Come to Dock Street Brewing Co. for the Beer and Pizza

Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia is an evolving area.  Greater numbers of university students and professors as well as hipsters have gravitated to the area.  Summer farmers markets at Clark Park have become big draws. 

Over at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue, in a converted fire station, is Dock Street Brewing Company.  Dock Street has a long and storied history in the Philadelphia beer scene.  Founded in 1985, it was the city’s first microbrewery.  It continues to brew some pretty exceptional craft beers, such as its pilsner and Rye IPA. 

At the brew pub, beer, of course, is the specialty.  The food menu, and specifically, the pizza, is also worth checking out.   There’s a pretty good menu selection of pizzas and calzones as well as appetizers, burgers, wraps, salads.  Dock Street offers twelve different pizzas, each of them hand thrown, using stone ground flour and heated in a “hardwood-fired” oven.  Continue reading


The Philadelphia Brewery “Tour” – Running by Philly’s Breweries and Brew Pubs

I like beer, and I like running.  I also like scenic running – running to destinations with different things to see.

Hence, this morning of February 6, 2011, I set off on the Philadelphia Brewery “Tour” – a 15.1 mile run by, to and back from all of Philadelphia’s brweries and brew pubs located within the city (except for Earth Bread + Brewery, as  Mount Airy is too damn far).

Dock Street Brewing Company

First leg: 3.0 miles west to Dock Street Brewing Company in West Philadelphia.  Dock Street pioneered the American microbrew revolution.  Its new location features good food, good beer and some nice outdoor seating during good weather.




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