DOCK STREET NEWS RELEASE:
Let’s rewind about three decades and go grab a beer. Let’s find a good beer. Let’s find a great beer. Forget local, we’ll settle for domestic. In 1985, as Rosemarie Certo was co-founding Dock Street Brewery, the country was getting pretty damn thirsty. Amidst a proverbial sea of watered down and adjunct plagued lagers, Dock Street was born. As the country slowly started embracing these full bodied, full flavored brews, the company grew. A lot. Fast forward a decade to the 90’s and Dock Street would become the 26th largest microbrewery in the country, producing over 28,000 barrels of beer a year, distributing to 26 states, exporting to France and earning medals in the world’s most prestigious beer competitions. In the late eighties, Dock Street opened Philadelphia’s first all-grain brewpub at Two Logan Square. We’re pleased to announce that Dock Street is going home… for a visit, that is.
The year is now 2014, number signs are now called hash tags, craft beer is still on the up-and-up, and there are over 2,700 licensed breweries in the country putting out some truly beautiful beer. Dock Street is now crafting its award winning and iconic brews in its West Philly Brewpub, but something very pleasing is happening in her old home; Two Logan Square will once again become a destination for great craft beer. On November 3rd, City Tap House, known for their expansive and well-rounded beer lists, took residence at the old Dock Street Brewery…and now we’re bringing some kegs to celebrate.
Some former Dock Street brewers, including Chris La Pierre from Iron Hill; Tim Roberts, Head Brewer from Yards; and Eric Savage, former Dock Street brewer and present owner of Helix Motorsports, have come together to share their skills and expertise. Helping staff a ‘reunion’ brew day, these distinguished alumni, over a couple pints and still-not-so-funny-inside-jokes, helped craft recipes both new and old.
On Monday, November 10 from 6-8pm, join these Dock Street graduates and the current Dock Street troupe, including Rosemarie Certo, Marilyn Candeloro, Sasha Certo-Ware and new Head Brewer Vince DesRosiers, for the grand opening of City Tap House Logan Square. Look for an array of Dock Street classics as well as new recipes, including Rye IPA, Man Full of Trouble Porter, Helles and Back, Belgian IPA, Brown Bomber Ale, and No Exit, a face-melting, 104 IBU Double IPA with our biggest hop-bill yet. We’re happy that decades later, the taps will once again flow with Dock Street beer. Also take the opportunity to taste Vicio Mezcal brought to you by Dock Street Spirits, an offshoot of Dock Street Brewery.
Let’s raise a glass and toast this concert between City Tap House and Dock Street Brewery. Here’s to heritage, new ventures, continuity, friendship and folly. We’ll drink to that.