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January 09, 2017

Name that beer: Yards Brewing, Philadelphia Science Festival seek moniker for collaboration

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The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival and Yards Brewing Co. are partnering again this year to create a beer for the event. People can vote online to name the collaborative brew. The names of beers for past festivals have included Pythagorean Beerem, Cerebral Pourtex, Parallel Brewniverse and Orang'N of Species.

Beer nerds and a science geeks have an opportunity to combine their passions.

Beginning last week, the public is invited to vote on the name for this year's special-edition, "scientifically inspired concoction" for the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival, a collaboration between the event's organizers and Yards Brewing Co.

This is the seventh year the Philadelphia Science Festival and Yards have worked together on a beer, but it is the first time the public is helping choose the name.

This year's beer will be a tripel, but other details of the recipe have not been released. The four choices for the 2017 beer's name are: Atmosbeeric Pressure, Brewbik's Cube, Tripel Bypass, and A Tripel in Time.

Names of previous brews have included Pythagorean Beerem, Cerebral Pourtex, Parallel Brewniverse and 2016's Orang'n of Species, a nod to evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin's groundbreaking book "On the Orgin of Species," Last year's beer was a blood-orange witbier described by Philly Beer Scene as clean, slightly tart with a touch of clove.

The nine-day Philadelphia Science Festival was created by the city's science, cultural and educational institutions and organized by the Franklin Institute. This year's event takes place between April 21-29. More information is available

Voting on the 2017 beers name remains open until Friday at noon.