On the eve of the city's biggest week-long beer party (Philly Beer Week, if you haven't heard), the Inky yesterday announced the results of their second annual Brew-vitational putting together a panel of eight judges together to sample a wide variety of local brews to determine a six-pack of champs. The first place winners included Iron Hill's Pig Iron Porter, in the 'Classic' division; and Sly Fox's Standard Pils in the contest's 'New' category.
The well-traveled judges, led by Inky food critic Craig LaBan, included Philly Beer Scene founder Mat Falco, Ommegang master brewer Phil Leinhart, sommelier Marnie Old and master distiller Rob Cassell, selected brews from Victory (Prima Pils), Weyerbacher (Merry Monks), Earth Bread (La Saison du Capitaine) and Lancaster (Rumspringa) to round out their six-pack. Culled from 38 competitors, the ranking winners have a lot to be excited about.
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