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Top Local Breweries In Philadelphia

If you think Bud Light is the best beer in America, prepare to have your world rocked by these local purveyors of high quality beer. In this collection of Philly's best local breweries, you'll find people that truly love the craft of beer making and place a high value on beer that offers flavor, complexity, and perhaps most importantly, a strong character and independent spirit. We hope you enjoy visiting these establishments as much as we enjoyed creating this list.

Philadelphia Brewing Company

Philadelphia Brewing Company

2423-2439 Amber St.
Philadelphia PA 19125
215-427-BREW (2739)

Established in 1885 as part of the Weisbrod & Hess Oriental Brewing Company, the Philadelphia Brewing Company reemerged in its Kensington home after a year-long renovation project in 2008. Learn about the beer making process and sample the goods during a free tour of the PBC facility, offered every Saturday afternoon.

Dock Street Beer

Dock Street Brewing Company

701 S. 50th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19143

The Dock Street Brewing Company was founded in 1985 as the first microbrewery in Philadelphia and one of the first in the country. Located in West Philadelphia's Cedar Park neighborhood, Dock Street's Brew Pub distributes IPA's, Pilsners and Pale Ales throughout the city in fine fashion.

Nodding Head Brewery
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Nodding Head Brewery

1516 Sansom St. 2nd Floor
Philadelphia PA 19102

Located in the heart of Center City, Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant not only offers award winning beers, but the food is pretty good too. A sibling restaurant of Belgian-style Monk's Café and Fergie's Pub, Nodding Head compliments its fine selection of in-house brews with some of the best pub fare in the city.

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Yards Brewing Company

901 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

After moving from their garage sized brewery in Manayunk, the Yards Brewing Company moved production to a 26,000 square foot facility in Northern Liberties, where it pumps out 70,000 kegs a year. Since then, Yards' signature ales are mainstays at nearly every watering hole in and around the city of Philadelphia.

Iron Hill Brewery
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Iron Hill Brewery

8400 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa. 19118
(215) 248-6125

Boasting nine separate locations--including a new one in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill 'hood--across the Delaware Valley, Iron Hill's creations have wowed the hearts and mouths of millions. In addition to the core six house beers, Iron Hill also features monthly releases and seasonal selections that are sure to please the average beer aficionado.

Sly Fox Brewers

Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery

520 Kimberton Road (RT.113)
Maple Lawn Shopping Center
Phoenixville, PA 19460

It's all about the ale at the Sly Fox Brewhouse. Founded in 1995, the brewpub pulled up its roots in Phoenixville to make a home at the Maple Lawn Shopping Center. In 2006, Sly Fox became the first brewery in the Mid-Atlantic region to make canned beer its primary package.

Flying Fish Brewery

Flying Fish Brewing Company

1940 Olney Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

The label on the bottle is unmistakable, but it's the beer inside that sets Flying Fish apart. The Flying Fish Brewing Company's dedication to the region is its trademark, dedicating an entire series of beer to exits on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Victory Brewing Company

Victory Brewing Company

420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335

The Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown has been a staple in the Delaware Valley since 1996. Whatever type of beer you desire, Victory has something special for all palates.

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