Dock Street Brewing Co. will celebrate its 30th anniversary by packaging and bottling its Rye IPA, the company's first bottled beer destined for beer shops in more than a decade.
Dock Street owner Rosemarie Certo is relaunching the bottling as a move to expand the brand.
In 1985, she and her then partner, Jeffrey Ware, founded Dock Street, becoming one of the first post-Prohibition craft breweries in the United States. In 1990, the couple opened a brewpub at Two Logan Square, now the site of City Tap House Logan Square. The place closed in 1999.
From 1985 until her partner sold the company around 2000, Dock Street produced Dock Street Amber, Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner, Dock Street Illuminator Bock, and Dock Street Extra Best Pale Ale.
In 2001, out of the beer biz, Certo opened Pizza Rustica in University City. (The spot at 36th and Chestnut Streets early next year will become a branch of Spread Bagels.)
A year later, hankering for beer, she bought back Dock Street from then-owner Henry Ortlieb, a descendant of the Philadelphia brewing family. In 2007, she spent $800,000 to revamp the firehouse, which had been used as a farmer's market for the Cedar Park neighborhood.
The brewpub boasts a wood-fired pizza oven and a 10-barrel brewer.