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.
This dark and delightfully hoppy beer was made with a variety of specialty malt, oats and lactose, hopped intensely with Motueka and Citra and then dry hopped with a heaping helping of cryogenically frozen Citra hops.
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
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
A small and delicate Pale Ale brewed to welcome the birth of our own Chef Pat’s daughter, Roza, this beer showcases both the spice character that comes from an over 20% use of flaked rye and the bright citrusy notes from an all Lemondrop dry-hopping.
A double IPA exploding with classic American hop character, this beer is named after the four hops it was brewed with: Chinook, Cascade, Citra, and Centennial. Showing equal amounts of pine and citrus, this beer finishes light and clean...
Brewed with the help of our friends at Highway Manor Brewing Company - their tans, our brewer, oak barrel conditioned. Earthy and dry with notes of tart funk, uber-ripe peaches, green herbal grass and flower petals.
What starts as a simple golden Belgian with a base of German Malt and Wheat is radically transformed into an ultra-violet, ultra sessionable ale with the addition of LUDACRIS helpings of organic blueberry purée. Perfect for consumption on hot days!
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.