We love us some Yuengling Lager (even just calling it “lager” at any Philly bar, ever), and we love to brag about the tons of long-running breweries that have a kinship with Philly, but there’s no denying the dozens of fresh-faced breweries the city has seen pop up recently. Get familiar with these eight newer breweries that have taken over Philadelphia taps in the last few years.
The Downtown brewery is a relative newcomer to the neighborhood, but serves as a great place to go on an awkward OkCupid date or listen to live music at the downstairs bar area. If you drink at the brewery itself, try a beer flight to sample whatever four seasonal brews it has on tap that month, such as the chocolate-tinged Coup D’Etat Rye IPA or the Dirtier Blonde.
Find it at: Hawthornes Beer Cafe