|2SP Brewing Company
120 Concord Rd, Units 101-103 | Aston, PA 19014
In August 2015, 2SP Brewing Company opened it’s doors in Delaware County, PA. Proud to be “Made In Delco,” the brewery is the brainchild behind Two Stones Pub owners Michael Stiglitz and Ben Muse and award-winning brewer Bob Barrar.
Bob Barrar was the head brewer at Iron Hill Media for 10 years, during which he won 19 Great American Beer Festival medals and another 10 World Beer Cup medals, earning him the nickname “medal machine.” He is most well known for his Russian Imperial Stout, which has won eight GABF medals.
Barrar is joined by Two Stones Pub Michael “Stigz” Stiglitz and Ben Muse. Barrar and Stigz met while working at Iron Hill. Stiglitz left to open Two Stones Pub.
What started as joking banter back and forth became a reality when Barrar agreed to open 2SP (2SP stands for Two Stones Pub) Brewing Company with Stigz. Barrar is a partner and works as head brewer while Stigz is the founder and president.
Ben Muse, Director of Brewery Operations, brings experience from working for top regional beer bars. Mike Contreras, Director of Sales and Marketing, previously worked for Rogue and Dogfish Head.
There are three Two Stones Pub locations – Newark, Kennett Square, and Wilmington. Each location has 24 taps and a cask offering. There are typically 6 2SP Brewing Company beers on tap.
The 2SP tasting room and brewery is located in the Chester Creek Business Center just across the street from Sun Center Studios, a movie studio where some well-known films like After Earth and Paranoia were made.
The tasting room features a long J-shaped stainless steel bar with stools for about a dozen patrons. Vibrant royal and lighter blue walls create a welcoming vibe with punches of orange and yellow. The “Made in Delco” vibe is evident.
Additional high top tables and a corner booth by the window looking into the brewing area offer additional seating. Bob and his beard were hanging out and chatting with regulars in his cargo shorts and T-shirt.
There were 14 beers on tap during my visit, which included 6 “all weather” beers and 8 “seasonals, occasionals, and one-offs.”
- Delco – 4.0% ABV Amber Lager
- Weiss Wit – 4.2% ABV Tart Witbier
- ASAP – 4.2% ABV IPA
- Patina – 7.5% ABV Saison
- Baby Bob – 6.0% ABV American Stout
- Bellcracker – 8.7% ABV Double IPA
- Belgian Tripel – 9.0% ABV Tripel
- Imperial Pumpkin – 7.4% ABV Spiced Ale
- The Russian – 9.0% ABV Russian Imperial Stout
- Galactic Release – 9.0% ABV Double IPA
- Petite Amber – 4.0% ABV Saison
- Belgian Session – 4.0% ABV Belgian Blonde
- Yacht See – 4.0% ABV English Best Bitter
- Citrus Rhine’d – 6.0% ABV Strong Pale Ale
It should be no surprise that every beer I tried was delicious. Baby Bob, a “petite version” of Bob’s Russian Imperial Stout, was roasty, creamy, and satisfying. Citrus Rhine’d was bright, citrusy, and bitter, yet drinkable.
Beer can be purchased in full or half pint pours or to go in branded 32- or 64-ounce growlers. 2SP recently began self-distributing in the area, so 2SP beers can now be found in many Philly area bars.
A small food menu includes a Brewers’ Cheese & Meat Board, sandwiches, and various chips. The sandwich selections for the day were the Reuben Pastrami and Ham & Double Cheese.
There is plenty of swag to take home including trucker hats, stickers, koozies, glassware, bottle openers, shirts, and lip balm.
As you approach 2SP Brewing Company, turn into the Chester Creek Business Center off of Concord Road. There is plenty of parking in the large lot at the business center.
The tasting room is open Monday to Friday 3 to 9 PM and Saturday to Sunday noon to 9 PM. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 2 PM. Call ahead to book your spot.