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Earth Bread + Brewery
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 167
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 15
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
7136 Germantown Avenue
phone: (215) 242-6666
(Place added by: slander on 10-02-2008)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
I've driven up from the DC area 4 times in the past 6 months to eat here. The ambiance here is great, with 3 different dining areas, airy rooms, interesting artwork on the walls and a feel that's neither polished nor gritty while managing to stay interesting. The quality and selection? 3+ EBB beers on tap, 5+ guest taps that are always interesting (I've had the Victory Braumeister Pils, Nodding Head Berliner Weiss, Elder, Blind Pig etc.). The EBB beers are always interesting, great in concept though sometimes, the execution can be lacking (the mild yesterday was too dry). Service is great, the wait staff are attentive, I've never had to ask for a refill of my glass of water even when they're packed.
The food is simply fantastic. The flatbreads really take what a flatbread can be to the next level. The crust is the best crust I've ever had and no matter where I am, I always find myself comparing the crust of the pizza I'm eating to EBB's. Exceptional for it's texture, moisture and flavor. The specials are always interesting and exceptionally executed. Simply said, this place is a class apart, and I can't see myself not going back often, despite the 5 hour drive round trip
04-06-2009 14:13:32 |
More by DefenCorps
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First checked it out 1.17.09 (Saturday) with my girlfriend to sample the wares before heading into Philly for dinner. Hoped for a flatbread with our brews, but learned from the very attentive barkeep/manager behind the bar that they weren't serving lunch until 1.31.09 (this Saturday). Of course, we stayed. And of course, I'm going back this weekend.
The beer was excellent. Four (4) in-housers on tap: Black Gruit, Sahti, Brown Ale and Baltic Porter. Four samples, four winners, four terrific beers all in their own rights. Followed through with small pint of the Black and one of the Brown. GF nabbed small pints of the Sahti.
While the stars weren't cosmically aligned that afternoon for lunch, the attentive barkeep did ply us with a heaping basket of their homemade bread (the very stuff from which they make their flatbread, aka pizza, crust). For the love of everything holy, the bread was straight up fo' shizzle nizzle some of the best ever. Perfect slight crunch to the crust with the inside warm, fluffy and chewy. Ripples of cinnamon and raisans throughout made this mouth-watering offering an excellent addition to the mellifluously flowing beers. GF and I housed the basket.
The place? She called it cute. I've got to say, it pretty much is, but with lots of character. It felt comfortable. It's a corner place with a real neighborhood feel. There's lots of levels and angles to observe while hanging at the bar. The barkeep befriended us as soon as our butts hit stools, as we were two of only four or five people there, and we chatted him up the whole time. Got more of the history of the former Heavyweight owner, Tom, and how he's purposefully making his in-house brews quite sessionable. When you travel for excellent beers, the downside is having to travel home after. Many of EB+B's allow you to dig in and drink your full (nearly) without fear of stumbling out on your hands and knees wondering where you parked and who your Daddy is.
Can't wait to go back this weekend. In addition to drinking EB+B's creations, I'm going to dive into the most impressive "guest drafts" list. And bring on the flatbreads.
If you're in and around Mt. Airy, EB+B is not to be missed. Add it to the list. You won't be sorry you did.
01-28-2009 21:39:15 |
More by BeerBishop
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
EBB has supergreat flatbread pizzas. I love the sausage with homemade mozzarella. I had a wonderful and very different IPA. After an hour of trying to get a taxi back to our hotel the owners bent over backwards trying to also get us a taxi. None were available. They then went to great lenghts to find us alternative transportation back. While waiting for that to arrive we were provided complimentary drafts. This was my third visit there. I live 140 miles away or I would be a regular. Everone should visit this pub no matter how far away they live.
02-16-2010 14:54:53 |
More by genephares
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
What a great place this is... A restaurant and brewery with a conscience...that makes damn fine food and beer.
We had three of the house made beers two flatbreads a nice cesar salad and some edmame... Everything we tasted was top notch.
I was particularly fond of the Weak (a mild ale, not shy in the flavor department)and the Seed flatbread (roasted garlic, mozzerella and toasted seeds)
The restaurant looks great, has interesting art, great service and the nicest owners in the beer business.
Next time in town, I'm there...100%
03-17-2009 16:43:43 |
More by sierranevadabill
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Earth Bread and Brewery in Mt. Airy, PA.
Nice little cobblestone neighborhood with lots of coffee houses. Cool decoration on the outside, inside is lots of wood, earthy colors, relaxed. Two floors, downstairs has a bar, a few tables and the oven, upstairs is another bar and a very nice cozy dining room.
Beers are varied, had about six of their own and were running a Victory promotion with six Victory beers, also a selection of wines. I had a Belgian amber and a dark wheat, both house beers, both were unique and very good.
Menu is full of different flatbread pizzas and salads, I built my own Earth Bread and Brewery in Mt. Airy, PA.large flatbread, it was really really good. Service was pleasant, but be prepared to wait a little for your pizza. Prices were reasonable.
Overall, wow. This is a unique and great brewpub with good beer, good food and lots of character. A must try.
04-18-2010 13:19:42 |
More by TheDeuce
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Finally visited Earth Bread+Brewery!
Atmosphere is phenominal especially upstairs..the space is gorgeous..authentic historic architecture...the high ceilings, the walls..the weird window which looks like its suspended in thin air...great light colors, and local art on the walls gives it a grand, boho, arty feel. Nice looking bar and bathrooms upstairs. I think EB+B would be the best place in the city to host a big time private party. Well if I ever have one of these events, this is where I would want to have it.
Service from our waiter was great..he was mid-30s, fast, rattled off the in house beer descriptions like a pro. He also was nice and laid back. He let us talk which was great [he didn't make an excessive amount of stops at our table, and thank you for that!]. Stellar service.
Beer selection is kick ass for a brewpub..the best I have seen besides Victory [local to Philly area]. A small yet excellent guest tap list pleases me. Pliny the Elder and Hop Rod Rye on tap! Personally as a beer geek, I am glad to see that EB+B has branched out from their 'as local as possible' mindset...and offer California brewed beers.
Anyway what also makes EB+B beer selection so great, is that Tom Baker's in house brewed beers are low in alcohol, and do not stick to style guidelines. He is doing his own thing and more power to him. I haven't been formally introduced to Tom or Peggy Baker but I recognized them working, on the floor, at the bar, very animated which says alot about their confidence. I had The Bradley Effect..this new fangled gruit style beer..its so different...and honestly it blows my mind that a beer could be THIS flavorful without any hops in it. I was sort of personally disappointed that the Sedgewick Pale Ale was not available..I guess I missed it.
Flatbread..I had the traditional...loved it especially the arugula. The arugula made this satisfying. My only [small] complaint about it, was that it had hidden long strips of onions within the cheese...I hate onions and if I would have read the menu more thouroughly it probably stated that it comes with onions, so my bad..next time I'll just order it sans onions.
01-23-2009 10:46:39 |
More by roan22
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I've been wanting to check this place out for a few months now. Finally made it there today a little before they opened (4:30 for beer, 5:00 for food - 6 d/wk, Monday closed). It filled up really quick - a lot of young families with little kids. Awesome layout and atmosphere with a quasi-split level shared space between two adjacent rowhouses. Tons of elbow room and comfort - wide-open knee level-to-ceiling windows. Great spot to kill some time and brain cells.
Anyway, the beer. Because Earth Day just happened, they had on 5-6 "vintage" brews (beers that had been conditioning 1 month to 1 year before sale) in addition to their rotating list of 4 house beers. I was told that the brewers don't like to serve the same recipe twice, so I suppose you can expect a different selection of house offerings every few weeks or so. I had their FastBreaker (Belgian-style amber), Bad Bungee Bill (Belgian-style dubbel), Free the Hikers (scotch ale), and Phyto gruit ale. All were very good well-balanced smooth drinking ales (I'll have to review some more beers to be able to add some of these to their list on BA). Beer prices were fine. Not high at all.
Their flatbread pizzas (the core of their menu) were pretty tasty, although I found the prices a tad too high. Had an interesting salad with a generous helping of wheatberries. All in all, I'd say the menu is well-suited for beering.
EARTH reminded me a little of the many chill brewpubs I visited while in Montreal a couple years back. I will most definitely go back again and again despite the 35-40 drive it takes for me to get there. Now if we can only get a place or two like this where I'm at in South Jersey...
04-25-2010 02:12:50 |
More by Bouleboubier
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I stopped in on Sunday, I was not sure how good a place it would be, but figured, well let's give it a shot. So after some wrangling wtih SEPTA, and a bit of a hike from the R-8 stop, I arrived at a nice neighborhood bar, or so it looked from the outside.
Inside, was a very cool decor, with big windows to let in the late October sun, and a nice long bar with comfy stools. Immediately upon sitting down I was impressed with the cool maps hanging above the bar.
I tried the mild and the Sedgwick Pale both were good beer, and the flatbread with sausage was amazing!!!
The locals were very accomadating,even when I went all beer geek and whipped out my photos from last month's St. Alban's CAMRA fest in England.
Overall a fantastic place, and I hope to go again soon!!
10-13-2008 22:32:00 |
More by BeerDetective
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
After much patient waiting, Earth Bread + Brewery has opened. I tried to go in with an objective mind, but who am i kidding? My expectations were high, but all were met in style.
The lay out of the establishment is incredibly inviting. I kept coming back to the idea that this place felt more like someone's dining room than a bar or restaurant. With no TVs to be seen, I felt right at home to relax, chat with the bar tender and the generous stranger who gave up his seat (turns out it was BA joehops). I wish more places would follow suit. There's a big split level feel here as it's obviously two rows attached together. On the left you have the bar and a few tables, and on the right you've got a more cozy dining area and the kitchen in the back. From the bar that wraps around the left wall, you can over look the hustle and bustle in the kitchen. My favorite was on the way to the latrines, you can over look the brewing dungeon (my words) where a few stainless vats sit protruding up from the basement. Upstairs is similar with the bar now on the right side of the left half and again more dining room-esque seating on the right. With the spaced out tables and ceiling fans, you really can't help but feel you're in somebody's home.
The beers on were fantastic. The smoked wheat (terra fume) was delicious and innovative and the biere de garde was pretty good too. They had on four house beers, eight guest taps and a load of bottles with no crap in sight. nice.
Service was all right. There are a few kinks to be worked out, but I couldn't complain.
Food was fantastic. I started with the house salad consisting of greens, a vinaigrette, green apples, cranberry, onion, goat cheese and walnuts. It was surprisingly good. I then moved onto the seed pizza which had pumpkin, sesame, sunflower seeds and pine nuts over cheese and a garlic sauce. The garlic had a little bite to it, but nothing that I regretted. Both were delicious choices, oozing with quality.
Wow. What can I say (other than my review)? I wish EB+B the very best. I have no reservations saying that this place will be a land mark for Mt Airy for decades to come. Well done!
10-10-2008 02:29:47 |
More by DarkerTheBetter
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I had never heard of this place until the other day, probably because it just opened last month. I've heard a lot about heavyweights, so I needed to go check this place out. My first impression upon walking in was "wow, this is nice". When I looked at the beer list on the wall, I was pleasantly surprised to find that small drafts were only $3.75 and larges were only $5, and that the list included some really great beers from all over as well as the brewery's four taps. Also, the bottle list seemed reasonably priced and had a couple of interesting beers that you don't tend to see often.
The food here was incredible and reasonably priced. I think I paid about $7 for a small pizza, and it was well worth it. The atmosphere was really nice as well. It's not too loud, but you don't feel like you're in a church and have to whisper either. There is a lot of art on the walls and the place has a welcoming feeling about it. Overall, I can guarantee I'll be going back for more beer and food here.
12-07-2008 15:24:40 |
More by CaptainObvious
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