Station Taproom, TJ’s, Isaac Newton’s, Craft Ale House, Pour House are “Best of Philly.” [UPDATE: So are lots of others.]

UPDATE: Told you it was a quick thumb-through, but this is embarrassing. Received just now from Art Etchells at Philly Mag:

As an ardent proponent of beer and believer in the Philadelphia beer scene here are the beer winners in this year’s edition.

Local Beer: Yards Philly Pale Ale
Gastropub: Alla Spina
Bar, Burbs: Station Taproom
Beer Store: Bottle Shop at Local 44
Resource for Beer Snobs: PhillyTapFinder
Beer Events: Grey Lodge
Brew Pub: Forest & Main
Craft Beer List on the Main Line: TJ’s

Other good beer destinations also won awards.
Bar food – Dandelion
French Fries – Monk’s Cafe
Waitservice – Tria
Bartender – Pub & Kitchen
Sausage – Brauhaus Schmitz
Pasta – Le Virtu (Best beer list in an Italian restaurant)

Oh and as you noted, those other suburban awards that we awarded this year. I’d hazard to guess there is more beer love in this Best Of edition than maybe ever in Philly Mag.

Not all of those are strictly beer awards, but there are definitely more than I caught. We now return you to the original article, already in progress….

There’s not a whole lot of love for beer in this year’s Best of Philly edition of Philadelphia Magazine (coming to a newsstand near you next week). These five are the only ones I saw during a quick thumb-through just now.

Best Bar, Suburbs: Station Taproom. This neighborhood bar is the silver lining to SEPTA’s punctuality problem. Waiting for a train (and, later, riding one) is so much more pleasant with a belly full of craft beer.

That’s kind of a weird definition of a “best bar,” I’d say, but, hey, an award is an award.

TJ’s Restaurant & Drinkery was cited for its craft beer list in a sub-section of the awards called Best of the Main Line, with no further description. Isaac Newton’s received the same distinction under Best of Bucks County and Craft Ale House similarly under Best of the ‘Burbs. A final beer-specific award was another craft beer list citation for The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

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