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 […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Samuel Adams tries its hand at New England IPA with national release

Beer: New England IPA Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Style: IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.80% IBU: 35 Samuel Adams has recently released their new New England IPA nationally, trying their hand at the juicy, hazy New England-style India Pale Ale that has become so popular with craft beer aficionados, and they were gracious enough […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Lunch Pail Ale by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Lunch Pail Ale Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: American Pale Ale Age: 2018 ABV: 5.50% Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre has been canning a selection of their beers recently, so over the past two weeks, we’ve reviewed Olde King Coal and Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle. This week, we have one more can to crack open […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle IPA by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: New England-style IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.40% As mentioned in last week’s review, Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre is canning a whole bunch of beers for the first time, so we’re going to try a very different one from this local brewery this week – Peaches […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Olde King Coal Imperial Molé Stout by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Olde King Coal Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: Imperial Molé Stout Age: 2018 ABV: 8.40% We’re back with another local jammer this week, this time from Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre. Playing on the area’s coal mining history, Olde King Coal is an imperial molé stout with a bit of heat to it to warm […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hydroelectric IPA by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Hydroelectric IPA Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.50% Wallenpaupack Brewing Company recently opened in Hawley, and they’ve just made their first cans available, so after last week’s review of their Paupack Cream Ale, we’ve got to follow it up with their other new release – Hydroelectric IPA! With hazy IPAs […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling and Victory Brewing make Super Bowl bet with Samuel Adams and Jack’s Abby

Yuengling and Victory Brewing make Super Bowl bet with Samuel Adams and Jack’s Abby

As everyone places their bets for Super Bowl LII, D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville has joined in on a Twitter bet among fellow craft breweries over who will win the big game. Before the Philadelphia Eagles face the New England Patriots at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Sunday, Feb. 4, Boston […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Silent Disco IPA by Funk Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Silent Disco IPA by Funk Brewing Company

Beer: Silent Disco Brewery: Funk Brewing Company Style: American/New England IPA ABV: 6.80% Description: Silent Disco pours a hazy yellow orange hue with a frothy, slightly off-white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit forward, with a huge hit of oranges, lemons, peaches, and a touch of pine. The […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Paupack Cream Ale by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Paupack Cream Ale Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Cream Ale Age: 2018 ABV: 4.50% Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is now open in Hawley, and they’ve just made their first cans available, so we’re cracking open their new Paupack Cream Ale because cream ales rule the world. We’ve been reviewing their excellent beers since before they […]