After Hours at The Brew Lounge

Exploring the people, places, sights, sounds, and stories behind the passionate pursuit of great beer.

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  • For spectators of great beer in Washington, DC, here is a guide to finding great beer along the path of the Marine Corps Marathon. Photo: TheBrewLounge.com

    The Marine Corps Marathon stops for beer

    For spectators of great beer in Washington, DC, here is a guide to finding great beer along the path of the Marine Corps Marathon. Published 11:59 p.m. October 28, 2010 - Comments

     
  • In some brewing circles, adhering to tradition means doing things differently

    Reinheitsgebot is a four-letter word

    In some brewing circles, adhering to tradition means doing things differently Published 1:55 p.m. October 20, 2010 - Comments

     
  • A look at some of the mid-Atlantic's diverse beer events from October 18-October 31, 2010.

    Beer calendar: Oct. 18 through Oct. 31

    A look at some of the mid-Atlantic's diverse beer events from October 18-October 31, 2010. Published 4:25 p.m. October 18, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Goodnight Irene's Brew Pub is a Jersey sure thing

    Finding a good beer at the Jersey Shore

    Goodnight Irene's Brew Pub is a Jersey sure thing Published 3:49 p.m. October 15, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Approached with care, traveling with beer by air is easier than you might think

    Traveling with beer

    Approached with care, traveling with beer by air is easier than you might think Published 5:56 p.m. October 11, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The inaugural Delaware Wine & Beer Festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 17, to showcase Delaware's best beer and wine.

    Small state, big beer and wine

    The inaugural Delaware Wine & Beer Festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 17, to showcase Delaware's best beer and wine. Published 7:07 a.m. October 7, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Where to find a good brew around the mid-Atlantic region from October 4-October 17

    Beer calendar: Oct. 4 through Oct. 17

    Where to find a good brew around the mid-Atlantic region from October 4-October 17 Published 8:12 p.m. October 4, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Q&A with Paul Pendyck of the General Sutter Inn, Bulls Head pub and UK Brewing Supplies.

    A beer guy sits down for a wine dinner

    Q&A with Paul Pendyck of the General Sutter Inn, Bulls Head pub and UK Brewing Supplies. Published 10:25 a.m. October 2, 2010 - Comments

     
  • How close do you live to an award-winning brewery/brewpub?

    Great American Beer Festival 2010

    How close do you live to an award-winning brewery/brewpub? Published 2:13 p.m. September 19, 2010 - Comments

     
  • A look at some of the mid-Atlantic's diverse beer events from September 20-October 3

    Beer calendar: Sept. 20 through Oct. 3

    A look at some of the mid-Atlantic's diverse beer events from September 20-October 3 Published 8:52 a.m. September 19, 2010 - Comments

     
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Bryan Kolesar

Bryan Kolesar

Bryan Kolesar has been tracking down great beer for over twenty years. From the most hard-to-find delicately balanced low alcohol beer to the big monsters weighing in at over 10% ABV, he has yet to find a style that does ...

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Bryan Kolesar has been tracking down great beer for over twenty years. From the most hard-to-find delicately balanced low alcohol beer to the big monsters weighing in at over 10% ABV, he has yet to find a style that does not have a story to tell and a taste to share. Though, when pushed, Kolesar has historically staked a claim to the Saison style as one of the most versatile and his favorite.

In 2005, Bryan co-founded The Brew Lounge blog/website as a canvas to illustrate the best of the craft brewing industry and to document his own travels within it. Though he has lived in Philadelphia and is currently headquartered in the city's western suburbs, Kolesar shares a wealth of information and images that he collects from his travels around the world and some of the best beers that he has tasted along the way.

In 2010, Kolesar came aboard the Communities section of The Washington Times to contribute stories from across the craft brewing industry as it continues more than ever its explosive growth amongst increasingly more of the mainstream alcohol-consuming public. 

While the beer - its tastes, aromas, and incredible pairing opportunities with food - is often the beginning of a story, he often finds it more interesting to dive into the stories behind the people, places, and events associated with the final product. 

Locally around Philadelphia, he has been named a Beer Writer of the Year finalist multiple times, hosted beer/running events during each annual Philly Beer Week, served as a Philly Beer Geek judge, paneled local beers for submission into the Great American Beer Festival competition, judged beer and food competitions, been featured in local publications chronicling the beer scene, and been named the "Best Beer Guy" of 2008. 

In addition to his beer-y pursuits, Kolesar works a professional career in the business world by day and dabbles in distance running, cooking, homebrewing, gardening, photography, and is a staunch advocate for animal rescue/adoption. He lives with his wife, Patty, of fifteen years and has been a long time, mostly suffering, supporter of local Philadelphia sports.

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