• Overload Junction is (left to right) John Brown on guitar and vocals,
Mike Roy on drums, and Ethan Lesher on bass. (Photos by Stan Hall)
    Jammin’ at JoBoy’s: blues and brews

      They make a great gose, which is now on tap, and JoBoy’s Brew Pub in Lititz may be best known for its southern-style barbecue and flagship brews like Lititz Springs Lager, Manheim Red, and Hopitude IPA,...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • According to reviewer Michael Upton, “Sausage Party” relies heavily on F-bombs, adult humor, and
sexual innuendo (and not-so-inuuendo). “I’m not uptight, but this movie just didn’t do it for me,” said
Upton.
    ‘Sausage Party’ and ‘Suicide Squad’

    Not exactly a laugh a minute… With a cast of voices including Michael Cera, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Edward Norton, and Kristen Wiig, I figured the adult-themed, animated flick...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Home brews and Pig Iron

    I apologize if I’m pouring salt in a wound for those who couldn’t secure tickets to this year’s Lititz Craft Beer Fest, but a venerable who’s who of regional brewing gathered at JoBoy’s Brew Pub on Wednesday,...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Matt Damon returns in the title role of “Jason Bourne,” now in theaters.
    ‘Jason Bourne’

      Franchise reboots with familiar face Jason Bourne is back … for real this time.* After a one-movie hiatus, Matt Damon is back into the spy/thriller franchise. It seems the masses wanted it this way, since the...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • General Manager Gary Ford stands inside BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, on the perimeter of Park City Mall. (Photo by Blaine Shahan/LNP)
    A first look at BJ’s Brewhouse

    With locations in 22 states, I assumed BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse knew what they were doing when it came to beer. Wait for it … Lancaster County’s newest brewery is a chain based out of California, which...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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    ‘The Infiltrator’

    The Bryan Cranston effect In real life, Robert Mazur risked everything — his life and the lives of his family members. No wonder the original cover of his book, “The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Do you see the glass as half full or half empty after learning that the Lititz Craft Beer Fest in September sold out in a mere four days?
It definitely means the Lititz Ambucs have a successful fundraiser for its non-profit efforts, and that’s certainly something to celebrate.
    Going, going, gone! Local beer events selling out quickly

      “That didn’t take long” was the comment I put up on Lititz Craft Beer Fest’s Facebook photo. The photo, courtesy of the Lititz Record Express, shows the backdrop of a previous festival with the words SOLD...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • The inaugural Ephrata Brewfest was held June 25. Each attendee got to take home a keepsake mug.
    Ephrata Brewfest: good libations

    The sun was shining Saturday, June 25, and the beer was flowing from 12 breweries as the first Ephrata Brewfest went off with success. Organizers promised the event’s return for 2017, and plan to make it bigger...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • Upton ordered a flight containing Whale of a Wheat, St. David’s Lager, and Somers Amber Ale. (Photo by Michael Upton)
    Hopin’ Around: Special travel edition: Bermuda

    This island destination has pink sand, palm trees, and … beer. Of course, while on vacation I made it a point to visit Bermuda’s only brewery and sample all their beers! I wasn’t the only one. Dockyard...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • Ephrata Brewfest organizes (From left) Erin Treese, George DiIlio, Jim Summers, Susan Rowe, Penny Talbert, and Joy Ashley, met to Tuesday
to plan the layout of craft beer festival the Whistle Stop Plaza. Tickets are selling fast for the event scheduled for Saturday, June 25,
from 1-4 p.m. The affair will help raise funds for the Ephrata Public Library, Downtown Ephrata Inc., and the Ephrata Rec Center, (Photo by Patrick Burns)
    Finally: the Ephrata Brewfest!

    Not without its bumps and setbacks, The Ephrata Brewfest is now definitely a go. More than a dozen brewers and several hundred beer fans will descend on downtown Ephrata’s Whistle Stop Plaza Saturday, June 25, for the...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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