THE CONTENDERS

KEY: N-New Beer category; P=Pilsner Beer Category; *=Finalist - winners are noted with place in bracket; percentage is alcohol content; IBU=International Bitterness Unit

Appalachian Brewing Co.

Main brewery: 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg; 484-973-6064

N Maple Brown Ale (5.7%)

Dock Street Brewery

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

*N Born Again Trippel (9%)

P Royal Bohemian Pilsner (5%, 40 IBU)

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

6 Cannery Village Ctr. Milton, Del.; 888-836-4347

N Sixty-One, Continuously Hopped IPA w/Syrah Grape Must (6.5%)

*P (3) My Antonia Imperial Pilsner (7.5%)

Earth - Bread + Brewery

7136 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia; 215-242-6666

*N We Heavy, Yo! Scottish Ale (7%)

*N Event Horizon Belgian-style Pale Ale (6.2%, 40 IBU)

Evil Genius Beer Co.

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

N Forsaken Hoppy Amber Ale (6.5%, 54 IBU)

N The Siren American Pale Wheat, (7.2%, 40 IBU)

Flying Fish Brewing Co.

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

N Exit 16, Wild Rice IPA (12 oz. bottles, 8.2%, 62 IBU)

Forest and Main Brewing Co.

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

N Uccelo Razzo Dark Farmhouse Ale (8%)

N Vulpes Vulpes, American Pale Ale (5%)

Free Will Brewing Co.

410 E. Walnut St., Perkasie; 267-354-0813

*N (3) Rapunzel Hoppy Rye Saison (7.5%, 100 IBU)

N Community Kolsch-style ale (4.8%)

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

124 East King's Highway, Maple Shade; 856-273-0300

*N Wild Wit Belgian White with Brettanomyces (4.6%)

*P Phightin' Phils Keller Pils (4.8%, 35 IBU)

Lancaster Brewing Co.

302 N. Plum St., Lancaster; Lion Brewery, 700 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre; 717-391-6258

N Lancaster Pale Ale (5%, 34 IBU)

P Gold Star Pilsner (5.1%, 33 IBU)

Manayunk Brewing Co.

4120 Main Street, Philadelphia; 215-482-8220

N Duet, Belgian Pale Ale (5%, 56 IBU)

N Siembra Saison (7%)

McKenzie Brew House

451 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills; 610-361-9800

N Odette Saison (8%, 45 IBU)

N Dark Tide Molasses Porter (6%)

Neshaminy Creek Brewing

909 Ray Ave., Croydon, Pa.; 215-458-7081

N Leon Russian Imperial Stout (11.6%, 80 IBU)

P Trauger Pilsner (4.8%, 35 IBU)

Old Forge Brewing Co.

282 Mill St., Danville, Pa.; 570-275-1600

N Hopsmith Pale Lager (6%, 40 IBU)

P Paradise Pilsner (4.5%, 40 IBU)

Philadelphia Brewing Co.

2440 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia; 215-427-2739

N Schwarzinger, Schwarzinger (5%, 35 IBU)

Prism Brewing Co.

810 Dickerson Rd., North Wales; 267-613-8572

N Shady Blonde Ale with blood oranges (12 oz. bottles, 4.5%)

N Chemosabe "experimental" Black Wheat Ale (8.5%, 67 IBU)

Round Guys Brewing Co.

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

N Dog Days Kolsch (4.6%)

N Wallflower Wheat Hefeweizen (5.6%)

ShawneeCraft Brewing Co.

One River Road, Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa.; 570-213-5151

N ShawneeCraft Raspberry Blanche Wheat Beer with Raspberries (5%)

N ShawneeCraft Belgian Tripel (9.7%)

Sly Fox Brewing Co.

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

*N Grisette Belgian-Style Workers Ale (5.6%)

P Pikeland Pils German Pilsner (4.9%, 44 IBU)

Stoudt's Brewing Co.

2800 N Reading Rd., Adamstown, Pa.; 717-484-4386

N Fourplay IPA Batch #2 (6%, 60 IBU)

*P Big Brother Pils (7.5%, 60 IBU)

Tired Hands Brewing Co.

16 Ardmore Avenue. Ardmore; 610-896-7621

*N Pineal IPA (5.8%, 70 IBU)

*N (2) HandFarm Chardonay Barrel Saison (5%)

Tröegs Brewing Co.

200 E. Hershey Park Drive, Hershey; 717-534-1297

N Perpetual IPA Imperial Pale Ale (7.5%, 85 IBU)

*P (1) Sunshine Pils German-Style Pilsner (4.5%, 45 IBU)

Vault Brewing Co.

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

N Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout (8.5%, 61.6 IBU)

*N Chinook IPA (7.4%, 74 IBU)

Victory Brewing Co.

420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown; 610-873-0881

N Ranch Double IPA (9%, 70 IBU)

*P (2) Braumeister Pils (4.7-5.4%, 44 IBU)

Weyerbacher

905 G Line St., Easton; 610-559-5561

*N (1) Riserva 2012 Barrel-Aged American Wild Ale (with Raspberries) (10%)

N Merry Monks Belgian Tripel (12 oz. bottles, 9.3%)

Yards Brewing Co.

801 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia; 215-634-2600

N Chocolate Love Stout (6.9%)

N Grand Cru Belgian Strong Ale (9.9%)