Foodery Turns 35

The Foodery hasn’t always been a beer nerd’s paradise. In fact in its early days we knew it as a dependable spot to get Coors Light underage. But now both locations are all about having a great selection of great beers. Today the Foodery celebrates its 35th birthday with events at its original Pine Street location and much newer Northern Liberties storefront.

2nd and Poplar

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Free Sly Fox tasting with beer infused snacks

10th and Pine

  • 2 to 5 p.m. Homebrew demonstration with Liberties Brew Club
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Free tasting and cheese with Philadelphia Brewing Co.
  • 7 to 8 p.m. Italian Market vs. Reading Terminal in a beer and cheese throw down
    Best beer and cheese pairings from DiBruno Brothers and Fair Food Farmstand

The Foodery [Official Site]

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  • Willie

    God bless the Foodery. Where else would we get a $20 mixed 6.

  • Dan

    The Foodery is and always will be an albatross. Yes, they have good beer but at literally $35+ for a six pack. It just makes me angry. The Foodery is a constant reminder of the odd coalition of “delis”, bars and other vested interests and Jesus freaks which has prevented modernization of PA’s liquor laws for decades. If they were in competition with supermarkets their prices (and profits) would be halved. It would be one thing if they were adding value, but they are not. My experience is that the Foodery clerks are universally rude and unhelpful. I will not celebrate a business or industry that has stood in the way progress for so long.

  • Willie

    I was being sarcastic, in case that wasn’t obvious.

  • me

    what donkey actually spends “literally $35+” at the foodery? perhaps a little research (ie the price list they have at both locations) would go a long way.

  • Josh A

    The big bottle selection is pretty marked up (+$15 for stillwater vs $8 at WF in Plymouth Meeting), but it’s the city

  • Dan

    Me – missing the point much? dummkopf

  • me

    dan – bitte baby. i understand the gripe about price. my ineloquent point was that one doesn’t need to spend $35 @ the foodery.
    and besides i think its best to treat the foodery (and places like hawthornes – which sometimes seems more expensive than the foodery) as an educative experience. i agree the state laws regarding sales of alcohol are screwed up, but indicting the foodery doesn’t seem all that logical. do they wield power in harrisburg? or are they just playing within the -admittedly backwards – rules and regs? also, i’ve never had an issue with the service. have a great weekend!

  • montgomery

    supermarkets are so much cheaper because they dont give a shit. try asking your wholefoods stock boy about the inherent differences between english and american ipa’s. you’ll get a blank stare and a cheaper bottle of beer. i think the foodery and hawthornes are expensive too but they have awesome selections and informed employees and at the end of the day, i’m willing to pay for that.
    .cheaper is not always better.

  • montgomery

    and for the record i do not work at either of those locations, i just like good beer.