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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

Letter from the Editor: Stoking the Pride Letter from the Editor: Stoking the Pride
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
I have lots of habits that understandably try my wife’s patience. This time of year, for example, there are the minutes – OK, maybe hours – spent each week on my phone, researching and adjusting the lineups of my fantasy football teams. While she enjoys football too, she’s [Read More]
On Tap: Bottles have long ruled, but flexibility is helping cans become a popular choice of craft brewers – who say you can’t taste the difference On Tap: Bottles have long ruled, but flexibility is helping cans become a popular choice of craft brewers – who say you can’t taste the difference
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
At one time, there seemed to be little debate: Beer was simply better when it came from a bottle than a can. Whether that was a fact or just the thinking because bottles were “cooler” can be discussed. But what has become a reality in the beer-brewing business these days is that more [Read More]
When Perfect Wasn’t Enough: Museum celebrates – and rekindles debates about – Penn State teams that were Unbeaten & Uncrowned   When Perfect Wasn’t Enough: Museum celebrates – and rekindles debates about – Penn State teams that were Unbeaten & Uncrowned
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
Imagine being perfect at something. Maybe it’s our job, our appearance, creating a piece of art, or cooking a dish that is just perfect. No flaws, no errors, no mistakes. Simply perfect. And then imagine that being perfect, that doing something perfectly, was seen as not being good enough. [Read More]
On Tap: The State College Brew Expo is tasting success while focusing exclusively on Pennsylvania beers On Tap: The State College Brew Expo is tasting success while focusing exclusively on Pennsylvania beers
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
August is a month of mixed emotions for many. It’s still summer, but, by the time the month ends, a new school year will have begun. During these few weeks in August, Happy Valley has a handful of annual events that can help put an exclamation point on summer. One of those is the annual State [Read More]
On Tap: Voodoo, the newest State College brewpub, is about diversity, consistency On Tap: Voodoo, the newest State College brewpub, is about diversity, consistency
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
This spring, State College welcomed its latest craft beer brewpub when Meadville-based Voodoo Brewery opened below Maine Bay & Berry Café in the former Barn in Lemont. The State College location is one of the latest moves for Voodoo, which continues to expand its reach. Besides its [Read More]
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
33 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
41 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
49 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
54 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
59 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]
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