Chill Moody performing at Dock Street on August 9th. Photo: Harrison Kendall

Chill Moody performing at Dock Street on August 9th. Photo: Harrison Kendall

"The fact that I have my own beer dropping in a month really has taken my motivation to another level. I can do all things through Hip-Hop." Chill Moody

Dock Street and artist Chill Moody brewed up a few batches of nicethings IPA earlier this month for Round 1 of our collab, and when Chill came to Dock Street to co-host the release/tasting/voting party a couple weeks ago, all of it sold out in just over two hours.

We're still tallying votes and finalizing a recipe for the fan favorite between the original three nicethings IPA batches, which included nice (obvi) ingredients like pineapple, mango, lemon thyme, and fresh-to-death Mosaic hops.

Chill is a West Philly native, so as you can imagine, the turnout was incredible - lots of love and support from people who know and adore him, along with neighbors who wanted to meet a local hero - one who just so happens to be one of the hardest working artists in the game.

  Chill Moody chatting with Brewer Mark Russell (left) and Vince DesRosiers (right) when doors opened at the Round 1 release. Photo: Harrison Kendall

Chill Moody chatting with Brewer Mark Russell (left) and Vince DesRosiers (right) when doors opened at the Round 1 release. Photo: Harrison Kendall

After the last drops of nicethings IPA were poured at the release party on August 9th, Chill grabbed a mic, stood on a barstool, and performed a few songs for us, finally giving our Head Brewer Vince DesRosiers the chance to breakdance. 

  "Backstage" meant "back in the brewery" at the release party. Photo: Harrison Kendall

"Backstage" meant "back in the brewery" at the release party. Photo: Harrison Kendall

The final batch will be brewed and packaged here in West Philly, and released on September 30th, when we give Chill a Philly send-off for his performance at The Roots Picnic in New York the following day. nicethings IPA will be released at Dock Street and one or two other music-centric locations around town, to be announced.

Check out the coverage - along with interviews - from My New Philly + Pour It Up

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