We took in the plentitude of historical, cultural, dining, and shopping options that Philly has to offer.
We're on a bit of a Rhode Island kick lately. Last time, we were talking Autocrat, the syrup used in Rhody's state drink, coffee milk. Today, we bring you our smallest state's other favorite drink: Narragansett beer. I first encountered 'Gansett in Cape Cod, in one of those towns where people really only go to one bar, where you can throw peanut shells on the floor. In places like this, 'Gansett is available on tap, for dirt cheap and we're starting to hope everywhere else in America follows suit.
What is Philly Beergasm? Philly Beergasm will be a true love letter to local beer culture. Local breweries Forest and Main and 5 O’clock Brew as well as Philadelphia home brewers will be on hand to provide their fantastic beers.
Around 75 per cent of gin consumed in the UK is drunk with tonic, so it is understandable that Hendrick's turned to quinine, the prerequisite ingredient in tonic, in its search for the perfect companion to its gin. The result: Quinetum - a quinine cordial, no less.
Two centuries ago in Philadelphia a group of freethinkers drafted and signed the documents that birthed a nation. Much more recently, the city has played birthplace to a vibrant independent food and drink community led by passionate entrepreneurs who are much more diverse than the collection of men who famously signed those historic papers.
Before it went out of business in 1983, Narragansett was the quintessential beer of New England. During its heyday in the 1950s through the 1970s, Narragansett was the official beer sponsor of the Boston Red Sox. At the start of every broadcast, longtime Red Sox announcer Curt Gowdy would greet fans with the company's tag line, "Hi, neighbor! Have a 'Gansett." The beer even had a memorable cameo in the movie Jaws.