Food & Drink

How to Spend a Perfect Day Hitting All of Philly's Best Breweries

Published On 01/11/2016 Published On 01/11/2016
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Take a tour of Philadelphia Brewing Co.

It’s gonna be a busy day, so head to PBC early to get in line for their free brewery tour. Sample one (or all) of the six beers in the tasting room. We mentioned it's all free, right?

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In-and-out brewery tour at Saint Benjamin

Tours take around 30 minutes, which gives you just enough time to see the operation and grab a sample of Saint Benji's lavender-y Liaison saison or Hopligation IPA.

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Get in line for one of the last Yards tours of the day

Unless your last name is Bolt, you’ll need to take a cab or Uber to get to Yards to make it in time for one of the last tours of the day (they run until about 3:30pm). While there, you can get your third tour of the day, and sample some more free beer.

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Head cross-town to Fairmont for a stop at Crime & Punishment Brewing Co.

Zero beer dollars spent so far! Unfortunately, the brewery tours end here but there’s still lots more great beer to be had, like their hoppy 100 IBUs To Life or the Russian-inspired Grod Inquisitor. C&P also has a full kitchen, so it might not be a bad idea to grab a midday snack.

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Drop by Manayunk Brewing Company for a quick pint

Now’s the crucial moment where you're either in or you're out. Power through, and grab a quick pint of one of the lighter offerings, like the Hidden Lily Witbier or the Bohemian Blonde, at the original brewpub in Manayunk.

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Grab dinner and a drink at Earth Bread + Brewery

You've made it to dinner, bravo. You’re gonna need fuel to make it the rest of the night. Earth Bread + Brewery has some tasty (and healthy) bites, along with a small selection of house-made draft beers. Alternatively, you can opt for one of their alcohol-free house-made sodas, like sarsaparilla or 'nojito' (lime and mint), if you need a breather.

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Head to Conshi and grab an IPA at Conshohocken Brewing Company

You could order one of the nine other house-made beers on tap, but the IPA is our particular favorite. The choice is yours. At this point, you're probably making some poor ones.

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Rest up during the Uber to Tired Hands

At the Ardmore brewpub, the beers are pretty serious, so you’ll want to make sure you can actually enjoy them. Tired Hands is always brewing new, genre-bending concoctions, so come ready to dabble in experimental beers.

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It’s getting late, but Dock Street is open for a nightcap

You need to head back to the city anyways, which makes Dock Street the perfect pit stop along the way. At the West Philly brewery, be sure to sample one of its flagship beers, like the Royal Bohemian pilsner or Amber ale.

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