Philadelphia, PA – Tim Montague and Wayne Humphrey, two award-winning local homebrewers, are going professional with the announcement of their new nano-brewery, My Local Brew Works, specializing in contract, special events, and direct-to-public brewing, opening in Frankford’s Globe Dye Works building Summer 2021.
Founders Montague and Humphrey are celebrating the inception with a weekly four-pack beer giveaway for Philadelphia hospitality workers, frontline workers, artists, and those hardest hit by the pandemic – kicking off on Wednesday, April 7, National Beer Day at The German Society of Pennsylvania.
Founded by 2020’s Home Sweet Homebrau Competition People’s Choice winners, Wayne Humphrey and Tim Montague, My Local Brew Works takes a multifaceted approach to nano brewing with three areas of business – contract brewing with authenticity, the ability to develop specialty beers for social and fundraising events, and direct-to-public brewing. What makes My Local Brew Works so unique is its ability to craft multiple beers of varying styles, flavor profiles and strength, from a single original mash. My Local Brew Works is set to open to the public in the Summer of 2021.
“As we prepare for our grand opening, we would like to spread some Philly love to the individuals who have made our city a capital of culture and a spectacle for all who experience it,” said Co-Founder and Director of Partnerships & Branding Wayne Humphrey. “We really want to say thank you and buy a beer for members of our favorite Philly industries affected by the many daily challenges due to COVID.
Philadelphia hospitality workers, frontline workers, musicians, members of the arts community, and anyone whose job has been greatly affected by the pandemic are all invited to register for a free four-pack. The first giveaway will be on Wednesday, April 7, followed by Wednesday, April 21, Wednesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 19, all at The German Society of Pennsylvania in Northern Liberties. Giveaway participants will be among the first to try a variety of My Local Brew Works beers, and can expect at least one of the beers listed below included in each four-pack:
- UnRivaled Stout is a collaboration with Rival Bros. Coffee. Our classic Mairsey Doats Oatmeal Stout with Rival Bros. Whistle & Cuss coffee added. Available as both a plain or a cream stout, with Lactose added. The notes of coffee dance with the roasty dark malts and the Golden Naked Oats give the brew its velvety mouthfeel. ABV @ 5.5%
- Our Hop Bell IPAs include a version generously dry-hopped with Azacca and Amarillo hops. A classic golden west coast style with a mellow but firm bitterness and citrus and dank hop aromas. We also have experimented with different hops and produced a Cascadia (so-called Black IPA) and Rye versions ABV @ 6.7%
- Our Belgian Dubbels include Santo Humo. This version of our straight-up St. Dilbert Dubbel is brewed in collaboration with Chef Adan Trinidad from the Pistolas Restaurant group. In addition to the usual ingredients in our dark monastic elixir, we’ve added both Mesquite and Beechwood smoked malts and Adan’s Mole spice mix, including 3 kinds of chiles Mexican Cinnamon and Mexican Chocolate. A sensual roller coaster ride for your taste buds! ABV @ 7.25%
- Saison De Bernadette, a Belgian farmhouse ale, brewed in collaboration with Tom Peters and Bernadette Roe from the highly regarded Monk’s Café. A simple blend of Pilsner, Wheat, and Barke Vienna malts, fortified with Organic Turbinado and generously hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops. Crisp, peppery, and probably a little too easy to drink for its 7.2% abv.
To secure one of the four-packs, those who fit the criteria and are of legal age must register on My Local Brew Works’ website, including first and last name, one of their favorite beers, indicating their industry position. If all four-packs are accounted for, the participant will be notified via email with an alternative pick-up date and time slot, excluding any potential walk-up inquiries. Four packs are allotted one per person and can be picked up outside The German Society of Pennsylvania at 6th. Spring Garden St. Masks are required, social distancing will be enforced, and proof of legal drinking age from a state-issued I.D. is mandatory when picking up the four-packs.
“One of our aspirations, which is closely linked to our name, My Local Brew Works, is to be a part of the community – whether that be the Frankford neighborhood where the brewery is located, the craft brewing community, or the restaurant/bar industry,” said Co-Founder and Brewer, Tim Montague. “This is just one way that we can introduce ourselves and begin to build a relationship with these communities and Philadelphia.”