Planned Easton BrewPub Moving from Pomeroy's Department Store: ...

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A brewpub that had been planned for the long-vacant former Pomeroy's department store in Easton is now headed across the street, officials announced Tuesday.
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I See You Bye Bye

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Mar 3, 2009
 
Great news! I'm looking forward to eating there.
RonMania

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Mar 3, 2009
 
3.5 million for a pub?? How much is taxpayer's money? Hopefully none!
KJE

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Mar 3, 2009
 
Hopefully people will feel safe going there. That is one thing Bethlehem Brewworks has. People's opinion on this?

Who has the better beer?
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#5
Mar 3, 2009
 
Two things: Now we will have all those teens from Lafayette with their fake IDs running around day and night

Great view out the front window of the blighted Pomeroys building.
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#6
Mar 3, 2009
 
Easton is a great place to get shot after dark. Anyone crazy enough to go downtown at night deserves their chalk outline.
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#7
Mar 3, 2009
 
Victory definitely has the better beer over brew works
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Mar 3, 2009
 
Yeah!

Since: Sep 07

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Mar 3, 2009
 
KJE wrote:
Hopefully people will feel safe going there. That is one thing Bethlehem Brewworks has. People's opinion on this?
Who has the better beer?
Victory wins this, hands down. Bethl Breworks has Ok beer, but Victory has some great ones!

As for feeling safe, there's nothing unsafe about the 300 block of Northampton St. There's enough college kids and others walking about until the bars close. Personally, I wouldn't go strolling down the alleys, or hang out between 4th & 6th.. and certainly not after 2:30am, but why would you do either at that time of night, unless you were looking to have a conversation with a stumble bum or pick up a hooker?

Since: Sep 07

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Mar 3, 2009
 
member of the jury wrote:
EASTON IS A DUMP !
Ever been to Tijuana? That place is a DUMP! Easton may be gritty, but it still has a way to go before it's a genuine dump.
RonFool

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Mar 3, 2009
 
RonMania wrote:
3.5 million for a pub?? How much is taxpayer's money? Hopefully none!
Ron - you really are a fool.

Someone is investing in the Lehigh Valley and this is a great thing. No mention of tax dollars - which I wonder if you pay to begin with. The area around Center Square in Easton is quite good - another business on the west side of the circle will only help to better area.

I hope you enjoyed someone responding to our foolishness. Now fo whack-off over the post you loser.
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Mar 3, 2009
 
KJE wrote:
Hopefully people will feel safe going there. That is one thing Bethlehem Brewworks has. People's opinion on this?
Who has the better beer?
Brew Works has better beer...hands down. Some of the best I've ever had. Either way Victory is great as well and the more great beer the better.
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Mar 3, 2009
 
One cant compare the capacity of Victory to Bethlehem Brew Works...

What ever happened to Weyerbachers pub? Is it still there...?
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Mar 3, 2009
 
And for the record, each brewery has its own positives and negatives...

For someone to simply chose one over the other shows little knowledge in the subject.
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Mar 3, 2009
 
No, the Brew Works has really mediocre beer. I think it's intentional, to appeal to the widest variet of their target clientele. Victory makes a bunch of beers I don't care for, but their greats are outstanding. The goods at the Brew Works are simply "good".
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Mar 3, 2009
 
xxxxxx wrote:
No, the Brew Works has really mediocre beer. I think it's intentional, to appeal to the widest variet of their target clientele. Victory makes a bunch of beers I don't care for, but their greats are outstanding. The goods at the Brew Works are simply "good".
You hit that nail on the head about the Brew Works. I do prefer Victory but why does everything have to be a comparison?
I can sort of see doing that if they're direct competition but they're not nor will they be in this location.

I walk down town at night- I've got big dogs but still - between 2nd and 4th on Northampton- where this will be located- is not that risky. More businesses like this will make it even less so.
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Mar 3, 2009
 
xxxxxx wrote:
Victory makes a bunch of beers I don't care for, but their greats are outstanding. The goods at the Brew Works are simply "good".
There is a huge difference in both of their capacities to brew...

Victory is huge in comparison to BBW...As a business, yes they have to brew to their clientele...but with their limited capacity, they can only brew so much and limited styles...

Victory has the capacity to brew multiple styles simultaneously....

But each use quality ingredients and both incorporate some non-traditional methods to brew a consistent product.

Its hard for me to compare a small brew pub with a 500 gallon cap. to a semi-large brewer with a 10,000 capacity and the funding to back it up.
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Mar 3, 2009
 
Dont listen to me wrote:
One cant compare the capacity of Victory to Bethlehem Brew Works...
What ever happened to Weyerbachers pub? Is it still there...?
No pub but you can go over to the brewery on the weekends and take a tour, try some samples.
I liked Dan's original beers but they've focused on a lot of 'session' type beers- big drinkers- not something you would see on tap in most places and who doesn't love their beer fresh from the tap?
Porter's house beer is made by WB Beer.(opening here for the fear-mongers to scare their potential customers now , too)
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Mar 3, 2009
 
For a real comparison...The BBW is a 7 out of 10 for brew pubs within a 100 mile radius...

Victory is a 8 out of 10 for same-sized microbreweries within a 1000 miles.

Cant compare a brewpub and a full-fledged brewery.

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Mar 3, 2009
 
Dont listen to me wrote:
And for the record, each brewery has its own positives and negatives...
For someone to simply chose one over the other shows little knowledge in the subject.
They do both have positives & negatives, but as one who has sampled a multitude of Brew Works beers--and continues to do so about every other month--the only one that actually stood out as 'great' was their framboise lambic. The Scottish Ale very tasty. All their others, as another poster put it, are just "good". I don't think any are nasty (unlike the Victory Hop Devil).. Haha. I know a lot of people rave over this one, but, sorry, I am not a fan of overhopped beer.
Anyway, a brew pub in Easton is an awesome thing. Yay!
I hope the old Mt. Vernon Ale House opens up again. They were doing some work on it, but like everything else, it stagnated :-(
yout

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Mar 3, 2009
 
RtrvrMom wrote:
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No pub but you can go over to the brewery on the weekends and take a tour, try some samples.
I liked Dan's original beers but they've focused on a lot of 'session' type beers- big drinkers- not something you would see on tap in most places and who doesn't love their beer fresh from the tap?
Porter's house beer is made by WB Beer.(opening here for the fear-mongers to scare their potential customers now , too)
A "session" beer is considered a beer that a person can have a few of- hence a drinking session. The beers like Old Heathon or Quad are not session beers. Weyerbacher has a good niche and they should roll with it.

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