Brewer Association Releases List of 50 Biggest Craft Brewers


The Brewers Association, the non-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for the U.S. brewing industry released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2012 beer sales volume.

Locally, two Pennsylvania breweries and one from Delaware made the list:

#13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewing Co.
#26 Victory Brewing  Co.
#50 Troegs Brewing Go.

The full list »

Tröegs Nugget Nectar Is on Its Way

troegs-nugget-nectarOne of the most sought after beers of the year is Tröegs Nugget Nectar and it’s already being released. According to a Facebook post on Tröegs page, the bottles have been sent from the Hershey brewery to its Central Pennsylvania distributors. Cases and six-packs will make their way to Philadelphia by Monday, January 21st. The hoppy Imperial amber beer won’t be available on tap till mid-February but until then, hit up your favorite distributors and bottle shops.

Troegs is also promising that there will be more Nugget Nectar available this year than in years past.

Nugget Nectar bottles are now available [Facebook]
Troegs [Official Site]

Mad Elf 2012 Debuts on Tap Tonight

Troegs’ bigger Hershey brewery means more of its highly sought after Mad Elf for everyone. In fact it has been available in six-packs and cases for almost a month. But tonight is its debut on tap for 2012. So head up to Northeast Philadelphia to the Grey Lodge to try out the 2012 batch.

Also on tap will be more Troegs beer including a keg of Mad Elf from 2011, a Belgian Brown Ale and a fresh hopped Troegs beer.

Mad Elf Happy You Night [Grey Lodge]

Tonight: Battle of the Brewers at Morgan’s Pier

Tonight at Morgan’s Pier fourteen beers featuring local favorites like Dogfish Head and Philadelphia Brewing Co. will be facing off in the Battle of the Brewers. All day local craft breweries will work to promote and sell the most of their chosen beer in hopes of winning the ultimate prize: a permanent spot on two of Morgan’s Pier’s taps for a full year. Each beer will be $6, with special happy hour pricing from 5 to 7 p.m. when each beer will be $3 and growlers will be $12.

Read on for the list of contestants. Read more »

6th Anniversary at POPE

Tonight is the six-year anniversary of Pub on Passyunk East and they are celebrating in style. The party they’ve been advertising on their Facebook as “Nothin’ But a Good Time” is going to consist of a major tap list change for the night as well as a free buffet. Wings and sausage and meatball sandwiches are being served at this buffet from 6-8 p.m. Fifteen beers will be part of the POPE’s taps for the night, including some Dogfish Head 120 IPA and Troegs Mad Elf. The whole crazy tap list can be viewed on Philly Tap Finder.

POPE [Official Site]

About Last Night: Philly Beer Scene Award Winners

Okay, so no matter how strident were the requests that attendees treat last night’s Philly Beer Scene “Best Of” Awards like they were the Grammies, Tom Kehoe still didn’t wear a tie. But Jose Pistola’s owner Joe Gunn wore a tux, and Best Brewmaster nominee Chris LaPierre sported an outlandish Western shirt, jacket and bolo at the first-ever Philly Beer Scene public awards ceremony. The recommended black-tie attire for the red carpet-style affair allowed the who’s-who of the local beer and bar scene to dress up for one another in sometimes tongue-in-cheek fashion. The merriment was palpable as brewers, bar and homebrew shop owners, sales reps, journalists, distributor employees and drinkers came together Downstairs at World Café Live to get photographed and interviewed on the red carpet (interviews courtesy of Suzy Woods) and cheer one another and the community as a whole.

Who won what?

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