Now in Cans: Dock Street Brewery

The Philadelphia brewery opens a cannery and tasting room.

Philadelphia’s Dock Street Brewery is opening a cannery and tasting room this month – just in time for the season of camping, beach strolling, pool-side lounging, and lots of activities that go great with beer in a can.

The new cannery and lounge is located next door to Dock Street’s brewpub in West Philly. Brewers will be fermenting, aging and canning beer onsite, led by Head Brewer Mark Russell and Assistant Brewers Edwin Lopez and Sasha Certo-Ware. They’ll begin with one of their core beers and two small-run seasonal offerings.

First up, the Dock Street Golden IPA. This beer’s hop profile includes Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo, combined with oats and a touch of caramel malt for a light body balanced with medium bitterness.

Brewers are also canning the No Exit Double IPA, with an intense earthy and citrus flavor from Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. The hop bitterness is at the fore, but followed by a distinct sweetness.

Finally, you can get cans of Jip The Blood, a Berliner weisse brewed with blood orange. The tasting experience begins with a sour punch that eventually melts into citrus notes.

All three of these beers will be offered in 16 oz cans, and you can pick up a 4-pack or 24-pack at the Dock Street Brewery, Dock Street Cannery and Lounge, and select distributors and restaurants. Dock Street expects to add more core brews and limited releases to its canning line in the near future.

But the expansion is about more than just canning beer – Dock Street is also opening a new tasting room offering beer, draft wine, some classic cocktails and even beer cocktails. The bar will be stocked with local spirits, house-made syrups and infusions, and plenty of Dock Street beer. The lounge will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for drinks and small bites, and can also be booked for parties and events.

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