It’s our version of the ever-popular Yards classic, Philadelphia Pale Ale and you’re going to love it. This crisp and vibrant ale is brewed with Pilsner malt and American hops, which evoke unexpected citrus and floral notes and a curious sourness at the end. Some describe the taste as a bit “grassy” with undertones of piney hops and a clean lager-like finish. It’s as pretty as it is tasty. A delicate white head dissipates steadily giving way to some contrasting lacing. The color is bold and inviting. Latitude 39 is seasonally transitional and can be enjoyed all year round. Described by beer enthusiasts as having a good hoppy bite and ‘just-right’ carbonation, we’re pretty sure that this golden yellow brew will be a favorite among guests come summertime on our scenic patio.
What’s behind the name? Being that we’re a nautically-inspired restaurant, this proprietary pale ale reflects our delight and recognition of our own unique geographical location right on the picturesque Penn’s Landing Waterfront.
“Our Latitude 39 Pale Ale is pleasantly parable with many menu items,” explained Alan Cagle, Food and Beverage Director, “It actually has a light body mouth feel and light to medium carbonation so that guests don’t fill up too quickly.”
Latitude 39’s lively bloomy and citrus aroma and soft malt appeal pairs perfectly with lighter dishes like vinaigrette dressed salads and simply prepared fish but it also couples nicely with common bar fare like flatbreads and sliders. “It’s very versatile,” explained Jackie, a popular bartender who can be found tending to patrons in Rope & Anchor’s welcoming lounge area, “people typically order a refill because it’s so smooth and has just the right balance of peppery and grassy notes.”
“Our regulars tell me that it’s easy to drink,” added Keith Leonard, Manager at Rope & Anchor, “It has more body than a Pilsner, but still fairly crisp and a little darker in color and only 4.6% ABV. It’s not overpowering but rather well-balanced and mixed. Sunshine streaming in from our grand windows really makes this ale sparkle like a tall glass of yellow diamonds.”
What are the best Rope & Anchor menu items to consider when drinking Latitude 39? If you’re dining with us we suggest starting your epicurean journey with our . If you’re joining us more casually around the bar, go for our Signature Cheeseburger (crispy fried onion, lettuce, tomato, Yard’s cheddar ale served on a soft brioche bun) or our urban fried calamari and you can’t miss with our Cheesesteak Egg rolls. If you’re dining with us, we suggest Firecracker Shrimp as a starter and then continue your epicurean journey with our sumptuous Boursin Filet (grilled filet mignon, black pepper Boursin, asparagus, roasted garlic and mashed potatoes.)
Stop by after work or make plans to join us for your next business lunch and be among the first to experience exclusive, new Latitude 39. It’s just $6.50 per glass. Partial to one brand of beer? No worries. Our extensive beer menu features popular local favorites, seasonal drafts as well as domestic and imported bottles.