The fifth stop of Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America brought us to Philadelphia, the beating heart of the Mid-Atlantic beer scene, which brags big breweries like Dogfish Head, Victory, and Yuengling. It's also one of the most burgeoning scenes for the little guys, with nearly 150 breweries in Pennsylvania alone. We sampled dozens of beers at the festival that you'll be hard-pressed to find outside the Mid-Atlantic. Here are our favorites.
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
The Brewery: You might know Old Dominion Brewery for its root beer or by the name of its owner since 2007, Fordham Brewery, but Old Dominion is a long-time Mid-Atlantic brewer, in the craft beer game since 1989.
The Beer: Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
Tasting Notes: This light, chocolate-y, and slightly sweet stout is not usually our kind of beer. But the oak chips used in brewing mellow this beer beautifully, giving it some wood notes and making it easy to drink. While it's a bit heavy on the vanilla bean, this is a beer made to pair with cheese or to enjoy as a low-alcohol sipper with dessert.