Philadelphia Brewing Co. Raises Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities at Annual Holiday Party

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.

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Philadelphia Brewing Company’s hoppin’ party

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Harvest from the Hood – Press Release

PHILA., Pa – Philadelphia Brewing Co. is pleased to announce their partnership with Greensgrow Farms again this year to produce Harvest From The Hood – a wet-hopped ale. Both companies are dedicated to local sustainability so collaborating on this project made sense. Not only is Philadelphia Brewing Co. using the freshest ingredientspossible, they are also only traveling 5 blocks to get them! Using fresh hops grown at the brewery and at nearby Greensgrow Farms, Philadelphia Brewing Co. has created a delicious amber colored ale full of fresh hop aroma and flavor. The hops are harvested in the morning and put right into the brew in the afternoon. “ Using fresh ingredients really makes a big difference. You can just taste the freshness” says Matt Nienhuis, Philadelphia Brewing’s Pittsburgh Fleet Manager.

PBC has developed a “Select” series of beers from a number of draught only batches made over the past several years. Four of the single brew draught only beers were selected to become the first in a wave of 22 oz. bottle releases this fall and winter. The “Select” series includes Harvest From The Hood followed by Winter Wunder – a spiced ale for the holidays – then Shackamaximum – a seriously strong, dark stout – and finally Kilty Pleasure – a malty scotch ale. Harvest From The Hood along with all the “Select” beers will be available in 22 oz. bottles as well as on draught for a limitedtime in finer restaurants, taverns and retailers in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New Jersey areas.

To learn more about Harvest From The Hood, the “Select” ale series and Philadelphia Brewing Co., call 215.427.2739 or visit their website –

Philadelphia Brewing Co. is located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, just off of Frankford Avenue. Visit the brewery for a free tour and tasting every Saturday between noon and 3:00 pm.

To learn more about what Greensgrow Farms does, visit them at their website –

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Izzit Green’s Top Breweries

Philadelphia Brewing Co was recognized by Izzit Green as one of the top 5 sustainable breweries in the USA.

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