Conshohocken Brewing Company, Bridgeport Brewpub
The "Beer Here" sign and the trademark man-on-the-bike logo welcome visitors to Conshohocken Brewing Company's Brewpub in Bridgeport. Just a short trip from the original brewery and Tap Room that opened in April 2014, the Brewpub is located at 3 DeKalb St. The brewery's second location has 14 taps and two levels of dining areas.
Opening in August 2016, the Brewpub has three barrels the brewery uses for small, experimental beers, and it's open seven days a week. The kitchen makes fresh foods, from tacos and sandwiches to soups and salads to entrees like its "Brewer's Pie" and Glazed Salmon. Also small bites like a Bavarian soft pretzel and beer fried cheese curds are nice snacks to have when going to grab a few beers.
A cool feature about the Bridgeport location is its outdoor Beer Garden open Wednesday to Sunday. The tap trailer has six taps. The food truck serves sharing plates, street tacos and other snacks. Giant Jenga, Connect Four and corn hole are fun additions to the area next to the Schuylkill River. If you get lucky, you might even get to hang with some dogs.
The Brewpub's bar sits next to its barrels, and visitors can buy four-packs of its canned beers — highly recommend the refreshing Summer Madness, a summer farmhouse ale "full of lemon/lime zest aromas and flavor and a touch of funk," as well as Blood Money, a blood orange IPA.
Blood Money also comes on draught for beer drinkers that like an IPA balanced by citrus and hoppy flavors. Another draught to try is the brewery's self-titled beer, the Coshohocken IPA. The smooth IPA has "aromas of citrus fruits with a subtle earthy spice characteristic."
The menu is filled with plenty of options, whether you want to do shareable starters or small bites or full meals. I went with the Boneshaker sandwich — a large pile of delicious rosemary and garlic infused pulled pork topped with melted provolone cheese all on a kaiser roll, with Italian long hots and a pickle on the side. Safe to say the name is quite fitting because the size of the sandwich is much larger than what I was expecting. I ended up cutting the sandwich in half so I could hold it easier, then ate the pulled pork off the second half.
The pulled pork has the nice garlic and rosemary taste, and I'm glad it has a different taste than what most people may associate with pulled pork: one packed with heavy bbq flavor. The provolone melted on top is a nice addition to the simple sandwich. The refreshing taste of the Conshohocken IPA goes well with the sandwich.
Overall, Conshohocken Brewing Company knows what it's doing, especially if they've opened four locations in less than five years. Each place has a fun environment with something different, but the food, great beer and laid-back, fun vibes are welcoming constants for a good time wherever you go.