The best brewery in Philadelphia with the best beer – what better endorsement for BeerAppreciation? When it’s finally complete visit Tom Kehoe and Yards at their exciting new Brewery on Delaware Avenue (currently under construction).
Yards Brewing Company
901 N. Delaware Avenue
Phone: (215) 634-2600
Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant
Fine fresh beer and really good food make this a real diamond in the rough for Beer Appreciators at the King of Prussia Mall. Sample great, imaginative and award winning brews from brewmaster Brian McConnell and let the others do the shopping.
1001 King of Prussia Plaza
King of Prussia, PA 19406
The General Lafayette Inn & Brewery
A beautiful setting for beautiful beer. Worth the short trip to Lafayette Hills for Chris Leonard’s fabulous beer and a truly memorable menu. Locals know to ask for the special “vintage” beer listing, but you’ll have to drink it at the bar – no take home. Get a growler of Chris’s fresh beer to savor later.
646 Germantown Pike,
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Telephone (610) 941-0600
Oskar Blues Brewery
What’s a Colorado brewery doing on the Beer Appreciation site? Offering great beer that’s what. Wayne Anderson (pictured above pouring at the Philly Craft Brew Fest) visited Gulliftys for a BeerAppreciation sponsored Oskar Blues Night in March ‘07 and a great time was had by all. Try “Old Chub” Scotch ale or Dale’s Pale Ale in cans at your first opportunity – and if you’re in near the Rocky Mountain State Park, drop in to the resaurant and say “hi” for me.
303 Main Street
Lyons, Colorado 80540
Phone: (303) 823-6685
Legacy Brewing Company
Lee Marren of Legacy is seemingly everywhere sharing the fine beers of Legacy of Reading with Beer Appreciators of the Delaware Valley. While their “unusual” packaging has gotten them notariety, try beer inside for a real treat. Brewmaster Scott Baver (of late Pretzel City fame) creates some really good recipes for great beer.
545 Canal Street
Reading, PA 19602
Phone (610) 376-9996
Teresa’s Next Door
A wonderful new addition to the Philly suburban beer scene, TND brings the widest most diverse selection of beers outside of the city to Wayne.
The beer is great, but don’t forget to eat there as well – Manager/Chef Andy Dickerson makes sure that the food is as memorable as the beer. A great place to appreciate beer and food.
124-26 N. Wayne Ave.
Gullifty’s a restaurant with the best beer selection on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Great beer menu with rotating specials and a diverse selection of Belgian and local craft-brewed beers. Gullifty’s is “home base” for BeerAppreciation – and has hosted beer dinners and tasting events over the years. Look for their special Beer events like their Summer Beer Gaarden Fest and the March Beer Menu Madness event and tasting. See why Gullifty’s wins the best beer selection on the main line. Look for me at the bar!
1149 Lancaster Avenue (Route 30)
Rosemont, PA 19010
Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant
You’ll find the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant on Main Street in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, at the site of old Krook’s Mill on the Manayunk Canal. Their first batch of fresh-brewed beer was tapped in October, 1996. They have won awards for their food and beer, including the Association of Brewers bronze award for English-style India Pale Ale.
Recently joining the brew staff is Brew Master Chris Firey, who came from Victory Brewing in Downingtown. He joins Bill Young, who came from Yards in Philadelphia. Their expertise makes for some fine brews.
On tap, enjoy standards such as Schuylkill Punch Raspberry, and specials such as California Dreamin’ Imperial IPA and Eneros Dunkel Weiss. For tasty ballast, try the wood fired pizza or check out the sushi bar.
4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Flanigan’s Boat House
The Boathouse is a leader in the regional beer scene with locations in Conshohocken and Malvern just west of Philadelphia. You will find a friendly, comfortable pub atmosphere and an amazing assortment of drafts on-tap specializing in local craft brews. Look for beer dinners, special beer events, dozens of TV’s and delicious food. (The chicken cheese steak is one of my favorites!) Flanigan’s Boathouse of Conshohocken is easily accessible on Fayette Street.
113 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Oakmont National Pub
The Oakmont National Pub is is the only place in the Havertown, PA area that features U.S. craft beers, a Hefeweizen, and specials on tap such as Hoegaarden and Victory. A year-round beer garten adds to the enjoyment of this lively neighborhood pub. It prides itself on maintaining its beer lines twice weekly so your pint will always be fresh. There is an excellent selection of domestic, micro-brewed and imported beers on draft, great service and good food.
31 Eagle Road
Havertown, PA 19083
The Beer Yard
The Beer Yard is a distributorship that is home to 1,023 beers of 99 different beer types from 358 breweries located in 49 countries. It has knowledgeable staff, is impressively well-stocked and offers specialties and tastings. It is located on Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, PA (right behind Starbucks). It’s great place to visit and buy great beer!
218 East Lancaster Ave.
Wayne PA 19087
Monday-Thursday 10 AM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday 10 AM- 11 PM
Holidays: call for hours
On November 28, 2004, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a review of Monk’s Cafe by restaurant critic Craig LaBan. He described Monk’s co-owner Tom Peters as “The patriarch of Philadelphia’s brew scene: the potentate of pale ale, the scion of saison, and the guru of gueuze. The more than 200 artisanal beers that Monk’s has amassed since Peters and his woolly co-owner, Fergus Carey, opened in 1997 have transformed this cafe into not just a bar, but an institution.
Monk’s influence on Philly’s beer scene is impressive, too, as both the Belgian and local craft beers he champions now figure prominently at classy venues as well as in pubs.”
16th & Spruce Streets
Philadelphia , PA
Used to be the venerable Annie’s Café but still a relatively rare pub that always has Victory and Sam Adams on tap along with the “usual suspects” like Guinness, Harp, and the others. Enjoy the Eagles, Phils or Flyers on their many wide screen digital flat panels along with pitchers of Hop Devil (and say hello the owners Cathy and Jim).
98 Cricket Avenue
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Brew Your Own Beer
John Reynolds, owner Brew Your Own Beer, has all the supplies, books, expertise and advice you’ll need to begin or continue on your path to home brewing. Spending time at his shop in Havertown, PA is a vacation in beerland. While perusing the assortment of grains, hops and yeast, you are likely to be joined by fellow home brewers bringing in samples of their latest brew to share and discuss. For any supply from Fuggles hops to a new airlock for your fermentor, “BYOB” is your place. Oh yes, John also sells wine making supplies…if you are going THAT route.
2026 Darby Road
Havertown , PA
610-449 – 5496
Ortino’s Northside has a great beer selection that rivals downtown Philadelphia’s beer bars. It has a wide selection of Belgian beers and micro brews. Enjoy great beers in a great setting located north of Collegeville. Beer tastings and special dinners are held occasionally. Don’t miss this place!
1355 North Gravel Pike (Route 29)
Zieglersville, PA 19492
Victory Brewing Company
Located in Downingtown, PA, Victory is one of the nation’s finest craft brewers. The brewery and restaurant opened in 1996 in a former Pepperidge Farm factory. The sweet and malty flavors now produced in that building delight beer enthusiasts across the Delaware Valley and beyond.
The brewery offers great food, including wood-fired pizza, and a wide range of draft and bottled Victory beers that are craft brew standouts Ahead of the craze for BIG BEER, their Hop Devil is a bitter but well balanced brew—one of my favorites. Also: beware of the Monkey, a Belgian triple style golden ale.
The Victory Brewing Experience is a DVD by Brainstorm Multimedia
produced by Victory’s Kristian Reid. It tours the brewery and tells its history. Kristian (pictured at right) can occasionally be found at the bar.
420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335