Now that the election is over, you may need a beer. Luckily, Philadelphia has many different breweries and dozens of locally produced beers. In fact, 100 years ago, Philadelphia was considered one of the greatest brew cities in the world. Even as the craft beer movement started to sweep across the nation, Philadelphia breweries held their own.
Whether you are a beer connoisseur or an interested novice, taking a tour of Philadelphia breweries is a great way to get a taste of what the city has to offer. But which ones should you go to? Some of our favorite Philadelphia breweries are:
- Yards Brewing – Arguably the most well-known Philadelphia brewery, Yards started in the late 1980s but became Philadelphia’s hometown brewery in 1994. They make 16 different ales and each one is better than the last. Their tasting room is open every day from 12 to 7 p.m., and tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m.
- Philadelphia Brewing Co. – Philadelphia Brewing moved into their current building, which used to be home to another brewery, in 2001. They offer a wide-selection of year-round, seasonal, select, and fun beers that you need to try. Tours and tastings are only available on Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m., so make sure that you get there early!
- Dock Street – Established in 1985, Dock Street is one of the nation’s largest microbreweries. They serve a great variety of beers – all with a fresh, uniqueness to them. They are open every day and offer tours every Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m. by appointment, so check it out!
- Saint Benjamin Brewing Company – Named for Philadelphia’s beloved Ben Franklin, Saint Benjamin Brewing originally opened in 2014. They create classic beers with a modernized twist. Their tap room is open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. from Tuesday to Friday and 11 to 2 a.m. on weekends, and tours are offered every Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m.
If you are feeling a little hungry after your tours of Philadelphia breweries, come to Geno’s Steaks for one of Philadelphia’s favorite sandwiches.