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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

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
3 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
7 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
11 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
18 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
20 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
26 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]
On Tap: The Penn Stater Hotel and MAD-K Brewing team up for a New England-style IPA On Tap: The Penn Stater Hotel and MAD-K Brewing team up for a New England-style IPA
29 weeks ago - Town and 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. One of his managers [Read More]
A Quiet Legacy of Greatness A Quiet Legacy of Greatness
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Barney Ewell is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, athletes in Penn State history, yet his accomplishments aren’t as well-known as those of famous Nittany Lion football or basketball players or wrestlers. [Read More]
On Tap: Don’t Sell Beer Short When Planning That Special Evening On Tap: Don’t Sell Beer Short When Planning That Special Evening
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Most romantic dinners you see played out in movies or on television involve a couple sharing a meal and a bottle of wine. You rarely see two people having a special evening together with a pint of beer in their hands. But on this Valentine’s Day, don’t sell beer short on being part of a romantic [Read More]
A Quiet Legacy of Greatness: On the centennial of his birth, Barney Ewell is remembered as one of Penn State’s all-time best athletes   A Quiet Legacy of Greatness: On the centennial of his birth, Barney Ewell is remembered as one of Penn State’s all-time best athletes
37 weeks ago - Town and gown
Last November, Lancaster Online published a story, “Four Things About Lancaster County’s History You Might Not Know.” One of the four was “Olympian’s grave in Lancaster County.” “The only Lancastrian ever to win an Olympic gold medal,” Barney Ewell is [Read More]
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