City destroys Philadelphia Brewing Co.’s hop garden because they thought it was weeds, robs them of $25k in sales
The City of Philadelphia destroyed Philadelphia Brewing Co.’s hop garden this week. The reason? They mistook the future beer ingredients for weeds.
The hops were meant for Philadelphia Brewing Co.’s seasonal “Harvest from the Hood”
This is why I hate the City of Philadelphia. Not my fellow residents, of course, but the Mayor, City Council, and all the institutions that make up the most incompetent big city government in the United States.
It’s remarkable how there are vacant lots filled with trash, weeds, and other refuse that go completely uncleared. Meanwhile, they went and destroyed hops growing ON PHILADELPHIA BREWING CO.’S PROPERTY.
Just look how they massacred my boy.
I know there are far bigger issues at play in the city these days, but this is just another reminder that those meant to serve the city genuinely have no idea what they are doing at pretty much every level. That being said, a fish rots from the head down.
Granted, the owners of the lot, the lovely people at the New Kensington Community Development Cooperation, were notified in June. However, it was cleared up and the case was closed at the end of August.
Or so they thought.
According the Inquirer story, “City records indicate the violation was marked closed at the end of August. Two weeks later, the weedwackers came whacking without warning.”
When I lived in Roxborough, my scungile landlord didn’t mow the lawn often enough. I had letters from L&I about a totally fucked up yard.
Meanwhile, some idiots took a look at a bunch of plants next to a business and went, “yup, we can just go right ahead,” even though the case was closed.
It’s truly mind-boggling. The only explanation beyond stupidity is some city-wide corruption racket in the beer industry.
Who’s to say Evil Genius or Cartesian didn’t pay off the head of CLIP to make an ‘accident’ happen? I would rather that explanation than live in a city run by half-absent morons.
They better find a way to make it up to Philadelphia Brewing Co. and they better do it fast. Otherwise some vigilante justice might be in order.