Brewery growth in Philly Beer World shows no sign of slowing. By my count, at least 10 new Philly breweries will open in the first quarter of the year.*
Of course, the federal government shutdown makes some of these opening dates uncertain. Several planned breweries told me they don’t know when they’ll receive necessary government licensing.
Here’s a quick rundown.
Punch Buggy (Kensington) – March opening expected. Near New Liberty distillery, Original 13 cider house and Philly Homebrew Outlet.
Triple Bottom (Spring Garden) – Opening directly across the street from Roy Pitz Barrel House in late spring.
Odd Logic (Bristol) – Taproom will open in March or April, with a full-scale brewpub opening later in 2019.
Braeloch Brewing (Kennett Square) – Ticketed pre-opening events slated for the end of January.
Steel City Coffeehouse (Phoenixville) – A small brewery opening Jan. 30 inside a popular coffeehouse. That makes 7 breweries (plus one brewery taproom and a distillery) for the tiny Chester County borough).
Conshohocken Brewing (King of Prussia) – Large production brewery expected to open about Feb. 1.
Tannery Run (Ambler) – Opening shortly on Butler Avenue in downtown Ambler.
The Ways Restaurant & Brewery (Glenside) – Brothers Steve and Tim Way expect a March opening.
Axe and Arrow (Glassboro, Gloucester County) – Early March ETA, about a mile and a half from Bonesaw Brewing.
Somers Point Brewing (Jersey Shore) – Expects to open in late February, in a former ice house just off New Road.
Autumn Arch Beer Project (Newark) – Late February, just a few doors down from Midnight Oil Brewing.
And another 10 or so are right around the corner!
14th Fret (Lehigh Valley) – April.
Ambler Beer Co. (Montco) – April.
Attic Brewing (Germantown) – Summer.
First State (Middletown, Del.) – Late summer/early fall.
Hangman Brewing (Claymont, Del.) – Spring.
Hops on Main (Toms River, N.J.) – Late spring.
Newtown Brewing (Buxco) – Late spring.
Track 3 Microbrewery & Coffee House (Glenside, Montco) – Uncertain.
Twisted Gingers (Roxborough) – Uncertain.
Ur Brewing (Lansdale, Montco) – Spring.
*EDITED: This list did not include 2 breweries that already opened in 2019:
Gusto Brewing – Opened in North Cape May.
Coho Brewing – Opened in Cape May Court House, N.J.
Know of any others? Leave a comment below!