My report earlier this week about Phoenixville’s wealth of breweries in proximity to each other got me thinking about other local destinations where you can hit two or more breweries in one quick walk.
Here’s a few twofers (and three-ways) that come to mind:
Pitman, N.J. – This once-dry Methodist town is decidedly wet these days with two small breweries on the same block. Eagles fans will love Kelly Green (154 S. Broadway), a tribute to the Birds’ former uniform color. A couple doors down is Human Village (148 S. Broadway) a casual spot with an eclectic mix of brews (open weekends only).
Spring Garden, Philly – Despite its proximity to Center City, the neighborhood north of Chinatown above Callowhill has been no-man’s land for 50 years. But residential growth is suddenly booming, and along with that comes beer.
Roy Pitz, whose home base is in Chambersburg, Pa., operates a satellite tap room at 10th and Spring Garden streets. Earlier this spring, Love City opened a full-scale brewery just two blocks away, at 1023 Hamilton St. And now word arrives that Triple Bottom has decided to decamp at 927 Spring Garden St. And, if you can manage to drag your bones four more blocks, Yards’ new brewery stands at 5th and Spring Garden.
Emmaus, Pa. – Area beer lovers know this Lehigh County town as home of the stupendous Shangy’s: The Beer Authority distributor. But tucked along the old train tracks at opposite ends of a single block of warehouses, you’ll find Funk Brewing (19 S. 6th St.) and Yergey Brewing (518 Bank St.).
Hammonton, N.J. – Next time you’re going down the shore, get off at Exit 28 of the A.C. Expressway and head into the Blueberry Capital of the World. Tomfoolery Brewery (334 Washington St.) is just around the corner from Three Threes (50 13th St.). After you get your buzz on, give your legs a stretch and traipse four blocks over to Vinyl Brewing (300 12th St.).
Fishtown – Goose Island (1002 Canal St.) just opened a spacious brewpub in that massive entertainment complex (Filmore East, Mad Rex, etc.) that cropped up in former warehouse space along Delaware Avenue. Just across the street you’ll find the somewhat smaller Fishtown Brewing (1101 Frankford Ave.)