Everybody loves a good beer, and the Philadelphia suburbs is home to many breweries that could be the creator of your next favorite. The list below features a range of breweries across the suburbs.
Appalachian Brewing Company
Harrisburg-based Appalachian Brewing Co. has a brewpub in Montgomery County, where they also make their own soda, on the second floor of the Collegeville Station building, 50 W. Third Ave., Collegeville Borough. Call 484-973-6064 or visit abcbrew.com.
Boxcar Brewpub, 142 E. Market St., West Chester, has a speakeasy vibe, and serves locally distilled spirits from Faber in addition to their craft beer lineup. They also have live music, a Wednesday night open mic., a pop up beer garden at Brandywine Outfitters Sundays through Aug. 27. Visit www.boxcarbrewingcompany.com.
Free Will Brewing Company
Free Will Brewing Co.’s brewery and taproom, 410 E. Walnut St., Perkasie, is open seven days a week and offers a rotating selection of 18 different beers, growler fills and a selection of bottles for in-house consumption or take out. On weekends food trucks stop by, and you can take a tour Saturdays at 3 p.m. There is also a Free Will taproom in Peddlers Village. Visit www.freewillbrewing.com.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has locations in Horsham Township, Media, West Chester, Phoenixville, Ardmore, Huntingdon Valley and more. Go to www.ironhillbrewery.com.
Prism Brewery & Eats
At Prism Brewery & Eats, 624 E. Main St., Lansdale, Wednesday and Thursday nights you can learn how to play a game called stones and play for free. Stones combines elements of bocce and mini-golf. Bi-weekly tournaments are offered throughout the summer, where you have a chance to compete against others and win prizes, as well as entry to the regional championship this fall. Call 267-613-8572 or visit www.prismbeer.com or www.facebook.com/prismbeer.
Round Guys Brewing Company
Round Guys Brewing Co. and Pub, 324 W. Main St., Lansdale, features a jazz jam Wednesday nights, trivia on Thursdays and kinky quizzo the first Thursday of the month.
Across Wood Street from the brewpub is a live music and events space with Round Guys brews on tap called The Underground. The building is also the home of the Backyard Beans coffee shop. Check what’s on tap at www.facebook.com/Roundguys.
Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery
The Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, 520 Kimberton Road (Route 113), Phoenixville, has Firkin Fest every third Friday of the month. Call 610-935-4540.
Sly Fox’s Pottstown Brewery & Tastin’ Room, 331 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown, features live music on the patio Wednesdays in June and July. Annual special events include “Taps, Tunes & Trucks;” the Bock Fest & Goat Race; Can Jam; and Cyclocross. Call 484-300-4644.
Tired Hands Brewing Co. has a brew cafe at 16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, and a “fermentaria” at 35 Cricket Terrace. Visit www.tiredhands.com.
Triumph Brewing Company
Triumph Brewing Co., 400 Union Square, New Hope, has Munich Helles, Amber Ale, Summerbock, Cream Ale, Hi.P.A, Witbier and Brown Tiger IPA (hand pump) on tap, along with a schedule of live music, trivia, live band karaoke, Texas hold ‘em, cornhole/giant Jenga, an open jam and more. Check www.triumphbrewing.com.
Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Co. has brewpubs in Downingtown, Parkesburg and Kennett Square. Check out what’s going on at www.victorybeer.com.
List compiled by Brian Bingaman