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Fishtown: Tapping Into The Life Of An Irish Evil Genius

Fishtown: Tapping Into The Life Of An Irish Evil Genius

Trevor Hayward left his home in Ireland and came to the United States in 2007 to continue his education. He is now the co-owner of Evil Genius Beer Company, which opened March 8, 2017 on Front Street in Fishtown. Hayward, 33, lived in Portmarnock, which is near Dublin, for the first 23 years of his life. […]

 

Kensington: Next On Tap At Saint Benjamin Brewery? Full-Service Kitchen

Kensington: Next On Tap At Saint Benjamin Brewery? Full-Service Kitchen

Five years ago, Tim Patton and Christina Burris would have never thought they’d be running their own brewery. Now, they’re not only making Saint Benjamin beer at a re-purposed warehouse in Kensington, they are set to add a tap room and kitchen in May. Using funds from the American Street Empowerment Zone business grant program, their tap […]

 

Point Breeze: PBRs Will Run For Beer

Point Breeze: PBRs Will Run For Beer

When Jill Booth decided to set down roots on Manton Street in Point Breeze, she didn’t expect to – quite literally – start a community-wide movement. “My friend, my sister and I were going for a run one day and someone stopped us on the street and asked if it was part of a running […]

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Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

When his life lost control, he found running. David April of Fishtown went out for a run one day in 2007 to distract himself from his recent divorce. He only ran for a block, but that was not enough. “I enjoyed it so much, I decided I wanted to run a 5K,” April said. April […]

 

South Philadelphia: Pub on Passyunk East (the P.O.P.E.) Celebrates Pope Weekend

South Philadelphia: Pub on Passyunk East (the P.O.P.E.) Celebrates Pope Weekend

Bars and restaurants across Philadelphia prepared for a sea of additional customers this weekend as Pope Francis’ arrival brought thousands of pilgrims to the city— but one South Philly bar was born ready for the occasion. Employees of The Pub on Passyunk East (also known as the P.O.P.E.) began preparing for Pope weekend more than […]

 

Roxborough: Preserving a Family’s Legacy, One Cheesesteak at a Time

Roxborough: Preserving a Family’s Legacy, One Cheesesteak at a Time

For Steven Kotridis, the food industry has always been a huge part of his life, so purchasing and preserving Dalessandro’s was something that has meant a lot to him. The original shop was opened in 1961 by William Dalessandro and his family. But by 2008, only Dalessandro’s daughter, Franny, was alive and running the shop on her own. […]

 

Old City: Beer Lovers Work to Bring Back the Art of Brewing

Old City: Beer Lovers Work to Bring Back the Art of Brewing

Philadelphia’s economy thrives off of tourism and service industries and now the city is highly known for its love of craft beer. The most popular event is always Philly Beer Week, which brings in approximately $16 million directly to Philadelphia. In spring 2016, the city will host the World Beer Cup, a global event that calls itself “the […]

 

Port Richmond: Bottle Shop Adds Variety to Grocery Store

Port Richmond: Bottle Shop Adds Variety to Grocery Store

The Richmond Bottle Shop is encouraging Thriftway customers to add one more item to their grocery list by offering more than 750 varieties of beer and cider. Located inside the grocery store, the new area is divided by a small partition and a special entrance. Rules like this were necessary to transform the small space into a […]

 

Cedar Park: Dock Street Owner Aims to Keep Creativity Flowing at Brewery

Cedar Park: Dock Street Owner Aims to Keep Creativity Flowing at Brewery

What do you get when you take a passion for beer, a knack for business and a hardworking staff? Dock Street Brewing Company, of course. Located at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue, the pub holds its own in the busy area by being an ever-changing spot for brew-lovers. Owner Rosemarie Certo (above) said she keeps the business flowing […]

 

Olde Kensington: Brewing at the Philly Homebrew Outlet

Olde Kensington: Brewing at the Philly Homebrew Outlet

The Philly Homebrew Outlet (above), home to the Philadelphia Homebrew Club, serves as a depot for brewing connoisseurs. People from all walks of life often visit the outlet for beer-making supplies and advice. “We get people that are scrapping through college – just scraping to get by and spending whatever dime they can – and then […]