|March 7, 2008|
One of Philadelphia’s newest breweries is the Philadelphia Brewing Co., located in the Kensington neighborhood.
From the website:
The brewery buildings were originally erected as part of the Weisbrod & Hess Oriental Brewing Company in 1885. While restoring the buildings we took care to preserve the original brewery markings which remained from Wiesbrod and Hess. You can see a tile representation of the brewery’s original peacock logo along with the words “Weisbrod and Hess” and “Bottling Department” on the Amber and Hagert corner of our brewery.
The brewery as it looks today.
In the tasting room upstairs, an old photo of the employees of the original brewery on the premises, Weisbrod & Hess Oriental Brewing Company.
Co-owner Nancy Barton, in front of the kegerator. The day we were there, their first beer — Kenzinger — had been tapped for the first time only two days before. Notice the other tap handle that looks like a pencil? That’s for the cleverly named What Wit, their unfiltered white inspired by poet Walt Whitman.
Tiny mock-ups of four of Philadelphia Brewing’s six-pack carriers.
The kettles wrapped in heat-saving brick, with brewer John Rehm hard at work.
I don’t know why I found these so fascinating, but I did.
Brewer John Rehm again, this time up on top.
Most of the brewery is on the second floor.
With some tanks, the bottling line and keg storage on the first floor.
Another view of the ground floor.
The courtyard at the entrance to the brewery, as we were exiting.