The Fishtown Beer Runners combine responsible running and consumption in the interest of science. We gather once a week to run three to five miles, and conclude each run at a pub for a beer or two.
Offical FBR Shirts

Offical FBR Shirts

Official Fishtown Beer Runners shirts are available at Philadelphia Runner, located at 16th and Sansom Streets. The Nike Dry Fit running shirts come in both men’s and women’s styles.   They feature the classic FBR logo on front with shoe prints on back. In honor of The Spanish Professor,  shirts feature...
Best of Philly

Best of Philly

    “On behalf of the editorial staff at Philadelphia magazine, it’s my pleasure to inform you that you are featured as a winner in our 2013 “Best of Philly” edition in the following category:  Best Running Club.  For 40 consecutive years, “Best of Philly” has been the recognized mark...
"America's Coolest Running Club" - Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run

“America’s Coolest Running Club” – Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run

Award winning author and barefooted running rock-star, Christopher McDougall, published some very kind words about FBR on his blog. In a piece about FBR’s role in the running of the Hammer of Glory during Philly Beer Week, Chris wrote, “I’ve run and beered with the Beer Runners, and apart from...
What is Beer Running

What is Beer Running

The Fishtown Beer Runners combine responsible running with responsible drinking in the interest of science. We gather once a week to run three to five miles, and conclude each run at a pub for a beer or two.
The Mission

The Mission

The primary mission is to test the results of a scientific research study conducted by Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, at the University of Granada. The study said that beer and water have similar rehydration effects under the conditions of his study which compared...
Time and Location

Time and Location

Runs are Thursdays @ 7:00 PM sharp. Start location is 2346 E. Susquehanna Avenue in beautiful Fishtown. Click here for upcoming run destinations
To The Professor

To The Professor

Catholics have patron saints, sports teams and schools have mascots, and The Fishtown Beer Runners have The Professor. You will all be happy to know that FBR’s “patriarch” is a very cool, leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding, generous, kind and humble man. The professor is Dr. Manuel Castillo-Garzon of the...
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Rocking with Brewtallica, Bikini Spinders & Brown Sugar

Rocking with Brewtallica, Bikini Spinders & Brown Sugar

Our Beer Week beer run on June 05, 2014 will be to Johnny Brenda’s and to a special show featuring: Brown Sugar, Bikini Spiders, Brewtallica and your fearless leader DJ DNA as emcee. Presented by Philadelphia Brewing Company and Kenzinger! Doors open at 8:00 PM. Discounted tickets are available to all Fishtown Beer Runners for...
May 31, 2014 - 4th Annual Chicken Run!   5:00 PM Starts at PBC

May 31, 2014 – 4th Annual Chicken Run! 5:00 PM Starts at PBC

Join the Fishtown Beer Runners for a 5 mile-ish run from Philly Brewing Company to the American Sardine Bar. Tickets for the run will include a T-Shirt, 3 PBC beers, and…FRIED CHICKEN.  Price is $35 per person and tickets for the run are on sale now.  Purchase on-line or call the bar at (215) 334-2337....
West Philly Runners & Fishtown Beer Runners Supporting the Friends Of Mount Moriah Cemetery

West Philly Runners & Fishtown Beer Runners Supporting the Friends Of Mount Moriah Cemetery

The Fishtown Beer Runners are pleased to support our friends the West Philly Runners (WPR) and their fundraiser for the Friends of  Mount Moriah Cemetery  (FoMM).  It may seem like a bit of a strange cause for running groups to get behind, but it’s not when looking at Mt. Moriah as a green space.  The cemetery is effectively an extension of...
Letter from The Professor

Letter from The Professor

  With out question the highlight of our recent trip to Spain was meeting The Professor,  Dr. Manuel Castillo.  He was an inspiration to us all and we were thrilled to spend time with him.  Many of you had the opportunity to experience what I have known for many years, that Manuel is  gracious, kind,...
Ten Things That Happened in Spain -  by Eric Fiedler

Ten Things That Happened in Spain – by Eric Fiedler

Sometimes you just don’t know where a trip will take you. When David and I set out to run the streets of Fishtown in 2007, we didn’t expect to be diverted to the crowded cobblestone plazas of Madrid or the super-narrow alleyways of Granada. But seven years later, that’s exactly what happened. David went on...
FBR Supports DetermiNation

FBR Supports DetermiNation

Our May 8th beer run will benefit the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation Program. DetermiNation seeks to conquer cancer one mile at a time by helping athletes achieve their personal best through professional training, community support, and inspiration every step of the way. Frankford Hall is graciously offering us tremendous discounts on their amazing beer selection...
Special March Run Helps Athletes in Need

Special March Run Helps Athletes in Need

Now that winter has come (and, hopefully, departed), we can reflect on all of the chilly miles we logged in the last few months–some of them, fortunately, for good causes. The “responsible running” part of FBR mission (responsible running and drinking in the interest of science) means that we are committed to supporting our community charities....
FBR Documentary

FBR Documentary

    Connecticut based filmmaker, Justin Wirtalla,  set out to make a short promotional piece about FBR, however, after talking with many of you he realized the story was deeper. You shared personal stories with him about the impact FBR and running has had on your lives. So many stories, that Justin now envisions the...
FBR Goes to Spain to Meet The Professor!

FBR Goes to Spain to Meet The Professor!

We’re off to see the Professor, the wonderful Professor of Granada! The Professor is Dr. Manuel Castillo-Garzon of the University of Granada in Spain who conducted research about the effects of beer after exercise.  After each run we toast, “To The Professor” in gratitude of his research. Dr. Castillo has graciously invited us to Granada...
FBR Supports Pennsylvania Special Olympics

FBR Supports Pennsylvania Special Olympics

Our usual Thursday night FBR run on March 6 will be to City Tap House to support the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and their Leprechaun 5K. The Pennsylvania Special Olympics will be selling $5 wristbands which will entitle you to some amazing beer specials! All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes in Philadelphia.  Also, the 29th...
Fishtown Beer Runners True Contenders in Boxing Association Run

Fishtown Beer Runners True Contenders in Boxing Association Run

  FBR runners have never been merely fair weather friends. Case in point: last Thursday’s run through rain, hail, sleet, and, in greatest magnitude, slush, to the Veteran’s Boxing Association in the heart of Port Richmond. This locale was special in a number of ways, first in that it’s not even a public bar, but...
FBR has gone FUBAR

FBR has gone FUBAR

FUBAR: A portion of the Fishtown Beer Runners make a new subsection of “Fishtown Ultra Beer Awesome Runners” at the inaugural Rocky 50k, including a couple of first time ultra runners.       David N April had no business attempting to jump over that park bench.  Yes, he just witnessed some idiot (whose name may or...