Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: New England IPA homebrew infused with THC/cannabis

Beer: Homebrew Brewery: ? Style: New England IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.70% Recorded for science (and 4/20), this review is very different from what we usually do here on MBR. This New England-style IPA is a homebrew with liquid THC added during the fermentation process for a weedy brew unlike anything we’ve imbibed before. As […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Dark Side Corruption Dark Ale by Foundation Brewing Company

Beer: Dark Side Corruption Brewery: Foundation Brewing Company Style: Dark Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 10.80% IBU: 23 With the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” out today, it seems appropriate to embrace Dark Side Corruption, a barrel-aged dark ale brewed with roasted malts and sugars with rich flavors of stone fruit, chocolate, and […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Wicked Philthy Northeast IPL by Søle Artisan Ales and Jack’s Abby Brewing

Beer: Wicked Philthy Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Jack’s Abby Brewing Style: India Pale Lager Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% IBU: 65 Like last week’s review and the week before, we’re drinking another collaboration beer by local gypsy brewer Søle Artisan Ales (who are currently brewing out of Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston), this week with […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hip Hop Airhorn DIPA by Søle Artisan Ales and Finback Brewery

Beer: Hip Hop Airhorn Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Finback Brewery Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.90% Like last week’s review, we’re featuring another collaboration beer by local favorite Søle Artisan Ales (who are currently brewing out of Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston), this time with Finback Brewery in Ridgewood, New York. Created for […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Evil Smoosh DIPA by Søle Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing

Beer: Evil Smoosh Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.80% Søle Artisan Ales, who are currently making beer at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, collaborated with another wickedly creative gypsy brewer, Evil Twin Brewing, to produce Evil Smoosh, a Double IPA dry-hopped with Denali and Lemondrop and […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Grand Blu by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Grand Blu Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 8.10% You may enjoy wine and cheese, but what about beer and cheese flavors together? There’s some blue cheese funk in this wild ale fermented with peaches and aged in French oak casks that comes courtesy of Draai Laag Brewing in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling is No. 1 craft brewing company in the country and 4th overall brewery in nationwide sales

Yuengling is No. 1 craft brewing company in the country and 4th overall brewery in nationwide sales

From a press release: As it continues to expand its availability in new states like Indiana, the local lager proves that it’s just as popular across the country as it is here in Pennsylvania. This week, the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers, released its annual lists of the […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Ruby du Rhone Flanders Red Ale by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Ruby du Rhone Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Flanders Red Ale Age: Multi-year blend of 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 ABV: 10.20% While waiting outside in the early morning cold for the release of a different beer by Søle Artisan Ales at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, we warmed up with a Ruby […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Incandenza Sour IPA by Hudson Valley Brewery

Beer: Incandenza Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery Style: Sour IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.00% We took a stroll up the Hudson River this week to give a relative newcomer brewery-wise, Hudson Valley Brewery, a whirl! Incandenza is a sour IPA brewed with two-row barley and raw white wheat, hopped with citra and simcoe in the whirlpool […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Good Good 2.0 Northeast Double IPA by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: Good Good Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 9.00% Søle Artisan Ales is back with another reissue of one of their popular beers, a New England-style Double IPA with a doubly good name – Good Good! Before Søle relocates to Easton, I figured I’d wait in line at its local […]

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