The home of Philadelphia Brewing Company in Kensington is a strikingly beautiful look back on the city's brewing history. Once home to Weisbrod & Hess (1882-1938), markings of the brewery are still evident in the stone and tile work as well as the original name emblazoned on the exterior facing Amber Street.
A lot of good beer and events served up in one block where Philadelphia Brewing anchors one end, while popular Martha bar occupies the other. The annual Open House/Holiday Party, typically at the end of November, draws a crowd for live music, food, and beer while also serving as a cat rescue fundraiser.
From the brewhouse, the solid staples keep fans happy, but some of the interesting seasonals are eagerly anticipated just the same. Fleur de Lehigh - with ginger, lemongrass making it a perfect springtime beer, Shackamaximum - its big rich malt flavors making it a perfect wintertime beer, and the Harvest From The Hood - as local as local hops get from their front yard making it a perfect fall beer, are three that I reach for throughout the seasons. Electro Lyte is a low-alcohol, big flavor beer inspired by the running community. I miss the Rowhouse Red, but admittedly that's a style with generally a tough sell these days.
Now click the picture below for a full feature on Philadelphia Brewing Kenzinger Beer.
If you're just jumping in during the middle of this and want to know what this is all about, link back here to see the Flagship February overview as well as an ongoing list of all beers I'm featuring during the month of February.
Disclosure: For this project, I solely created the list of 28 beers featured here on The Brew Lounge. I was in contact with each brewery and neither required nor requested complimentary samples. I purchased today's Philadelphia Brewing beer at retail.
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