“If ever there was a testament to the power of great beer to draw a crowd no matter the setting, the weekend-only Brewery ARS is it, proving that grittier West Passyunk has the potential to carry East Passyunk’s mojo across Broad Street. The quality of the beer, of course, is the reason.” Continue reading | Craig LaBan, Philly.com
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Brewery ARS, a “small family of artisan brewers,” is setting up shop at 1927-29 W. Passyunk Ave., in a former auto repair shop location.
The two men behind the project, Sean and Andrew Arsenault, began home brewing in their South Philadelphia home back in 2007. Since then, they’ve changed their career paths and raised over $30,000 through Kickstarter to make this brewery a reality.
According to their Kickstarter, the money raised will be enough for four 10-barrel fermentation tanks, which will lead to a number of unique brews. They plan to never filter, centrifuge or pasteurize their beers, and will only use whole flower hops.
Read more at PassyunkPost.com.
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The air was full of excitement as people piled into a small room inside the Philadelphia Police First District building. Neighbors eagerly watched as faces showed up at the door, some familiar, some new. West Passyunk Neighbors Association (WPNA) President Jess Gould smiled at the front of the room, welcoming each individual to the organization’s first official elections last month.
WPNA members unanimously voted to approve the organization’s first set of bylaws with one ratification clarifying eligibility to vote. The elections also included unopposed races for the positions of secretary, education committee co-chair, clean committee co-chair, and green committee co-chair.
Members delivered campaign speeches to build support for officer and chair titles. Tom Hawthorne, an active WPNA member, stood and related his passion for making the community more environmentally conscious with activities such as tree plantings.
“It all started with one tree on my block,” Hawthorne said. “There was only one, and I wanted there to be at least one more.”
Other members seemed equally driven to fulfill expectations of their positions. Emily McMillan, the candidate for clean committee co-chair, became involved with WPNA about six months ago. McMillan expressed how excited she was about seeing the organization change the neighborhood. – continue reading