
Charles and JT issue this long overdue episode with JT sitting in Beijing, China and Charles in Eastern PA, USA. Skype cuts in and out, of course, yet there is great conversation about whatever came to mind. Yep, that's right folks, we're up to new content or at least old content that you have not yet heard.

JT goes off on Chinese Beer. It's not bad, but it's not all good either. All in all, this seems to work. Credit to Skype for being able to handle this conversation over 8,000 miles or so, as the planes fly, anyway.

Beers Discussed:

Yanjing Beer (Premium) (Beijing Local Beer)
Yards Brewing Company: Philadelphia Pale Ale, Love Stout

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Turnbull: 2003 Merlot
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Dec 03, 2006 at 09:00 AM
While dining with a friend at an Italian restaurant, we enjoyed this bottle of wine. From the famed Napa region in California, Turnbull usually turns out great wines. This 2003 merlot was solid but not amazing, as I'm accustomed to.

Ayinger: Oktober Fest-Märzen
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Nov 21, 2006 at 09:44 PM
Again, unfortunately, I am not prepared to review this very fine beer. It should suffice to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and it matched very well with a dish of tortellini in a sun dried tomato cream sauce. It's color was rich, it's flavor solid with a touch of sweetness on the tongue with minimal after taste. An excellent brew. If you have it available, give it a try.

Whale Tail Pale Ale
Written by JT Koffenberger   
Nov 18, 2006 at 09:09 PM
While not enough for a full review, I thought I'd mention this fine beer. While dining with a friend this evening at an Italian restaurant in Norwalk, CT this beer caught my eye.

Iron Hill: Anniversary Ale (28 points)
Written by JTK   
Nov 18, 2006 at 11:59 AM
The 10 Year Anniversary Brew from Iron Hill is now available, at least in the Media, PA location. For those across the country, Iron Hill is a small chain of Brew-Pubs that offers solid beer for the beer enjoying public in the brew pub model. They describe it as a "dark Belgian style abbey ale."

Admittedly, this review is a bit rushed, and I'd like to get back to re-taste the beer. When that happens, an updated review will be published.

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#23: When 2 is enough...
Written by Administrator   
Nov 11, 2006 at 10:48 PM
Charles and JT pick up with a review of Duvel as well as the Highland Brewing Black Mocha Stout. Of course, they argue about stemware and glasses to be used with the Duvel. Learn more about “keyboard horses”... Again we ask, where is Jeff Nemcher?

On this weeks show: Duvel,
Highland Brewing Company – Black Mocha Stout

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#22: Nuggets of Wisdom
Written by Administrator   
Nov 11, 2006 at 10:48 PM
Some of the best burps to be heard yet. Not that Charles outdoes himself, but there are some great ones on this show. JT and Charles’ normal banter continues including brief updates on our home brew. We finish by revisiting a mocha porter that we reviewed on an earlier show. There is no particular reason for this, it just happened. By the way, where is Jeff Nemcher?

On this weeks show:
Yards – Saison
Homebrew Revisited
Rogue’s – Mocha Porter

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