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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: With some creativity, Centre County breweries hold their own during pandemic On Tap: With some creativity, Centre County breweries hold their own during pandemic
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
Axemann Brewery, one of Centre County’s newest breweries, was hoping to open the doors to its taproom this spring in Bellefonte. All of its plans changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. While the building on Axemann Road in Bellefonte is still not open for the public, Axemann has been brewing [Read More]
On Tap: While craft beer industry is largely white, things are beginning to change and some Pennsylvania brewers helping make it happen On Tap: While craft beer industry is largely white, things are beginning to change and some Pennsylvania brewers helping make it happen
23 weeks ago - Town and gown
Richard Koilor and his brother, Mengistu, were initially drawn to becoming craft beer brewers like many other brewers. As they started brewing their own beer, they also sought to become trailblazers, of sorts. “We first got into beer as fans of drinking it,” Koilor says. “One day, [Read More]
'For the Love of Beer' Is an Appreciation of Pennsylvania Breweries and the People Behind Them 'For the Love of Beer' Is an Appreciation of Pennsylvania Breweries and the People Behind Them
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
When Dr. Alison Feeney decided to write a book about the craft beer movement in Pennsylvania, she knew there was little point in writing a directory of all the breweries in the state. Instead, she wanted to delve deeper and go more into the people and places behind some of the breweries. [Read More]
On Tap: Professor’s book is an appreciation of Pennsylvania breweries and the people behind them On Tap: Professor’s book is an appreciation of Pennsylvania breweries and the people behind them
32 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Dr. Alison Feeney decided to write a book about the craft beer movement in Pennsylvania, she knew there was little point in writing a directory of all the breweries in the state. Instead, she wanted to delve deeper and go more into the people and places behind some of the breweries. “The [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Stoking the Pride Letter from the Editor: Stoking the Pride
41 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
41 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
45 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
51 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
58 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]
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