Best Play to Catch Underground Theater and Drink Craft Beer

Credited to “PW staff.” From philadelphiaweekly.com

The newly christened Underground Arts space in the Wolf Building on Callowhill is hardly a new idea. Philly is blessed with countless alternative, even illegal, venues that cater to the up-and-coming, the avant-garde and the experimental in art, but, combine that with multiple craft beer taps and you’ve got a full-on Philadelphia boner. The 12,000-square-foot space contains a theater with stadium seating, an open stage area for the intimate, beatnik fare and a giant bar with room for hundreds to dance—and it’s not even finished being built yet! The mission statement of the place—“To provide an outlet for … struggling artists to have their voices heard … and be able to make their livings from their art”—makes us want to throw our arms around the whole place and squeeze. In the future, they plan on hosting exhibitions by sculptors, installation artists, videographers and the like in a full-on gallery space. As long as they keep pouring the frosty cold stuff, we’ll show up.

Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. undergroundarts.org

Beer Growlers Roaring at Brewpubs and Stores as a New Old Way to Buy Beer

To claim that this article is a little out of date is obvious. And the Professor had to provide a picture of a different type of growler; for they come in many different styles. The article seems to focus on one type, and not even one of the better Grolsch-style of growlers that can be opened, closed, over and over again. But the article does provide an interesting perspective on growlers from a state that just legalized it a couple of years ago- PGA

From AP and Washington Post. No author credited

PORTLAND, Maine — Ed McAleer likes to drink his brown ale and IPA straight from a beer tap. But he doesn’t need to be in a pub to do so.

When he has a hankering for a draft beer at home, McAleer pours himself a cold one from a growler, a refillable 64-ounce glass jug that he buys from Federal Jack’s, a brewpub and restaurant in his hometown of Kennebunkport. If he’s having friends over, he’ll sometimes pick up two or three growlers filled with different types of beer so his guests can sample a variety.

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