Triumph Brewing Company
Active Beers: 32
Beer Ratings: 196
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 68 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jwc215:
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in with a friend on a Tuesday afternoon.
Upon entering, we were greeted by a very pleasant staff.
The long bar is on the right with some small tables on the side of it.
There is a spacious upstairs. Most of the decor is rustic wooden. Well-lit with a comfortable feel.
The bartender was friendly, helpful and fairly knowledgeable about the beer. A pint of beer cost me $5. I received my pale ale served in a weizen glass, no real complaint there - but, thought it a bit odd, but ok. At least it was not frosted, or even chilled.
There were eight beers on tap - the Chico Ale, Oatmeal Stout, IPA, Dunkel, Amber, Porter, Kellerbier, Honey Wheat - nice variety. They are posted clearly, with a list on the back wall of the abv levels of each.
There is a set-up for cask beers, which I was told they will offer in the future.
In a brief, friendly discussion with Jay, the Director of Brewing for Triumph, I was told that the brewers of the three locations use the same recipe for the standard beers that are offered in the three locations, but they are allowed to do their own thing for the beers that are special to the locations. Nice.
Unfortunately, growlers are not allowed according to city ordinance. (Ridiculous )
I did not eat there, but saw a decent variety at reasonable costs on the menu.
I'm certainly going to return there and recommend the place (which is easy enough to locate).
04-11-2007 12:27:39 | More by jwc215
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3.34/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | $$
The wife and I checked in at our hotel in Penn's Landing and walked to Old City just past I-95. Saturday night, all the preppy kids from the suburbs are out in full force in and around the bars in Chestnut street.
I like Triumph so we went in to check out this branch of the chain. Packed- we get carded. All white people drinking god-knows-what. Good service, though, despite the crowds. Efficient enough. We sat at a high-top table in the bar area.
9 taps, but three are gone (Honey, Amber, Bengal IPA). I had the Imperial Stout on nitro, good stuff, love the creaminess, but nothing to write grandma about. The wife went for El Dorado Pale Ale, alright as well.
Other stuff on tap: Scottish Ale, Belgian Strong, ESB on cask. This is a big place, a bit corporate looking and it suffers from the lame crowd. But at least it wasn't super loud or crazy despite being very busy. At $4-$6 per beer, prices are alright.
I won't revisit, I don't think. Too many good bars around (Eulogy across the street, Khyber Pass around the corner)
01-26-2014 05:08:25 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Triumph Brewing Company in Philadelphia, PA
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.