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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Philadelphia Brewing: Coming Down the Home Stretch

Excitement for the birth of the new Philadelphia Brewing Company is palpable. Some tastes of early batches are being reported, their involvement at various locations during Philly Beer Week is confirmed, and progress is continuing apace at the former Weisbrod & Hess brewery (Yards Brewing, too) in Kensington. Dean Browne has been keeping a blog of their activities at Porterhouse Brew Pub in Lahaska (Peddler's Village), where pilot brews are being test formulated for PBC. Now, John Rehm has sent a note to me with a link to his blog where he recently posted an 89-picture album of the renovation work that's furiously being completed so that the brewing can begin. The pictures are great; it's almost hard to believe what the finished product will look like. With their work, the brewery should be standing for another couple of hundred years. Reading John's well-crafted words rival his well-crafted beers and has me excited for when the first barrels roll out of there in the coming months.

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