Dock Street Brewery

Since 1985


Brunch with David Alexander and John Tordini
Sep
25
12:00 pm12:00

Brunch with David Alexander and John Tordini

Ease out of your Sunday hangover with hand-tossed pizzas, hand-crafted beer, and freshly-spun techno and deep house. David Alexander and John Tordini will be spinning from 12pm-4pm, and we'll be offering up $20 Beermosa Pitchers + Special Brunch Pizzas, Biscuits and More. 

Vessna Scheff Art Opening + Music with Koof Ibi
Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

Vessna Scheff Art Opening + Music with Koof Ibi

Join us for the opening of the latest gallery exhibition here at Dock Street, this time a showcase of watercolors by artist and musician Vessna Scheff.

"The subject of my music and art is to represent people in full color. In particular African and Black American beauty, embracing the vibrancy of a culture that has despite serve socio-economic disenfranchisement and displacement, continues to develop and grow."

Vessna, who plays ukelele, will also be performing along with Koof Ibi, on the trumpet, during the opening. Koof plays with the West Philadelphia Orchestra, among other creative ventures including photography.

Rare Beer For School Supplies Round 7
Aug
24
3:00 pm15:00

Rare Beer For School Supplies Round 7

Same drill as always - you come to Dock Street with some school supplies and we hand you a pour of a super-rare beer our brewers barrel-aged, dry-hopped, and/or specially seasoned specifically for the swap, available while it lasts and then it's gone.

Chill Moody is Brewing nicethings At Dock Street
Aug
9
4:00 pm16:00

Chill Moody is Brewing nicethings At Dock Street

Come by to meet Chill Moody, watch him drop a rhyme, and try a flight of all three nicethings styles. Vote on your favorite batch, which Chill will come back to brew and package.

Get Up is DJing from 6-9pm with a cameo performance by Chill Moody.

Artist Abby Elizabeth's Opening Reception
Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Abby Elizabeth's Opening Reception

NJ-based artist Abby Elizabeth graduated from the University of the Arts here in Philadelphia in 2004, and has since shown her work locally and nationally, as well as overseas in South Korea and Switzerland. Beginning on July 23rd, her work will be on display at Dock Street Brewery in West Philadelphia, with an opening reception on Wednesday, July 25th. 

Free; Open to the public.

Still Deciding: A Handcrafted (Politically-Themed) Event at The Clay Studio
Jul
21
6:30 pm18:30

Still Deciding: A Handcrafted (Politically-Themed) Event at The Clay Studio

What's even better than a Wine & Paint Night with the squad? A Beer & Political Ceramics/Opinions Night!

 

$30 ($35 Non-Members) gets you four styles of beer from Dock Street (including a couple from our Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Drumpf series) and a handmade cup from Hope Rovelto's  exhibition Still Divided: Political Cups by Hope Rovelto at The Clay Studio that you'll get to trick out with decals as you enjoy your brews.

Annual Philly Beer Week Scavenger Run + Free Concert
Jun
12
2:30 pm14:30

Annual Philly Beer Week Scavenger Run + Free Concert

While others may be spending Sunday nursing hangovers and vowing never to drink again over mimosas, Dock Street and our brethren are gearing up for a run, scavenger hunt, and free outdoor concert, using all that Vitamin B from a week’s worth of tipple as fuel.

Graduation Weekend 2016
May
13
May 16

Graduation Weekend 2016

Dock Street Brewery and Restaurant is Open for Graduation Weekend, All Weekend.

Sure, beer and pizza are perennial college dietary staples each semester, but you’re a year older and wiser now, so upgrade to fresh artisanal beer and hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas while your parents are paying. 

Dock Street Invites You to Join a VIP Brewday
May
4
12:00 pm12:00

Dock Street Invites You to Join a VIP Brewday

Dock Street is hosting a special guest from back in the day (1990 to be exact) who is in town for the Craft Brewers Conference.  We extend an invitation for you to join us and fellow VIPs, friends and family that we have come to know and love throughout the decades, for a very special brewday.

Rare Beer For School Supplies Round 5
Apr
20
3:30 pm15:30

Rare Beer For School Supplies Round 5

School isn't over yet, and we're back at it with our Rare Beer For School Supplies drive, one of our very favorite on-going events and one that is close to our hearts. The rare beer this time around is Tequila-Barrel Aged Crackle and Squeeze (6.5%), a reincarnation of our farmhouse saison brewed with black pepper and Meyer lemon, aged in a tequila barrel for nearly 8 months. 

Music In Familiar Spaces Comes to Dock Street For Bach & Beer
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Music In Familiar Spaces Comes to Dock Street For Bach & Beer

Dutch cellist Steuart Pincomb is bringing Bach to the brewery. For this name-your-own-price ticketed event, which is part of a year-long Music In Familiar Spaces program, three of Bach's Cello Suites will be paired with three of our craft brews. Enjoy a side of backstory along with your Bach and beers; Pincombe will offer up commentary after each suite, and we'll be adding some notes about the beers and the brewing process, as well.

Artist Clayton Thomas' Opening Reception
Mar
2
4:00 pm16:00

Artist Clayton Thomas' Opening Reception

Beginning in March, work by artist Clayton Thomas will be on display in the brewpub.

His genre-bending work (think: cubism, fauvism, and pop-art) will be unveiled on March 1st.

On Wednesday March 2 from 4-8pm, we'll host an opening celebration with the artist, so come by to scope out the artwork and toast Thomas with craft brews and wood-fired pizza.

Rare Beer For School Supplies Round 3
Feb
17
3:00 pm15:00

Rare Beer For School Supplies Round 3

Time for the third installment of our Rare Beer For School Supplies drive! Taking it back to Lea Elementary again.

This Wednesday: Bring school supplies, get free beer. Easy as algebra, but slightly more useful.

We'll be tapping a really special beer for this, as always, click for more details.

Super Bowl Sunday at Dock Street
Feb
7
12:00 pm12:00

Super Bowl Sunday at Dock Street

We don't know who's playing who yet, but we know we'll be staying open on Sunday to watch the game on our big screen.

We'll have food and beer specials throughout, and good old-fashioned friendly neighborly vibes, which is really what watching the game is all about, at least to us here at Dock Street. (That and the commercials, we admit.)

More details to come, check back for updates.

Rare Beer For School Supplies, Round 2: Samuel Powel Elementary
Jan
20
3:00 pm15:00

Rare Beer For School Supplies, Round 2: Samuel Powel Elementary

Every month, we'll be swapping a special beer (aged, soured, oaked, irresponsibly hopped, blended - you get the drift) for a donation of school supplies that will be given directly to West Philadelphia Public Schools. For January's fundraiser, we'll be tapping a special version of our Imperial Porter (more details to come). The donations will be given to the Samuel Powel Elementary School.

Artist William Wallace's Opening At Dock Street Brewery
Jan
14
4:00 pm16:00

Artist William Wallace's Opening At Dock Street Brewery

Join us on Thursday, January 14th for the opening of William Wallace's collection of paintings exploring "otherness." Wallace's unique perspective on the topic, as it relates to society and identity, is presented in these works using paints he mixes himself and found objects in place of more traditional canvas.  

RARE BEER FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Dec
16
Dec 17

RARE BEER FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Every month we'll be tapping a special beer (aged, soured, oaked, irresponsibly hopped, blended...) and giving it away.  In return, we ask that you bring in and exchange school supplies that we will donate to West Philadelphia Public Schools.  We place an incredibly high value on education, and want to offer whatever support we can to our teaching community.  This first month, we'll be working with Lea Elementary at 47th and Locust.

Flightschool + Dock Street Release Party
Nov
28
9:00 pm21:00

Flightschool + Dock Street Release Party

  • TLA Philadelphia

 

Flightschool and Dock Street Brewery are teaming up for a double release show at the TLA in Philadelphia.

In anticipation, Flightschool got hands-on in our brewery: Singer Jordan Haddad and guitarist Chris Van Roden dropped by Dock Street to co-brew a limited-release draft beer that will be tapped at the show.

Flightschool will also be releasing a single from their upcoming LP that evening.

Pre-Thanksgiving Bottle Release Shindig, November 24th
Nov
24
5:00 pm17:00

Pre-Thanksgiving Bottle Release Shindig, November 24th

 

Join us at Dock Street Brewery on Tuesday, November 24th at 5pm.

We'll have some extremely rare, limited releases for sale, which are perfectly transportable wherever Thanksgiving and the other holidays, denominational or not, take you:

Available Bottles: 

Barrel Aged Nino's Prickly Pears, ABV 6.75%, 20 IBUs (Available in 12oz bottles)

Sexy Beast Chocolate Stout, ABV 7, 26 IBUs (Available in 22oz bottles)

Prince Myshkin Russian Imperial Stout, ABV 9.5%, 71 IBUs (Available in 22oz bottles)

On draft, we'll be serving up Nino's Prickly Pears, 2012 Cellar-aged Barley Wine, and a surprise cask.

Priya Hot Yoga Anniversary Party With Dock Street Brewery, Liz Rule and DJ Royale
Nov
6
7:00 pm19:00

Priya Hot Yoga Anniversary Party With Dock Street Brewery, Liz Rule and DJ Royale

  • Priya Hot Yoga

Our flavor profiles aren't the only thing that's balanced about us. (I'm talking about our chakras...)

While we're not immersed in crafting sick beers, we're pretty big into yoga, and one of our favorite spots to get our stretch on and our chakras aligned, Priya Yoga. is turning 1

We're helping them celebrate, naturally! Priya is hosting a special 75 minute class at their Callowhill studio,  followed by mingling, dancing (music by DJ Royale) and Dock Street Beer.

Dock Street Beer Ain't Nothing To Funk With Release
Nov
4
5:00 pm17:00

Dock Street Beer Ain't Nothing To Funk With Release

  • Dock Street Brewery

After six months of steeping in the sweet, sweet sounds of Wu Tang Clan on repeat, 24/7, we're finally ready to share. Come by on Wednesday, November 4 at 5PM; DJ Matthew Law (formerly DJ Phsh) will be spinning Wu Tang Inspired beats from 6-9pm, and later that night, we're screening the 1980s Kung Fu flick Shaolin and Wu Tang, the inspiration behind the Clan's name.

Hand Crafted: Beer and Mezcal Tasting at The Clay Studio
Oct
15
6:30 pm18:30

Hand Crafted: Beer and Mezcal Tasting at The Clay Studio

  • The Clay Studio

We're keeping it hand-crafty for the launch of the Hand Crafted series at The Clay Studio. (Spoiler alert: Hand-crafted beer and mezcal will be enjoyed out of hand-crafted clay vessels.)

Hang out in The Clay Studio's Old Old City galleries, sample Dock Street Beer and our mezcal, Vicio, chat with brewer Sasha Certo-Ware and Marilyn Candeloro of Dock Street Spirits, and enjoy the artwork! Because you'll definitely want to enjoy your art and drink from it, too, each guest receives a handmade clay mezcal cup to take home.