Manayunk Brewing Company
4120 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Another city, another brewery. That’s how I choose to live my life.
While in Philadelphia, I made my friend, Vanessa, embrace this lifestyle with me. (Well, at least for the evening.)
We took a little trip into the “hip” area of Philly called Manayunk. There they have a huge brewery/restaurant appropriately named Manayunk Brewing Company.
The building is multi-level with a dining area, sushi bar, private event room and multiple bars throughout the establishment. On the Saturday night we went, the place was filled with patrons in the mood to eat and drink.
We opted for the outside bar, which was a little more secluded and quiet. It had a riverfront view, although it was hard to see amidst the falling snow.
I perused their brew menu for a tasty new beer to try. This was a difficult task, as I’m not a big fan of decision-making.
Fortunately, the solution to my indecision was listed on the top of the menu – a beer flight featuring the nine brews Manayunk was currently offering.
This visit’s beer sampling included:
Light Bohemian Blonde – Light Blonde Ale made with German hops (3.4% ABV)
The Pilgrimage – Belgian-Style Coffee Stout made with cold-brewed coffee beans (6.5% ABV)
American Sardine Ale – Belgian-Style Blonde with notes of lemon zest and black pepper (4.5% ABV)
Brett Monk – Belgian-Style Trippel aged in wine barrels with Brettanomyces and made with pilsner malt and noble hops (9.0% ABV)
Simcoalition – Hazy Northeast IPA made with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic hops (7.1% ABV)
Dr. Drei – Brett IPA made with the Drei strain of yeast, has notes of mango and pineapple (5.8% ABV)
Cuvée De Yunk – Belgian Style Sour made with apricots, has a hint of vanilla flavor (5.0% ABV)
Crunch – Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter with chocolate and coffee notes (6.0% ABV)
Brotherly Love – Pomegranate-Cranberry Cider (5.2% ABV)
My favorites were the Light Bohemian Blonde Ale and Cuvée De Yunk. (I’m a sucker for sours.) The beers paired well with Manayunk’s complementary house-made seasoned popcorn. So good.
As if the beer flight wasn’t enough, I also tried one of their canned brews – SRP #3. It was a Dry-Hopped Sour Ale (7.4% ABV).
It was so delicious, I wanted to export some back to Florida. But then I realized it wasn’t allowed in my carry-on home.
Maybe next time.