PHILADELPHIA — Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. is opening a brewery and tasting room on a stretch of Fishtown’s Frankford Avenue that has recently experienced a renewal with the opening of The Fillmore.
The Bucks County-based brewery is moving in to a 5,655-square-foot space at 957-63 Frankford Ave., across the street from the relatively new music venue and a short distance from the Yards Brewing Co.’s location on Delaware Avenue.
“We looked at a few different spaces, and that was by far the best fit as far as the size and what the landlord and developers were willing to do for us,” head brewer Jeremy Myers told the Philadelphia Business Journal. “The location is unreal. It’s a great location.”
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Beer-lovers in Philadelphia are already familiar with Neshaminy Creek’s brews, which can be found at bars and distributors throughout the city.
This will be the company’s second location; it’s original, 59,000-square-foot
location is in Croydon.
There will be at least 24 taps — possibly 30 — at the Fishtown location, said
Myers, and the brewery’s six core beer brands will make their way to Fishtown. And there will be a number of brews that will only available in that location.
“We’ll have seven to 10 different beers every month,” Myers said, “or until they run out.”
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Some of the Croydon brewery-specific releases could find their way to
Fishtown both in cans and bottles, Myers said. The idea sprung from feedback
from customers who may have to travel 30 minutes or more to Croydon.
In Fishtown, there will be seats at the bar and tables as well as an outdoor beer garden-type area, Myers said. The number of seats has not been decided yet.
There is 2,000 square feet of space for the taproom in Croydon and about
1,000 square feet for a gift shop area.
Myers said the Fishtown location will have a small area for takeout beer and T-shirts.
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A rooftop deck is also a possibility, said Myers, who added the architects said
the building’s structure could support it. The decision is pending a community hearing.
The space in Croydon in February expanded from 18,000 square feet to the
current 59,000 square feet of space. Myers said there is a “good chance”
Neshaminy can produce 30,000 barrels of beer next year.
Nadia T. Bilynsky of MPN Realty represented the landlord, Elk Street
Management in the transaction and Janey Steinmetz and Jacob Cooper of MSC Retail represented the beermaker.
This is the second piece of good news for Philly-area beer drinkers in two days. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department announced plans for a mobile pop-up beer garden to rotate through 14 locations this summer.
Natalie Kostelni, Reporter
Philadelphia Business Journal
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