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 […]

 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 […]

 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 […]