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Beer, Wine and Popcorn
Penn Cinema expands beverage options

Starting this month at Penn Cinema, movie buffs will be able to enjoy films like Pitch Perfect 2 with a Pinot Noir or Jurassic World with a monster-hoppy craft beer. The theater has already received much positive feedback on the decision to offer beer and wine to its guests (at a two-drink maximum).

“We’re not trying to become a destination for beer drinkers, but we feel this is an amenity that our viewers will enjoy,” says Penn Ketchum, managing partner for Penn Cinema.

The Millennium Falcon Lands
The force is strong in this new Iron Hill brew

The 1,000th batch brewed at Iron Hill, the Millennium Falcon beer, will be released at Iron Hill Wilmington on Friday, June 5, starting at 5 p.m. The brew, made in honor of the spacecraft in the Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo, is a Belgian-style stout with a complex dark fruit aroma and a roasted malt flavor.

Peco’s Anniversary Party
Join the fun on June 26

On Friday, June 26, Peco’s Liquors in Wilmington will celebrate its 79th anniversary with a party from 5-8 p.m. A range of tastings featuring popular brands of wine, beer and spirits will be included, and everything in the store will be 10 percent off.

The liquor store has been housed at the same location at the corner of Philadelphia Pike and Marion Ave. in north Wilmington throughout its almost eight-decade history.

Victory at Magnolia
Downingtown brewing company opens brewpub in Kennett

Downingtown, Pa.-based Victory Brewing Company has opened its newest brewpub, Victory at Magnolia, on Cypress Street in Kennett Square, Pa.

Hours are Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.) and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (kitchen closes at 9).

Melding European ingredients and traditions with American creativity, Victory’s beers will be featured, along with local Pennsylvania wines, Victory Root Beer, and house-made lemonade and iced tea. The diverse food menu includes P.E.I. mussels, a cheese and charcuterie board, small plates like green papaya salad and fried cauliflower, and main dishes such as the loaded bacon dog and honey ham club sandwich. Of course, mushrooms are featured as well.

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