Monday, July 2, 2012

News: Philadelphia a great beer city



USA Today published this article about how awesome Philadelphia is for beer...

Philadelphia's beer history dates back at least to 1680, when city founder William Penn began work on his brewery. The first American lager is said to have been brewed here in 1840. And U.S. Marine lore holds that the corps was conceived at long-gone Tun Tavern in the Old City neighborhood in 1775.
Also...
Besides the number of breweries, Reed said what's notable is the variety of beers being made, such as double bock, Belgian-style and world-class Pilsners. The Great American Beer Festival has honored numerous regional breweries, including Iron Hill and Dogfish Head.