According to the article, six breweries and specialty pubs have opened over the past couple of years, ranging from tiny beer-geek boutiques run by people who can recite the Reinheitsgebot from memory to bigger operations that hope to create the city's new hometown brew. Among the more intriguing beer destinations is Earth Bread + Brewery, a mostly organic restaurant and brewery that makes a black gruit ale called the Bradley Effect and Berkun's Finger, a Baltic porter with a hefty 7% alcohol content. The Dock Street Brewery and Restaurant draws area hepcats with brews like the Belgian-style Born Again Triple and Man Full of Trouble Porter, a tribute to one of Colonial Philadelphia's first public houses. The beer menu at the Manayunk Brewing Company (pictured), meanwhile, runs the gamut from the simple Bohemian Blonde American-style pilsner to the bolder Double Down Brown, a brown ale made with Sumatran coffee that seems like a perfect way to start the day. A weekend in Philadelphia has never sounded better.
[Photo: The New York Times]
· Breweries of Brotherly Love [The New York Times]
· Earth Bread + Brewery [Official Site]
· Dock Street Brewery [Official Site]
· Manayunk Brewery [Official Site]
· Brewery Coverage [Jaunted]