It’s almost been a year since we posted about the grand opening of Humble Parlor Brewing n Kensington (3237 Amber St. Unit 42E), now partners Maria Caldarise and CPA turned brewer Alex Howell are expanding their operations to booming Fishtown.
“We have always had expansion in the startup plan, and it still is. We started with the idea that we would slowly enter the commercial beer industry one small step at a time. Our next goal in the expansion plan is to increase our production capacity,” Alex states. Since many of their regulars have been Fishtown residents, the move just made sense.
The new Humble Parlor location will be located at 530 E. Girard and is slated for a January 14th opening. “Our space will be much more accessible. By accessible, we mean you can walk in off the street, no secret code to get in, and no freight elevators. We plan to have happy hour, Quizzo, and bingo as our recurring events. There is a backyard that we will be turning into a beer garden by the spring. Food options are tricky and still being figured out, but we are leaning toward partnerships with local restaurants and mobile food vendors. The venue itself is not much different then our spot in Kensington,” Alex adds. The taproom in Fishtown will have 12 taps with at least 8 beer options and a cider on tap at all times. Beer styles will continually focus on are IPAs, Porters, Stouts, and lagers but look for sours, Belgians, seltzers, and other seasonal styles to be mixed in as well.
The new Fishtown location will seat about 20 guests inside and about another 26 outside in the proposed beer garden once it opens this spring. Hours of operation will be:
- Wednesday 5-9 (with Quizzo)
- Thursday 5-9 (with bingo)
- Friday 5-11
- Saturday 12-11
- Sunday 12-8
Once the new location in Fishtown opens, the Kensington location will no longer be open to the public and will be exclusively used for brewing and on occasions private events. However, the duo do plan on having a 1 year anniversary party at the Kensington location on February 12th.
“We want everyone to enjoy our beer in Fishtown the same way they’ve enjoyed it on Amber and Allegheny. In a small humble setting where they can talk to the brewer/owner about beer, brewing, and/or taxes. We still aim to create an atmosphere that everyone feels more than welcome and apart of the humble family,” Alex explains.