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Old 04-07-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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Default Breweries near Philly

In a couple of weeks I'll be going to Philly, I'm going to be there about a month and want to hit up all the good breweries and brewpubs. I'm definitely going to Yuenling on the way from Chicago. Yards, Philadelphia Brewing Co. and Flying Fish are also on the list. I also wanted to go to Twin Lakes, but $22.50 for a tour? Really? What are the other places in the Philly area that I shouldn't miss?


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Old 04-07-2010, 03:34 AM   #2
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well i know if you are going to take a trip from pottsville pa and then head to philly i can tell you a couple of breweries that are all in driving distance and make some suggestions on multiple breweries that you can drive to in that area if you dont mind driving from brewery to brewery with a couple of samples in you also i think it's better to go west before you head east to philly


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Old 04-07-2010, 03:42 AM   #3
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All suggestions are welcome. My record is 4 breweries in one day, good thing the wife was there to drive me home that day. Which ones did you have in mind?
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http://beerme.com/region.php?97
an easy trip and a suggestion would be to contact the guys at legacy brewery see if they'd set up a private tour, they're nice guys, they're in reading which you can drive to after yuengling. then hit up iron hill brewery and sly fox brewhouse in phoenixville before driving into philly. while there look at the above address for more links to breweries and also hit up victory outside of philly
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:45 AM   #5
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if you drive down 61 then head west you can hit up stoudts and then bubbies and Lancaster brewery ending up in Harrisburg for troegs and Appalachian brewery before getting back on the turn pike and going to philly from Harrisburg
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Victory!!!!!!

If actually in the city, hit up Triumph. Good beers (and food) over at Monk's
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Triumph is a great place, good food and pretty good beer. Heard there is a new one down there too, Iron City I think.
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+1 to Victory... man, you are gonna love that place. from cherry hill, NJ, it's about an hour on the nose without too much traffic to downingtown where victory is. cherry hill is about 15/20 minutes east of philly, so depending on where you sit in the city, it's a nice, short drive. i would also recommend stoudt's brewey in adamstown, but i think that's a little further from philly, but not too far for a day trip.
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So far the "big ones" have been mentioned. There's a couple more.

Troegs
Victory
Yuengling
Sly Fox
Weyerbacher (a bit north of Philly)
Bethleham Brew Works (a bit north of Philly)
Iron hill (in multiple places)
Bubes
Appalachian
Lancaster (in both Harrisburg and Lancaster)

Of course there are more but these are the ones I hear about all the time/have been to or go to regularly.
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Definitely hit Stoudts, Victory and Sly Fox on your way from Pottsville to the city....once you get to Philadelphia proper: Nodding Head, Triumph & Yards. Then hit some of the excellent beer bars. There's more than enough excellent beer in the city that you don't have to hit all of the out of the way destinations unless you really want to drive around. There's a bunch of other breweries and brew pubs on the way across the state too if you're looking for more places to go.

Is Legacy brewing on premises at this point or did they hand everything over to the Lion?


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