10 Best Beer Gardens in Philadelphia
The German biergarten was born of a necessity other than just providing a wonderful place to sip outdoors. Hundreds of years ago, Bavarian beer makers discovered a new kind of yeast that made clearer, more refreshing brew, but required lower temperatures to work. They dug caves to store (or “lager”) the fermenting beer, and covered the tops with gravel and Linden trees to keep away the sun’s heat. It worked, and the era of the beer garden began.
For a city swimming in great beer, Philly was long lacking in beer gardens. Happily, our luck is changing, with new brew-centric terraces popping up all over. Here are your 10 best bets for picnic-table drinking in Philadelphia this summer.
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