Food/Drink

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Soul Trap Double IPA by Troon Brewing

Beer: Soul Trap Brewery: Troon Brewing Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 8.20% In an old barn in scenic Hopewell, New Jersey, Troon Brewing is producing some really interesting beers, so after picking up some growlers, we’re drinking them outside back home in this sweaty July heat. Soul Trap is an Imperial IPA that is […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton VegFest is canceled before its first-ever event at Co-op Farmers Market

Scranton VegFest is canceled before its first-ever event at Co-op Farmers Market

After being announced in February, the first Scranton VegFest has been canceled a little over a month before its inaugural event. Set for Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Co-op Farmers Market in Scranton, the festival planned to not only feature vegetarian and vegan food, but all aspects of that lifestyle, including physical fitness and health, […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Russian Imperial Stout by Vault Brewing Company

Beer: Russian Imperial Stout Brewery: Vault Brewing Company Style: Russian Imperial Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 8.00% IBU: 47 Keeping that dark beer trend going this week, this rich stout was purchased during a trip down to the Vault Brewing Company in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Served on nitrogen, this unaged Russian Imperial Stout is chocolaty, creamy, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Beer Festival returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 16

NEPA Beer Festival returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 16

From a press release: SMG officials in Wilkes-Barre announced today that Brew Crew Events will present the second annual NEPA Beer Festival at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will feature over 50 craft beer vendors from local craft beer companies and a mix of nationally branded breweries, plus […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: The Goat Russian Imperial Stout by The North Brewery

Beer: The Goat Brewery: The North Brewery Style: Russian Imperial Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 10.70% If the Pentagram Dark Ale two weeks ago wasn’t metal enough for you, let’s grab the horns of The Goat, a Russian-style imperial stout that’s as black as your soul… or coffee… whichever. We took a road trip through Endicott, […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Dad Breath Lager by Rushing Duck Brewing Company

Beer: Dad Breath Brewery: Rushing Duck Brewing Company Style: Helles Lager Age: 2017 ABV: 5.00% As the summer heats up as we approach Father’s Day, it’s the perfect time to crack open this German-style Helles lager by Rushing Duck Brewing in Chester, New York that “pairs well with yelling at umpires at little league games,” […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pentagram Dark Ale by Surly Brewing Company

Beer: Pentagram Brewery: Surly Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale/Sour Age: 2017 ABV: 6.66% Described as a “100 percent Brettanomyces dark beer,” this funky, fruity, malty sour brew was fermented in stainless steel, aged in used red wine barrels, and conjured some dark forces in the most metal way possible. Let’s break that arcane seal, throw […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: American Pale Ale by Lone Eagle Brewing

Beer: American Pale Ale Brewery: Lone Eagle Brewing Style: American Pale Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 5.30% With Memorial Day on the mind, we stopped at a brewery we never tried before, Lone Eagle in Flemington, New Jersey, and picked up this patriotic American Pale Ale. Does it soar like bald eagle as the national anthem […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

4th annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival cooks up food, music, and family fun June 9-10

4th annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival cooks up food, music, and family fun June 9-10

From a press release: The fourth annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival, an event that kicks off the summer season with Northeastern Pennsylvania’s favorite Polish dish, will be held on Friday, June 9 from noon-10 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Featuring 25 homemade food vendors and 40 non-food vendors on Main Street and […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: The Great Porter by Man Skirt Brewing

Beer: The Great Porter Brewery: Man Skirt Brewing Style: Porter Age: 2017 ABV: 5.50% IBU: 34 It’s hard to find a great porter these days – luckily, Man Skirt Brewing in Hackettstown, New Jersey has made it easier by putting it right in the name! Does this dark, rich, roasty beer measure up to its […]