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Brew-vitational 2011: The results

Blind-tasting the brews: from left, panelist Marnie Old sniffs a Belgian-style beer; Devin Griffiths makes a selection; Rob Cassell studies the hue of a sample.
Blind-tasting the brews: from left, panelist Marnie Old sniffs a Belgian-style beer; Devin Griffiths makes a selection; Rob Cassell studies the hue of a sample.Read moreDAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer

1. Iron Hill Brewery Pig Iron Porter  (classic porter)

2. Victory Brewing Co. Prima Pils  (traditional pilsner with whole German and Czech hop flowers)

3. Weyerbacher Brewing Co. Merry Monks (Belgian abby trip pel)

4. Yards Brewing Co. ESA  (at its best in traditional low fizz cask, rather than bottle)

5. Sly Fox Royal Weisse (Bavarian style wheat, packaged in can)

6. River Horse Brewing Co. Tripel Horse (Belgian trippel, with Trappist yeast)

7. Appalachian Brewing Co. Trail Blaze Organic Brown Ale (American brown ale using all organic ingredients)

8. Troegs Brewing Co. HopBack Amber Ale (vividly hoppy amber ale made with five kinds of hops)

9. Flying Fish Brewing Co. Exit 4 American Trippel (bottle-conditioned Belgian trippel, first beer in Exit Series)

10. Manayunk Brewery Califronia Dreamin' (Double IPA, West Coast-style continuous hopping)

11. McKenzie Brew House Saison Vautour (Belgian-style farmhouse ale made with rye, oak cask-aging and wild yeast)

12. Twin Lakes Brewery Greenville Pale Ale (American pale ale, with whole flower Cascade hops)

13. Lancaster Brewing Co. County Cream Ale (lightly hopped sesssion brew)

14. Intercourse Brewing Co. Blue Ball Porter (American porter)

15. Stoudt Brewing Co. Mai Bock Blonde Double (Golden blonde lager with honey, German malts and noble hops)

16. Fegley's Brew Works Hop'solutely Triple IPA (American double/imperial IPA, with whoppingly bitter 100+ IBUs)

1. Sly Fox Standard Pils (unfiltered keller pils, collaboration with Standard Tap's William Reed)

2. Earth Bread + Brewery La Saison du Capitaine (classic Saison based on Saison Dupont)

3. Lancaster Brewing Co. Rumspringa (Golden bock lager with Lancaster honey, packaged in can)

4. Flying Fish Brewing Co. Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale (American red ale, zippy with four kinds of hops)

tie 5. Victory Brewing Co. Headwaters Pale Ale (German malts to balance crisp American hops)

tie 5.Weyerbacher Brewing Co. Blasphemy (big Belgian quad aged in Bourbon barrels)

6. McKenzie Brew House Irma Extra (farmhouse ale soured with portion in oak barrels with honey)

7. Appalachian Brewing Co. Anniversary Maibock (malty May seasonal lager)

8. Earth Bread + Brewery The Gryphon (coffee amber ale, made with roasted Burundi coffee from Wayne's Gryphon Cafe)

9. Triumph Brewing Co. Zitronenweizen (German-style wheat beer, with chamomile and lemongrass)

10. Dock Street Pimp My Rye (Imperial rye lager, with four types of rye, Simcoe, Columbus and Amarillo hops)

11. Manayunk Brewery Brewerytown Brown (American brown ale, hoppier than English style)

12. Fegley's Brew Works Blueberry Belch (Unfiltered fruit ale, made with blueberries)

13. Twin Lakes Brewery Winterthur Wheat (American West Coast-style golden wheat ale)

14. Prism Brewing Co. Love Is Evol Brown Ale  (strawberry-jalapeno ale is "love" spelled backwards)

15. River Horse Brewing Co. Brewer's Reserve Batch #007 (Farmhouse saison, with fresh lemongrass and white peppercorns)

16. Dock Street OMG Pale Ale (American pale ale, with Marris Otter barley malt and two kinds of hops)

17. Stoudt Brewing Co. Ex Gratia Ale (made for Vetri's Alex's Lemonade fundraiser, with lemons, honey and mustard seeds)

18. Iron Hill Brewery Rising Sun American IPA (bright I.P.A. made with distinctive Japanese Sorachi Ace hops)

19. Triumph Brewing Co. Belgian Double Rye ("Belgian-style double" made with rye and caraway seeds)

20. Prism Brewing Co. Insana Stout (stout made with cocoa and "vegetarian friendly bacon")

21. Yards Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Thomas Jefferson Ale (strong golden ale, made with some rye, aged 60 days in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels)