Food/Drink

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Fruitallica DIPA by Stone Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, and Garage Project

DRINK IT DOWN: Fruitallica DIPA by Stone Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, and Garage Project

…And IPAs for All Beer: Fruitallica Brewer: Stone Brewing Company in collaboration with Beavertown Brewery and Garage Project Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Fruitallica pours an extremely murky orange hue reminiscent of fresh orange juice, with a thick white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit forward, […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Oktoberfest Lager by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Oktoberfest Lager Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Lager/Oktoberfest Age: 2017 Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is a brand new 10,000 square foot brewery in Hawley that is set to open in the next few weeks with a 20-barrel brewhouse, taproom, and a menu of locally sourced food prepared in-house. They’ll also offer merchandise and growlers, so […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

3rd annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 25

3rd annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 25

From a press release: Do you think you can eat more Middleswarth potato chips than anyone you know? Have you ever finished a Weekender bag in a day and wondered how you could put that talent to work? Now is your time to shine! Wilkes-Barre food distributor Northeast Snacks has announced the third annual Middleswarth […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Octoberfest by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

DRINK IT DOWN: Octoberfest by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

Prost! Prost! Prost! Beer: Octoberfest Brewer: Boston Brewing Company (Samuel Adams) Style: Märzen/Oktoberfest ABV: 5.30% Description: Sam Adams Octoberfest pours a deep red amber hue that has all the colors of fall, with a rocky, slightly beige head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is malt forward with rich toasted caramel […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pomegranate Sour by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Pomegranate Sour Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: Fruit Sour Age: 2017 ABV: 4.90% Just a few hours from here in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, Free Will Brewing is known for their sour beers, so we’re going to give their Pomegranate Sour a whirl today. This is a lambic-inspired ale with pomegranates added, of course, but […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

From a press release: If you hate grocery shopping or have just become too busy (or lazy) to go out and shop, Instacart has a quick and easy solution. The national service/app is launching in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area next week to do all your grocery shopping for you. Plus, they’re planning to bring on over […]

 Rich Howells

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

After the Scranton VegFest was canceled about a month before its inaugural event, a different event with different organizers has emerged to take its place – the NEPA Vegfest. The first-time event is “based on promoting compassion, health, and wellness in our community” and “will include craft vendors, plant-based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton and Clarks Summit Krispy Kremes offering pumpkin spice glazed doughnuts for one day only, Sept. 8

Scranton and Clarks Summit Krispy Kremes offering pumpkin spice glazed doughnuts for one day only, Sept. 8

From a press release: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is ushering in autumn with the return of its popular pumpkin spice original glazed doughnut for one day only – this Friday, Sept. 8. Guests can enjoy the seasonal transformation of the classic original glazed doughnut at participating shops across the United States, including stores in Scranton and […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: 12th of Never Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: 12th of Never Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Never say never Beer: 12th of Never Ale Brewer: Lagunitas Brewing Company Style: American Pale Ale ABV: 5.50% Description: 12th of Never pours a clear golden hue with a bright white frothy head that leaves a thick and sticky layer of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with tropical and citrus fruit notes […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Silent Disco IPA by Funk Brewing Company

Beer: Silent Disco Brewery: Funk Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.80% After explaining the “silent disco” concept in the latest episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast about the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival, it seems appropriate to feature Silent Disco by Funk Brewing in Emmaus, Pennsylvania as the festival kicks off […]