Food/Drink

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: The Reverend Quadrupel Ale by Avery Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: The Reverend Quadrupel Ale by Avery Brewing Company

Beer: The Reverend Brewery: Avery Brewing Company Style: Quadrupel ABV: 10.00% Description: The Reverend pours a deep ruby red with chestnut brown highlights throughout and has a brown head that leaves little to no lacing on the glass. The aromatics are wonderful and complex, with notes of cherries, raisins, plums, sweet malts, chocolate, and a […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Our Special Ale 2017 (Christmas Ale) by Anchor Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Our Special Ale 2017 (Christmas Ale) by Anchor Brewing Company

Beer: Our Special Ale 2017 (Anchor Christmas Ale) Brewery: Anchor Brewing Company Style: Winter Warmer ABV: 6.70% Description: Our Special Ale pours a deep brown with light ruby highlights and a huge frothy brown head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is festive and warming, with dark semi-sweet malts, spices, and […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie IPA by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Free Will Brewing in Perkasie, Pennsylvania is known for their sour beers, but this week, we’re going to try their New England-style IPA, Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie. Despite the name, this does not have any […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Kentucky Christmas Morning Gingerbread Stout by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

DRINK IT DOWN: Kentucky Christmas Morning Gingerbread Stout by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Beer: Kentucky Christmas Morning Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Style: Milk/Sweet Stout ABV: 10.60% Description: Kentucky Christmas Morning pours a very dark brown with a rocky tan head that leaves wisps of lacing on the glass. The aroma is coffee and bourbon forward, with sweet lactose notes along with hints of chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, and […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA by Tröegs Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA by Tröegs Brewing Company

Beer: Blizzard of Hops Brewery: Tröegs Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 6.40% Description: Blizzard of Hops pours a slightly golden hazy hue with a frothy white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is both refreshing in a summer way while also being perfect for winter. Hops dominate the nose, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

From a press release: In Atlanta, Georgia, they drop a peach. In Boise, Idaho, it’s a potato, cheese gets dropped in Plymouth, Wisconsin and, in Bethlehem, Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest drop a 400-pound Peeps chick as PeepsFest, the two-day New Year’s Eve festival, returns to the SteelStacks for its ninth year on Saturday, […]

 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 […]