NEWS ON TAP is a weekly update about FBR run destinations, activities and special announcements.


Time & Location

The Fishtown Beer Runners® combine responsible running and 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.

Runs are Thursdays @ 7:00 PM sharp. Start location is 2346 E. Susquehanna Avenue in beautiful Fishtown.

Can’t make it to Fishtown, a group leaves from the other corner of 7th & Bainbridge.


Upcoming Runs


The Professor

Dr. Manuel Castillo-Garzon of the University of Granada, Spain conducted research about the effects of beer after exercise.  After each run we toast, “To The Professor” in gratitude of his research.

The Professor & David April, FBR Co-Founder & President


Beer Runner Nation

Representing FBR in Antarctica!

Send us pictures of yourself wearing your FBR shirt in a cool location around the country or world.  Send them to




September 08, 2016 -  Garage North

Tonight we  run to Garage North, Fishtown's newest hotspot.  Garage North is 1.0 miles from the Fishtown Beer Runners’ start location
RUN MAP - direct route.  If you want to run longer this route is 6.53 miles from the Fishtown start location - RUN MAP. It will be a warm night so remember to hydrate with water before and after the run. 

Can't make it to Fishtown, a group leaves from 7th & Bainbridge at 7:00 PM.

This bar does not allow children.



By participating in a Fishtown Beer Runners (FBR) group run or event, you acknowledge that running can be a dangerous sport and that you alone are responsible for your safety and/or actions. You should ensure that you are physically fit enough to participate in FBR runs and events. The organizer, other members of Fishtown Beer Runners, and our running locations are not liable for your safety and/or actions.

TEAM DNA DetermiNation FUNraiser

Thursday, September 15, we run to Llama Tooth in support of  DetermiNation and TEAM DnA.  Thank you those who have already donated or passed along words of encouragement.  To date we have raised $4,938, and are on our way toward our $6,400 goal!  

Joe & John Galster are excited to welcome FBR back to Llama Tooth where the first beer is always on Joe! Thank you Joe!   If interested you are welcome to make a contribution  to TEAM DnA. There will be raffle drawing with some great prizes including:  NATHAN running vests and accessories, gift certificate from ROOT, Limited edition FBR Trucker Hat, BEER RUNNERS DVD, and gift card from Philadelphia Runner!  Thank you to Maggie Guterl at NATHAN, Greg Root at ROOT Restaurant, Rodney Russen for the FBR hat, and Liz at Philadelphia Runner. We will happily accept more donation for the raffle.

TEAM DnA Story
Team DnA have joined the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation and are dedicating their training and New York City Marathon participation to help the American Cancer fight cancer and save lives. Long time running partners, David April and Alexis Zebrowski, formed Team DnA because of their experiences with cancer.  David is a kidney cancer survivor and founder of the Fishtown Beer Runners in Philadelphia.  Alexis has worked in cancer research, and is a current grad student studying that general topic. Last August while training with Alexis for the NYC Marathon, David was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Alexis immediately went to work finding out everything she could about his diagnosis and helped David understand the nature of his cancer and treatment. Thankfully, doctors were able to remove the tumor, along with his kidney, and he is now cancer free!  David and Alexis vowed to rededicate their efforts to complete what they set out to do last year - conquer the NYC Marathon!   While they each have many marathons under their belts, this one is personal. Together Alexis and David formed Team DnA to celebrate beating cancer and to raise funds to support cancer research.

We are changing the course of cancer – our team is helping save lives!

Read more or to make an on-line contribution


BEER RUNNERS Screening in Narberth


Please join Narberth Beer Runners on Wednesday, Sept. 14 for a 2-4 mile run, followed by beers/refreshments and an outdoor screening of BEER RUNNERS.. 
We will meet on the south side of the Narberth train station at 6:30pm, run between 2-4 miles and end in the heart of Narberth.  We'll visit a local bar for beers/refreshments, then make our way to the Haverford Avenue side of The Fitness Station (corner of Haverford and Forrest Avenues), where we'll start the outdoor movie screening of "Beer Runners" at 8pm.

David N. April, founder of Fishtown Beer Runners, and Narberth Mayor, Tom Grady, will be present for the run and screening. Thank you, Tom Grady, for all of the assistance with the organization of the event. 

Manayunk Beer Runners

Happy to announce the latest addition to our Beer Runners network of chapters - the Manayunk Beer Runners. Thank you to Dave Scarpello for organizing the club. He will be planning fun weekly runs that combine responsible running and drinking in the interest of science!

The inaugural run is set for next Monday, September 12 at 6:30. Meet under the iconic Manayunk Bridge & run a flat 4 mile out & back on the Manayunk Towpath. Run will end at the Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant at 4120 Main Street (Main Street & Shurs Lane).

Be Well Philly Health Hero

Our very own David April is one of 16 semifinalists for the Be Well Philly Health Hero contest!  Mark your calendars and vote for David from Sept. 20-26th!  Let's tell the world what we already know - that social running is legitimate and effective form of physical and mental therapy!  Cheers to responsible running and drinking in the interest of science! To The Professor!  #BWPHealthHero#beerrunners #FBR#totheprofessor


7th Annual Running for Answers 5K Run
September 25th 

You can run, walk, jog, sprint or skip a 5K through the park and past the Japanese Gardens. If your legs are too little for a 5K, join the Kids' Fun Run for a quick dash with your fans cheering you to the finish! Join over 800 participants in celebrating a day of inspiration, joy and fun - all in the name of research for desmoid tumors.

Registration Information 


"Coolest Running Club in America" - Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run


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