On Saturday, Mar 7, Ray and I showed up at the Devil’s Den in Philadelphia for some good beer and socializing … and we met two great brewers: Larry Bell and Pete Slosberg.
First, Pete Slosberg, was the creator of Pete’s Wicked Ale.
From Wikipedia, Pete Slosberg “was one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement in America, along with others such as Jim Koch of Samuel Adams and Larry Bell of the Kalamazoo Brewing Company, now Bell’s Brewery Inc.” It was a pleasure meeting Pete and shaking the hand of someone who had a significant influence in the variety of Microbrews that are now on the market (besides producing some pretty good beer!)
And, so, we add in Larry Bell.
It was a Firkin of his brew we had at the Devil’s Den (see previous post). His beers are “kicking a**” lately. His Amber Ale is fantastic. Top it off with the fact that he is a very nice guy and we had a fantastic time sampling the wares during Philly Beer Week!