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Hombrewers BPA: Behind the Scenes at Al’s of Hampden

Hombrewers BPA: Behind the Scenes at Al’s of Hampden

At the early time of 8 AM on a Saturday, a dozen local homebrewing enthusiasts showed up to a quiet Al’s of Hampden, ready to help contribute to a brew day. The beer, aptly called Homebrewers Belgian Pale Ale, is slated to be tapped on National Homebrew Day on May 3.  I was one of the homebrewers eager to attend and help out. We started out by learning how automated the system is compared to what … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al's of Hampden, Belgian Pale Ale, Pizza Boy Brewing Co.

Al’s of Hampden: A New Location! – Enola, PA

Al’s of Hampden: A New Location! – Enola, PA

The Trip: This past Saturday, The Beer Circle writers Garrett, Kenton, and Paige were fortunate enough to be able to make a rendezvous at one of their favorite beer establishments in the Central Pennsylvania region. The location of which they speak, however, is not the same Al’s of Hampden which they’ve visited on a previous beer tour, this was something new – something the beer community has been much abuzz about for some time now. We’ve … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breweries, Pizza Boy Brewing Co.

TODAY! The Beer Circle’s 2nd Tour: Selin’s Grove Brewing Company

TODAY! The Beer Circle’s 2nd Tour: Selin’s Grove Brewing Company

Come join The Beer Circle for our 2nd tour on Saturday, August 18th! This time were heading north from Harrisburg and visiting central Pennsylvania. The main attraction is Selin’s Grove Brewing in Selinsgrove, PA. The only off-premises option is buying a growler, but their offerings are some of the highest rated beers that I’ve seen on Beer Advocate. Our first tour was a big hit and much fun was had. We got a behind the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Iron Hill Brewing, Pizza Boy Brewing Co., Selin's Grove Brewing Co., The Beer Circle

My Brew Day at Pizza Boy Brewing

My Brew Day at Pizza Boy Brewing

My fiancée and I are regular customers at Al’s of Hampden and when I told Al that I was engaged, he said that I needed to brew a beer for the wedding at the brewery in the basement of his pizza shop, Pizza Boy Brewing. We had several discussions back and forth on what type of beer I wanted to brew, and finally I settled on a Belgian Tripel aged in Apple Brandy Barrels with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al's of Hampden, Brandy, Brew It Yourself, Pizza Boy Brewing Co., Tripel

The Beer Circle Eastern PA Brewery Tour Recap

The Beer Circle Eastern PA Brewery Tour Recap

Editor’s Note: We would like to thank everyone who joined us on our beer excursion. We all had a great time, met some interesting people, drank some good beers, and hope to do it all again soon. For those of you who missed out, the following post will demonstrate why you shouldn’t have! We hope to host more trips like this in the future, stay tuned for more details. Al’s of Hampden Bob and Russ carpooled up … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al's of Hampden, Bars, Breweries, Capone's Restaurant, Lancaster Brewing Co., Monk's Cafe, Pizza Boy Brewing Co., Stoudt's Brewing Co., The Beer Circle, Tröegs Brewing Co.

The Beer Circle’s Eastern PA Brewery & Beer Nirvana Tour

The Beer Circle’s Eastern PA Brewery & Beer Nirvana Tour

Date: March 31st, 2012 Come meet The Beer Circle on our first beer Tour. For this initial tour we are hitting some of the best breweries and restaurants between Harrisburg. We’ve left out Victory (not open for tours), Weyerbacher (too far off the path), and many others. There are enough places to do Central PA and North East PA Beer Tours later. This is a very low key get together. No snobbery, just a chance to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Capone's Restaurant, Monk's Cafe, Restaurants, Stoudt's Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Co.