Food/Drink

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Merry Monks Tripel Ale by Weyerbacher Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Merry Monks Tripel Ale by Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Beer: Merry Monks Brewery: Weyerbacher Brewing Company Style: Tripel ABV: 9.30% Description: Merry Monks pours a clear, bright golden hue with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing behind. The aroma is very Belgian yeast forward, with notes of banana and pear being the most dominate and backing notes of spices […]

 Rich Howells

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

After the Mall at Steamtown changed its name to the Marketplace at Steamtown last year, local shoppers have been waiting for the downtown Scranton building to live up to this new moniker. Now, as construction on the former food court nears completion, a new event will welcome people into the space and give them an […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Dark Chocolate Scotch Ale by Genesee Brewing Company

Beer: Pilot Batch: Dark Chocolate Scotch Ale Brewery: Genesee Brewing Company Style: Scotch Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 7.50% Genesee gets a bad rap from beer snobs, but as an unapologetic fan of their Creme Ale, we suggest giving them another look. Over the past few years, Genny has been producing some quality brews that would […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) by Founders Brewing Company

Beer: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) Brewery: Founders Brewing Company Style: Imperial Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 11.70% CBS hasn’t been available in bottles since 2011, and with Founders’ reputation for top-rated beers, to say that Canadian Breakfast Stout is anticipated is a huge understatement, eh? But can this bourbon barrel-aged stout with chocolate and coffee aged […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Fest raises funds for children’s programming in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

F.M. Kirby Fest raises funds for children’s programming in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre will be holding their second annual F.M. Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. In 2017, more than 20 various wineries, breweries, and restaurants handed out samples […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hype Juice IPA by Old Forge Brewing Company

Beer: Hype Juice Brewery: Old Forge Brewing Company Style: New England IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Old Forge Brewing has, a bit sarcastically, it seems, jumped on the popular New England-style IPA hype train with Hype Juice, which was released in cans in October. Do they nail this juicy, hoppy, and hazy style or does […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indraloka Sanctuary lets rescued farm animals feast in annual ThanksLiving event in Mehoopany

Indraloka Sanctuary lets rescued farm animals feast in annual ThanksLiving event in Mehoopany

From a press release: For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a day off to gorge on turkey with all the fixings before putting their feet up and watching football. The staff and friends of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany have a very different view of the season – which involves feeding and caring for turkeys and […]

 Derek Warren

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

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

Beer: Winter Lager Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Style: Bock ABV: 5.60% Description: Sam Adams’ Winter Lager pours a clear dark ruby brown with a frothy khaki head that leaves behind a thick web lacing on the glass. The aroma has sticky sweet caramel malt notes up front, with roasted malts with hints of […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Game of Thrones: Winter Is Here Witbier by Brewery Ommegang

DRINK IT DOWN: Game of Thrones: Winter Is Here Witbier by Brewery Ommegang

Beer: Winter Is Here Brewer: Brewery Ommegang Style: Witbier ABV: 8.30% Description: Winter Is Here pours a hazy golden straw hue with a bright white pillowy head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is, as with most Belgian beers, driven by the yeast strain. Strong notes of bananas, coriander, vanilla, candied […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Two Juicy Double IPA by Two Roads Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Two Juicy Double IPA by Two Roads Brewing Company

Beer: Two Juicy Brewer: Two Roads Brewing Company Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.20% Description: Two Roads’ Two Juicy pours a hazy straw yellow with a frothy white head that leaves a sticky and thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is reminiscent of freshly squeezed fruit juice, with strong pungent notes of oranges, grapefruit, […]