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Upcoming Events

After taking most of the summer off from serving my brews I've got an explosion of events, here are the highlights: October 7 5-8PM - First Friday Open House at Yikes! on Girard Ave. I'll be serving up my Navy Yard Red. October 14 - Philadelphia Open Studio Tours - Fishtank PHL at 2424 Studios.  [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 September 25th, 2011|Brewery|0 Comments

The search continues…

Once again it has been a while since I updated, quite a while in fact.  This is because sadly not much has changed.  I've been brewing like a madman for some fall events (more on that in the next post) and continuing to search for a location.  I thought I had a few locked in [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 September 25th, 2011|Brewery, Startup|0 Comments

What’s new?

I've been in a bit of a lull since beer week.  I was cleaned out of all the beer I brewed so I've been stocking up for whatever random events turn up later this summer.  On a whim I made my first cream ale, I thought it might be refreshing, it could also taste like [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 July 16th, 2011|Brewery, Startup|0 Comments

Beer Week Recap

The funny thing about Philly Beer Week is that it is like visiting a foreign country.  You are overwhelmed by so many sights and sounds and things to do you have a hard time getting a grasp on anything.   Decision paralysis can set in even.  A week later when you are on your way to [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Brewery, Startup|0 Comments

Philly Beer Week First Weekend Roundup

Well the first weekend of Philly Beer Week was pretty awesome.  I had the opportunity to serve my beers at Opening Tap and at Beer Camp.  It was also great to meet some other new nanobrewers and people who want to open breweries, including St. Boniface, Round Guys, Mellody Brewing and Urban Brewing. At each [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 June 6th, 2011|Brewery, Startup|0 Comments

Philly Beer Week

It is with much anticipation that I wait for this year's Philly Beer Week to start this Friday.  Part of the reason is that I've been asked to serve my beer at not one or two but THREE events!  I'll put a summary here for anyone who isn't already following on FB or twitter. Opening [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 May 31st, 2011|Brewery, Startup|0 Comments

PLCB Followup

I heard back from the investigator assigned to my case last week.  I needed to provide a little more paperwork including: 1. a 1.5"x1.5" photo of all board members and owners with name & title written on the back.  I didn't see this on the PLCB site but it was there somewhere. 2. Site plans, [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 May 8th, 2011|Brewery|0 Comments


I just got back from a trip to Portland, OR.  Part personal vacation, part brewery research trip, I definitely came home with a lot of insights.  Thanks to the owners of Beetje Brewery and Breakside Brewery for being great hosts and giving me some great advice. One thing I noticed was there seemed to be [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 April 30th, 2011|Brewery, Startup, The Industry|0 Comments

PLCB Interview

Two weeks ago I sent in my paperwork to the PA Liquor Control Board for a brewery license.  I thought I'd share a bit about the process for anyone thinking of setting up in PA, for anyone else this might be a bit dry. The packet you download asks for a lot of information about [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 April 17th, 2011|Brewery, Startup|0 Comments

A few quick updates

It's been a while, I have been super busy with brewery related activities as well as a few personal projects.  I'm going to need to learn how to juggle work and personal time eventually.  So what has been going on?  Well, I've met a few times with the architects to discuss the plans for the [...]

By | 2016-04-19T09:19:51+00:00 April 12th, 2011|Brewery, Startup|0 Comments