Everything You Need to Know About the Philadelphia Suburbs' Craft Breweries
Our complete guide to the region's brewers.
Photo courtesy of Iron Hill Brewery
2SP Brewing Company
Opened in 2015, this Delaware County brewery has produced over 140 varieties of beer, including last year’s limited-edition coffee stout, created in partnership with Wawa. Look for food trucks and events at the taproom.
120 Concord Road, Aston
(484) 483-7860, www.2spbrewing.com
Aston Abbey Brewing Company
Head brewer Chuck McKenna opened his nano-brewery in 2017. It specializes in Belgian-style beers.
340 Turner Industrial Way, Aston
Bald Birds Brewing Company
Joe and Abby Feerrar debuted Bald Birds in 2018. The taproom features picnic-style and high-top seating, TVs, board games and videogames.
970 Rittenhouse Road, Audubon
(484) 392-7068, baldbirdsbrewing.com
With its Kennett Brown Ale and Blue Hen Gold IPA, Braeloch has embraced its local roots. The 4,000-square-foot taproom features lots of seating, live music and a dog-friendly outdoor beer garden.
225 Birch St., Kennett Square
(610) 612-9242, braelochbrewing.beer
Chestnut Hill Brewing Company
Located inside Market at the Fareway, this nano-brewery is known for its flagship Motra, a West Coast-style IPA that pairs perfectly with wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas. An expanded taproom opens next door this summer.
8221 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill
(215) 247-0300, chestnuthillbrewingcompany.com
Conshohocken Brewing Company
Small-batch brews include the Conshohocken IPA and award-winning Puddlers Row ESB. In addition to a flagship taproom and production facility in Conshy, there are four other locations throughout the suburbs.
Various locations, www.conshohockenbrewing.com
Crooked Eye Brewery
A family-run operation offering eight core beers, plus a rotation of seasonal brews. Open-mic nights, live music and Quizzo are staples in the taproom.
13 E. Montgomery Ave., Hatboro
(267) 803-6925, crookedeyebrewery.com
Crowded Castle Brewing Company
You’ll find nine types of beer, from the Castlecade IPA to Lord Whipperfurth’s Stout, at this taproom, which also offers locally produced ciders, wine and craft liqueurs.
242 Bridge St., Phoenixville
(484) 252-0077, crowdedcastle.com
East Branch Brewing Company
Housed inside a historic firehouse in Downingtown, East Branch produces 11 different brews. The taproom offers a full-service restaurant and bar.
202 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown
(484) 593-0815, eastbranchbrewing.com
Iron HIll Brewery
This award-winning regional mainstay is known for its New American menu and on-site brews.
Various locations, www.ironhillbrewery.com
Kennett Brewing Company
Opened in 2015, this funky microbrewery and pub regularly host local bands and open-mic nights.
109 S. Broad St., Kennett Square
(610) 444-0440, kennettbrewingcompany.com
La Cabra Crewing
This industrial-chic two-story brewery and restaurant features 14 rotating taps, plus a Latin-inspired menu. Look for a second location this summer in Bryn Mawr.
642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn
(610) 240-7908, www.lacabrabrewing.com
Levante Brewing Company
Known for its Cloudy & Cumbersome IPA, Levante also offers a bevy of other unique options. Rotating food trucks station themselves outside the taproom.
208 Carter Drive, West Chester
(484) 999-8761, www.levantebrewing.com
Locust Lane Craft Brewery
Named after the street where the owners met, Locust Lane offers four original beers, plus a selection of seasonal and experimental brews.
50 Three Tun Road, Malvern
(484) 324-4141, www.locustlanecraftbrewery.com
Manayunk Brewing Company
Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River, Manayunk Brewing Company has a massive alfresco dining area, multiple bars and a state-of-the-art brewing facility.
4120 Main St., Manayunk
(215) 482-8220, www.manayunkbrewery.com
McKenzie Brew House
With locations in Chadds Ford, Devon and Malvern, McKenzie offers award-winning brews and a New American menu.
Various locations, www.mckenziebrewhouse.com
Rebel Hill Brewing Company
This seven-barrel brewpub specializes in small-batch ales. The IPAs, saison and stout brews pair with sharable plates, sandwiches and salads.
420 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville
(484) 924-8044, www.rebelhillbrewing.com
Root Down Brewing Company
Graffiti-adorned walls, classic arcade games and ample beer-hall-style seating make this 13,000-square-foot brewpub an exceptionally cool option.
1 N. Main St., Phoenixville
(484) 393-2337, www.rootdownbrewing.com
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Since debuting in 1995, Sly Fox has produced more than 100 craft brews and earned numerous awards.
520 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville (610) 935-4540;
331 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown, (484) 300-4644;
Stable 12 Brewing Company
Started by three high schools friends, this small-batch brewery offers 10 beers and tasty pub fare.
368 Bridge St., Phoenixville
(610) 715-2665, www.stable12.com
Sterling Pig Brewery
Loic Barnieu and Brian McConnell’s small-batch brewery runs the craft beer gamut, from IPAs and porters to stouts and pilsners.
609 W. State St., Media, (484) 444-2526
113 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 000-8026
You’ll find a wide variety of small-batch brews, including the award-winning Cousin Stoopid Grand Cru.
861 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs, (484) 202-8576
326 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, (484) 938-5900
Stolen Sun Brewing and Roasting Company
This family-run operation brews both beer and small-batch Colombian coffee, both of which pair well with its light pub fare.
342 Pottstown Pike, Exton
(484) 879-4161, www.stolensun.com
Suburban Brewing Company
A collaboration between Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden and Fancy Camper Home Brew Supply, this small-batch all-grain brewery offers eight to 12 rotating beers, plus locally made spirits, wine and snacks.
2536 Conestoga Ave., Honey Brook
(610) 273-3106, www.suburbanbrewingco.com
Tin Lizard Brewing Company
A two-story barbecue joint and microbrewery offering nine rotating beers, all of which are brewed on-site.
1000 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
(610) 525-1100, www.tinlizardbrewingco.com
Tired Hands Brewing Company
This internationally ranked, six-barrel brewery specializes in American hop-forward, Belgian and French ales. Its three Ardmore locations include the Fermentaria, a general store and the original Brew Café.
Various locations, www.tiredhands.com
Tuned Up Brewing Company
This relatively new nano-brewery’s taproom features a rotating lineup of IPAs, stouts and ales, plus open-mic nights and live music.
135 N. Main St., Spring City
Victory Brewing Company
With taprooms in Downingtown, Kennett Square and Parkesburg, this Chester County brewery has a stellar national reputation. Victory crafts 17 brews, including staples like Prima Pils, HopDevil and Summer Love.
Various locations, www.victorybeer.com
Workhorse Brewing Company
At this vast new brewery, guests can sip beers, nosh on grub from a rotating lineup of food trucks, and partake in weekly Quizzo sessions.
250 King Manor Drive, King of Prussia
(484) 997-8278, www.workhorsebrewing.com