It takes a confident brewer to enter Philly with an extra special bitter, the very style with which Yards kicked off the city’s brewing revival in the mid-‘90s. But Conshy brewer Andrew Horne, who arrived from the Pacific Northwest in 2014, has no reason to back off with this excellent, malty bitter. It’s a spin-off of a medal-winner he developed for an Oregon brewery, but I like to think he was inspired during an earlier stint at… you guessed it, Yards. (Feb. 2015)
Puddler’s Row ESB, and other cans from Conshohocken Brewing Company, are available at the Below Deck Bottle Shop (downstairs at Flanigan’s Boat House. You can mix-and-match, so you can try all of them.