In it’s brief five years of existence, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company has made a huge impact on the local brewing scene. They’ve become a fixture in the market and a perennial favorite of the public. (They’ve cleaned up the last three years at the Best of the Philly Beer Scene awards winning Brewer and Brewery of the year each year.) They also recently opened a new location in Jenkintown and are looking to open a third location in the Fishtown neighborhood. Fittingly, when they have an anniversary, they go big and throw a huge party to celebrate.
This years anniversary party will be on June 10th at their original, Croydon, PA location. Head brewer/owner, Jeremy Myers has a background in the music industry founding the punk rock focused label, Jump Start Records. He started the label out of his college dorm twenty years ago and still keeps it going strong alongside the brewery. Needless to say, the anniversary parties at the brewery focus around the music. In years past he’s brought in The Suicide Machines, Andrew W.K., The Slackers, and The Pietasters. For year five, the performances are headlined by punk legends Samiam, who will be performing in the Philly area for the first time in over five years.
Alongside Samiam will be performances from one of Philly’s finest rappers and Dock Street Brewery collaborator, Chill Moody (Keep an eye out for #nicethings IPA to release in cans soon). Other acts include ASTPAI, Crucial Dudes and Divide by Zero.
As for the beer, well there will be a ton of limited options making an appearance for the party and the release of their anniversary beer, Fivefold Pillow. Fivefold Pillow is a 2 year Cabernet Sauvignon barrel aged version of our Tribute Tripel conditioned on peaches and raspberries. Tart, and dry Fivefold Pillow comes in at 9.5% ABV and like Tribute Tripel, is deceptively crushable and shows noticeable barrel qualities of grapes paired with the stone fruit and bright raspberries it was conditioned on. Only 500 bottles will be available and they will be $14 each with a two bottle limit. Here is the rest of the draft list:
BARREL AGED AND BIG BEER STATION:
2013 Concrete Pillow Barleywine (First Anniversary beer/American-style Barleywine)**
2014 BBA Concrete Pillow (Wild Turkey Bourbon barrel aged American-style Barleywine)**
2014 Concrete Pillow Barleywine (2nd Anniversary beer/English-style Barleywine)
2014 Sour Bourbon Concrete Pillow (Wild Turkey Bourbon barrel fermented with Brett)
2015 Biere de Creek (Port barrel fermented Biere de Garde conditioned on blackberries)
2015 Concrete Coffee Imperial Vanilla Porter (2015 Third Anniversary beer) **
2016 Scottish Pillow (Fourth Anniversary beer/Scottish Wee Heavy)
2016 BBA Punkless Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat Ale (Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrel aged)
2016 BBA Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout (Heaven Hill Bourbon barrel aged)
2017 BBA Winter Wheat Wine (Woodford Reserve Double Oak Bourbon barrel aged)
2017 BBA Leon RIS (Four Roses Bourbon barrel aged)
2017 BBA Frühstück Stout (Woodford Reserve Double Oak Bourbon barrel aged)
Baltic Prince Porter
Raid the Eisbock
Smoked Chocolate Rye Stout
Leon Russian Imperial Stout
Punkless Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat
Selections marked with a ** are EXTREMELY LIMITED. In some cases, they are so limited (maybe only a single sixtel is available) that the only way to taste them might be with one of our EARLY ACCESS VIP PASSES which are still available.
Besides these rare selections available at the BARREL AGED AND BIG BEER STATION, we will have several bars and smaller tap stations available for you to grab beers throughout the brewery. This menu will include our core and current beers:
…And Justice for Alt
Churchville Lager – All PA Malt Edition
Dank Hill Wheat DIPA
Lucky’s Little J.A.W.N. Wheat Session IPA
Automated Pale Ale
Cherry Hibiscus Wheat
Coconut Mudbank Milk Stout
Coffee J.A.W.N. Pale Ale
Leon Russian Imperial Stout
County Line IPA
Croydon Cream Ale
Croydon is Burning
Disco Raisins Brown Ale
Extra Special Bristol
J.A.W.N. Pale Ale
Mudbank Milk Stout
Passive Thought Kölsch
The Shape of Hops to Come Imperial IPA
Stone and Key Cider Cherry Pie Cider
Haymaker Lenape Lemon Basil Mead
Aside from the beer and music, the event will be family friendly, featuring a bouncy castle, an assortment of vendors, food trucks, face painting, caricatures and more. Vendors include an array of artists selling everything from homemade soaps to succulents in vintage beer cans. You can find more info on the vendors here and here.
Thinking about attending? Make sure you check out the parking and transportation details here before you head out.