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David Pencek, Town&Gown

David Pencek is editor of Town&Gown magazine, Town&Gown's Penn State Football Annual, and Town&Gown's Penn State Winter Sports Annual.

Articles by David Pencek, Town&Gown

On Tap: Fans relaxing with a beer at the ballpark are enjoying a much greater selection these days On Tap: Fans relaxing with a beer at the ballpark are enjoying a much greater selection these days
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s the two words that can warm just about everyone’s heart: Play ball! Opening day for Major League Baseball has finally arrived, and with it comes the usual thoughts of spring and summer days and evenings. Opening day also brings questions, such as can the Red Sox repeat as World [Read More]
On Tap: For many, the fusion of chocolate and beer is a relationship to savor On Tap: For many, the fusion of chocolate and beer is a relationship to savor
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
Pairing wine with chocolate has become a staple for most wineries and is certainly a popular feature during the month of February with Valentine’s Day. Beer and chocolate not only being paired but also fused together in one drink maybe hasn’t reached the popularity of the good grape and [Read More]
On Tap: Beer expert Lew Bryson lists his top pours of 2018 On Tap: Beer expert Lew Bryson lists his top pours of 2018
20 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s that time of year when, besides all the holiday celebrations, we reflect on the past 12 months and see countless lists of the best movies, books, TV shows, events, and more. So why not a look back on the year that was in beer? For that, we wanted to hear from beer expert Lew Bryson, who [Read More]
Shy Bear, Bold Flavors: New Brewery Is Making a Name for Itself in Lewistown Shy Bear, Bold Flavors: New Brewery Is Making a Name for Itself in Lewistown
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Since this past spring when Jason Ufema opened Shy Bear Brewing on what was historically known as Meadowbrook Farm, the brewery has become a popular spot in Lewistown, not only for locals but also out-of-town visitors. [Read More]
Shy Bear, Bold Flavors: New brewery is making a name for itself in Lewistown   Shy Bear, Bold Flavors: New brewery is making a name for itself in Lewistown
29 weeks ago - Town and gown
Jason Ufema describes the beer scene in Lewistown as one that you’d likely find in most rural, blue-collar towns. “The percentage of craft beer drinkers is quite a bit less than those who prefer the common, macro-made beer,” he says. “However, that is part of the journey and [Read More]
The Foundation: 50 years ago, Penn State’s undefeated Orange Bowl champs built a legacy of greatness The Foundation: 50 years ago, Penn State’s undefeated Orange Bowl champs built a legacy of greatness
33 weeks ago - Town and gown
The year 1968 is considered by many to be one of the more turbulent of the 20th century for the United States. One could argue that events such as the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the election of Richard Nixon as the 37th president [Read More]
On Tap: The State College Brew Expo marks its 20th year by featuring beers from Pennsylvania On Tap: The State College Brew Expo marks its 20th year by featuring beers from Pennsylvania
38 weeks ago - Town and gown
To celebrate the State College Brew Expo’s 20th year, Michael Martin, who runs the expo with his wife, Malissa, didn’t look too far when it came to deciding which breweries would be showcasing their beers at this year’s expo. Martin made the decision to make the State College Brew [Read More]
On Tap: Experts Share Tips on the Top Brews to Enjoy as the Weather Heats Up On Tap: Experts Share Tips on the Top Brews to Enjoy as the Weather Heats Up
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Town&Gown talked with a few beer experts to get their take on summer beers. Jess Baker is editor in chief of CraftBeer.com; Kenny Gould is founder of HopCulture.com; and Sue Gummo is the beer and wine leader at Weis Markets in Bellefonte. [Read More]
On Tap: Experts share tips on the top brews to enjoy as the weather heats up On Tap: Experts share tips on the top brews to enjoy as the weather heats up
46 weeks ago - Town and gown
While Christmas is the “most wonderful time of year,” for those who enjoy trying new beers, it’s tough to beat summer. Beer goes with the other three “Bs” of the season — barbecues, beaches, and baseball games. According to a 2017 story by the National Beer [Read More]
On Tap: The Penn Stater and MAD-K Brewing Team Up for a New England-Style IPA On Tap: The Penn Stater and MAD-K Brewing Team Up for a New England-Style IPA
52 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
With craft brewing and interest in craft beers continuing to grow in Happy Valley, Chuck Hacker, assistant restaurant manager for the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, wanted to give the establishments at the Penn Stater something, a beer perhaps, they could call their own. [Read More]
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