NativX's Battle of the Brews: Which Philly Brewery was crowned top brewery in Philadelphia?
Sheeeesshhhhhh! What an event! Battle of the Brews presented by NativX put 6 of the top breweries in Philly head to head to decide who takes the cake for the top brewery in Philly. These were the brewery finalists submitted by our expert craft beer and brewery Natives. Six breweries, 14 craft beers, one champion. You voted and here's how the night went down.
Meet the Philly brewery finalists
The beers from the breweries
Eraserhood – North East IPA
Style: Hazy IPA; New England IPA
Flavor: Round & smooth; moderate malt
It’s triple dry-hopped! It goes through a “hop stand” to extract even more flavor!
Golden Straw in color, our German Style Blonde Lager is brewed with all German ingredients. This lager boasts a generous portion of Pilsner malt blended with small amounts of crystal malts providing an authentic German aroma and taste. Noble German hops, cold fermentations, and the soft water used is similar to the water in Cologne, Germany and provides a perfect background and finish to the beer.
4 The Win: A Giant Killer NE IPA
A beer for a giant killer. This hazy NEIPA is made with the finest Marris Otter malt and lactose. Simcoe, mosaic and galaxy blend in the two dry hops to make this kick out a ton of hop aroma and flavor.
This German Lager is made with 9 different specialty malts including caramel/chocolate/and toasted malts to give it an authentic hearty dark amber lager taste and is than scattered with German Floral hops that balance the malty sweetness. The yeast enhances the maltiness of the brew and the extended cold conditioning time makes this bier smooth and drinkable as ever. A flavorful German lager that makes for the perfect turkey beer! Gobble, Gobble!
Step Your Game Up
Step Your Game Up is a New England IPA style beer with some badass can art. Pungent and juicy tropical fruit aroma permeates the nose. Juicy red grapefruit, nectarine, and papaya dominate.
Beers were flowing like water
Everyone at the Battle of the Brews was given two "chips" to chose their two favorite breweries. They were able to taste free samples for each of the breweries and then mingle with others.
And The Battle of the Brews Champion is...
Often referred to as the Craft Beer's Younger Sibling (alright, we might have just made that up), the Ciders took it to traditional beers last week! From its Earth Cider brewed with Hops or the extremely refreshing taste of Bees, everyone at the event was raving about Kurant!
Relatively the newcomer in the Philly beer scene, Kurant has big plans. They recently announced that they will be a coffee shop by day, brewery by night. It's the combo we've been looking for!
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More to come
Battle of the Brews was a huge success for NativX. It was our first big event and having a SOLD OUT, packed house was an incredible feeling. We will continue to host events centered around showing off our expert Natives and the incredible local businesses that are helping show off how awesome Philly is. NativX is Philly based, and we are here to show how bad ass Philly really is!