Item description for Joe Sixpack's Philly Beer Guide: A Reporter's Notes on the Best Beer-Drinking City in America by Don Russell...
If you've ever wanted to explore the hopping beer scene in Philadelphia, now is the time. Fun and full of attytood, Joe Sixpack s Philly Beer Guide: A Reporter s Notes on the Best Beer Drinking City in America is the perfect companion for this city's thirsty visitors and locals alike. Joe Sixpack is Don Russell, the nation's leading beer journalist, who has written a weekly beer column for the Philadelphia Daily News since 1996. It goes without saying he knows, and loves, his beer. Over the years, he has traveled to Belgium, France, Iceland, Israel, Austria, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States and Canada in search of great beer and great stories. But he always comes back to Philadelphia, where the first brewery was built over 300 years ago and where great beer has been brewed ever since. Discover the full flavor of a great beer town. Go barhopping with Joe Sixpack, and you re sure to get all the insider's tips: The best brewpubs, breweries, and beer bars Barroom secrets and money-saving tips Walking tours with maps Festivals, here and abroad And lots of fine, cold beer! Before you duck into a tavern, grab your copy of Joe Sixpack s Philly Beer Guide and learn why Philadelphia is the Best Beer Drinking City in America.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Camino Books, Inc.
ISBN 1933822104 ISBN13 9781933822105
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Intuitive & User-Friendly Guide to the Philly Beer Scene May 7, 2008
Whether you love beer or think you hate it, no trip to Philadelphia should be made without a copy of Joe Sixpack's Philly Beer Guide in hand. Joe Sixpack is Don Russell, winner of the 2006 Brewers Association Beer Journalism Award in Consumer Print, and roving brewsman for over ten years at the Philadelphia Daily News. His caricature, inked throughout the book in a dozen humorous settings by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson, is the perfect representation of this beer-drinking journalist.
"Joe Sixpack's Philly Beer Guide: A Reporter's Notes on the Best Beer-Drinking City in America" is full of Philadelphia tough-guy attitude, while spouting rivers of information about beer in the city, the suburbs, and at the shore. His directions for bar-hops in different sections of the city are priceless, with constant subtle tips about his preferred haunts, what to order, how to get around, and what beer to pair with Philly fare. Russell's light Philly-lingo adds to the flavor of authenticity.
Chapters flow intuitively for anyone who would like to explore the Philadelphia beer scene with a minimum of effort. It is written for a guy who won't read the directions, but wants the knowledge quickly when he decides to give in. As an extra bonus, Russell adds little boxes with bar-tales, info, money-saving hints, and local opinions to each chapter, like seasoning on a well-dressed steak. Yo, good stuff!
Great reference Mar 24, 2008
I've enjoyed Don's columns in the Philadelphia Daily News and his website for many years now. A true died-in-the-wool beer geek and Philadelphia born and bred native, I could think of no one better to give outsiders and inside look into "good beer" in the Philly area. This book is a great reference for those who wish to find the best the City of Brotherly Love has to offer in the beer category. One could waste a lot of time searching through all the bars and restaurants in the city to find those few gems. Well, Don has done all the legwork for you. All you have to do is buy the book and make the trip. He even provides maps and mass transit routes along with visitor tips! In addition to serious beerhunting, he has included some humorous anecdotes from his newspaper past and a history of beer in the city. A must have for anyone who plans on visiting the "Best Beer Drinking City in America".