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.
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Beer Runners Featured At Portsmouth Beer Week

Beer Runners Featured At Portsmouth Beer Week

Beer Runners, the FBR documentary produced by Justin Wirtalla, will be featured at Portsmouth Beer Week. Each year the festival shows a  “beer inspiration” movie. This will be the first public screening of the documentary. We will be sure to announce more viewing dates when we know at which film festivals the film will be shown....
Meet Mark McCowan

Meet Mark McCowan

  If you run with the Fishtown Beer Runners or Achilles, you have already met Mark.  Mark is an amazing man who hasn’t let blindness slow him down, instead he sped up by becoming a runner,  a marathoner in fact!  Mark is passionate about helping others with blindness and works hard raising funds and awareness....
Holiday Lights Run - 2014

Holiday Lights Run – 2014

  It is that time of year again when the South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners run the streets of South Philly to enjoy the holiday lights.   The run starts Thursday, December 11th at Broad and Oregon at 7 PM, where there will be a food drive. Please donate canned and other non-perishable food to benefit Philabundance.   ...
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 the Spanish coat of arms...
Official Beer Runners Film Trailer

Official Beer Runners Film Trailer

  Filmmaker Justin Wirtalla, of  Connecticut based Wirtalla Visual, released the official film trailer for Beer Runners.  Justin  submitted the film to various national and international film festivals and will keep us posted ith the official release date.  Until then, you can enjoy the trailer ad see how many of your friends you recognize.   Check out the trailer here.
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...
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...
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 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...