Over the past few months, West Philly rapper, Chill Moody, has been hard at work with the Dock Street Brewery team to create his own signature beer — the nicethings IPA. Using ingredients like pineapple, mango, lemon balm and fresh-to-death Mosaic hops, the 31-year-old Philadelphia Music Ambassador (he earned the title after being appointed by Councilman David Oh) says of the brew’s inspiration on the Dock Street website:
“From the little victories to the big milestones, even some of these trying times we face, you just have to appreciate what you have, as nice things.”
Working with hip hop artists is nothing new for Dock Street — last November they teamed up with Inspectah Dek of the Wu Tang clan for their Dock Street Ain’t Nothing to Funk With beer, which sold out in 50 minutes! Given that Chill Moody is a regular at the brewery, a collaboration was only a matter of time. Together with Vince DesRosiers, head brewer, three different batches of the nicethings IPA were produced and the final version will be decided by you.
That’s right — this Tuesday, beginning at 4 p.m., the three brews will be available for sampling at Dock Street Brewery. Once you’ve tried them all, cast a vote for your favorite and the batch with the most votes will be the official nicethings IPA.
Aside from the brews, there will be music, too. Get Up will DJ from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Chill Moody will perform later in the evening.
The nicethings IPA will officially make its debut officially on September 30, just in time for Chill Moody’s performance at the first-ever Roots Picnic in New York.
If you go:
Dock Street Brewery
701 S. 50th St
4 p.m. — until later