Posted by Foobooz on December 18th, 2012
Posted by Tara Nurin on September 23rd, 2011
You’ve heard all the clichés: Becoming a victim of your own success; having too much of a good thing; be careful what you wish for. As Greater Philly’s beer prowess grows mightier by the month, it seems we may be starting to confront what some may call a good problem: too many awesome beer events.
Some of you may have been planning to attend Joe Sixpack’s Fall Beer Expo at the United German-Hungarian Club Oktoberfest tomorrow, only to be quietly notified some time back that the beer fest portion of Oktoberfest had been canceled. Same goes for the TrackPackPA.com Craft Beer Fest at Parx East Casino that was scheduled for September 10: Cancelled before the first keg was tapped.
The reason for both of these cancellations? Poor ticket sales.
The cause: too many concurrent events.
Posted by Foobooz on June 11th, 2010
Joe Sixpack names his favorite 6 beers of Beer Week so far.
What are your favorites?
Joe Sixpack: As Philly Beer Week continues, here are some fave brews [Philadelphia Daily News]
Posted by Foobooz on April 23rd, 2010
Joe Sixpack criss-crosses the country highlighting some of the more unusual and bizarre beer laws out there.
What state requires beer with an alcohol by volume greater than 3.2% be sold at room temperature? Read Sixpack’s column for the answer.
It’s a state of confusion in nation’s beer laws [Philadelphia Daily News]
Posted by Foobooz on June 5th, 2009
The Edible World Tour is back and this time with Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) galavanting around Northern Liberties. The tour kicks off from the brand new Swift Half in Northern Liberties and takes you around the storied beer neighborhood with stops at Ortlieb’s, the Foodery, Standard Tap and 700 Club.
The tour is Saturday, June 13th from 2 to 5:30 pm. Tickets are $75 ($65 for First Person Arts members) and are all-inclusive.
Speaking of Mr. Sixpack, today his column focuses on some good summer brews including the surpisingly fun Roy Pitz Watermelon Lager.
Posted by Foobooz on December 24th, 2008
Joe Sixpack, Don Russell was interviewed today on NPR’s Fresh Air regarding Christmas beers. Click through the link to hear the report or to check out his 10 favorite Christmas ales.Â
Also if you’re looking for last second stocking stuffer, consider Don Russell’s book of Christmas beers, still available at these locations.
Posted by Foobooz on December 2nd, 2008
Don Russell, better known by as Joe Sixpack, is teaching a sold-out class at Tria Fermentation School this evening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the joy as Tria’s 12th and Spruce location is hosting a special happy hour featuring pours of Sly Fox Christmas Ale, De Struise Tsjeeses and Scaldis Prestige from bottles, plus Gouden Carolus Christmas and Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux on draft.
Tria Cafe [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on July 11th, 2008
Joe Sixpack concerns himself today with finding some beer bargains with his “Recession Numbing Survival Guide.”
Among the suggestions:
- Good beer is still a lot cheaper than good wine.
- Alcohol by volume is more than just the buzz, it’s usually also the complexity of flavor.
- Homebrewing can save yourself some money.
- Buying by the bottle or sixpack is indeed cheaper in Jersey.
- Hit up Center City Sips and find a good beer. Jose Pistola’s offers $2 Blanche de Bruxelles and Marathon Grill gets down with $2 Allagash White.
Recession-proof your beer habit [Philadelphia Daily News]
Posted by Kirsten Henri on March 28th, 2008
Did you know that Nutella goes bad four months after opening? Not that we’ve ever had a jar last that long. Check this Table of Condiments that Periodically Go Bad and spring clean that fridge! [backtable.org]
Sixpack parses beer books and ‘barguments’, which is now our new favorite word. [Daily News]
Lady farmers in Pennsylvania, much like hipsters farmers in New York, are the new black. Also, the Inquirer would like you to know that Beer Week was a success. Seriously, who are these Beer Week skeptics everyone keeps talking about? Everyone we know was enthused about it from the start. [Inquirer]
From the Department of Mixed Messages: a vegan strip club. [NY Times]
Your sweet tooth is all in your head. [Telegraph]
Rick Nichols hits the ballpark
Posted by Kirsten Henri on February 28th, 2008