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Your Complete Guide to the Top Breweries on the Main Line

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With summer right around the corner, check out these breweries around the Main Line area to grab a cold beer with friends.

As the weather starts to heat up on the Main Line, what better way to cool off than a refreshing beer? Here’s your complete guide to breweries around the region.

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2SP BREWING COMPANY

This prolific Delaware County brewery has produced over 140 varieties of beer. 120 Concord Road, Aston, (484) 483-7860; 95 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, (484) 840-8736; 2spbrewing.com

ANIMATED BREWING COMPANY

Coatesville’s first craft brewery offers up to a dozen rotating beers in a renovated industrial space. 255 Mt. Airy Road, Coatesville, animatedbrewing.com

ARTILLERY BREWING COMPANY

See this page.333 Granite Alley, West Chester, (484) 999-5976, artillerybrewing.com

BALD BIRDS BREWING COMPANY

This homey spot brews pale ales, pilsners, IPAs, stouts and more. 970 Rittenhouse Road, Audubon, (484) 392-7068, baldbirdsbrewing.com

BIG CHIEF BREWING COMPANY

See page 40.193 Easton Road, Horsham, (609) 367-3833, bigchiefbrewing.com

BRAELOCH BREWING

With beers like Kennett Brown Ale and Blue Hen Gold IPA, Braeloch has embraced its local roots. The 4,000-square-foot taproom features lots of seating, live music and a dog-friendly outdoor beer garden. 225 Birch St., Kennett Square, (610) 612-9242, braelochbrewing.beer

CHESTNUT HILL BREWING COMPANY

Located inside Market at the Fareway, this nano-brewery is known for its flagship Motra, a West Coast-style IPA that pairs perfectly with the eatery’s wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas. 8231 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill, (215) 247-0300, chestnuthillbrewingcompany.com

CONSHOHOCKEN BREWING COMPANY

Small-batch brews include the Conshohocken IPA and award-winning Puddlers Row ESB. Various locations, conshohockenbrewing.com

CROOKED EYE BREWERY

This family-run brewery crafts eight core beers, plus a rotation of seasonal brews. Open-mic nights, live music and Quizzo are staples in the taproom. 13 E. Montgomery Ave., Hatboro, (267) 803-6925, crookedeyebrewery.com

DUBLIN BREWING COMPANY

See above.137 Wallace Ave., Downingtown.

EAST BRANCH BREWING COMPANY

Housed in a historic firehouse, the East Branch taproom features a full-service restaurant and bar. 202 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 593-0815, eastbranchbrewing.com

HARES HILL BREWING CO.

See page 41.1161 Ridge Road, Pottstown, hareshillbrewingco.com

IRON HILL BREWERY

This award-winning regional mainstay is known for its on-site brews and consistent New American menu and. It recently added a new taphouse and canning operation in Exton.Various locations, ironhillbrewery.com

KENNETT BREWING COMPANY

This funky microbrewery and pub regularly hosts local bands, plus trivia and open-mic nights.109 S. Broad St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-0440, kennettbrewingcompany.com

LA CABRA BREWING

This industrial-chic brewery and restaurant features rotating taps and a Latin-inspired menu. It’s location in Bryn Mawr offers great barbecue and La Cabra beer. 642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 240-7908; 810 Glenbrook Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-2337; lacabrabrewing.com

LEVANTE BREWING COMPANY

Known for its acclaimed Cloudy & Cumbersome IPA, Levante offers a bevy of other unique brews. Its Levante Stables location in Chester Springs is the perfect summer hangout. 208 Carter Drive, West Chester, (484) 999-8761, 160 Park Road, Chester Springs, (484) 202-0622; levantebrewing.com

LOCUST LANE CRAFT BREWERY

Named after the street where the owners met, Locust Lane offers four sudsy staples, along with a selection of seasonal and experimental brews. 50 Three Tun Road, Malvern, (484) 324-4141, locustlanecraftbrewery.com

LOST PLANET BREWING COMPANY

See page 40.301 Walnut St., Royersford.

MCKENZIE BREW HOUSE

McKenzie offers award-winning brews and a New American menu. 51 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 361-9800; 240 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 296-2222; mckenziebrewhouse.com

NEW RIDGE BREWING COMPANY

With its concrete bar, exposed brick wall and stacked brewing tanks that soar 23 feet into the air, New Ridge offers great food and two signature brews: the West Coast-style New Ridge IPA and the Moscow Speed Wolf Russian imperial stout. 6168 Ridge Ave., Roxborough, (215) 330-4677, newridgebrewing.com

REBEL HILL BREWING COMPANY

See page 40. 420 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, (484) 924-8044, rebelhillbrewing.com; 127 Bridge St., Mont Clare, (610) 927-4312, lock29montclare.com

ROOT DOWN BREWING COMPANY

Graffiti-adorned walls, classic arcade games and ample beer-hall-style seating make this award-winning 13,000-square-foot brewpub exceptionally cool. 1 N. Main St., Phoenixville, (484) 302-5407, rootdownbrewing.com

SHIP BOTTOM BREWERY

See page 40.5 Park Ave., Swarthmore, (610) 467-5804, shipbottombrewery.com

SLY FOX BREWING COMPANY

Since debuting in 1995, Sly Fox has produced more than 100 craft brews, earning numerous awards. Headquartered in Pottstown, this local institution also operates a brewhouse and restaurant in Phoenixville. 520 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, (610) 935-4540; 331 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown, (484) 524-8210; slyfoxbeer.com

STABLE 12 BREWING COMPANY

Started by three high school friends, this small-batch brewery offers 10 beers and tasty pub fare. 368 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 715-2665, stable12.com

STERLING PIG BREWERY

Loic Barnieu and Brian McConnell’s small-batch brewery runs the craft-beer gamut, from IPAs and porters to stouts and pilsners. 609 W. State St., Media, (484) 444-2526; 113 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 999-8026; sterlingpig.com

STICKMAN BREWS

At Stickman, you’ll find a wide variety of small-batch brews, including the award-winning Cousin Stoopid Grand Cru. 861 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs, (484) 202-8576; 326 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, (484) 938-5900; stickmanbrews.com

STOLEN SUN BREWING AND ROASTING COMPANY

This family-owned operation brews great beer and small-batch Colombian coffee, both of which pair perfectly with its tasty pub fare. 342 Pottstown Pike, Exton, (484) 879-4161, stolensun.com

SUBURBAN BREWING COMPANY’s 322 TAPROOM

See page 40. 3041 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, (484) 514-9550, suburbanbrewingco.com

TIRED HANDS BREWING COMPANY

This internationally ranked six-barrel brewery specializes in Americanized Belgian and French ales. It has three locations in Ardmore: the 150-seat Fermentaria, a general store and the original Brew Café. Various locations, tiredhands.com

TUNED UP BREWING COMPANY

This nano-brewery’s taproom features a rotating lineup of IPAs, stouts and ales, plus open-mic nights and live music. 135 N. Main St., Spring City, (484) 374-2671, tunedupbrew.com

VICTORY BREWING COMPANY

With taprooms in Downingtown, Kennett Square and Parkesburg, this Chester County institution has earned national acclaim since opening over 20 years ago. Victory crafts 17 brews, including year-round staples like the Golden Monkey Belgian-style tripel and seasonal favorites like Summer Love golden ale. Various locations, victorybeer.com

WORKHORSE BREWING COMPANY

Workhorse spans 70,000 square feet. Visitors can book brewery tours, nosh on grub from a rotating lineup of food trucks, and enjoy live music, weekly Quizzo and other events. 250 King Manor Drive, King of Prussia, (484) 681-9928, workhorsebrewing.com

WILL’S + BILL’S BREWERY

See page 42. 324 Swedesford Road, Berwyn, (484) 318-8538, wills-bills.com

WRONG CROWD BEER

The low-key gem offers 18 taps pouring Sunderbier IPA, Dark Chocolate Espresso Bean Stout, Pick ’Em All Day blueberry kettle sour, and the dry-hopped, hazy Drink Deep. Their Borough pilsner is a special shout-out to the host town. 342 Hannum Ave., West Chester, (484) 983-3003, wrongcrowdbeer.com

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