World of Beer Opens in Exton

World of Beer opens in Exton

World of Beer opens in Exton

World of Beer is opening its first Pennsylvania location today in Exton. Since 2007, World of Beer has opened more than 70 locations of its beer-centric tavern concept. World of Beer’s Exton location at 102 Main Street is 3,885 square feet with a 1,000 square feet patio. The bar and restaurant will have 50 beers on tap plus another 500 by bottle and can, with a sizeable number coming from Pennsylvania brewers.

World of Beer also offers “Infusion Towers” in all of its locations. The three-foot tall stainless steel tower allows the bars to infuse beer with herbs, coffee, fruit and other ingredients to create unique beers. For Exton’s grand opening, the bar will offer Liquid Hero Brewery’s Juste Le Bout with strawberries, basil and cucumber.

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DA: Man Stole $900K From Farm to Buy Luxury Cars, Bahamas Trip

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Clifton Willson is charged with stealing more than $900,000 from a Chester County farm. He spent the money on things like two Maseratis. (Maserati badge logo by Tanner-Gas, via Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons license)

Clifton Willson worked part-time as a painter at a farm in western Chester County. He was fired from that job earlier this year, when police began investigating his involvement in an alleged criminal scheme.

Today, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Wilson had been charged in the theft of more than $927,100 from a farm in Willistown Township. He used the money, Hogan says, to buy two Maserati vehicles, a Porsche SUV, a Land Rover, a rental home and a family vacation to the Bahamas — among other things.

“The defendant took advantage of his position of trust,” Hogan said in a release. “He stole checks, forged the victim’s signature, and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars all because of simple greed.” Read more »

Three High School Football Players Charged in “No Gay Thursday” Hazing

Chester County D.A. Thomas Hogan

Chester County D.A. Tom Hogan

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Three football players at Chester County’s Conestoga High School have been charged in connection with a hazing incident, District Attorney Tom Hogan announced today.

CBS3 reports the charges stem from an October 15 incident at the school. Officials say the victim was a freshman athlete. Read more »

Levante Brewing Company Elevates the Craft Experience With Beer and Dogs

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The tasting room at Levante Brewing in West Chester.

Dogs and beer have one trait in common—they just make life better. So when I heard that Levante Brewing Company allows dogs in their taproom, I had to go. It isn’t often that I can put my dog, Wyoming, on her leash and head out to get beers with my friends, so to say I was excited is an understatement.

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First Look: Victory Parkesburg Brewpub Is Now Open

The brewpub at the Victory Brewing Co. in Parkesburg | All photographs by Bradley Maule

The brewpub at the Victory Brewing Co. in Parkesburg | All photographs by Bradley Maule

Now that the owners of Victory Brewing have unveiled their newest brewery and restaurant to the public (it opened today for lunch), beer fans can eat, drink and learn at the biggest and most eco-friendly of their two brewery and three brewpub locations. Two years after beginning to brew out of Parkesburg, in Chester County, visitors can finally tour the EPA-approved brewery and relax at the two-story pub part of the brewpub that captivates the eye with 350 seats and a whole lot of reclaimed wood.

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Main Line Monday: Berwyn Farmhouse Property Gets $200K Price Cut

TREND images via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

TREND images via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

Originally listed in April for $2,199,000, this colonial farmhouse in Willistown Township got a crisp $200k axed off its price a few months ago. The rustic residence, which is minutes from the shops in Malvern and Paoli, comes with a detached carriage house apartment and workshop (plus two garage bays) and a small barn with storage space and garage.

Nestled in Radnor Hunt country, the Berwyn home’s surrounds complement the “country” charm of its interior, starting with its vaulted post & beam-ceilinged family room, reclaimed pine floors, and cherry millwork. Its kitchen is a lovely two-story thing with birds-eye maple cabinets, radiant heated stone floors, and granite counters. Its also stock with brand gourmet appliances, including, but not limited to, two Bosch dishwashers, Marvel wine fridge, and SubZero fridge and freezer drawers.

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Farmhouse Friday: Swingtail Farm in Coatesville Vaunts Access to Riding Trails

TREND images via Zillow.com

TREND images via Zillow.com

Before we start, can we just comment on how cute the name is? Turns out Swingtail Farm, a 33-acre residential estate surrounded by an additional 30,000 acres of conserved Cheshire Hunt Country space, has quite the suitable title: it claims an eight-stall barn, four sizable pastures, all of which are fenced, and has access to a panoply of riding trails. Lots of swinging horse tails ’round there for sure!

On the homo sapiens side of things, the main house has television and music rooms, with the former boasting a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace like the family room. High ceilings (the master suite boasts a vaulted one) and views of the enclosing woods are throughout. Outside are a machine shed and garage with an overhead apartment, plus, in-ground pool, which from this angle makes the home look more resort-y than sporty. Specs and photos below.

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Farmhouse Friday: Woodsy Newtown Square Home Includes “Party Loft” Barn

TREND photo courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach.

TREND photo courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach.

We never forgot the old Belgrave Farm estate in Newtown Square, what with it being a thirty-six acre expanse with the Ridley Creek stream running through it and all. (Even has a pond and waterfall, y’all!) But last we wrote about it, the lush property was listed for a whopping $7.95 million, a fact we have now discovered has changed.

Reduced to $7.65 million this past spring, we’re guessing the rustic Chester County residence will grab the attention of a slightly larger pool of would-be homebuyers. Fortunately for them, it’s doubtless they’ll be disappointed: a long tree-lined driveway leads up to the restored 200-year-old stone farmhouse, which vaunts some newer addition from Peter Zimmerman Architects. The house overlooks the street and coms with a barn nestled nearby.

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Jaw Dropper of the Week: Former Sunoco CEO’s Malvern Estate Includes Helipad, Riding Trails

Photo credit: HunterReed.com

Photo credit: HunterReed.com

Once a private who’s who hub springing forth in the form of swanky political fundraisers, elaborate social events, and exclusive VIP gatherings, the Radnor Hunt estate in Malvern awaits its next lavish era: the nearly 30-acre Main Line property is listed for $4.75 million.

The estate, an expansive plot enclosed by hundreds of acres of conservation land, was previously the home of former Sunoco Chairman and CEO Robert McClements Jr. Naturally, we’d love to share interior shots of the stone and cedar main house and its architecturally consistent guest cottage, but unfortunately, photos have yet to be available.

That being said, the grounds care taker does allude to the luxe ambience of the space in recalling how guests of the McClements soirées would frequently arrive and depart by helicopter thanks to the estate’s grass helipad. (No doubt this was faster than the 25-30 minute drive between Radnor Hunt and Center City.) What’s more is the property claims a half-mile long gated lane leading up to the home – can you imagine the line of high-end cars waiting to reach the entrance of one of those ritzy private parties?

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