Artillery types

A hidden gem in West Chester

Photo by Ed Williams

The small-batch Artillery Brewing Company in downtown West Chester might be a little tricky to find, but it’s worth the effort.

Tucked away in a lane in downtown West Chester, Artillery Brewery takes a bit of scouting to locate. But the soapy booty is well worth the effort. This is the second craft brewery to land at the western end of the borough. The first, Wrong Crowd Brewing, is a short walk away.

A fresh Artillery brew, with pulled pork nachos.

Co-owner Michael Loveless and his troops oversee a 2,800 square foot space with a 10-barrel brewing system, 20 fermentation tanks and a contemporary twist on a patriotic-themed decor. There are around 60 seats inside, with a small beer garden in warm weather.

At the “mess tent” order window, selections include pulled pork nachos, stuffed jalapeños, handhelds, and rustic sourdough pizza.

With its sours, lagers, hazy IPAs and English bitters, the beer list sports groundbreaking names such as Paoli’s Massacre, Fog of War, Patriot and Traitor. “We want to avoid trendy beers to focus on small, limited experimental batches in addition to our big hitters,” says Loveless.

333 Granite Alley, West Chester, (484) 999-5976, artillerybrewing.com.

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