13 Local Beers to Sip While Watching Super Bowl LII
Cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles with one or more of these bold brews.
It’s time to ditch the New England IPAs and stock up on Philadlephia area brews, perfect for cheering on the Eagles when they take on the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Depending on the brewery, snag a crowler, growler, big bottle or four- or six-pack to sip at home on game day.
This lager shows its muscle with “pure Delaware County wudder” and premium hops. It’s a hard-working amber lager with a crisp finish.
One of Victory’s newer additions, Home Grown is a great go-to all-American lager with a hoppy and refreshing taste. It’s made with six varieties of American whole flower hops to give it that bold and juicy flavor.
Looking for a taste of home while the Eagles are in Minneapolis? Sip on this well-hopped IPA. It’s a complex, aromatic brew sure to become a favorite at football parties.
Whose house? Ore House! This golden IPA is balanced with hop bitterness and light citrus, as well as a pine aroma. Take a swig with each first down.
Just like the city, this blend of sour cherries and blonde ale, fermented at warm temperatures, is a “majestic, funky and slightly tart masterpiece.” Its sweet aromas will remind you of cherry pie.
Need a break at halftime? This crisp and refreshing blonde ale is light-bodied and well balanced, thanks to Pilsner malts and hints of spice from the hops.
This classic English porter is made with West Chester favorite Fenn’s Coffee cold brewed coffee. This is the ideal after-dinner pick-me-up to get you through the third quarter.
When it’s fourth and long and you need a big play, go for a beer with specialty grain added to Citra and Mosaic hops. It gives this American IPA notes of juice, juniper and resin for a really unique spin on the style.
Quaff a Big Gunz—need we say more? This double IPA is delightfully drinkable thanks to a masterful combination of Mosaic, Centennial, Simcoe and Citra hops plus Pilsner and fruity Carahell malts.
This fairytale season deserves “strange and wonderful beers,” and Tired Hands delivers at both locations: the Fermentaria and the Brew Café. SaisonHands is a complex, four-grain saison that brings with it notes of lemon zest, pear, hay, guava and juicy fruit, plus a bit of earth.
And the winner is ... oats! An abundance of oats, that is, along with the Goldpils Vienna malt. Together, they create a magical refreshment with grapefruit and floral notes, as well as pine for a hint of bitter.
Colonial tea beer makes for an unexpected sip. This ale originated in the 18th century, but it’s up-to-date and local thanks to malts from Deer Creek Malthouse in partnership with Newlin Grist Mill. Keep your senses sharp as the fourth quarter starts thanks to the Earl Grey tea used in secondary fermentation.
Pack your cooler right before the game. The brewery will be open from 12-4 p.m. for crowler and growler fills. Try Frosted Forest Lager, a traditional lager kicked up with unfiltered hops for a flavorful, full-bodied, hazy, unfiltered American lager.