Spirits of Independence

The latest Grid is out now, with a fascinating look at some of the independent spirits who are leading the resurgence of local libations in Philadelphia. Join us for a look behind the scenes at the community-minded founders of Philadelphia Brewing Company, the master brewer behind the artful beers of Tired Hands Brewing Company and the historically inspired spirits produced by Art in the Age.

Also in this issue, we are proud to present the 2014 Sustainable Business Directory, created in partnership with the Sustainable Business Network. With dozens of categories, this excellent resource is your guide to the key businesses of Philadelphia's local economy. So if you're in need of home improvements, business services, a new place to dine - almost anything - keep this handy directory around and you'll be ready for whatever the coming year has in store.

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Beer Us

Philly returns to its beer making past
by Will Dean


When Schmidt’s brewery closed in June 1987 after being bought by Wisconsin brewer G. Heileman, Philly officially switched from a beer-producing to merely a beer-drinking city. Although Schmidt’s wasn’t a taste explosion (my dad used to refer to it by a similar sounding expletive), the demise of the Northern Liberties brewer that once fermented a million barrels a year was a sign of the consolidation of a once thriving local industry.
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