Three Spots for a Beer Education in Philly 

There are plenty of spots where locals can throw back some brews, and thanks to the boom in breweries in the area, there are also lots of outlets where drinkers can appreciate the entire process that went into making their pint.

The neighborhoods around your The Isle apartment are right in the center of the city’s brewery renaissance. No matter what your taste is in beer, a brewery or brewpub experience is a new way to enjoy your drink. Learning where the brew came from—and maybe even seeing that process in person—adds a new dimension to your beer-drinking outing, making it much more personal than a regular night out at a neighborhood corner bar. If you want to incorporate a little education to your entertainment, check out these local spots:


Manayunk Brewing Company: The Main Street mainstay, three blocks from your The Isle apartment, is the local expert on brewing, having concocted more than 600 varieties of small-batch beer in the last 20 years. Stop by to explore the brewing facilities and then sample the rotating, seasonal flavors—with eight always on tap—while enjoying the brewery’s extensive menu, which features a stone oven for pizza and a sushi bar.


Wissahickon Brewing Company: About 1.5 miles from your The Isle apartment, Wissahickon Brewing Company provides a well-rounded beer experience. The family-owned brewery features two-dozen home-brewed creations made right on-site. While the beers themselves are plenty to keep you busy, the tasting room also offers games, live music, rotating food trucks and frequent events. To top it off, it’s pet-friendly!


Earth-Bread + Brewery: The brewpub in nearby Mt. Airy, four miles from your The Isle apartment, has been making small-batch brews in-house for nearly 10 years. The venue serves four of its own rotating brews, along with a collection of guest beers. Earth-Bread + Brewery is locally minded, with products and ingredients sourced only from the local area.



Manayunk Brewing Company

4120 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127



Wissahickon Brewing Company

3705 W. School House Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19129



Earth Bread + Brewery 

7136 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19119