Berks County’s Craft Breweries
BerksLuxury.com is taking a look at the Craft Breweries in Berks County PA.
Chatty Monks – 610 Penn Ave West Reading, Pennsylvania 19611, www.chattymonks.com
Cliff Plank II is the Head Brewer at Chatty Monks and he is serving up a storm. This local West Reading Brewery can be found on the 600 block of Penn Avenue and is as famous for its grub as its Brews! Chef Shannon handles the edibles which include such delectable starter dishes such as Candied Bacon, Fried Pickles, Fries dusted with Hops, and Forbidden Nachos w/ Pulled Pork. Entrees include:
Way of the Iron Fist, a 6 oz. steak served with fried topped with fried Red Peppers & Onions with an Endoplasmic Reticulum mustard sauce.
Fish & Chips, Cod dipped in a Revelation Ale batter over a pile of our famous fresh cut fries & dual tartar sauces: One a sweet relish, the other a spicy Sriracha & dusted with hops to really finish it off.
The Brotherhood, Chilean Mussels bathed using the very same beer of whatever makes us happy. As the seasons change, so does The Brotherhood so inquire with your server of the current style & ingredients. Served with toasted croutons to soak up all that delicious broth.
For those of you not here for the food Chatty Monks delivers their own collection of home brewed goodness! Check out the Thelonious Milk Stout, Monastery Pale Ale, Jack the Ripper, and the Morning Monk which is a hearty 9% ABV. There are plenty of beers with new ones on tap all the time!
Oakbrook Brewing Company – 628 Park Ave Reading, Pennsylvania 19611, www.oakbrookbrew.com
Oakbrook Brewing Company is Berks County’s only other Brewery. While they aren’t as known for their food they do have quite a few edibles on the menu including Nachos, BBQ Pork Flatbread, Grilled Smoked Kielbasa and even Vegan Italian Sausage.
The real charm at Oakbrook Brewing Company is their selection of home-brewed goodies. Make sure you try the Cookie Crumble Stout, Blood Orange IPA, 1938 Special, and the Hopberry Wheat. They always have great themed nights such as Retro Game Night and Stout’s and Stooges Film Festival on the calendar!
Kutztown Tavern / Golden Avalanche Brewing Co. – 272 West Main Street Kutztown, PA www.kutztowntavern.com
The Kutztown Tavern houses the Golden Avalanche Brewing Company located in Berks County PA. The tavern serves up great cuisine with such starters as the Philly Cheese Steak Rolls, the Mediterranean Salad with the Ahi Tuna, and the Ceasar Salad with the Grilled Portabella Mushroom. Main courses such as the Braised Pork Shank, Herb & Bleu Cheese Crumble Flat Iron Steak, and the vegetarian-friendly Polenta & Fire Roasted Veggies will fill you up while you browse the brews from the Golden Avalanche Brewing Company.
Inspired by German brewing tradition GABC offers up a wide selection of homebrews including Golden Avalanche Black Lager, Golden Avalanche Campfire Ale, Golden Avalanche R.I.O.T., and the Golden Avalanche Blueberry Lager.
Kutztown Tavern has a rotating list of delicious weekly specials while the Golden Avalanche Brewing Company provides a rotating seasonal selection of brews.
The Other Farm Brewing Company – 128 E Philadelphia Ave. Boyertown, Pennsylvania www.theotherfarmbrewingcompany.com/
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