PHILADELPHIA - In a largely male-dominated industry, Nancy Barton stands at the helm of Philadelphia Brewing Company, one of Philadelphia’s oldest and largest breweries located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Barton and team brew an impressive 15,000 barrels of beer per year, consisting of five year-round beers, seasonal beers, and occasional one-off recipes, including their flagship beer — Kenzinger. One decade after opening the Philadelphia Brewing Company, Barton launched The Peacock Room — a 30-seat tavern selling Philadelphia Brewing Company beers and Commonwealth Ciders on tap and in bottles and snack plates and craft cocktails made with local spirits.
Barton has expressed strong interest in community involvement and focuses on local distribution instead of distributing heavily across the country. Barton has shown support to local pet shelters by hosting fundraisers and, in most recent years, hosting “Caturdays” at Philadelphia Brewing Company, where the Pennsylvania SPCA brings adoptable cats to the tasting room for potential adopters to choose from.