PRESS RELEASE: WE CAN: A POP UP BEER CAN GARDEN ​DesignPhiladelphia Comes to The Trestle Inn


Renae Dinerman, Program Manager
The Trestle Inn
[email protected]

​DesignPhiladelphia Comes to The Trestle Inn

WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2015 • 2 PM to 8 PM
Friday, October 9 • 2 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, October 10 • 12 PM to 8 PM
Sunday, October 12 • 12 PM to 5 PM

WHERE: The Trestle Inn, 11TH and Callowhill Streets (one block from Pearl Street Passage)

WHAT: The Trestle Inn and MIO have teamed up to create WE CAN: A Pop Up Beer Can Garden - a playful tongue-in-cheek response to the many “pop up” beer gardens which have recently proliferated around Philadelphia. Taking place during DesignPhiladelphia’s signature Pearl Street Passage, WE CAN attendees will help transform a grey slice of sidewalk on Callowhill Street into a green oasis by repurposing beer cans into hydroponic planters.

During the event’s four days, the beer can garden will ‘grow’ into a sidewalk installation intended to inspire the public to think of creative ways they, too, can reuse aluminum cans. All 16-ounce beer cans for the project will be provided exclusively by Danville, PA’s Old Forge Brewing Company and sold for $5. South Philadelphia’s hydro+pose studios will provide all the plants.

Members of the public are invited to share their own ideas and photos for aluminum can upcycling on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #wecanphilly. More information is available at

HOW: The event is free to attend, and beer is pay as you go:


ABOUT THE TRESTLE INN: The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia’s home to Whiskey and Mod Go Go, presents a truly unique blend of 60's and 70's-inspired music, entertainment and drink. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, mod Go Go dancers shimmy and shake to soul, funk, garage and classic disco. Famous for reintroducing the Classic Whiskey Sour to Philadelphia, our drink menu features 18 craft cocktails, 75+ domestic and international whiskies and 13 rotating craft beers on tap.

ABOUT MIO: MIO is dedicated to transforming culture through the design of sustainable products that are both beautiful and affordable. Founded in 2001 by brothers, Jaime and Isaac Salm, MIO seeks to bridge the gap between business and sustainability and to transform sustainable products into desirable products.

ABOUT hydro+pose studio: hydro+pose studio is a yoga and dance studio steeped in vitality herbs. Our mission is to provide South Philly with easier access to healthful foods with restorative, healthful properties, bringing more awareness to the food and movement.

ABOUT DESIGNPHILADELPHIA: DesignPhiladelphia, a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, is the oldest design event of its kind in the country and annually showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals. Experience design in unexpected ways through more than 120 exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, tours, talks, and events held in venues across the city. Learn about wide-ranging topics, including architecture, urban planning, landscape, graphic, multimedia, product, furniture design, fashion, and the like. This year’s Festival kicks off on October 7 and events run from October 8 – 16. For more information on planning an event, sponsoring, advertising, or attending the 2015 Festival, visit:

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