Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Middle Eastern eatery Patti’s Pitas offers free samples at grand opening in Eynon on Jan. 19

New Middle Eastern eatery Patti’s Pitas offers free samples at grand opening in Eynon on Jan. 19

From a press release: Patti’s Pitas, a new Middle Eastern eatery, is holding a grand opening for its first branch on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. Patti’s Pitas (605 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Eynon) brings a long craved for and fresh addition to the local community – an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant serving lunch and […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Mirkwood Cedar Fermented IPA by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: Mirkwood Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: IPA Age: 2016 ABV: 6.50% We’re kicking off 2017 with a new local release from Søle Artisan Ales – who are currently brewing at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston but moving to Easton soon – called Mirkwood, an India Pale Ale fermented on cedar! And by “we,” I […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pocono Winter Beerfest returns for 2nd year to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Jan. 28

Pocono Winter Beerfest returns for 2nd year to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Jan. 28

From a press release: You can chill out with some frosty cold brews when the second annual Pocono Winter Beerfest returns to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. With over 100 selections of the best beers in the country, the new and improved indoor flat-floor layout will ensure more […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Figgy Pudding English Strong Ale by Block 15 Brewing Company

Beer: Figgy Pudding Brewery: Block 15 Brewing Company Style: English Strong Ale Age: 2016 ABV: 11.00% We know that Christmas is over, but now that we’ve all opened our gifts, it’s time to drink some! This one is courtesy of my friend David. We’re hitting that Kringle sweet spot on today’s MBR with a holiday-centric […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Mad Elf (aged from 2010) by Tröegs Brewing Company

Beer: Mad Elf Brewery: Tröegs Brewing Company Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale Age: 2010 ABV: 11.00% Mad Elf is a cheery cherry favorite around the holidays, but have you ever tried aging it? Some people love it, others feel like they got old coal in their stocking, so we’re going to give it a jingle […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pineapple Smoosh DIPA by Søle Artisan Ales and Phantom Carriage Brewery

Beer: Pineapple Smoosh Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Phantom Carriage Brewery Style: Milk DIPA Age: 2016 ABV: 7.80% The local boys made good at Søle Artisan Ales, who are currently brewing at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston and moving to Easton soon, collaborated with Phantom Carriage in California, smooshing East Coast and West Coast together […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Mosaic Nerd Extra IPA by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: Mosaic Nerd Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: Extra IPA (DIPA-ish) Age: 2016 ABV: 7.50% Søle Artisan Ales, a nomadic brewer currently in Pittston who is heading to Easton soon, is at it again with another nerdy beer. We’ve had Turbo Nerd, Simcoe Nerd, and now it’s time to try Mosaic Nerd, a single hopped […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First-ever Drink’aPalooza’ Wine & Whiskey Festival to be held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre April 19

First-ever Drink’aPalooza’ Wine & Whiskey Festival to be held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre April 19

From a press release: SMG management officials in Wilkes-Barre Township have announced that Clicker Shows will present the inaugural Drink”aPalooza” Wine & Whiskey Festival at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The festival will feature two fun and exciting “Wine & Whiskey” tasting sessions scheduled from noon-3:30 p.m. and 4 […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Bourbon County Brand Stout 2014 vs. ’15 vs. ’16 by Goose Island Beer Company

Beer: Bourbon County Brand Stout Brewery: Goose Island Beer Company Style: Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels Age: 2014, 2015, and 2016 ABV: 12.90-13.40% Thanks to our pal Meatsmoke, we’re dong something a little different on today’s MBR by comparing three years worth of Bourbon County Brand Stouts by Chicago brewery Goose Island! Massive Beer […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Oscillation 006 Double IPA by Finback Brewery

Beer: Oscillation 006 Brewery: Finback Brewery Style: Double IPA Age: 2016 ABV: 8.50% We’re setting out MBR clocks at 2.342 and totally oscillating at 11 hertz with an Imperial Pale Ale from Finback Brewery, representin’ Queens with their Oscillation 006! Massive Beer Reviews is an award-winning YouTube beer review, brewery, and culture show based out […]