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By ERIC SAN JUAN

These anniversary brews are available in and around Philadelphia right now, and in this list, we’ve even included where you might find them.

So, kick back and celebrate with one or two (or three).

1. Stone 18th Anniversary Golden Brown IPA. One of the nice things about brewers is that they know how to celebrate an anniversary. Roses? Chocolates? A quiet dinner at a restaurant that costs too much? No to all that. Instead, they brew a special beer for the occasion. Just look at what the folks at Stone did, for instance. They took what would have been a perfectly amazing double IPA—heaps of El Dorado hops give this beer a huge lemon candy edge—and added a nice dose of English dark malts to it. That move should effectively “ruin” the beer, but instead, it gives it delightful hints of sweet caramel, toffee and a touch of sweetened coffee. The result is something 100 percent unique. Celebrate with Stone at Madira.

2. Firestone XVIII (Eighteen). Each year, these California brewers call together a bunch of their friends in the wine industry, break out barrels of masterfully aged brews (many of which are never released to the public) and have those wine folks crate a blend of a dozen or so of those brews. This year’s magical concoction contains parts of Velvet Merkin, Wookey Jack and seven other beers—and it is amazing. With rich notes of bourbon-dunked chocolate, bitter black coffee and vanilla oatmeal, Firestone’s anniversary blend is a cacophony of flavor that demands slow sipping. And you’ll definitely want to sip, because at 13 percent ABV, this beer asks for great care when you drink. It appears rarely on tap, so keep your eyes on Philly Tap Finder to see when it pops up.

3. Victory Anniversary 19 Ale. Leave it to PA’s Victory Brewing to buck tradition and do the exact opposite of what everyone else is doing. Their 19th anniversary ale is a low-impact, big-taste session ale that really ought to be produced year round, that’s how tasty it is. It comes in at just 4.5 percent ABV—that’s lower than a Budweiser—but the flavor pulls no punches. Loads of orange and grapefruit peel in the nose, lots of citrus and fruit in each sip, and clean, dry, crackery bite at the end of each swallow make this an easy drinker that will hit every hop lover’s sweet spot. It’s currently available at Side Car2nd Street Brew House, the Great American Pub and other locations. Go have three.

4. Weyerbacher NineteenEven though Weyerbacher’s 19th anniversary beer appeared to have come and gone last summer, you can expect it to pop up at a savvy ale house or two at some point in the future. Nineteen is a big, fruity blend of two wheat beers that gives off aromas of mango, yeast and tartness. Dive into that first sip, and you’ll discover more fruit, some sharp sourness, a host of juicy citrus flavors, a touch of wheat and a hint of funk. Keep your eyes on this brew’s Philly Tap Finder, because we’re sure there are a few kegs stashed away somewhere!

5. Clown Shoes Peace That Money Can’t Buy. The folks at Clown Shoes have only been around for five years, but beers like (the questionably named) Tramp Stamp have already garnered them some attention—so why not celebrate? They did so in the way that is now traditional in craft beer: They brewed something huge and aged it in bourbon barrels. In Peace That Money Can’t Buy’s case, it’s a Belgian-style quadruple. All that alcohol heat, dark fruit and candy sweetness is a perfect match for the vanilla and bourbon brought forth by barrel aging. Throw in some slight tartness and an almost vinous quality, and you’ve got a sipper worth taking your time with, especially if paired with a meal. Do so at Perch Pub before it’s gone.

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