Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Grand Hoppa by Stegmaier Brewing Company

Beer: Grand Hoppa Brewery: Stegmaier Brewing Company (The Lion Brewery) Style: Double IPA Age: 2015 ABV: 8.90% IBU: 110 We’re dropping a little local fare for you on today’s Massive Beer Review! This time, we take a look at an NEPA staple brewery’s foray into something more inspiring – Stegmaier’s Grand Hoppa, an 8.9 percent, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Donkey Kong Country 2’ is a sequel that doesn’t monkey around

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Donkey Kong Country 2’ is a sequel that doesn’t monkey around

It’s November now, and even though it doesn’t feel like a typical November as I write this (it was 73 degrees today – not that I’m complaining), I’m here to talk about the games, not the weather, that I am most thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving. I will fully admit that unless I make […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Vermilion Barleywine by Perennial Artisan Ales

Beer: Vermilion Barleywine Brewery: Perennial Artisan Ales Style: English Barleywine Age: 2013 ABV: 10.50% We’re bucking another personal faux pas of personal douchebaggery with today’s Massive Beer Review! I’m a weird dude, and while I don’t have the time or the patience to list all my weirdness, one of my calling card personal issues is […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts’ is ghoulishly hard, but super well-made

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts’ is ghoulishly hard, but super well-made

Can you imagine that it’s been a year that I’ve been writing for you fine folks here on Turn to Channel 3? It’s true! I brought this column to NEPA Scene with a vision of sharing these common memories and bonds we have as gamers, and I’m proud to say I’ve really enjoyed the feedback […]

 Corey Kime

CONCERT REVIEW: Beach Boys and Brian Wilson touring separately, so which band delivers the most ‘Fun, Fun, Fun?’

CONCERT REVIEW: Beach Boys and Brian Wilson touring separately, so which band delivers the most ‘Fun, Fun, Fun?’

As any diehard Beach Boys fan could imagine, I was more than elated to hear a fair share of live classic Beach Boys this weekend. My first stop was to see Brian Wilson and Friends at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City on Saturday, Oct. 24. The venue was the smallest one on […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ NES game more lucid than expected

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ NES game more lucid than expected

The retro gaming community, like any other community of like-minded people, has a lot of running jokes, a lot of common thoughts and memories that unite us, and one of the most well-known is how so many of us were tricked by that beautiful LJN rainbow logo on the box. We were tricked into believing […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Year-old vs. fresh Heady Topper by The Alchemist

Beer: Heady Topper Brewery: The Alchemist Style: Double IPA Age: 2014 vs. 2015 ABV: 8.0% Inspired by yesterday’s date, we’re doing a little “Back to the Future” madness on today’s Massive Beer Review! Heady Topper is one of the OG, super sought-after DIPAs. This beer’s labeling states two things emphatically – “drink from the can” […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: One Thousand Four Hundred Sixty by Kane Brewing Company

Beer: One Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Brewery: Kane Brewing Company Style: Solera Belgian Quad Age: 2015 ABV: 12.00% When a good friend dropped a couple bombs of one of our favorite anniversary beers, we wasted no time cracking, enjoying, and reviewing said bombs, baby! Today, we take to task this year’s version of what was […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse’ brought the Belmonts back to franchise greatness

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse’ brought the Belmonts back to franchise greatness

It is not an uncommon thing, especially in the realm of longtime video game franchises, for developers to make a change when they go from the original game to the sequel. Perhaps this is a change in characters, story, or even the overall type of game it is in comparison to the original. This can […]

 Rich Howells

BEER WITH EVERYTHING PODCAST: The drunk episode

BEER WITH EVERYTHING PODCAST: The drunk episode

Derek Warren’s popular How to Pair Beer with Everything column on nepascene.com is now a podcast! Joined by NEPA Scene founder and editor Rich Howells and beer enthusiast George Zvirblis, they’ll try a different brew each week and examine it through all the senses, diving into personal experiences and opinions, pop culture, news, or whatever […]

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