Root Down was able to pick up a sweet location in Phoenixville, just steps away from the bustling Bridge Street. The interior's unique shape that used to house a stage theater in its early years, and later a soda factory, adds to the character and atmosphere. So do the beers which have won popular approval as well as the approval of judges at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, which bestowed a gold medal on the Bine IPA to best 310 other entrants in the IPA category. (Salty By Nature Gose also took home a silver medal achieving a multiple medal win at GABF, something which is getting more difficult each year to do.)
A whole lot of adult beverages going down in Phoenixville. If you haven't been to Root Down, you should probably rectify that soon. Oh, and by the way, not many local breweries are doing Altbiers, let alone very good Altbiers. 3-Legged Rabbit Altbier is just such a brew and unfortunately available only very occasionally, but for this one guy at least, I believe it should be more often.
Now go click the picture below for a full feature on Root Down's Bine IPA.
If you're just jumping in during the middle of this and want to know what this is all about, link back here to see the Flagship February overview as well as an ongoing list of all beers I'm featuring during the month of February.
Disclosure: For this project, I solely created the list of 28 beers featured here on The Brew Lounge. I was in contact with each brewery and neither required nor requested complimentary samples. Today's Root Down beer was provided to me by the brewery while I was at the bar discussing the brewery and the beer with owner Mike Hamara.
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