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.
Pier 53 English Mild Ale
A light bodied but slightly toasty European mild brewed to honor Pier 53, Philly's own version of Ellis Island
Broad Street Black Lager
This lager accomplishes the rare feat of being both roasty and refreshing simultaneously. Hopped with traditional Hallertau Mittelfruh Hops and fermented with our house lager yeast, this beer has been slowly "lagering" for the last eight weeks.
The Pepper in the Rye
Brewed with a psychosis-inducing amount of rye and local buckwheat from Deer Creek malting company. Fermented with our house mixed Saison culture and conditioned at cellar
Our take on a classic farmhouse ale, this summer delight drinks like a dry wine, with an ABV to match. Brewed primarily with German Pilsner and Munich Maltstempered by two weeks of conditioning atopvPA wildflowers including chamomile and violets
German Pilsner and Maris Otter pave the way for us to aggressively hop this beer with doses of Meridian and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops, allowing for a balanced but pleasantly hoppy beer, with the clean crisp finish of a lager
Down Under IPA
A variation on our house favorite Subterranean IPA, this brew keeps precisely the same malt bill we love so much but switches out all of our usual American hop varieties for Southern Hemisphere ones.
Tail Waggin' Wheat
A classic Bavarian Wheat beer hopped with Halltertau and Strisselspalt hops, and brewed with our great friends at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Sweet, phenolic, and easy drinking, this beer is perfectly suited for bringing a crowler to the dog park!
A delightfully sweet golden ale brewed with wheat, oat, and lactose, then dosed during fermentation with vanilla and over 5 gallons of cold brew coffee. Layers of sweet complexity give way to refreshing espresso notes - like iced coffee!
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.