Our Philosophy on Beer
We respect beer at the Port Richmond Pour House.
Fresh, hand-crafted beer takes center stage at the PR Pour House. A firm believer in the American craft beer movement, all we are to feature is American brews. Sure, the Germans are superlative at the art of brewing, the Belgians arguably the best, but America is now leading the world in innovation. Something can be found to match the tastes of all beer lovers, sometimes within minutes of where you are currently located. From Portland Maine to Hawai'i and Alaska, American brewers are pushing the flavor barriers. Here in Philadelphia we are fortunate to have so many fans of good beer, that one cannot find a beer distributor that doesn't carry something interesting. The same cannot be said for some of our small corner taverns. We here at the PRPH are taking the gastropub concept down-market, and offering craft beer (many just days old, delivered from less than a few miles) in an unassuming,kinda dingy, relaxed atmosphere, at a price anyone can afford.
Our Direct Draw System. "Direct-draw is a term used to describe a draft system that places the kegs in direct contact to the faucets so they kegs are cooled by the same refrigeration source that cools the beer-line and the faucets. This means that the beer-line is very short, therefore the beer arriving in your glass has only recently left the keg. This results in a fresher, more accurate beer flavor. If you see a tap tower, and below it there is no refrigerator holding kegs, you are probably not seeing a direct-draw system. Which begs the questions: Where are the kegs on-tap stored? And how long ago did my beer leave the keg on the way to my glass?" (gripped up from the BLAH page) (Sadly, the answer may be a few days ago!) Additionally, we pour sixtels, which in customer speak, is 5 gallons vs. 15.5 for a normal keg (half barrel in industry terms). A common sixtel is only 40 pints, therefore, the beer that you purchase is only a few days old, unlike giant tap houses with 1,000,000 beers on taps, who may take weeks to kill a keg.
Our lines are clean. Our beer lines are cleaned thoroughly once a week eliminating any bacterial yeasty nasties that can ruin a pint. Because of the short length of our tap lines, we are able to replace them once a year. This is just another obsessive detail that insures that the beer in your glass tastes as the brewer intended it. We will always do our part to pour you a beer that is true to the people behind it, down to our stainless tapping system. All metal components in our draft system are stainless, most bars use nickel-plated brass—an odd choice indeed, because it reacts horribly with the beer giving an 'off flavor'.
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A seemingly very cool beer and pizza bar our west. On my bucket list.