BRU Craft & Wurst and U-Bahn Tap 46 Sours and Stouts During Sour Bowl II and Stout Bowl I in Midtown Village Philadelphia

BRU Craft & Wurst (1318 Chestnut St) and U-Bahn (1320 Chestnut St) present an all-star line-up of 46 sours and stouts this Pro BowlSunday, January 31, 2016, kicking off at 11:00am. Sour Bowl II returns to BRU with a full 32-tap takeover featuring 28 sours, including three traditional Belgian lambics and three scarce Russian River sours, plus four IPAs, including Pliny the Elder. Downstairs, U-Bahn presents 14 taps of highly sought-after stouts. No reservations or advance names will be taken. All selections will be specially priced $7-10, and are first come, first served. For more information about Sour Bowl II and Stout Bowl I, call (215) 800-1079 or visit

“Highlights for this one-day event include three traditional, real-deal Belgian lambics - Hannsen's Oude Lambic, Cantillon Kriek, and Tilquin L'Ancienne,” said Alex Bokulich, Operations Manager.  “These beers are staggeringly rare on draft in the United States. It’s also rare to offer three out-of-market sours available on draft at the same time from Russian River, but we’ll have Supplication, Consecration and Temptation all tapped at once - a minor coup. It has been done before, but that doesn't make it any less special.”

Limited sours from other breweries include two each from Jolly Pumpkin and Allagash as well as extremely limited beers from Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla, Forgotten Tales; Allagash Nancy, Tiarna.

Underground at the debut of Stout Bowl, some of the most sought after stouts on the planet will be on draft including Ninkasi Ground Control, brewed with yeast that survived a trip to space, KBS, Abraxas, Deschutes Abyss, and Speedway variants (Vietnamese and Hawaiian).

The complete list of beers includes:


Allagash Brewing Company Nancy
Allagash Brewing Company Tiarna
Almanac Beer Co Farmer's Blueberry
Almanac Beer Co Truthful Statement
Avery Brewing Company Raspberry Sour
The Bruery Gypsy Tart
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Cuvee de Castleton
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Sour Opal
Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Rojzilla
Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Forgotten Tales
Russian River Brewing Company Supplication
Russian River Brewing Company Consecration
Russian River Brewing Company Temptation
*One more American waiting on delivery...TBD


BFM - Bière des Franches-Montagnes Square Root 225
BFM Abbaye St Bon Chien (2014)
Birrificio del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare
Brasserie Cantillon Kriek
Hannsens Artisinal Oude Lambic
LoverBeer BeerBera
LoverBeer BeerBrugna
Mikkeller SpontanMango
Mikkeller SpontanWatermelon
Birrificio Torrechiara-PANIL Barriquee
Rodenbach Caractere Rouge
Rodenbach Special Foederbier
Gueuzerie Tilquin a l'Ancienne
Wild Beer Co. Sour Blend 2015


DC Brau Brewing Company Alpha Domina Mellis
Dogfish Head Beer 120 Minute IPA
Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder
Russian River Brewing Company Blind Pig

*Note: BRU will tap fresh kegs once any of these IPAs kick. First up is Half Acre Beer Company Gone Away, second up TBD.


AleSmith Brewing Company Speedway/Hawaiin
AleSmith Brewing Company Speedway/Vietnamese Coffee
Almanac Beer Co Barbary Coast
Anderson Valley Brewing Company Huge Arker
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Victory at Sea/Peanut Butter
Deschutes Brewery Abyss
Dogfish Head Beer Worldwide Stout (2013)
Founders Brewing Co. KBS
Half Acre Beer Company Big Hugs
Hoppin' Frog Brewery BORIS The Crusher
Ninkasi Brewing Ground Control
Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas
Pizza Boy Brewing Co. Sunny Side Up
Terrapin Beer Company Cinnamon Roll Wake & Bake

There are no reservations, tickets, or extra charges, but there are a few details customers should be aware of:

All sour beers and stouts will be served in 10-oz goblets, with the following exceptions: Cantillon, Tilquin, Hannsen's will be served in 6oz goblets; Abraxas, KBS, Worldwide will be served in 8-oz goblets. 10-oz sours will be priced $8-10 and stouts will be priced at $7-9, no limits. The 6-oz and 8-oz beers will be $6 or $7 each, limit one each per customer. IPAs will be either 10-oz or 16-oz based on ABV, and will be $7 each. No flights will be served.

The event is first come, first serve. There is no waitlist beyond a line at the door before opening.

BRÜ and U-Bahn are connected with inside stairs, but they have separate register systems. Tabs must be paid at each bar individually and cannot be combined.

All of the kegs except for those to be TBD are currently in-house in cold storage. However, due to the mercurial nature of pouring products containing wild yeast/bacteria on draft, should any keg have foam-bombs or spoilage, it will be replaced with an adequate replacement product. Customers are asked to be understanding and courteous to their servers and fellow customers.

For more information about BRÜ and a list of other upcoming events, call (215) 800-1079, visit or like follow @bruphilly on Twitter. 

For more information about U-Bahn and a list of other upcoming events, call (215) 800-1079, visit or and follow @UBahnPhilly on Twitter.


BRÜ Craft & Wurst is a German-style bier hall and wursthaus nestled in the heart of Midtown Village. The bar is bustling with German draughts and Philadelphia’s most aggressive list of American craft beers.  A self-serving station lets customers pour their own beers using special iPads. Other modern twists include ample outlets wired near bar seating for customers who need to be plugged in 24/7.


Located beneath BRÜ Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn is a 3,000 square foot subterranean clubhouse that plays off of the German railway system (Untergrundbahn). Two bars host 18 taps focused on German-style beers from Pennsylvania. The menu focuses on local flavors with house-made pickles, cheese boards, old school bar snacks and twists on Philadelphia’s favorite sandwiches. Retro-arcade games provide nostalgic fun.