There was a complete deadlock for the first time ever at the Inquirer's annual Brewvitational competition for local craft beers, with two completely different styles of brews vying for the top new-beer prize.
Twelve expert judges crowned three champs in two categories: lagers and new beers of 2017. And the public named its favorite flagship beer. Here's what you can expect in your mug.
Close behind in the public vote, two other breweries tied for second as runners-up: Conshocken Brewing Co.'s Type A IPA and the decadent Double Chocolate Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Co.
Judges sipped 79 local beers to pick winners in this year's categories of "New Beer" and "Lager".
It was bigger. It was Brewvi-er. It was open to the public!
With nearly 80 beers on the table for blind tasting at Brewvitational VIII, 12 experts were assembled for the panel from across the region's beer world.
These granite coasters will keep your beer naturally chill.
Beeramisu, an otherwise traditional Italian tiramisu layered with Vietnamese coffee stout instead of espresso, is a perfectly delicious beer dessert fusion metaphor for two immigrant cuisines that have helped keep South Philadelphia vital.