...Dock Street Brewing Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1985. Being the first microbrewery in the City of Brotherly Love and one of the first in the country.
From theTwo Logan Square location, Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Photography by Michael Bryant
Original image source: The Inquirer, February 24, 1991, p.34
Image source: Circulating Collection -- Beer, the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia
Link to the website: Dock Street Brewing Co, 701 S. 50th St. http://www.dockstreetbeer.com/Menu.html
Located at 7136 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia (Mt. Airy).
They offer a selection of house-brewed beers, brewed onsite, as well as a selection of quality brews from our favorite breweries.
In addition, they also make their own sodas. Currently they have sarsaparilla, ginger ale, 'nojito' (lime and mint) and Creamsicle!
Link to their website: http://www.earthbreadbrewery.com/
Iron Hill Brewery has 10 locations in the Tri-State area.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant takes its name from an historic Revolutionary War landmark in Delaware, where Generals Washington and Lafayette battled against General Cornwallis to ensure American liberty.
Iron Hill was formed in 1994, when two award-winning homebrewers, Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson teamed up with Kevin Davies, an experienced professional in restaurant operations.
Link to their website: http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/index.htm
During the 1800's and into the 20th century, Manayunk was known for the manufacture and sales of fine textiles. Krook's Mill, now the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, was one of the linchpins of the then booming industry. Anne Dawson opened the mill in 1822 at the mouth of the Manayunk Canal and the Krook family followed with the existing building just short of 100 years later in 1912. A cornerstone from the original mill was placed in the new building. Krook's Mill eventually closed its doors in 1992.
Four years later, Harry Renner IV brought the facility back to life as a space for retail business, a fine eatery, a brewery and as an entertainment complex for both neighbors and visitors alike to enjoy. Our first batch of fresh-brewed beer was tapped on October 17, 1996. In 2000, we expanded our outdoor seating with a deck overlooking the Schuylkill River.
Located at 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
LInk to their website: http://www.manayunkbrewery.com/
Located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia PA and is bordered by Amber St to the West; Martha St to the East; Hagert St. to the North; and York St to the South.
The entrance to the brewery in on Martha Street; on the corner of Martha and Hagert Streets. Enter through the door marked ENTER.
Link to their website: http://www.philadelphiabrewing.com/
Saint Benjamin Brewing Company is a 3 barrel nanobrewery that is opening in Kensington in 2013. The brewery will use organic and sustainable ingredients as much as possible and will distribute kegs to Philadelphia bars.
The name “Saint Benjamin” is a reference to founding father Benjamin Franklin. The idea for this brewery was devised in my 190 year old former firehouse in Philadelphia. The founder of the city’s fire companies, Franklin was also an avid home brewer.
Located at 1710 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122
Link to their website: http://stbenjaminbrewing.com/
The company was founded in December 1995 by the Giannopoulos family when Peter Giannopoulos opened the Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. After brewmaster Brian O’Reilly arrived in the Spring of 2002, he developed an off-premise sales program to gain Sly Fox beers a place on the taps at some of Philadelphia’s best bars and taverns, greatly expanding the customer base. The pub is now destination spot for beer lovers near and far and its annual Bock Fest & Goat Race on the first Sunday of May draws crowds of 2,500 or more to town every year.
Brewery, Tasting Room and Administrative Office
Pottstown Airport Business Center
331 Circle of Progress Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
Brewhouse & Eatery
520 Kimberton Road (RT.113)
Maple Lawn Shopping Center
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Link to their website: http://www.slyfoxbeer.com/
Located at 117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA.
Link to their website: http://www.triumphbrewing.com/philadelphia/
They are located in the quaint town of Yardley in Bucks County, Pennsylvania but provide an atmosphere more akin to the speakeasies of Philadelphia.
Located at 10 S. Main St. Yardley, PA
Link to their website: http://vaultbrewing.com/
The story of Victory Brewing Company starts on a school bus in 1973 when fifth-graders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski stepped aboard, on their way to a new school. The two became fast friends and remained so, even as they grew up and went to college on opposite coasts.
Just months out of college, Bill’s appreciation of good beer and access to his father’s home brewing equipment inspired him to explore the hobby. That same year (1985), Bill gave Ron a home brewing kit as a Christmas gift. With that, both Bill and Ron developed their love of the craft, and a friendly rivalry grew between the two. The good-natured competition pushed Bill and Ron to become accomplished home brewers, and as they both grew disillusioned with their jobs in the corporate world they realized their combined skill and love of brewing could pave the path to successful careers as brewers.
Located at 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335
Link to their website: http://www.victorybeer.com/
Weyerbacher Brewing Company was founded in 1995 by Dan and Sue Weirback.
In the beginning, Dan was an avid homebrewer and big fan of the blossoming new craft beers that were hitting the market. One weekend in late 1993 while vacationing in Vermont, they toured the Long Trail brewery, back when it was in the basement of an old mill. They were looking for a new business to get into but it was Sue who suggested they start thinking about starting our own brewery.
Located at 905-G Line Street, Easton, Pa 18042
Link to their website: http://weyerbacher.com/
The year was 1988, and like many College students, Tom Kehoe and Jon Bovit, enjoyed their beer, but didn't enjoy paying for it. Tom and Jon decided to take action and began brewing it themselves.
As they homebrewed their way through Western Maryland College, they experimented with malt, hops and yeast, formulating new recipes and sharing their creations with friends. It wasn't long until they had more friends than beer.
To gain some hands- on experience in a professional brewery, Kehoe and Bovit apprenticed at the British Brewing Company, a pioneering English-style brewery in Glen Burnie, Md. The early days were spent cleaning kegs and their first paycheck was in the form of a Happy Meal. No joke...quarter pounder, fries, and a coke.
In 1994, they emptied their savings accounts, maxed out their credit cards, and took the plunge by founding Yards Brewing Company in a 900-square-foot garage in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia.
The Yards story is now in its 18th year. There were a few stops along the way.
Located at 901 N. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Lin to their website: http://www.yardsbrewing.com/