Hybrid Beers were created out of necessity, tradition and brewer creativity. These styles are commonly brewed with lager brewing methods but fermented with ale yeast or vice versa. They are referred to as hybrid beers because these beers combine the two worlds of beer (ale and lager) to make a delicious craft beer. Hybrids are sometimes difficult to find, but in the city of Philadelphia you should have no trouble! Check out the hybrid guide below to see what style you would like to try.
William Allen was a valuable Philadelphia merchant and Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania. During the summers he resided in his huge estate located on Germantown Avenue. Later on, in the 18th century, the area was titled Mount Airy due to the name of Allen’s estate. The neighborhood of Mount Airy grew tremendously in the 20th and 21st century, with the addition of a variety of independent shops, restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops, and professional offices.
Did you know that lagers were mainly brewed dark and cask-conditioned until the 1840s? During that same time period, a Bavarian brewer by the name of John Wagner arrived in Philadelphia where he concocted the first American Lager beer. Prior to the 19th century, various styles of lager were brewed in southern parts of Germany. Today,… Continue reading The Five General Styles of Dark Lager
Wheat beers are considered to be one of the most ancient styles of beer. Did you know that the term “Weizenbier” means “Wheat beer”? Did you know that it’s German law that a wheat beer be made up of at least fifty percent wheat? If you’re interested in wheat beers and want to know more about the different styles, look no further!
For anyone who hasn’t been to the town of Yardley, I would plan a trip out there as soon as you can. Vault Brewing Company is located on one of the main streets of the town and is very popular among the local community. If you want to learn more about the history of Vault… Continue reading Vault Brewing: Combining History With Beer
Did you know that the term “pale ale” originated in 1703 for beers that were made from malts dried with coke? Did you know that malts dried with coke are what gave pale ales their lighter color? Today, pale ales are known for their light-colored body and strongly flavored hops. I will be covering the five… Continue reading The Five Basic Styles Of Pale Ales
Have you ever heard of Round Guys Brewing Company in Lansdale, PA? Well if you haven’t, you can learn all about it here! As a former graduate of North Penn High School, I was extremely excited to check out a brewery right in the middle of Main Street.