Friday, March 8, 2013
Ambler joins efforts in New Jersey and California alleging Anheuser-Busch overstates the percentage of alcohol on their products’ labels.
Two Ambler brothers have joined class action lawsuits filed in California and New Jersey, claiming Anheuser-Busch waters down beers such as Budweiser, Michelob, Natural Ice and Bud Light Platinum. Lawsuits in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California allege the company overstates the percentage of alcohol on their products’ labels. California attorney Josh Boxer, whose firm is coordinating several of the lawsuits, said there will be about a dozen total suits filed, Patch reported. The claims are based on statements from former Anheuser-Busch brewery employees, who say extra water was routinely added to beers before bottling, Time reported. Each class action lawsuit is seeking more than $5 million from Anheuser-Busch. People from Ohio and …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Frank Smith Beverage, located at 180 Shoemaker Rd. in Pottstown, has craft and domestic beers for every taste and budget.
Pottstown Patch: When did you open your business? Frank Smith Beverage: Frank Smith was established in 1946, I purchased the business in 2006 from Frank Smith Jr. PP: Who is your ideal client or customer? FSB: Our ideal client/customer is an educated craft beer customer who enjoys discerning styles of beer and also the typical customer after great domestic beer selections PP: What makes your business unique from others in your field? FSB: Our business is unique because of the vast selection of over 3000 beers. We have selections for every style taste or pocketbook PP: What made you decide to open a business? FSB: I decided to enter the beer business because I love beer and people and this affords me the opportunity to interact with great …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Patch drops by to check out what goes on behind the scenes at Sly Fox Brewery.
Monday, February 4
The Sly Fox Brewing Co. in Pottstown offers free tours of their 30,000-square-foot facility every weekend after 2 p.m., so we decided to send our photographer to see what goes on behind the scenes. Check out our gallery of the tour, and if you haven't already, be sure to check out the tour in person!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Learn to brew beer the colonial way during a special demonstration on Saturday.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
From Pottsgrove Manor: Visitors to Pottsgrove Manor will learn how beer was made in the colonial era. A beer brewing demonstration will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Manor. Brewing beers of various strengths was often part of the colonial housewife’s responsibilities. Her aim was to produce healthful, palatable drinks to suit the size and needs of her family. In Saturday's program, food historian Clarissa F. Dillon will demonstrate home-brewing using authentic 18th century beer recipes. There is a $2 per person suggested donation for the program, which will be held in conjunction with Pottsgrove Manor’s current exhibit, “Spirituous Liquors and Healthful Distillations: Alcohol in Colonial America.” Guided tours of the exhibit …