Beer Love from NYT
This weekend, the New York Times discovered that THERE IS A MAGNIFICENT CRAFT BEER CULTURE IN PHILADELPHIA! Of course, we have known this all along, but getting a shout-out in the Times makes it more likely that our out-of-town friends will actually believe us when we tell them about it.:
Much of the upswing can be attributed to Philadelphiaâ€™s bubbling night life. The new breweries, said Don Russell, who as Joe Sixpack writes a weekly column about beer for The Philadelphia Daily News, â€œare filling a need thatâ€™s out there being created by the local bar scene. Every single bar that has been opening up has a multitap system and is featuring microbrews.â€
Combine that robust tavern scene with cheap real estate in emerging neighborhoods, and youâ€™ve got the ingredients for a beer blast. In recent years, a half-dozen breweries and specialty pubs have opened in Philadelphia, ranging from boutique breweries that make micro batches to green-powered plants looking to become the cityâ€™s next biggest thing.
We knew that cheap real estate was good for something. EBB, Yards, and Dock Street are all name-checked in the article.