30 December 2011
The holidays are always a special time, and the craft beer industry is no different. We toast our friends and family, we share our beverages, and in a holiday tradition, we always try to think locally, buy locally and drink locally. We’ve supported our local breweries over the last few weeks with Penn Brewery, Breaker Brewing Co and this week I wanted to end the year on that same note.
Today we chose Philadelphia Brewing Co Pennsylvania Pale Ale as our beer of the week. Pennsylvania Pale Ale, or as many call it PA Pale Ale or even PPA is a great easy drinking LOCAL Pale Ale. This great American Pale Ale is brewed just down the pike in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Brewing Co is in a brewery that dates back to 1885 (Weisbrod & Hess Oriental brewing) and it was re-opened in 2001 by Bill & Nancy Barton. One of the things I really love about Philly Brewing Co is their commitment to supporting the local community. From their support of local farming to brew Harvest from the Hood, to their support of XPN radio with their Broadcaster Brown, PBC is a local brewery, heavily involved with their local community…and I think that speaks well of any brewery.
It was very exciting to have Chief Brewer John Rehm join us to sample PA Pale Ale. John gave us some great insight about what goes into brewing this citrusy-hopped pale ale, and also explained how it gets that wonderfully balanced flavor. John also talked about how the brewery was designed to be environmentally friendly and even how PBC has been recognized and being one of the top 5 sustainable breweries.
Be sure to check out Philadelphia Brewing Co Pennsylvania Pale Ale (or as I like to call it Philly Brewing PPA) for yourself. This is a great Pale Ale and one that is brewed locally.
to John Rehm from Philadelphia Brewing Co, Nancy, John & Joe for yet another fun Friday.
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