The Northern Liberties brewery and restaurant, Urban Village has begun distributing their beers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each month throughout 2017, a different Urban Village beer will be distributed by 31st and Wharton to 25 locations around the region, bringing the brewery experience to the people.
The first beer release is C.P.A. (Citra Pale Ale), one of the brewery’s signature, year-round beers, is a light hoppy pale ale brewed with loads of hops for a crisp and refreshing 5.8% ABV brew. C.P.A. is single hopped with Citra and heavily hopped at the end of the boil, giving it great citrus aromatics and flavor without being overly bitter.
Next month will bring Wrong Way IPA to the masses. Named for the infamous U-Haul crash during Urban Village’s opening month, this beer has a hazy appearance and great mouthfeel from lots of wheat and oat.
November’s featured beer is the Rye Bread IPA. Another flagship beer, Rye Bread drinks as you would imagine with heavy hops, rye malt and caraway flavors.
Lastly, Huntingdon Drive IPA will end the year’s offerings in December. Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops give this beer great flavor and nose balance with moderate bitterness, setting the standard for Urban Village IPAs.
C.P.A. fans will be able to find the beer at Pennsylvania bars including South Philly Taproom, Split Rail Tavern and Johnny Brenda’s and in New Jersey at locations like Terra Nova and Landmark Americana Glassboro. Taps are expected to change to Wrong Way IPA by early to mid-October.
Head brewer and owner, Dave Goldman, began his brewing career as an avid homebrewer before pursuing University of the Sciences’ brewing certificate program. His passion is reflected in Urban Village’s 12 taps that are constantly changing to display the creativity of the brewing team. The beers featured in the expanded distribution have become mainstays on the taps due to their popularity.