Visiting Brewpubs and Breweries in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Visiting Brewpubs and Breweries

Philadelphia Visiting Brewpubs and Breweries

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Philadelphia, PAPhilly's Beer RevolutionWhen you want great coffee, think Seattle. For wine, it's California. But when it comes to the best in beer, do you go to Philadelphia? Philadelphia has been known for its beer since colonial times, with historic brewpubs and Breweries such as D. G. Yuengling & Son.

Yuengling Brewery, established in 1829, is the oldest operating brewing company in the United States and one of the largest breweries by volume. Based on sales in 2011, it was tied with the Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams brands, as the largest American-owned brewery.

About Philadelphia's Craft Beers

One Philly-based brewery has recently created a line of Ales of the Revolution at Yards Brewing Company. This powerful and complex golden ale pays homage to Founding Father and fellow brewer Thomas Jefferson. Yards Brewmaster Tom Kehoe worked closely with Philadelphia's historic City Tavern to recreate this recipe, employing honey, rye, and wheat like Jefferson's beer at Monticello.

Many Philly brewpubs & Breweries will offer a sampler of the best in beer tasting. You can think of it as wine-tasting without the snooty steward. You sip on small amounts of various brews to see what the brewer can do, from the light and hoppy to the dark yet sweet brews. See the complete list of Local Philly Breweries ...

What to Expect Visiting a Philly Brewery

1. The beer should have a good head. A good you'llnsures a strong smell of the brew, so carefully pour it into your glass.

2. Always use a spotless glass. In most brewing establishments, the glasses are always hand-washed and air-dried to ensure there isn't a speck of grease to deflate the head and leave soapy-looking bubbles behind.

 3. English is right. As the English know, refrigerated beer is too cold to fully appreciate its taste. In brewpubs, beer is served at cool but not too cold temperatures. Iced and chilled glasses are saved for martinis.

4. Vocabulary. Beer has a mouth feel, which describes the brew's body - light, medium, and full. The color can be misleading, as even light-bodied beers can be full-bodied.

Anytime you are looking for the best in microbrews, you can count on Philly to deliver the best in beer. There are many brewpubs in town, with everything you could ever want. Anytime you are in the area, don't hesitate to stop and see why the microbrews here are easily among the best in the United States - or the world.

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