Dock Street Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary in West Philly

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

It has been eight years in the firehouse for Dock Street Brewing | Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

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.

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Summer At The Trestle Inn Means $3 Drafts Every Wednesday

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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.

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Dock Street Is Playing Non-Stop Wu Tang While It Ages a Beer

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Dock Street’s forthcoming Dock Street Beer Ain’t Nuthin’ to Funk With.

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’s forthcoming golden saison beer, with spicy pineapple and orange-tart flavor, will therefore be christened Dock Street Beer Ain’t Nuthin’ to Funk With. Read more »

TONIGHT: Dock Street Returns to Logan Circle

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

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.

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Dock Street Walker Returns

dock-street-walker-goat-brains-940When 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.”

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Get a Sneak Peek (and Complimentary Food) at Logan Square’s City Tap House

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As a thanks to those who supported the University City location and in celebration of the soon-to-be Logan Square location, City Tap House is hosting Pop-Up Wednesdays in the courtyard of One Logan Square. Every Wednesday until September 3rd, you’ll not only get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the fall, but complimentary food, as well.

Each week, the restaurant will pair up with a different beer distributor to give you an on-the-house treat. Today, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., enjoy a Victory Root Beer Float and Bacon Popcorn.

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Presenting Dock Street Walker: Mmm… Brains

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So it seems that we’re not the only ones throwing a Walking Dead finale party this weekend. The crew over at Dock Street–who are also big fans of the show–are doing a bash of their own on Sunday at 7pm. And while they might not have lobster tails and cakes in the shape of human hearts, they do have live music, a screening of the finale, and something totally cool that we don’t have: A beer inspired by the Walking Dead, to drink while you’re watching.

Dock Street Walker (which, not for nothing, is one of the better beer names I’ve heard recently) is a limited-run, never-before-brewed American pale stout brewed with wheat, oats, flaked barley, organic cranberries and smoked goat brains. And lucky us, we got a couple bottles sent over to the office so we could try it.

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