Among the new brewery’s offerings:
- Kenzinger – A quenching golden session ale that is crisp and smooth enough to refresh, but with a “spirited, unforgettable flavor that delivers 100% of recommended daily taste bud stimulation.” Brewed with pure pilsner malts, light on the bittering hops but loads of hop flavor and aroma. 4.5% abv.
- Newbold IPA - A substantial, aromatic ale with aggressive hop levels and an eye-catching crimson hue. 6.5% abv.
- Rowhouse Red - Their take on a “bière de mars, ” or a ruddy French farmhouse ale. In true Philadelphia fashion, European and American ingredients are melded into a complex, ruby ale with flavors of toasted malt and rye. 5% abv.
- Walt Wit - Philadelphia Brewing’s take on the traditional Belgian white ale. Citrus and spice flavors with only a whisper of hops and a hint of herbs to set off the flavor of white wheat and oats. 5% abv.
Philadelphia Brewing products are available on tap in more than 50 locations throughout Philly including: Artful Dodger, Bridget Foy’s, Brownie’s, For Pete’s Sake, McGillan’s, Standard Tap and The Khyber.
Local liquor stores in the Philadelphia area will receive their first shipments of the new brews in the next week or two.
Some neat history about the Philadelphia Brewing Company name from the Philadelphia Daily News piece:
- Philadelphia Brewing was the name of one of the city’s larger breweries, operating at 6th and Clearfield in North Philadelphia from 1893 to 1949.
- News accounts show that the brewery managed to continue operating sporadically throughout Prohibition. According to local brewery historian Rich Wagner, shortly after repeal it was the city’s second-largest brewery behind Schmidt’s, producing 135,000 barrels a year.
- Its biggest-selling product was Philadelphia Old Stock, known simply as P.O.S.
Looking forward to being able to try some of these new brews as soon as they’re available in South Jersey (since making it out to a bar with a 3-month-old is still a bit of a challenge!)