Capone’s in Norristown Turns Forty

Capone’s in Norristown Turns Forty
Capone’s Restaurant, Bar & Bottle Shop
224 West Germantown Pike | Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 279-4748

Capone’s Restaurant, Bar, and Bottle Shop, located in Norristown, PA celebrated 40 years this weekend with a seriously epic line up of beers. In fact, Capone’s website said the line up was “the best draft line up of very limited drafts that we have ever had.”

Owned by Matt Capone and family, Capone’s has had a reputation for offering locals (and those who travel miles and miles) some of the best beer in the region for the past four decades. Matt took over ownership when his father retired in 2000. The bar has 30 beers on tap, always promising the finest craft beer. The family-friendly restaurant offers tasty traditional pub fare and delicious entrees.

The Bottle Shop in the back of the restaurant offers an incredible selection of beers from craft breweries around the world, making it a beer lover’s destination. The Bottle Shop was named “Best Bottle Shop in the Suburbs” in both 2010 and 2011 in the Best of the Philly Beer Scene poll.

Some current new releases at the bottle shop include Fegley’s Brew Works Arctic Alchemy (which just won a silver medal at GABF), Ommegang Game of Thrones: Valar Morghulis, Port Brewing Company Santa’s Little Helper Bourbon Barrel, and several from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery.

Cool birthday gifts

The anniversary celebration began on Friday with an amazing line up of rare beers tapped throughout the weekend including Founders KBS, 2011 Dogfish Head 120 Minute, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, and Avery Rumpkin. Many attendees at the bar took advantage of the Russian River offerings including 2010 Sanctification, Pliny the Elder, and 2013 Consecration.


Beers were available in 5.5 ounce, 9 ounce, and 13 ounce pours depending on the style. Most beers could be purchased in flights. During my visit on Saturday I enjoyed Struise Welmertz Sour, Bell’s Cinnamon Sunrise Stout, Boulevard Saison Brett, Bruery White Oak, and Mikkeller Spontanframboos.

The highlight of the eventing for me was sipping on Cantillon St. Lamvinus. For the lucky visitors who returned on Sunday, Cantillon Fou’ Foune was available.

This is only a small sampling of the beers on tap throughout the weekend. To see the complete list, check out Capone’s Facebook page.

Congratulations to Capone’s Restaurant, Bar, and Bottle Shop!

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