The answer is manyfold. Philly's craft beer scene is booming, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated web of people who make, sell, and promote our city’s beers. You can grab a great local beer pretty much anywhere -- at a concert, at a sports event... hell, even the dive down the street has a few local brews on tap. But what else is on the horizon?
To find out more about the Philly beers that are selling around town and how the scene is changing, we talked to a local beer rep -- they're the public face of breweries, talking with bar managers and educating the public on their product -- and other key players in the biz.
Here's what beer styles we'll all be seeing from our locals breweries over the next five years:
"There are various subsets of the IPA style that are very of the moment. Take for example, the New England-style IPA, which [is] dank and super juicy, but unfiltered, and [has] a murkiness that’s not for everyone, but [is] certainly getting a lot of hype." -- Suzy Woods, Allagash Brewing Company’s Mid-Atlantic territory manager and founder of In Pursuit of Ale, an all-ladies beer club