‘Around the Globe’ celebrates Philadelphia makers with free beer and food at the Globe Dye Works building

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Globe Dye Works has a rich history in Philadelphia. The textile mill opened in Frankford in 1865 and operated for 140 years, winding and dyeing yarn before closing in 2005. It was purchased and refurbished in 2007 as a workspace for creatives and small business owners in the city.

My Local Brew Works, a craft brewery direct to the public, is collaboration with five other small businesses in the region to “Around the globe.” The event takes place on Wednesday, June 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.th Globe Dye Works building in 4501 Torresdale Ave. and is set up in in conjunction with Philly Beer Week.

The event is organized by Lucky Dog Studio, an event design company located in the Globe Dye Works building. Visitors cannottry several of My local brewery is working craft beers while buying from other sellers in small batches.

The event is free, with free samples and paid offers. My Local Brew Works co-founder Wayne Humphrey said “Around the Globe” is intended to provide visitors with a variety of small business options, all found in one place.

“Around the Globe essentially showcases the new frontier of small business and the creative renaissance of Philadelphia,” Humphrey said. “We couldn’t have our brewery without the help of Globe Dye Works, and that means a lot of working with our neighbors to make that happen.”

My Local Brew Works will be providing samples of some of its most popular beers as part of Philly Beer Week, which runs June 3-12. Some of the samples include Johann, a Viennese-style lager; Retro Rocket, an American lager and Philly Phinger, a combination of a cologneSticke Altbier and West Coast lager.

All beer options will also be on sale throughout the evening, while supplies last.

Other participating vendors include the Fishtown Pickle Project, whose small-batch pickle business is now available online and in area stores after gaining popularity across the city.

Weckerly’s Ice Cream was once located in the back of a neighborhood cafe in West Philadelphia before moving to Globe Dye Works. The “micro-creamery” has formed positive relationships with dairy farmers and blends fresh ingredients in its own small dairy to formulate its ice cream recipes.

Rival Bros has two cafes located in the city, in Center City and East Passyunk. The small-batch roasters have been housed in the Globe Dye Works building since 2013, outgrowing their original studio space as they continued to grow their single-origin coffee business.

Anita’s Guacamole is a vegan guacamole and salsa company founded in the city in 2009. Since then, Anita has perfected her family’s recipe for visitors to farmers’ markets in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Florida. .

Coffee and chocolate maker Triangle Roasters moved to Globe Dye Works in 2018. Although it originally started as a coffee company sourcing beans from around the world, it quickly expanded to include cocoa , as the roasting process is similar for both.

Visitors to “Around the Globe” will also have the opportunity to visit the Globe Dye Works building. The factory-turned-small-business incubator has a rich history in both Frankford and Philadelphia as a whole.

Guests will also be able to tour the brewery and enter a raffle to win prizes, with proceeds from sales going to The Watershed Project, an environmental organization located in the building.


around the globe

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Free, prepaid
Globe Dye Works
4501 Torresdale Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124

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