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Brew-vitational: The contenders

Jake Dean, one of the Brew-vitational judges, takes his time exploring the bouquet of one of the “wheat” beer entries. ( Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer )

The Inquirer
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 3:01 AM


(N) = New-Beer category

(W) = Wheat-Beer category.

* = Finalist

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Notes on the Brew-vitational winners

The 2015 Brew-vitational judges

Winners are noted with place in bold italics. Percentage is alcohol content.

IBU = International Bitterness Unit.

2nd Story Brewing

117 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 267-314-5770

* (N) Fritzie’s Lager, Vienna Lager (4.9%)

(N) Adsultim IIPA, American IIPA (8%) 80 IBU

Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery

646 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, 484-344-5438

(N) Where do I go from here?, American Pale Ale (5%) 45 IBU

(W) Hweet, Wheat IPA (7.6%) 110 IBU

Conshohocken Brewing Co.

730 E. Elm St., Suite B, Conshohocken, 610-897-8962

(N) Harbinger of Change, IPA (7.7%) 50 IBU

(W) Ivory Leg, Imperial Wit (9.3%)

Dock Street Brewery

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

(N) West of Center, Pale Ale (4%)

(W) Summer in Berlin, Philly Berliner Weisse (4%)

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

6 Cannery Village Ctr., Milton, Del., 302-684-1000

(W) Namaste, Belgian-style Wit (4.8%)

Earth Bread + Brewery

7136 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, 215-242-6666

(N) Convenant, Hoppy Amber (6.3%) 50 IBU

* (W) Musketeer, Saison (5.5%)

Evil Genius Beer Co.

284 W. Avondale Rd., West Grove, 484-961-0237

(N) Shut Up, Meg!, Farmhouse IPA (5%) 35 IBU

* (W) Third place, I Love Lamp, Hefeweizen with pineapple (5.5%)

Flying Fish Brewing Co.

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

(N) Pescado Rojo, Barrel-Aged Red Ale (9%) 45 IBU

(N) NJ 351, Barrel-Aged English Stock Ale (7.5%)

Forest & Main Brewing Co.

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

(N) Saison à l’Ancienne, Saison with “foraged” yeast (6%)

* (W) Tarwe Seizoen, Dry-hopped Wheat Saison (6.5%)

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing

1940 Olney Ave., Ste 100, Cherry Hill, 856-437-0709

(N) Funnel Cake, Specialty Cream Ale, 5.5%

(W) What the Butler Saw, Undressed Wit (5%)

Free Will Brewing Co.

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

(N) The Kragle IPA, India Pale Ale (6.6%) 90 IBU

(W) Mango Wheat, American Wheat Ale (5%)

HiJinx Brewing Co.

905 Harrison St., Ste. 111, Allentown, 484-714-0080

* (N) Hop Havoc IPA, Double IPA (8%) 65 IBU

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

8400 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, 215-948-5600

(N) Orehouse IPA, American IPA (6.5%) 55 IBU

(W) Mahaolo Apollo, American Belgo (6.8%)

Manayunk Brewing Co.

4120 Main St., Philadelphia, 215-482-8220

(N) Dr. Drei, American Wild Ale (5.8%) 61 IBU

(W) Summer Paradise, Berliner Weisse (3.8%)

Naked Brewing Co.

51 Buck Rd., Huntingdon Valley, 267-355-9561

(N) Pink Bunny, Grapefruit IPA (4.9%) 72 IBU

(W) Black Currant Rising Wheat, Fruit Wheat Beer (4.6%) 36 IBU

Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant

Sansom Street brewery closed, but beer now available retail.

(W) Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse, Berliner Weisse (3.5%)

Old Forge Brewing Co.

298 Mill St., Danville, 570-275-8151

(N) No Socks IPA, Double IPA (8%)

Philadelphia Brewing Co.

2440 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, 215-427-2739

(W) Walt Wit, Belgian Style Wit (4.5%)

River Horse Brewing Co.

2 Graphics Dr., Ewing, NJ, 609-883-0890

* (N) First place, Chocolate Porter, Chocolate Porter (6.5%)

* (W) Brewer’s Reserve White, Belgian-style White Ale (5%)

Rock Bottom Brewery

1001 King of Prussia Plaza, King of Prussia, 610-230-2739

* (N) Apostrophe IPA, West Coast IPA (6.6%) 70 IBU

(W) G Spot, American Wheat Ale (5%)

Round Guys Brewing Co.

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

* (N) Third place, Cyrano Fruit Saison, Saison brewed with cherry and mango (3.7%) 35 IBU

* (W) First place, The Berliner, Berliner Style Weisse (3.7%)

Saint Benjamin Brewing Co.

1710 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, 215-232-4305.

(N) B.N.C. Barley Wine Style Ale, White Barleywine (10.5%) 32 IBU

(W) Wit or Witout, Belgian Wit (5%)

Ship Bottom Brewery

209 Glendale Rd., Wallingford, 610-368-5660

(N) Wooden Jetty Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout, Imperial Stout (11.4%) 37 IBU

(W) Chicken or the Egg Killer Bee Sting IPA, India Pale Ale with honey and chile peppers (6%) 90 IBU

Sly Fox Brewing Co.

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

(N) SRT Ale, Session Pale Ale (4.5%) 40 IBU

* (W) Royal Weisse, Bavarian-style wheat ale (5.8%)

Stoudts Brewing Co.

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

*(N) Pils, German-style Pilsner (5%) 40 IBU (New in can)

* (W) Second place, Hefe, South German-style Hefeweizen (5.2%)

Tired Hands Brewing Co.

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

* (N) Second place, Guillemot – Guilly Vanilly, Dark Dessert Saison (8.5%)

* (W) We Are All Infinite Energy Vibrating at the Same Frequency, IPA (6.2%)

Troegs Brewing Co.

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

(N) Jovial, Belgian-style Dubbel (7%)

(W) DreamWeaver Wheat, German-style Hefeweizen (4.8%)

Vault Brewing Co.

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

(N) Nitro Can Coffee Stout (Experiment No. 3), Coffee Stout (5.4%)

* (W) Triticum IPA, American Wheat IPA (6.3%) 66.8 IBU

Victory Brewing Co.

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

(N) Moving Parts 03 (MP03), Belgian-style IPA (6.6%)

Village Idiot Brewing Co.

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

* (N) Thong Remover Tripel, Belgian Tripel (10%)

(W) Walter White Wit, Belgian Witbier (4.7%)

Weyerbacher Brewery

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

* (N) Tarte Nouveau, Sour session ale (3.9%)

(W) Wit, White Wheat (4.6%)

Yards Brewing Co.

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

(N) Parallel Brewniverse IPA, Belgian-style IPA (6.5%) 53 IBU

(W) Yards Saison, Belgian-style summer ale (6.5%)

D.G. Yuengling & Son

310 Mill Creek Ave., Pottsville, 570-628-4890

(W) Summer Wheat Ale, German Hefeweizen (4.7%


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