I admittedly don't know much about the history, people, or beers of Manayunk Brewery. My nephew's girlfriend who worked there probably knows more than I do. (Truthiness is a comforting tenedency of mine.) Ironically, I'd lived in Manayunk during and after college, but moved into Center City before the brewery opened beneath what was then the Manayunk Farmers Market.
Nowadays I often find myself avoiding the Schuylkill Expressway and heading out to the western suburbs from Center City via Manayunk. The usual line that I pull out is something like: "If there's an open parking spot on the street in front of the building, then a stop-in is meant to be." More often than not, there are no available parking spots. Funny how fifteen years makes a difference in finding parking in Manayunk.
In any case, when I have been to the brewery, there's usual a couple of beers on tap that pique my interest and the food has also been interesting to make a meal at the restaurant a good move. Pair that with the spacious and comfortable environs and the canal-side deck and you usually have a winning combination. They also carry a limited number of varieties available by the bottle to take home.
As you ready yourself for Philly Beer Week 2008, study up on some background notes on Manayunk Brewery and consider yourself lucky to be part of such a vibrant and rich beer region that PBW 2008 will celebrate.
Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant
Location: 4120 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Major BrandsBohemian Blonde; California Dreamin'; Krook's Mill; Manayunk Lager; Schuylkill Punch; Triple Lindy
DistributionDraft and 12 ounce bottles at brewpub only
ProductionRoughly ?,??? bbls/year
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Major Yearly Events
Where to Find Manayunk Brewing During Philly Beer Week