Results from Craig LaBan’s Third Annual Brew-vitational

For the third year in a row Craig LaBan hosted a blind tasting of local beers. 48 beers from 27 breweries competed in two categories, Philly Classics and New Beers.

When the suds settled, twelve beers from eleven different brewers  were awarded spots in the dual six packs. Only Earth Bread + Brewery managed two beers on the list.

Philadelphia’s Best Beers

Philly Classics

  1. Flying Fish – Exit 4
  2. Victory Brewing – Headwaters Pale Ale
  3. Sly Fox Brewing – Pikeland Pils
  4. Troegs – Troegenator
  5. TIE:
    Triumph Brewing – Schwarz Bier
    Weyerbacher – Merry Monks

New Beers 

  1. Earth Bread + Brewery – Amarelle Belgian-style Sour
  2. Appalachian Brewing – Anniversary Maibock
  3. Iron Hill Brewery – Saizanne Wood
  4. Tired Hands – HopHands American Pale Ale
  5. Earth Bread + Brewery – Bière Piperine, Bière de Garde
  6. Forest & Main Brewing – Kinch IPA
2012 Brew-vitational Results [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Third Annual Brew-vitational [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC