|Tap Room On 19th
2400 South 19th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19145
The Taproom on 19th sits in South Philadelphia at the intersection of 19th and Ritner Streets. On an average night they boast an impressive beer list featuring Yards, Longtrail, Victory, and more, but for the last Saturday of Philly Beer Week 2015 they welcomed several Florida breweries to the Philly.
The event featured a tap takeover of three southern breweries: Saltwater Brewery from Delray Beach, Brew Bus from Tampa Bay, and Coppertail Brewing Company also from Tampa Bay. The tap list was an array of impressive styles ranging from various IPAs to saisons, porters, and more.
In the brief time I was there I was able to try a few beers. Vanilla Rollin’ Dirty from Brew Bus was up first, a special offering based on their Rollin’ Dirty Irish Red. The beer offered an impressive malt backbone with a refreshingly sweet vanilla addition.
After finishing the Vanilla Rollin’ Dirty, I ordered a flight of a few other beers to sample the other offerings. The samplings on this flight started with Hazelnut Spread from Brew Bus, a porter sweetened with hazelnut and vanilla.
Next I moved on to Coppertail’s Good Idea, a session IPA with a dank hoppiness reminiscent of a heavier IPA that sits at a low 4.2% ABV.
Following the Good Idea, I decided to head west to Boulder, CO, to try the Mojo Risin Imperial IPA on nitro, which went down smooth with a hoppy aftertaste.
Finishing the flight and the night was Saltwater’s Katelyn & Kaleigh’s Saison, a wonderful farmhouse ale with a hint of sour.
The Taproom offers growler fills and take-out beer at reasonable prices, and a great pub menu as well. If you find yourself in the area, stop in for a bite and a beer.