Iíve been slacking Earth Bread + Brewery is less than five miles from my house and months after it opening Iíve finally made it over there. Clean, bright, maybe even a bit spartan establishment with a large dining area and small lounge/bar upstairs; downstairs open kitchen and brewing area with (maybe original) bar. Warning for sports fans or plastic fantastic lovers....NO TVís. However, good music piped through numerous speakers and plenty of reading material make up for it. Limited menu, but great oven baked flatbread and reasonable prices nonetheless. The beer selection was a mix of brewed in-house and guest beers. Germantown Avenue corridor has other options for dining and drinking all in a block or two from EB+B so you donít have to put all your eggs in one basket. EB+B is a very welcome establishment to the íhood.
First time visiting on a beautiful April weekend. Sat upstairs and enjoyed lunch. Flatbreads were varied, and delicious (tried Earth and Vietnamese) - I shouldnít have been surprised seeing as though it is billed as a bakery, too! All staff were very friendly and accommodating. I was with my wife and 10mo. old son - they had a clean high chair and sat us next to an airy and bright window. While rating I was torn with selection. EBB only has 4 of their own brews on tap with a small selection of other breweries offerings. I was reminded of watching kitchen nightmares with Gorden Ramsey and his often cited criticism of long meandering menus. EBB definitely has a nicely curated menu. Their own brews were definitely the stars of the show. Great place to visit.
Art (130) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 18, 2015
Stop #3 of my birthday beer tour. Kind of surprised at the high ratings here. The 3 or 4 beers on tap that were theirs were just not good. The atmosphere was cozy and the service was great. I am sure the food is good but I already ate. If Iím in the area I will give it another shot.
Beer Quality// very good
Beer Philosophy// ever-rotating line-up of four to six beers; broadest range of styles of any brewer in the Philadelphia area; focus on experimentation, but also will brew tradition English styles
Serving Sizes// 13oz/20oz; no flights, but you can try a taste before ordering
Growler Situation// will fill theirs or others
Food Situation// flatbreads; local, sustainable ingredients
Ambiance// spacious; two floors in a city corner row-house; open layout; no tvís
Overall// Earth is the second beer venture from Tim of Heavyweight (NJ) fame, so you know the beers are going to be solid; Earth has cultivated a neighborhood vibe that always lives up to expectations
Food looked amazing but I ate already- was really looking forward to visit as I am big fan of Heavyweight. Didnít disappoint. Check it out.
drfood (5) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | November 29, 2014
Itís hard to imagine that a brewpub could be this good this consistently. There are usually four house beers on tap and always three or four are outstanding. I took my students from Drexel Universityís Beer Fundamentals class to visit. They were impressed and I am too.
Stopped by here once with Linh for some drinks. Really wish you could do samples or even half-pints of their stuff, as we can only get here via car - thus someone has to drive afterwards. Will def stop by again to check out their stuff.
Stopped in on a sunday afternoon...pretty quiet in there but the service was awesome and the white and black flatbread was outstanding. Beers were decent but not great but they constantly rotate so Id try more. guest drafts were mostly victory. Prices were good...id probably pay a few bucks more for that flatbread knowing how damn good it is.
Nice warm and welcoming brewpub. Before my visit at Earth I always thought that the best combination brewpub + pizza was American Flatbread in Burlington. Now Iím not sure anymore. The beers at Earth are of the highest quality and the Pizza I had was out of this world. The man behind the brews at Earth is the man that was behind the brews of former mythic Heavyweight Brewery, so it is not surprise that the brews are very good. They had around 4 to 6 of their beers on tap but I think they usually have more than that. This is a true brewpub, I donít think they have guess taps, Earth brews only. The flatbread pizzas are creative and excellent, even if a bit expensive. The place itself is nothing too fancy, standard decoration, two floors, sit about 100. With such a good pizza+beer combo, this place is high on my list of places I want to go back to.
BrodyR (1) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | May 19, 2013
Earth is fantastic:
Ambience: Constantly rotating local art, a wood-fire oven, some cool large tree like tables, 2 floors/bars, candles, and 0 TVís all make for a great ambiance.
Selection: The house beers are usually pretty solid and there is usually a brew on cask. If they donít do it for you the guest list is always great which is heavy on the local brewers.
Food: Wonderful. The flatbreads are amazing. So is the soups, appetisers, and deserts... they even have a desert pizza.
Value: Solid. With $10 growler nights, happy hours, discounted food for Arcadia (the local college) students, and $2 kick the keg beers it is very affordable.
Overall: One of my favorite places. The only thing I would change is for more of the UK style ales to be served on the hand pump.