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Cape of Good Hope IPA

Let’s Go Phillies!

The MLB playoffs are here, and it seemed appropriate to watch my baseball team play game #3 while sipping on a Cape of Good Hope IPA from Yard’s Brewing.

Cape of Good Hope IPA

It is an Imperial IPA, but the hop bitterness is not overwhelming at all. It has a bunch of spicy notes to it, and also a little bit of sweet.  There is also a ton of maltiness here, which I think pairs well with the double-dry hopped.  There are a ton of flavors, and it is very unlike any other IPA I’ve tried.

I think this would be a great Imperial IPA for those wary of the crazy hoppy bitterness associated with the style.



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Posted by on October 4, 2011 in Beer, Philadelphia Area, Yards


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The Rivercity Festival and 5K

This weekend I ran my first 5k!

All the beer drinking I do is lovely, but I like to hit the gym to keep fit and help work off all those delicious carbonated beverages I consume.  I’ve been training for a 5K using the Couch to 5K program – found here.  This Saturday, at the Rivercity festival, there was a fun run 5K, followed by the festival, that included a beer tent with Philadelphia Brewing Company and Brooklyn’s Six Point.

On tap, PBC had some of their flagships – Kenzinger (always a favorite!), Walt Wit, Newbold, and Joe Coffee Porter, and Six Point had their IPA, as well as Sweet Action Pale Ale.

There were many local vendors with food, crafts, and other merchandise for sale, as well as some bouncy things for the kids.  The entertainment was fantastic too!  All in all, it was a great afternoon and I can’t wait for next year!


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Barry’s Homebrew – New Location

After 15 years, Barry’s Homebrew is relocating!  I remember passing the sign for Barry’s homebrew many, many times since living in South Philly.  The store was located conveniently on the way to Target, and I had countless thoughts of, “Man, I should really look into that.”  I bought my first home brew kit from Barry earlier this year.  He was very helpful and answered all questions I had, no matter how silly or simple they were.  I look forward to checking out the new location.
After 15 years of running Barry’s Homebrew Outlet, I have decided to retire. I loved my job but the inventory has been getting heavier every year and it’s time to pass it along to the younger generation.
Nick and jimmy will be taking over the reins from now on. They are both very knowledgeable about the industry and I have believe they will continue with the good service and prices that you have come to expect for the last 15 years.
The store at 101 Snyder will close on 9/15/2011 and reopen at  the new bigger location listed below on 9/24/2011. The phone number and the website will stay the same, but the email will change to:
I will be hanging out at the new location often so I will see many of you again. I just won’t be the boss anymore.
With appreciation,
Barry Homebrew
1447 N. American st
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
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Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Beer, Homebrew, Philadelphia Area


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