After months of bureaucratic delays, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Tom and Peggy Baker's Earth Bread + Brewery (7136 Germantown Ave., Philly) is opening this Thursday (as reported by Michael Klein here). I'm pleased to see that the opening house drafts include Love Your Mother Mild Ale at 3.2% abv and Terra Fume Smoked Wheat Ale 4% abv (is this Tom's version of the lichtenhainer that Scott at East End Brewing made with Marzoni's Bill Kroft?): session beers live!
I hope to have more to tell you from personal experience soon, and maybe a case study for the other blog. In the meantime, Thursday at 4:30, you can get fresh Tom Baker beer for the first time in over two years, and what I've been told is some GREAT pizza. Philly's new wave of new brewpubs continues.