Food/Drink

 Rich Howells

Yuengling has introduced a new Harry Potter-inspired Butterbeer ice cream

Yuengling has introduced a new Harry Potter-inspired Butterbeer ice cream

D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville may be known nationwide for its craft beer, but now Yuengling’s Ice Cream will be famous in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the Three Broom Sticks thanks to a new flavor it has debuted this week. On Monday, March 20, Yuengling announced that Butterbeer will be […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Grand Blu by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Grand Blu Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 8.10% You may enjoy wine and cheese, but what about beer and cheese flavors together? There’s some blue cheese funk in this wild ale fermented with peaches and aged in French oak casks that comes courtesy of Draai Laag Brewing in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling is No. 1 craft brewing company in the country and 4th overall brewery in nationwide sales

Yuengling is No. 1 craft brewing company in the country and 4th overall brewery in nationwide sales

From a press release: As it continues to expand its availability in new states like Indiana, the local lager proves that it’s just as popular across the country as it is here in Pennsylvania. This week, the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers, released its annual lists of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rita’s holds 25th annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

Rita’s holds 25th annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

From a press release: Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 600 stores in 30 states and five countries, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway on Monday, March 20 and, in its honor, welcomes back another springtime favorite, Peeps Italian […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Ruby du Rhone Flanders Red Ale by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Ruby du Rhone Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Flanders Red Ale Age: Multi-year blend of 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 ABV: 10.20% While waiting outside in the early morning cold for the release of a different beer by Søle Artisan Ales at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, we warmed up with a Ruby […]

 Rich Howells

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

NEPA Scene was the first media source in Northeastern Pennsylvania to report on “Tray,” the upcoming documentary on the unique pizza that comes from NEPA and how it ties into the area’s residents and their heritage, a little over a year ago. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch with the local filmmakers to provide updates […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Incandenza Sour IPA by Hudson Valley Brewery

Beer: Incandenza Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery Style: Sour IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.00% We took a stroll up the Hudson River this week to give a relative newcomer brewery-wise, Hudson Valley Brewery, a whirl! Incandenza is a sour IPA brewed with two-row barley and raw white wheat, hopped with citra and simcoe in the whirlpool […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Good Good 2.0 Northeast Double IPA by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: Good Good Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 9.00% Søle Artisan Ales is back with another reissue of one of their popular beers, a New England-style Double IPA with a doubly good name – Good Good! Before Søle relocates to Easton, I figured I’d wait in line at its local […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: First-ever Scranton VegFest representing vegan and plant-based lifestyles planned for 2017

VIDEO: First-ever Scranton VegFest representing vegan and plant-based lifestyles planned for 2017

La Festa Italiana and other Scranton food festivals have their vegetarian options, but now the city is getting a festival free of meat and full of leafy green alternatives. The inaugural Scranton VegFest was announced on Wednesday with a video by RizeOptix posted on the festival’s new Facebook page explaining how the idea came together […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Nonna Rosalita Tiramisu Beer by Bonn Place Brewing Company

Beer: Nonna Rosalita Brewery: Bonn Place Brewing Company Style: American Stout/Imperial Brown Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 7.80% After reviewing their Uncle Cray-Cray Double Pale Ale last week, we’re cracking open our other growler from Bonn Place Brewing in Bethlehem. Nonna Rosalita is a “tiramisu” beer that’s classified as a stout but seems to be more […]

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