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Brewers and Beers: Winners and Why

Gallery: Brewers and Beers: Winners and Why


KEY: N = New Beer category; S = Saison category; * = Finalist. Winners are noted with place in bold; percentage is alcohol content; IBU = International Bitterness Unit

Appalachian Brewing Co.

50 W. 3d Ave., Collegeville, 484-973-6064

S Guy LaFleur Saison, Saison (5.1%) 15.88 IBU

Armstrong Ales

1000 Hollingsworth Dr., Ste. 210, Phoenixville, 484-639-7607

N St. George's English Brown Ale with Ginger (3.9%) 20 IBU

S La Soulager de Mineur, Grisette (5.3%) 25 IBU

Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery

646 Germantown Pk., Lafayette Hill, 484-344-5438

N Old School Session IPA (4.7%) 53 IBU

S Holiday Saison (10.1%) 48 IBU

Bucks County Brewery

31 Appletree Ln., Pipersville, 609-439-2468

S Saison Du Lever Du Soleil (Season of the Sunrise), Saison with jalapeño and orange blossom honey, 7.2%

Conshohocken Brewing Co.

739 E. Elm St., Ste B, Conshohocken, 610-897-8962

N Doll's Eye, Cascadian Dark Ale (4.8%)

N Puddler's Row, Extra Special Bitter (6.0%)

Dock Street Brewery

701 S. 50th St., 215-726-2337

N Caliente, Belgian strong ale with blue agave, guajillo, and ancho chiles (8%)

*S Coco Nuts, Saison with toasted coconut (5.5%)

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

#6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, Del., 302-684-1000

N Namaste, Belgian-style witbier with orange, lemongrass and coriander (new 12 oz. bottles) (4.8%) 20 IBU

S Noble Rot, "Saison-esque" Farmhouse ale with viognier must and pinot gris grapes (9%) 18 IBU

Earth Bread + Brewery

7136 Germantown Ave., 215-242-6666

N Things We Do on Grass, Golden Rye beer with caraway and coriander seeds (4.8%) 28 IBU

S Provision, Saison (5.2%) 26 IBU

Evil Genius Beer Co.

284 W. Avondale Rd, West Grove, 610-999-1637

*N Purple Monkey Dishwasher, Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter (6.7%) 35 IBU

N Hop King, Imperial IPA (8.1%) 100 IBU

Flying Fish Brewing Co.

900 Kennedy Blvd., Somerdale, 856-504-3442

N NJ 350 Anniversary Ale, English Stock Ale (7.46%) 20 IBU

S Farmhouse Summer Ale, "Baby Saison" (5%) 12.5 IBU

Forest & Main Brewing Co.

61 N. Main St., Ambler, 215-542-1776

N Wojtek, Robust Stout Porter (7.5%)

*S Third place Solaire, Grisette/Saison (5%)

Free Will Brewing Co.

410 E. Walnut St., Unit 10, Perkasie, 267-354-0813

*N Kriek Lambic, Sour Cherry Lambic (4.9%) 5 IBU

*N Chasing the Dragon, Imperial India Pale Ale (9.9%) 200-plus IBU

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

124 East Kings Highway, Maple Shade, 856-273-0300

N Grande Fortunella, American Wild Ale (6.0%) 35 IBU

*S Second place Saison Wood, Saison (7.0%) 30 IBU

McKenzie Brew House

240 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, 610-296-2222

N There Once Was a Man From Dundee, Wee Heavy (7.5%) 23 IBU

S Drizella, Sour Barrel-aged Saison (6.8%) 28 IBU

Naked Brewing Co.

51 Buck Rd., Huntingdon Valley, 267-575-0166

N F.I.S.T., Porter aged in Jameson Irish whiskey barrels (5.5%) 35 IBU

S Le Petomane, Saison with coriander and black pepper (6.0%) 32 IBU

Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant

1516 Sansom St., 2d Floor,


*N The Phunkifier, Barrel-Aged Blonde Ale (6.5%)

N Phunky Picnic, Barrel-Aged Sour Cherry Ale (7%)

Philadelphia Brewing Co.

2440 Frankford Ave.,


S Fleur de Lehigh, "saison-ish," unfiltered Belgian Pale Ale with ginger, lemongrass, and herbs (4.75%) 20 IBU

Prism Brewing Co.

810 Dickerson Rd., #B2, North Wales 267-613-8572

N Mason's Porter, Porter (4.8 %) 26 IBU

N Tex Mex Prickly Pear Wit, wheat beer with prickly pears (4.2%) 22 IBU

River Horse Brewing Co.

2 Graphics Dr., Ewing, N.J., 609-883-0890

N Berlinerweiss (4%)

N2 Oatmeal Milk Stout Aged on Coffee Beans (6.7%)

Round Guys Brewing Co.

324 W. Main St., Lansdale, 215-368-2640

*N Third place Fear of a Brett Planet, Pale Ale with brettanomyces, (5.1%) 45 IBU

*S Sundown Saison, Saison (7.1%) 36 IBU

Sly Fox Brewing Co.

331 Circle of Progress, Pottstown, 484-524-8210

*N First place Nihilist Russian Imperial Stout (new in 750 ml bottles) (9.5%) 90 IBU

S Saison Vos, Saison (7%) 38 IBU

Tired Hands Brewing Co.

16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, 610-896-7621

N Psychic Damage, IPA with oats and Pennsylvania honey (6.4%) 55 IBU

*S First place HandFarm, Four-Grain Saison aged in chardonnay barrels (5%) 15 IBU

Tröegs Brewing Co.

200 E. Hershey Park Dr., Hershey, 717-534-1297

*N Second place LaGrave, Triple Golden Ale (8.0%) 31 IBU

*S Scratch #139, Saison (6.5%) 21 IBU

Vault Brewing Co.

10 S. Main St., Yardley 267-573-4291

N Simarillo IPA, American IPA (6.2%)

N Rye Stout, American Stout (5.0%)

Victory Brewing Co.

420 Acorn Ln., Downingtown, 610-873-0881

N CBC Tripel, Belgian Tripel (9.1%) 37.4 IBU

S Helios, Belgian Farmhouse Ale with brettanomyces, (7.5%) 42 IBU

Village Idiot Brewing Co.

42 High St., Mount Holly, 609-975-9270

N Teddy Hopper Double IPA (8%) 70 IBU

S Saison Du Idiót, Saison (6.5%) 29 IBU

Yards Brewing Co.

901 N. Delaware Ave., 215-634-2600

N Cerebral Pourtex, Maibock (7%) 32 IBU

S Saison (6.5%) 30 IBU

D.G. Yuengling & Son

501 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, 570-628-4890

*N Yuengling Summer Wheat, German Weizen style (4.6%) 12 IBU

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