Category: Beer Fest

Weekly Check In- Some Breweries I’d Like to Visit

Much like hikes, books, and things to watch on Netflix, I can’t seem to keep up with all the breweries I’d like to experience. It doesn’t hurt that they’re popping up at rapid pace. There’s currently over 5,300 breweries operating in the United States. That’s insane. To give you some context, in 2012, just five

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A Weekend on the Richmond VA Beer Trail

When your Saturday starts with a giant soft pretzel surrounding a mound of kielbasa and cheese, with a nice, tall hefeweizen to wash it down with, you know it’s going to be a solid weekend. I spent a weekend this past April exploring the craft beer scene in Richmond, Virginia (or #RVA, I learned, if

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Weekend Trip Idea: Lehigh Valley Ale Trail

I think “Allentown” is probably my favorite Pennsylvania-centric anthem. And by favorite, I mean I really love the song and am jealous that it’s not about Scranton or NEPA because I want a song about where I grew up and it just fits so well. All the factories closed down in NEPA years ago. The restlessness mentioned

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Harrisburg Bars

Despite being our capital city, I never knew much about Harrisburg growing up (although to be fair, I must have been somewhat sheltered up there in NEPA as I also  didn’t realize Lancaster was an actual city until a month before I moved down here). I’ve had preconceived notions of other locales which means they appear very much like I thought

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Top NEPA Bars

Last week I clued you into my favorite Scranton bars as part of my March, “Favorite Bars of Pennsylvania series,” in case you find yourself at Scranton’s parade day this weekend and are looking for somewhere to imbibe. This week, I’ll be expanding to my top 10 favorite bars in Northeastern Pennsylvania in case you somehow find

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My Favorite Pennsylvania Bars (and my “good bar” checklist)

One of the things I always inevitably start researching when going to a new locale is the bar scene. While I’m a big believer that any bar could be fun with the right crowd, there are some venues that otherwise help to elevate an ok night to a great one. Since I spend much of the month

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10 Barcrawls You Should Try

Sometimes I forget that I didn’t start this solely as a travel blog but also for the whole”weekend fun” bit.  Sometimes you can’t get out of town but still want to do something fun and different. A themed barcrawl is the perfect answer to this.  It’s not your everyday weekend,, gets you out of your normal haunts

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The Dying NEPA Picnic Scene

Growing up in NEPA,  summertime always meant picnic season. If you want to know the ins and outs of what exactly it is and what picnics are still occurring check out my post from last summer, but in the meantime, here’s the abridged version: NEPA has a long history of volunteer fire departments and various (mostly) Catholic

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Weekend Trip Idea: Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina is one of those “small towns,” like Jim Thorpe and Lititz, that consistently pop up on all sorts magazine and online lists.  I put small towns in quotes as, with a population of close to 85,ooo ,Asheville is actually a small city.  Asheville’s been named one of the top 10 most beautiful places in

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