Carbon Copy- Philadelphia’s first combined winery and brewery- open tomorrow.

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photo by Rachel Del Sordo Photography

Carbon Copy, Philadelphia’s first combined winery and brewery,  is excited to announce their grand opening at 701 S. 50th Street in West Philadelphia this Saturday,  December 10th at 11:00AM. Previously the Dock Street Brewery West location, brewer and hospitality  experts, Brendon Boudwin and Kyle Wolak put a new spin on the space, with a bright new design and a  focus on creating a relaxing neighborhood restaurant and bar for locals. The design invites guests to enjoy  a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process, with large windows creating a divide between the  restaurant space and the brew house.  

Owners Brendon and Kyle bring a combined 20 years of experience and knowledge in beer and wine  making to Philadelphia. Both have worked for reputable breweries all over the world, including Modern Times Beer (San Diego), Three Floyds Brewing Company (Indiana), Warpigs Brewpub (Copenhagen), Hill Farmstead (Vermont) and Tired Hands Brewing Company (Philadelphia). The owners have experienced  every aspect of production; from managing operations, brewing, and cellaring, barrel aging, lab work to  packaging. The duo embarked on their entrepreneurial journey in 2020 and set off on their own to create  the brand known today as Carbon Copy, a sustainably minded, unpretentious brand rooted in originality.  

“Our goal is to build a community around quality and consistent beer and wine while being an active  member of our neighborhood,” said Wolak. “With the space already having a rich history in the craft  brewing scene, we are honored to continue the legacy at such a revered location in Philadelphia.” 

Carbon Copy provides full-service seating for (50) guests indoors, including bar, high-top and table seating,  with additional seating outdoors during the warmer months. The taproom will feature (18) draft lines for  beer, wine and craft cocktails.  

The brewpub features a shareable menu centered around the wood fired oven that serves as the  centerpiece of the space. The menu is focused on pizza and is supported by shareable small bites. Chef  Bill Braun, previously the Executive Chef at Tired Hands Brewing Company and Levante Brewing Company,  has focused his time on perfecting the best artisanal wood-fired pizza strategy and program for Carbon  Copy. Chef Bill works alongside Chef Alyston Upshaw, who previously cooked at well-known Philadelphia  restaurants Helm and A Mano. Chef Alyston was also in production at Tired Hands Brewing Company,  where he found his love for pairing bar snacks and comfort food with drinkable beers.

The Menus 

Beer – All beer is made on-site at the West Philadelphia brewery. With a large variety of options and  flavors, Carbon Copy prides themselves on having a refreshing option for all beer drinkers. The menu  incorporates seasonals, collaborative, and one-off beers, with a spectrum of beer styles available at all  times. All beer is on tap and is currently only available “to go” via growlers, with the production of 16- ounce cans beginning early next year.  

Wine – All wines are made at Carbon Copy’s external winery, located in Kensington. Their philosophy is “natural  intention with low intervention”, by sourcing high quality vinifera grapes from smaller, sustainable  vineyards. They also incorporate organic natives and hybrids that are fermented in native yeast with  minimal sulfites.  

Carbon Copy will open its doors this Saturday, December 10th at 11AM. Carbon Copy is “walk-in only” and  is not currently accepting reservations. For more information and hours of operation, visit  http://www.carboncopyphilly.com or follow them on Instagram at @carboncopyphilly.  

ABOUT CARBON COPY 

Carbon Copy: Beer and Wine Makers are headquartered in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West  Philadelphia. With a combined 20+ years’ experience in the brewing, winemaking, and hospitality  industries, Brendon Boudwin and Kyle Wolak are striking out on their own for the first time to bring you  an unpretentious and accessible drinking and dining experience. Located in the historic firehouse building  that housed Dock Street Brewery for the past decade and a half, the solemn structure opens to a  bright and airy interior. Inside the taproom you’ll find not only beers made in house and wine fermented  in their production facility across town, but also a menu consisting of pizzas and shareable small bites  focused around their wood fired oven. Their goal is to create an approachable space with a focus on  building community within their neighborhood.

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