Philadelphia, PA - Brewers Richard and Mengistu Koilorwill have opened Two Locals Brewing Company, a Black-owned brewery in Philadelphia. The duo has also announced their first beer releases and their first significant expansion of the brewery. They also plan to open up their first taphouse soon.
Philadelphia's Frist Black-Owned Brewery
Under a new partnership with Mainstay Independent Brewing and FCM Hospitality, They will release three new brews - Nubian Brown Ale (5.7% ABV), Prolific Hazy IPA (6.4% ABV), and Who You Wit? Belgian-style Witbier (5.7% ABV) in 16-ounce cans to the Philadelphia region available in four-packs and sixtel kegs.
After a few years of perfecting their craft and sampling their brews at public events, the Koilor brothers have come a long way.
In 2020 they collaborated with Harris Family Brewery, and Double Eagle Malting on Black is Beautiful beer at Callowhill's Love City Brewing, with proceeds going to charity.
As the pandemic began to take a negative toll on businesses around the region, the brothers instead stayed the course. Earlier this year, Two Locals partnered with Avram Hornik and FCM Hospitality.
Together they will supply their craft beer at Parks on Tap, Juno Craft Hall, Lola's Garden, and other FCM properties.
Nubian and Prolific are available immediately through their website and find the brothers at Craft Hall, 901 N. Delaware Avenue on Fridays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
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