Destiny Brewing Company is proud to announce the official grand opening of their brewery in Phoenixville, PA on Saturday July 16, 2005. Located at 119 South Main Street on the bottom floor of the historic Moose Lodge (built in 1917), beer will be brewed on site by owner Emerson Haines, who has been brewing for over 15 years.
“The advantage of brewing on site is that the beers are as fresh as they possibly can be,” said Haines. “This is of the highest importance… Keen attention to buying only the freshest ingredients and maintaining a proper stock rotation is a must.”
To ensure freshness, Destiny Brewing will offer a limited number of beers, weekly specials, and store the beer at the coldest temperature possible, according to style. Destiny Brewing will brew with only the finest hops and malt from around the world and use only triple filtered water. Their beers will be served in heavy pint glasses, standard sized pitchers, samplers of four-ounce beers, and the option of growlers (jugs) of beer to go.
Initially, there will be seven beers on tap, five year round offerings, two seasonal (specialty) offerings and two cask conditioned English style ales hand pulled with a "beer engine". There will also be a greater variety of lighter beers than offered at the typical brewpub.
Year Round Offerings Include: Light Golden Ale - Made with German pilsner malt and German hops… less calories and carbs. (similar to Coors Light) Golden Ale - Light in taste and color… made with German pilsner malt and American hops (similar to Miller Genuine Draft) Pale Ale - Moderately hopped with Cascade Style hops with a single grain flavor (similar to Sierra Nevada) Extra Special Bitter - ESB - Traditional style ale with a heavy malt palate and more complex flavor profile and English hops (similar to Fullers ESB) Dry Stout - Very dark and dry, moderately hopped, served very cold (Similar to -Guinness bottled draft )
Seasonal / Specialty Beers include but are not limited to: IPA - India Pale Ale, Scotch Ale, Red Ale, Cream Ale, Belgium Style Ales, Amber Ale, Pumpkin Ale, Xmas Ale, Cola Beer, Organic Beer, Potato Beer, Rye Beer, Wheat Beers, Australian Style Beers, Spring Bock and more.
Destiny Brewing’s casual atmosphere has more bar stool seating (40) than most pubs and offers an array of amusements such as pool tables, dartboards, and a separate game room area. Eventually, Destiny Brewing would like to feature weekly live music, DJs, and themed nights such as trivia and karaoke.
“I love beer and I went about as far as I could go in my home brewing hobby so I opened the brewpub because I always wanted my own business, my late Father had his own,” said Haines. “Destiny Brewing is different in that it more casual (less fancy) than a lot of microbreweries and smaller in scale. The beer and the bar are the main focus. It is a gathering place to hang out, drink beer, play games and watch sporting events. The old building has a lot of character and has a story to tell.”
Food will be available on the first floor of the building at the "Old Moose Grill", a casual family-style restaurant with reasonable prices and activities for everyone. It maintains a lively sports bar atmosphere with an abundance of TVs and video games. The menu consists of various grilled and fried foods, salads and cold sandwiches. Destiny beer will be on tap along with the usual sodas, ice teas and coffee.