Posts Tagged ‘breweries’

A Saint Guided By Spirits

A Saint Guided By Spirits

April 30, 2013  |  Preservation

In an old horse stable in Kensington, beer brewing history is about to come full circle. Brad Maule talks with Tim Patton from Saint Benjamin Brewing Company about his plans for the site that once belonged to Theo Finkenauer's brewery > more

Gretz Cited For Violations But Demo Not Imminent (Updated)

Gretz Cited For Violations But Demo Not Imminent (Updated)

July 31, 2012  |  Preservation

L&I cites Gretz's owner Tony Rufo with six new code violations, serious enough to warrant a "repair of demolish" notice pasted onto the 19th century brewery > more

The Cheapest Place Of Entertainment In The World

The Cheapest Place Of Entertainment In The World

July 17, 2012  |  History

Harry K jumps in his time machine to take us to Callowhill, pre-urban renewal. Far from today's wasteland, the district was a vital connection to the Northern Liberties--and on this one particular block a brilliant lens on this city's history > more

Anything But Sober

Anything But Sober

June 8, 2012  |  Photography

The 19th century beer barons of Philadelphia built breweries that looked more like castles than factories. For our third and final Beer Week installment, we visit the suitably ornate yet sadly vacant Rieger & Gretz Brewery on Germantown Avenue, which a neighborhood group hopes to put on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places > more

What's Up With The Gretz Brewery?

What’s Up With The Gretz Brewery?

June 6, 2012  |  Preservation

In our second Beer Week installment, Dan Wisniewski finds another vintage brewing plant, the 1861 Gretz brewery, with some motivated advocates pushing for reuse, but no clear path forward > more