Crime & Punishment Is Coming to Brewerytown in 2014


First Friday at Pizza Brain last week was a bit crazy, crowded with folks intrigued by that evening’s special: Federal Donuts spicy pizza slices topped with — what else? — chicken and donuts. In the backyard, there was an encore performance by Crime & Punishment Brewing Co., which serves up free beer every First Friday. This time, they offered two solid ales, one Farmhouse and one Peanut Butter & Jelly.

Crime & Punishment owner Michael Wambolt, who lives in Brewerytown with his wife Allison McClain, was excitedly talking about his bricks-and-mortar location that will open in 2014 on Girard Avenue, which he believes will contribute to the neighborhood’s increasing revitalization. Wambolt, formerly a beer blogger, has been working with MM Partners on the real estate piece.

  • Jeff

    This would be amazing, hopefully it’s early 2014 rather than later. I live just south of Girard and I love all of the changes and new businesses coming into our little corner of the city. Shifty’s, Rybrew, and now a brew pub? Fantastic

    • Liz Spikol

      The neighborhood has a lot going on. Now if only someone could improve Bottom Dollar…

      • charley

        After Almost 20 years without a market,it,s already an improvement and it just got here

  • Jonny Rashid

    Pumped for Crime and Punishment. I know the brewers, they are great!

  • Adam Fussaro

    Crime and Punishment Brewing Company opening in 2014 is participating in a fund raising event to bring an alternative cinema + multipurpose arts space to Lower North Philly. We will be serving our beer, Holiday Visit, a belgian winter warmer in support of cineSPEAK

    cineSPEAK’s Freaky Friday Holiday Fundraiser
    Friday December 13th 7-10pm at Fleisher Art Memorial (719 Catherine St)
    Film Screening: “Edward Scissorhands” (at 8pm)
    Featuring: Art in the Age & Crime & Punishment Brewing Co.

    $25 Open Bar passes at the door or online at
    online purchase suggested due to limited space