Brewpubs On The Horizon

Joe Sixpack’s Beer Radar has recently highlighted a couple of Philadelphia brewpubs that are planning on opening soon.

Triumph Brewing’s Brewpub at 117 Chestnut Street has received its brewing equipment and hopes to be open in January. Decorated brewer Patrick Jones, will be moving from the Triumph in New Hope to take control of the Old City spot.

Have you been wondering where the brewing equipment that was part of the Red Bell Brew Pub at the Wachovia Center wound up? Well Joe Beddia, formerly of Yards is planning on opening a brew pub on the Northern Liberties/Kensington border. Brasseries des Mars will brew farmhouse-style ales, like Saison Dupont, and serve a limited menu of specialty cheese and cured meats. No timetable for this one.

As for the Dock Street Brew Pub, news isn’t so good. According to Gail Fisher of the University City District the project is in “critical condition.” The zoning board only approved a five year land use permit, and the bankers are balking at financing the project, demanding a ten year permit. Check out Philly Blog’s Dock Street rumors thread for more.

Beer Radar [Joe Sixpack]