About Us

A Little About Us

Decades of brewing experience and an unwavering passion for the science of brewing are what define us best. We skillfully create our recipes by using only the best ingredients available. By adapting old world beer styles with modern brewing techniques, we have developed unique flavors that represent Philadelphia proudly. With more than a dozen different styles of ales and lagers brewed annually we have a beer for every discerning palate.

In addition to operating the oldest and largest brewing facility in Philadelphia we are also fiercely independent. We brew fresh beer daily and deliver fresh beer daily — directly to our loyal customers.

We also believe that there is more than just great beer behind a successful brewery.  It’s our company’s values that put our community, environment and people right up there with the bottom line.  Come for a visit and see for yourself how our commitment and independence sets us apart from the rest.

Here are some pictures of our 2008 round of renovations & clean-up efforts at the brewery – click here

 Our Brewery in 2009 – Corner of Martha and Hagert Streets


A Little About Our History

Our brewery was originally constructed as a brewery over 125 years ago. When you step inside you will feel the difference before you get the chance to taste the difference. It was built by the Weisbrod & Hess Oriental Brewing Company in 1885 and designed by brewery architect A.C. Wagner.  This beautifully designed 19th Century facility sets the standard in Philadelphia for the ultimate in recycling and reuse. This is where we are extremely lucky to call our home today.  Since acquiring the massive 38,000 square foot brewery in 2001, we have set out not only to carefully renovate this forgotten gem but also to revitalize our industrial neighborhood of Kensington.

The original Hexemer General Survey of the Weisbrod and Hess’ Lager Beer Brewery (now our brewery) in 1886 and this one is our brewery in 1892.

The Brewery Circa 1940 – Corner of Amber and Hagert Streets