Philadelphia, PA - Despite warning signs and a fenced-off area, City of Philadelphia workers accidentally cut down a hop crop belonging to Philadelphia Brewing Company. This will result in the loss of tens of thousands of dollars in revenue for the brewer.
City Cuts Down Philadelphia Brewings Hop Crop Mistaking It For Weeds
The Philadelphia Brewing Company is a fixture in the local craft beer scene. They were planning to grow hops for an upcoming seasonal beer. The Philadelphia Brewing Company was apologetic for the mistake. In a statement, the brewery said it regrets cutting down the hops.
The brewery was hoping to harvest 60 pounds of hops a year. They are still trying to figure out how to fix the situation. The city officials blamed a staff error and miscommunication. They originally flagged the crop as weeds. There's still no word on compensation for the crops.
Fortunately, the brewery had arrived at the site the day before the hops were cut down. However, they lost more than $25,000 in sales because their fall ale was destroyed. They are now trying to work with the community to restore relations.