A Brewery With a Mission Is Opening in Spring Arts
Triple Bottom Brewing brings its philosophy of "beer, people, and planet" to Spring Garden Street.
A new mission-driven brewery is about to open in Spring Arts. Triple Bottom Brewing will open tomorrow — Thursday, September 12th — at 4 p.m. in the ground floor space of the Arts + Crafts building at 915 Spring Garden Street.
It’s the project of co-founders Tess Hart, Bill Popwell, and Kyle Carney. Hart and Popwell have backgrounds in community and economic development and human services, while Carney, who will serve as head brewer, came on board after stints at Weyerbacher and Stone Brewing Company.
The brewery is named for the “triple bottom line” philosophy of mission-driven businesses, which prioritizes “people, planet, and profit” — supporting employees and the community, environmental sustainability, and financial sustainability.
Triple Bottom works with organizations like Project HOME, Mural Arts, and the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project to recruit job applicants who have struggled with barriers to employment like past incarceration or homelessness.
One hundred percent of their energy usage is offset with wind power renewable energy credits, brewing wastewater is pre-treated before it’s sent into the city’s water system, and spent grain from the brewery is sent to local farms to be used as animal feed. The owners plan to offer the space to community organizations from the surrounding neighborhoods of Callowhill, Chinatown, and West Poplar.
At the bar, Triple Bottom Brewing will serve wines and ciders from local producers like Karamoor Estate and Hale & True in addition to their own beers and seltzers. The food menu includes cheese and charcuterie boards sourced from Di Bruno Bros.
Hours at Triple Bottom Brewing are 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon until 10 p.m. Saturday, noon until 8 p.m. Sunday, and closed Monday. Check out the full menu below (click to embiggen).