11 Philly-area brewery openings to look for in early 2019

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.

Bucks County

Odd Logic (Bristol) – Taproom will open in March or April, with a full-scale brewpub opening later in 2019.

Chester County

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).

Montgomery County

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.

New Jersey

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.

Spring/Summer 2019

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.


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