Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

New IHOP restaurant opens in Wilkes-Barre on May 14 with ribbon cutting ceremony

New IHOP restaurant opens in Wilkes-Barre on May 14 with ribbon cutting ceremony

From a press release: With the long-awaited Northeastern Pennsylvania location of IHOP finally built and ready to open its doors, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grand opening of IHOP’s new Wilkes-Barre restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 14 at 7 a.m. IHOP, also known as the International House […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Taste local history with Pocono Brewery’s Mauch Chunk Lager

Beer: Mauch Chunk Pale Lager Brewery: Pocono Brewery Company Style: Pale Lager Age: 2018 ABV: 5.50% Today’s review highlights another local brewery, the Pocono Brewery Company, in Swiftwater, and it’s clear that they’re proud of their roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Mauch Chunk is a light lager named after the coal mining city that would […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Get Visions of a Valkyrie while drinking this juicy, hazy IPA by Burial Beer Co.

DRINK IT DOWN: Get Visions of a Valkyrie while drinking this juicy, hazy IPA by Burial Beer Co.

Brewery: Burial Beer Co. (in collaboration with Industrial Arts Brewing Company) Beer: Visions of a Valkyrie Style: American IPA ABV: 7.30% Description: Visions of a Valkyrie pours a hazy golden yellow hue with a bright white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. The aroma is tropical fruit forward, predominantly pineapple, with backing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Take a dip into Lake Haze #2 by promising Wallenpaupack brewers

DRINK IT DOWN: Take a dip into Lake Haze #2 by promising Wallenpaupack brewers

Beer: Lake Haze #2 Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: American/New England IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Lake Haze #2 pours a slightly hazy golden amber hue with an off-white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrus fruit forward with backing floral notes and a slightly sweet malt. Juicy is certainly […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Wallenpaupack Brewing’s Smoke on the Water is a deeply tasty doppelbock

Beer: Smoke on the Water Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Doppelbock Age: 2018 ABV: 8.00% There’s smoke on the water… and in the beer. Wallenpaupack Brewing Company has been producing some quality brews since they opened in Hawley a few months back, including the previously reviewed Paupack Cream Ale and Hydroelectric IPA, so let’s dive […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling releases Golden Pilsner, its first year-round beer in 17 years, this April

Yuengling releases Golden Pilsner, its first year-round beer in 17 years, this April

From a press release: The makers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s favorite go-to lager, D.G. Yuengling & Son, are adding a new beer to their core product portfolio – Yuengling Golden Pilsner. Described as a “modern pilsner crafted with the perfect balance of hop and malt character for crisp, smooth refreshment” and born from “six generations of […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing is a solid but not perfect New England IPA

DRINK IT DOWN: Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing is a solid but not perfect New England IPA

Beer: Hazy Little Thing IPA Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Style: American/New England IPA ABV: 6.70% Description: Hazy Little Thing pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with an off-white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrus and tropical fruit, with backing floral notes and a slightly sweet malt. Judging […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Comparing Brewery Ommegang’s Three Philosophers aged from 2014 vs. 2017

Beer: Three Philosophers Brewery: Brewery Ommegang Style: Belgian Quadrupel Ale Age: Early 2014 vs. late 2017 ABV: 9.70% IBU: 19 Just about two hours from here in Cooperstown, New York, Brewery Ommegang brews some solid beers and even holds some concerts, festivals, and other events throughout the year. Ommegang’s Three Philosophers blends a “Belgian-style dark […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Melvin Brewing’s Hubert MPA may be the best pale ale on the market

DRINK IT DOWN: Melvin Brewing’s Hubert MPA may be the best pale ale on the market

Beer: Hubert MPA Brewery: Melvin Brewing Style: American Pale Ale ABV: 6.00% Description: Hubert MPA pours a beautifully clear golden yellow hue with a bright white foamy head that leaves a very thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is hop forward but balanced; notes of citrus fruits lead the way, with subtle piney hops […]