May 31, 2016
Hope you're thirsty, Fishtown. Yet another brewery is opening a location in your neighborhood.
Last week, Bucks County-based beer maker Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. said on Facebook the company had just signed a lease for a second location at 957 Frankford Ave.
A taproom is expected to be open by October 2016. The company does still need to get the OK from the Fishtown Neighbors Association and zoning approval but said all the other paperwork has been signed.
The brewer's year-round selection of beers includes J.A.W.N. (Juicy Ale W/ Nugget), a whopping 9.3 percent alcohol Belgian Tripel and the Croydon Cream Ale, named for the Bucks County town Neshaminy Creek is headquartered in.
BillyPenn notes Neshaminy Creek is taking advantage of a surprisingly progressive move from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board:
Get this: The PLCB actually did something that benefits drinkers. In 2015, the board passed a regulation that allows small breweries to sell beer directly to consumers in tasting rooms — and also to use their brewery license open up to two satellite taprooms.
The announcement comes about a month after Evil Genius Beer Company said it was opening a brewery and tasting room along Front Street. That location is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.