Untappd (Next Glass) Purchases Hop Culture

Announced earlier today (roughly around 7AM) the parent company to Untappd and Beer Advocate – Next Glass – has purchased Hop Culture. Next Glass also currently owns OZNR a direct to customer sales platform app. Hop Culture, a popular site that has organized brewfests and events like Beers With(out) Beards, Juicy Brews, and others, isContinue reading “Untappd (Next Glass) Purchases Hop Culture”

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Levity Brewing is Expanding and Adding a Second Tap Room

It is now official – Levity Brewing is expanding both in Indiana (Pennsylvania) and adding a second tap room in Altoona (Pennsylvania). Erich, a co-owner and bartender when I was there on my trip was discussing the expansion with me and a few other patrons at closing time, and it is now official, with constructionContinue reading “Levity Brewing is Expanding and Adding a Second Tap Room”

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Imprint Begins Shipping State Wide

Yesterday, November 15th (2020), Imprint Beer Co has announced that they will be the latest brewery in Pennsylvania to begin to ship state wide. There has been several other breweries that have begun shipping wide since the start of the year, primarily brought on by the rise of the pandemic and COVID-19 and restrictions changingContinue reading “Imprint Begins Shipping State Wide”

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River Bend Hop Farm and Brewery Closing

Just minutes ago today – November 6th, 2020 – River Bend Hop Farm and Brewery announced they will be closing on their Facebook page, citing COVID-19 as the main cause. As many of you know, in today’s climate with Covid-19, it has become more and more difficult to continue to keep River Bend’s doors openContinue reading “River Bend Hop Farm and Brewery Closing”

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Night Shift Still Coming to Pennsylvania After All

Well, despite not opening their Roxborough location (Night Shift Brewing Cancels Expansion into Philly), it looks like Night Shift Brewing will still be coming to Philadelphia and Pennsylvania after all. They have made a distribution agreement with Penn Beer Distributors to bring their beers into Southeastern Pennsylvania. Penn Beer Distributors used to occupy the DominoContinue reading “Night Shift Still Coming to Pennsylvania After All”

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2020 GABF Winners: Pennsylvania

2020 has been a challenging year (to say the least) for all kinds of events, conventions, brew fests, and other large beer related activities. Hell, Oktoberfest in Germany was cancelled this year. That alone should tell you everything you need to know about this year right there. So the 2020 edition of GABF was notContinue reading “2020 GABF Winners: Pennsylvania”

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Spigot Brewing Closing

In more sad news, another brewery will be shuttering their doors and turning off their taps soon for good. This time its Spigot Brewing located in Ford City, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh). Yesterday (10.5.20 at 7:17PM) they posted this on their Facebook page: What we’re about to say brings us no pleasure and, quite frankly, sucks.ForContinue reading “Spigot Brewing Closing”

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Stoudts Brewing Closing

This is certainly not the blog article I wanted to do today. Yesterday (2.3.20) the news came out while I was at work. In the morning before work, I started writing my next beer review – This Is The Way – by Broken Goblet, but with the news of Stoudts Brewing closing, I’ve pushed thatContinue reading “Stoudts Brewing Closing”

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Going on the Road

Part of The Beer Thrillers team is going on the road Thursday-Saturday (August 1st through August 3rd) hitting some breweries in the upper central and lower western areas of Pennsylvania. Between hitting landmarks and parks like Kinzua Bridge, Woodring Farm, Fort Pitt, Bushy Run Battlefield, Flight 93 Memorial, there will be plenty of time forContinue reading “Going on the Road”

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