Sports talker Glen Macnow is an investor in Conshohocken Brewing Co., and Saturday, Dec. 10 he hosted an opening party for the four-month-old branch on DeKalb Street, just over the bridge from Norristown.

Um, timing? "We wanted to have it down right," Macnow said.

The guest list was studded with names from the sports-media world - among them Ray Didinger, Merrill Reese (who, in his Navy sweat shirt, ducked out to go to the Army-Navy Game), Larry Andersen, Tony Bruno, Leslie Gudel, Jim Salisbury, Spike Eskin, Jillian Mele, and Ron Burke - as well as the food/beer world: Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell, Tony Luke Jr., Tom Kehoe of Yards Brewing, Jim Fris of P.J. Whelihan's, and Glenn Gross of Fat Jack's BBQ.

The Bridgeport location is a mirror image of the Conshohocken original: It has a full menu from chef Justin Henning (opposed to the bites at the tasting room  on Elm Street) but has a tiny, 3-bbl/7-fermenter brewhouse (opposed to the 15-bbl full production brewery).

Bridgeport has 12 rotating taps at the downstairs bar - a mix of small-batch beers made on site as well as some sourced from Conshy - and plenty of room at a second-floor bar.
Important note: GPS systems tend to mess up the location, which is 3 DeKalb St. in Bridgeport (you might get routed to the same address in Norristown). To play it safe, plug in the location for Frosty Falls ice cream at 96 DeKalb St., Bridgeport; the brewpub's parking lot is directly across the street.