Triumph Brewing Company for Lunch and Beer

Triumph Brewing Company wooed me at a tasting event with there “Something Else” beer, a beer with so many ingredients you would think they were making soup: pickled and grilled lemons, cardamon, sea salt, thyme, black pepper, mustard seed, bay leaf, brown sugar. An amazing beer that I needed to have again, so I headed to Old City for another pint along with some lunch to go with it.

A bowl of mussels in a tomato saffron broth was accompanied with even more seafood (calamari, shrim, plus meat (chorizo).   It wasn’t a huge bowl of mussels, but at least there weren’t any meatless shells. Those are the worst. I could have used more toast to soak up the bright broth.

The french dip was filled with prime rib, pickled peppers, onions, cheese fondue, and horseradish cream. The meat was well seasoned on its own, but if case that wasn’t enough, the cheese, horseradish, and dipping sauce made sure to punch it up.

Dessert was actually the real highlight, a warm chocolate bread pudding with carmalized bananas and vanilla ice cream.  And just like the mussels and french dip, it went great with the beer.

THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)

  • Outdoor seating
  • Beer and lunch to go with it

THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)

  • Not super cheap

Triumph Brewing Company, 117 Chestnut St, 215 625-0855


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