Tucked away in a downtown West Chester alleyway, Artillery Brewing Company takes a bit of scouting to locate. But the sudsy spoils are well worth the effort. It’s the second small-batch brewery to land on the western edge of the borough. The first, Wrong Crowd Brewing, is just steps away.
Co-owner Michael Loveless and his troops oversee a 2,800-square-foot space with a 10-barrel brewing system, 20 fermentation vessels and a contemporary twist on patriotic-themed décor. There’s seating for about 60 inside, with a small outdoor beer garden in warmer weather.
At the “mess tent” ordering window, selections include pulled-pork nachos, stuffed jalapeños, handhelds, and rustic house-cultured sour-dough pizzas.
With its sours, lagers, hazy IPAs and English bitters, the beer menu boasts such Revolutionary names as the Paoli Massacre, the Fog of War, the Patriot, and the Traitor. “We want to steer clear of fad brews to focus on limited small, experimental batches in addition to our heavy hitters,” says Loveless.
333 Granite Alley, West Chester, (484) 999-5976, artillerybrewing.com.