• The Smoked Chipotle Porter on tap at St. Boniface is the winning homebrew from the Lititz Craft beer festival, created by Brian Thomas, Jason Clement, and Will Meiser of Waterfowl Brewing. (Photo by Michael Upton)
    And the winner is …

    Delicious! The winner is delicious. I’m talking about the winner of the Lititz Craft Beer Festival’s homebrew competition. A Smoked Chipotle Porter created by Brian Thomas, Jason Clement, and Will Meiser was crowned king of homebrews during...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • “Big Hero 6,” an animated feature about self-inflating robot Baymax (left) and young prodigy Hiro, was #1 at the box office last weekend.
    ‘Big Hero 6’ and ‘Feast’

    Big bot a big hit  I really wanted to see “Interstellar” over the weekend. I love space movies on the big screen and I am a Matthew McConaughey homer, for sure. As we neared the theater I...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • If wine and beer had a baby, it might taste like Grand Smash IPA, 
JoBoy’s newest creation. (Photo by Michael Upton)
    JoBoy’s unveils Grand Smash … and more

    For many years, beer aficionados and foodies have been making a case for pairing food with beer. Food pairing was once reserved only for wines, but those days are gone. Taking things a step further, Jeff Harless...

    • Posted November 5, 2014
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    Not your granddad’s ‘Cabaret’

    Every writer has a novel. Whether it lives in the imagination or in print, every writer has a certain level of desire to write the great American novel. Clifford Bradshaw is no different, as I found out...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Porter: the workingman’s beer

    The American India Pale Ale, a.k.a. IPA, is still the most popular style among beer aficionados. But as the seasons put a nip in the air, drinkers usually start looking for something a tad darker to warm...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Erik Wolfe is part of the whiskey dream team that is bringing distillery history back to the region. (photo by Michael C. Upton)
    Whiskey a ‘go go’

    For the first time in more than 100 years, a Lititz company put whiskey in a bottle. Bottling of Bomberger’s Distillery whiskey took place on Wednesday, said Lititz resident Erik Wolfe, who is helping to reprise the...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Daniel Radcliffe, of “Harry Potter” fame, will play the role of Ig Perrish in the soon-to-be-released “Horns,” the story of a young murder suspect literally taken over by the devil.
    ‘Dracula Untold’ and Halloween

    Something spooky this way comes! Bring out the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins! “Dracula Untold” flew into theaters over the weekend and locked up second place at the box office (with “Gone Girl” holding onto first place). Just...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • True Oktoberfestbier, served at Munich's Oktoberfest, can only be brewed by the six breweries in the city limits: Löwenbräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu-München, Augustiner-Bräu, Paulaner and Spaten.
    Beer of the month …or not

    By now, every brewer — if they make one — has their Oktoberfest/Octoberfest available. So, what is this seasonal concoction? As American craft brewing defines them, Oktoberfests are generally a gold-colored lager with an emphasis on malts and...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Elysian Space Dust IPA (photo by Michael Upton)
    The Hop’ies

    I always like to say, “There are no bad beers, just beers you do not like.” And not to be a hater &tstr; because there were some beers at the inaugural Lititz Craft Beer Fest that were...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Main Street was full for Sunday's beer fest. (photos by Mike Shull)
    Not your ordinary fest

    Homebrew contest results For many visitors to downtown Lititz on Sunday, the Lititz Craft Beer Fest was their first experience at a beer festival. Be warned those looking for a sophomore experience, not all beer festivals are...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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