Sometimes, life hands you some difficult decisions, and this weekend we have to make a really hard one: when we inevitably wake up with an excruciating hangover from Oktoberfest at Alla Spina (or from whatever our Saturday night plans happen to be), will we brave techno and deep house music for the reward of hand-tossed brunch pizzas, biscuits, craft beer and “beerdrivers” at Dock Street Brewery?
The end of Philly Beer Week is (sadly) almost upon us. So, if you’re still standing that means squeezing in as much as possible fun before it’s all over. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest events happening this weekend around the city to help you say good-bye. And once it’s all over you can start taking care of that hangover and preparing for next year.
Today, February 17th, Dock Street Brewery is having their third school supply drive, this time supporting Henry C. Lea Elementary.
All you need to do is bring a package of copy paper, pencils, binders, etc., and in return you receive a free 6 oz. pour of Dock Street’s funky golden saison, “Control.”
Wu Tang Clan’s own Inspectah Deck will be on hand at Dock Street Brewery this Wednesday, November 4th as the West Philadelphia brewery releases Beer Ain’t Nothing To Funk With. This is the first beer in brewer Vince Desrosiers’ series of beers inspired by music he likes. The Wu Tang inspired brew has been aging for six months in wine barrels while Wu Tang Clan has been playing 24-hours a day next to the cask.
Today, Tuesday, August 25th, Dock Street Brewery is celebrating its 8th anniversary in the firehouse at 50th and Baltimore Avenue. And in honor of the event, the almost 30-year old brewery will be serving up eight beers to toast to the neighborhood.
The bar opens today at 3 p.m., the kitchen gets cooking at 4 p.m.
Trestle Inn is about to make your summer Wednesday nights out a lot cheaper.
Its Spirit of Wednesday tasting program (which normally features $5 spirits) is switching it up for summer. Wednesdays will now feature local drafts for just $3. So, hit up Sips from 5-7pm and then head over to Trestle Inn at 7 pm to keep the deals (and the drinks) coming.
Each week will feature a different draft so you’ll get a chance to try a variety of brews at this low price. This special series will run straight through August and we’ve got the full July line up below.
Vince Desrosiers is creating a beer that can bring da ruckus.
Desrosiers, the head brewer at Dock Street in West Philadelphia, is currently aging his new golden saison. Playing next to the barrel for the six months it’ll sit there? Wu Tang Clan, streaming from Spotify.
“I listen to music every day in the brewery and I’ve wanted to do a series of beers based on the music I like,” Desrosiers says. “It’s hardly an original thought but my musical taste is all over the place and Wu Tang seemed like a great place to start.”
Dock Street Brewery is an old dog by craft brewing standards. The brewery opened in 1985 and in the early 1990s it was the 26th largest microbreweries in the US, producing over 28,000 barrels of beer and distributing to 26 states plus France. During this time it opened a brewpub at 18th and Cherry Streets.
Fast forward to 2014 and the brewery, which is now based out of an old firehouse in West Philadelphia is coming home for one night only. Tonight, Monday, November 10th, Dock Street will be bringing some kegs of its beer and inviting past brewers to the newCity Tap House at Logan Circle, which just opened in the old brewpub space.
When trying to kill a zombie, “The Walking Dead” has taught us the importance of scoring a head shot. Otherwise those pesky zombies will keep coming back. That must be what happened at Dock Street Brewery, where their Dock Street Walker beer is making a return. The Pale American Stout brewed with roasted goat brains and organic cranberries is back in time for this weekend’s return of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”