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Pils-Noir Featured on DRAFTMag.com

By Jamie | July 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

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What it is: A 4.9%-ABV “black pilsner”

What it tastes like: Heaven? Angel tears? Rainbow-haired unicorn spit? Something like that. At once complex and completely understated, the lager’s crisp and zippy like a pils, but its trumped-up malt makes it exceptional: Subtle, cocoa-tinged roast vascillates with toffee and caramel sweetness that’s oddly (but awesomely!) evocative of a crunchy brulee. The swallow’s fast and a little hop-prickly with a nice, smooth toffee note that hangs on after the beer’s slipped down.

If you wanna get all technical: The beer owes its distinct malt notes in part to Old World lager-making, which involves traditional decoction mashing—that’s basically heating a small portion of mash separately, then adding it back to the rest of the mash to raise its temperature. Think of it like tempering eggs.

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Attention 2PM Tour Saturday Canceled

By Mallory | July 16th, 2014 | No Comments »

ATTENTION !! The tour at 2PM this Saturday July 19th 2014 is canceled. Sorry for the inconvenience !

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Craft Beer Tasting

By Mallory | July 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

 

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BEER & BITES FOR A CAUSE

By Mallory | February 27th, 2014 | No Comments »


BEER & BITES FOR A CAUSE

DATE:              Monday – April 14, 2014

TIME:               6PM TO 8PM

PRICE:              $50.00 Per Person

LOCATION:      Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (Mohegan Sun Casino)

 

Bring your thirst and appetite to Beer & Bites for a Cause. This Beer & Food Tasting is a collaboration between locally owned SBC Brewery and locally owned Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to benefit the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. This event, for true Food and Beer Lovers will stimulate your palate and mind through the Brew masters Craft Beer Selections paired with Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef’s Culinary Sample Creations.

 

The event will be fun and full of useful facts in a casual cocktail style atmosphere while enjoying the entertaining and knowledgeable “Chip the Beer Guy” who will be your MC for the evening as well as Brewmaster Guy Hagner & Executive Chef John Gorrick who will be on hand to answer any questions.

 

You will leave this event with your thirst and appetite satisfied, great knowledge about how beer and food is paired, an SBC Brewery Glass, and the feel good feeling you get when you support a worthy cause.

 

Reservations are limited and required.

Please call 570-208-2266 for more information or to make your reservations.

 

This is a tasting adventure, not a sit down meal.  All guests must be at least 21 years old to

attend.

A $12.00 donation to the Wyoming Valley chapter of the American Red Cross is included in the price. Please notify Cindy Garren at the Wyoming Valley American Red Cross Chapter, if you would like a receipt for tax purposes.

 

Winter Tour Schedule

By Mallory | January 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Attention!! Winter Tour Schedule !! Staring next week brewery tours will be Saturday at 2pm only! There will be no Friday night tour until April 2014. Thank you!

Brewers for a Day!

By Trevor | December 28th, 2013 | No Comments »

Whew, have we been busy up here in Pittston! Between bingeing on casserole and trying to figure out what to do with all these new pairs of socks, we’ve decided to give back to a few of our faithful followers. This year we raffled off the chance to join Mark and Guy in the brewery for a day of frothy creation. The raffle was hosted by SuperValue Beverage on Mearns Road in Warminster, Bucks County. Each week one lucky winner won some fresh brewery swag. From those who had previously won, the grand prize winner of Brewer for a Day was drawn. The winners ended up being a couple from Hatboro, Brandon and Kristen. They joined us on December 20th for a brew session of the Southern Rye IPA.
Brandon and Kristen are avid brewery goers with many local brewery tours under their belt.  However, they had never brewed before their visit to SBC.  That was just fine because Mark assured them that they would “be able to do [his] job by the end of the day; just don’t tell [his] boss!”  And so they set off to brew the Southern Rye IPA!

Pumpkin, Oktoberfest, & Sampler Pack display at SuperValue Beverage on Mearns road.

Pumpkin, Oktoberfest, & Sampler Pack display at SuperValue Beverage on Mearns Road.

Mark, lead brewer, (left) standing with Brandon and Kristen, respectively, on the brew deck.
Mark, lead brewer, (left) standing with Brandon and Kristen, respectively, on the brew deck. And, of course, Guy sitting on Brandon’s shoulder.

All wondering how they will ever turn that giant vat of hot water in to Southern Rye IPA.

All wondering how they will ever turn that giant vat of hot water into Southern Rye IPA.

Mark showing Kristen how wort clarity is effected by the vorlauf process.

Mark showing Kristen how wort clarity is effected by the vorlauf process.

Brandon using the Braukon system to move wort from the lauter tun to the boil kettle.

Brandon using the Braukon system to move wort from the lauter tun to the boil kettle.

Finally, Brandon adding the first bittering hops to the Southern Rye IPA.

A great time was had by all.  And remember, keep your eye open for more opportunities just like this one at your local bars and distributors which support Susquehanna Brewing.  This may be you next time!

As always – Cheers,

Trevor.

 

 

Happy Holidays

By Mallory | December 20th, 2013 | No Comments »

Tour Canceled 12-14-13

By Mallory | December 14th, 2013 | No Comments »

Due to the inclement weather we are canceling our 2PM tour today. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tour Friday 9-13-13 Canceled

By Mallory | September 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

Due to this weekend’s Pa Oktoberfest our tour at 5PM on Friday will be canceled. Sorry for the inconvenience. The Saturday tour will be held at the regular time  2PM .

Pa Oktoberfest

By Mallory | September 11th, 2013 | No Comments »