The Philadelphia Brewing Company is located in the Kensington neighborhood and has long been committed to the local community. In addition to regularly working with nearby farm Greensgrow, we often participate in Philadelphia area charities and cultural events.
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby has partnered with the Kensington-based Philadelphia Brewing Co. (PBC)
to raise money for this year’s 8th annual derby on May 17th through a crowd sourcing campaign on the popular fundraising site, Indiegogo.com. The goal of the campaign is to raise $10,000 to support the growing costs of the event, which now attracts over 10,000 people to the Kensington/Fishtown neighborhood each May. Philadelphia Brewing Co. will match every donation to the campaign up to $5,000. Look here http://kinetickensington.com/about for more information about the event and their fund raising needs. If you are interested in contributing or watching a video about the derby look here https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/for-the-love-of-the-derby-kensington-kinetic-sculpture-derby-2014#home
In our own words – “We love this neighborhood and we love the Derby. Since 2001 we have invested in Kensington’s revitalization by bringing high quality manufacturing back to the ‘Workshop of the World.’ And since its start, we have supported the Derby, even entering one of our own kinetic sculptures alongside our neighbors,” says PBC owner, Nancy Barton. “We are hoping to incite others to support this unique community event through a pledge to match every gift dollar for dollar.”
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the January issue of Grid Magazine here is a link to the full story about us and our commitment to sustainability and community.
For the past 6 years the Philadelphia Brewing Co. (PBC) has held its annual Holiday party to benefit Flat Iron Wildcats, an animal rescue organization in Kensington that supports spay/neuter, and adoption of cats (and even dogs!). Flat Iron Wildcats estimates that the support generated by PBC provides 200 spay/neuter surgeries and medical care a year for animals in need of loving homes.
This year the Holiday party benefitted Flat Iron Wildcats, Citizens for No Kill Philadelphia’s Pet Pantry project, Four the Paws Rescue and Tigger House Rescue in Kabul, Afghanistan.
PBC’s commitment to the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia is widely known to all who live near the iconic brewery on Frankford Ave. but not everyone realizes that their generosity extends to homeless animals as well.
Additionally, hundreds of pounds of food have been collected over the years and distributed to feed animals in foster care or to pets in need belonging to low-income owners. This year the food collected will be distributed by Citizens for No Kill Philly through their Pet Pantry project.
Flat Iron Wildcats’ mission is to teach and fund Trap Neuter release programs and spay/neuter of owned pets in East Kensington/Fishtown. To advocate for compassion education. To work with the City of Philadelphia to enact TNR regulations.
PBC : In addition to operating the oldest and largest brewing facility in Philadelphia, PBC also believes that there is more that 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.
Here’s a video of Nancy talking about our community involvement and locally focused distribution. It would be easy for us to increase sales by distributing across the country – but what’s the point? Beer is meant to be consumed fresh and the best way to manage that is to limit sales to places where we can ensure that you are getting the freshest beer possible.
Greensgrow Farms in Kensington are very active in the community, encouraging people to eat fresh, whole, and local foods. PBC often partners with Greensgrow on community focused initiatives and, of course, on Harvest from the Hood!