At Fishtown Brewpub, we firmly believe that we need to look no further than our own neighborhood and the great city that surrounds us for inspiration. Fishtown itself is a blend of the old and new, with a great deference for history but also a thriving spirit of innovation, and we feel much the same about our brewing style.
We embrace brewing classic German and English styles using traditional ingredients, believing not only that these beers tend to be exquisitely drinkable, but also that they serve as able companions to our delicious rotating food menu. On the other end of the spectrum, we are also whole-hearted supporters of the constant flux and evolution of modern beer styles, experimenting with a range of IPA’s whose ingredients span the globe and using new techniques that would make the brewmasters of yester-year shudder.
All in all, our philosophy when it comes to beer is a simple and inclusive one. We believe our beer should be delicious, accessible to everyone, and served one floor above where it’s lovingly made.
Don't be fooled by the light color; this big beer may come across as sweet and friendly up front, but the 8.3% ABV will leave you breathing fire in no time flat. Brewed with over 600 pounds of malt and oats (our biggest malt bill to date)...
Marathon Session Ale
Drinking can be a lot like running a marathon: if you want to go the distance, it’s a good idea to pace yourself. This beer was envisioned for that exact purpose! Brewed with pilsner malt and a heaping helping of flaked rye...
Penn Treaty Porter
Named for the historic Penn Treaty Park right around the corner from the pub, we brewed this porter with a heaping helping of classic English malt and a generous addition of malted oats for smoothness
Caution: Definitely contains caffieine!!! A delightfully sweet golden ale brewed with heaping helpings of wheat, oat, and lactose, then dosed during secondary fermentation with vanilla and over 5 gallons of cold brew coffee.
This single hop pale ale was brewed as a tribute to the glory of the Nelson Sauvin Hop, and it packs the full range of tropical hop goodness that Nelson is so famous for. Juicy, light, and refreshing...
We here at the Brewpub are big fans of Rosé in the warmer months, so we got to thinking: why should wine have all the fun!? Anything wine can do, beer can do better! So, we brewed a classic Saison with Pilsner and Munich Malt...
Frankford Amber ESB
A classic English Ale brewed with classic English ingredients
Amarillo Dream - White IPA
Hoppy without being too bitter, sweet without being cloying, and Belgian without an accent and a fancy name!
Bucolic, by definition, means ' relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life,' and we think that perfectly describes the origin of a beer like this. Made for hundreds of years by the farmers of Belgium...
Sometimes big things come in small packages, and in this case, we packed a whole lot of in-your-face hop character into a relatively low ABV brew. We hopped this beer heavily with Simcoe and Chinook hops (hence, Sim-Chi)
How We Brew
Thoughtfully and with willful intent! We will make our wonderful beers in small batches, 200 gallons at a time, to ensure that absolute freshness is always maintained. Delivering sensory excitement is our guiding principle. We will focus on New-American Hoppy Ales, expressively fragrant and refreshing Franco-Belgian ales, classic malt-forward English and American varieties, and the unmatched subtlety and drinkability of the German brewing tradition.
Crowlers are 32oz cans that are filled right in the brewpub but capped with a special sealing machine behind the bar. These oversized cans are the perfect takeout beer option.
Why use a Crowler instead of the traditional Growler?
Think of a crowler as a no hassle growler - no cleaning, no forgetting to bring it with you, and no pile of used growlers crowding your kitchen cabinets.
Crowlers also keep beer fresher for a longer period of time compared to growlers. While growlers typically keep beer fresh and carbonated for 1-2 days, crowlers will keep your beer fresh 1-2 weeks.
How should the CROWLER® be stored if not consumed immediately?
Keep it refrigerated, just like a normal can of beer.