The Cold Ones: Montgomery County’s Best Brewpubs


By Christine Tarlecki

Summer, isn’t over yet, kids, and we are looking forward to soaking up all August has to offer, like brewpubs! Sure, we had a hurricane, but let’s celebrate our power coming back on, starting with our favorite Montco places. Ales, IPAs, wheat beers, summer brews and more- we’ve got them all here for you.

Start with Puddlers Kitchen & Tap by Conshohocken Brewing Co. at 3 Dekalb Street in Bridgeport, where small-batch beers are brewed, plus an offering of wine, cocktails, and food.

Enjoy an outside dining jaunt or get your brews like Double IPA Island in the Sun or Belgian-style Tripel Deke to go. (Also visit the Rec Room by Conshohocken Brewing Co. in Phoenixville.)

Brothers Kershner Brewing Co. at 4119 W Skippack Pike in Skippack is a unique craft brewery that brews all its beers with brotherly love. They are currently open for takeout, outdoor dining, and curbside pick-up orders.

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Forest & Main at 61 N. Main Street in Ambler is a great brewpub that is currently offering beer delivery only. Try the Off Duty Pub Ale, My Pals IPA, or the refreshing Daytime Paper with local pilsner and wheat malts.

Stickman Brews, at 326 North Lewis Road in Royersford, brews British, German, Belgian, and American beers like Store Bought is Fine, or Meh IPA. Visit their satellite location in Pottstown at Tony Joe’s House of Great Eats, or enjoy takeout food and beer at the Royersford and other brewpubs.

Looking for a creative twist to your ales? Try Hidden River Brewing, located inside the Historic Brinton Lodge, at 1808 W Schuylkill Road in Douglassville.

Support the local culinary community when dining here, with fun pub plates like zucchini ‘crab’ cakes, the tofu torta, or the Mediterranean Sammy to go along with your favorite lagers, inventive ales, and crisp ciders.

Workhorse Brewing Company at 250 King Manor Drive in King of Prussia knows summer when they see it, and you will too. Try their light, refreshing summer flavors to feel like your staycation is somewhere more exotic than your backyard: Blood Orange Wheat Ale, Guava Gose, Piña Colada, and Margarita, plus their New England IPA. Workhouse is offering delivery and curbside pickup, too.

At Round Guys Brewing Company at 324 W Main St, Lansdale, straight up tells you no monkey business, only great beer. Plus, small bites like wings, tacos, fries, salads, and flatbreads for takeout and get delivery beer like the bubbly, limey Spaceman Wit, the Transmission IPA, and the Lansdale Lager. Wine, too!

The Ways Restaurant & Brewery at 11 South Easton Road in Glenside offers outside dining and takeout, so you get maximum relaxation and beer satisfaction. Get amazing tacos, pub fare like Deep Fried Polenta Sticks, Cornflake Chicken and Mac and Cheese, and desserts along with the 1st Anniversary Beer – this IPA is brewed with Belgian candy sugar, or the OPP – Orange Peel Porter. And the slushies and cocktails- don’t miss those!

*Please check with each brewpub regarding beer availability and delivery, current hours, takeout and indoor dining, mask requirements, social distancing, and other COVID-19 protocols. Please respect the brewpubs that you visit.



Christine Tarlecki is a food writer who resides in Phoenixville, always seeking out the best and the freshest food from local farmers markets and restaurants.