Brigantessa has some fun stuff going on in the next week: A craft spirits night with Manatawny Still Works tomorrow and their monthly industry night, featuring Amis chef Brad Spence and Dock Street Brewery, on May 30th.
Dock Street Brewery is one of those places that never stops pushing. When it first opened in 1985, it was the first brewpub the city’s ever seen, not to mention one of the first post-prohibition craft breweries in the country. They were brewing Royal Bohemian Pilsners and Amber Ales during the dark ages of light lagers and macro-brews. When the city finally jumped on the craft beer train, they kept on keeping on with goat brain beer, anti-Trump beer and Wu Tang beer. They’ve even launched an offshoot distilling company, Dock Street Spirits.
And now, again, something new: the Dock Street Cannery and Tasting Lounge, opening on April 27th (next Thursday).
Feel like doing some good tonight? Feel like getting rewarded for it in the process? Then head over to Dock Street Brewery in West Philly where they’re doing their give a toy / get a beer promotion.
It works like this: You bring in a gift of a toy or a book and they give you a rare beer pulled just for this event. The beer in question? A bourbon barrel aged Tripel–a 9.2% ABV Belgian ale that’s been resting in Four Roses barrels for the past nine months. All the gifts they collect tonight will be going to CHOP–an excellent choice for this holiday season. For more information (and a link to a list of suggested gifts from CHOP), check out the event listing here.
Oh, and that’s not all…
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.”