• The new Yuengling IP clocks in at 5 percent ABV and 60 IBUs (double that of their Lager). Yuengling
Brewing Manager John Callahan describes his IPL as a “nice, smooth, crisp, clean drink.”
    Lager’s hoppier cousin

    Shoppers may have been a bit surprised last week when entering the aisle looking for Yuengling Lager. Next to the traditional, beer-colored cases of the Pottsville brewery’s flagship Lager sat green cases bearing the Yuengling logo. Meet...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • Fifty percent of the profits at Founding Fathers Brewing Company
in Minnesota go towards supporting America’s military
families through military non-profits. We’ll drink to that!
    Cheers to our veterans!

        Next Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veteran’s Day. I think I can speak for most veterans when I say we don’t need to be rewarded for our past service, but boy, it feels nice when we...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Presently, Catherine is performing the lead role of Phoebe D’Ysquith
in the Broadway show “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”
    Catherine Walker shares herself

    Many EPAC alumni have found themselves on television, in film, or appearing on Broadway. The latter is the case with Lancaster Catholic High School grad Catherine Walker, whose Broadway career began as ensemble member in (and later...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • On the cover
Natalie Young plays the title character in “Carrie: The Musical,” opening tonight at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. The show runs through Oct. 31. Go to ephrataperformingartscenter.com for details or to purchase tickets.
    Young actors ‘Carrie’ EPAC’s newest production

    I almost killed Stephen King. Well, my in-laws and I almost killed Stephen King. Despite his near creepy style and twisted imagination, King is actually a really nice guy. Ask Maine’s Bangor West Little League players what...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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    Scary pairings: Local beers + Halloween candy

    The chill is definitely in the air and houses are looking spooky with decorations for Halloween. I love candy. Halloween is this daddy’s chance to revel in the children’s spoils. So, in preparation of the massive amount...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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    Earl David Reed’s unsuccess

    Nationally known comedian to perform at Ephrata Main Theatre It’s time to get serious about being funny. That is the epiphany 54-year old Earl David Reed had recently while plugging away at his day job. So, the...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • NBC photos Lampeter-Strasburg graduate James Wolpert performs the Joni Mitchell classic “A Case of You” Monday night on NBC’s “The Voice.” Wolpert will appear on the show tonight at 8 p.m.
    James Wolpert gets back to his EPAC roots

    Most people know James Wolpert as a semi-finalist on season five of NBC’s hit television sing-off program, “The Voice.” His appearance on national television is just a part of what made him what he is today — a...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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  • Jack Black stars in Columbia Pictures' "Goosebumps."
    ‘The Inhabitants’ and other scary things

    Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to be given an advanced screening of “The Inhabitants,” the second foray into filmmaking by the writing, directing, brotherly duo of Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. The Rasmussens are known for...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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  • Rachel Collister of Reamstown shares a smile as the festivities
begin on Main Street. (Photos by Mike Shull)
    Lititz Craft Beer Fest 2.0

    That was fun! The sun has set on another successful Lititz Craft Beer Festival after thousands of fans sampled everything from bologna beer to best-in-shows. Here’s a rundown of some of the most memorable — for good and...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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    Something Mad is brewing

    Believe it or not, I don’t immediately run to the newest brewery or brewpub when it opens. I like to give it time. So much can go wrong in the food service industry during a new establishment’s...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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