The Dock Street Brewing Company is one of the great success stories of the American craft-brewing renaissance. It is guided by the owner's passion for the brewing industry. Founded in 1985 by Rosemarie Certo and Jeffrey Ware, this Philadelphia-based beer company grew from a simple concept to become a nationally renowned business. At the height of its success the company generated annual sales in excess of $7 million from its bottled beer division and the Philadelphia Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant. Bottled beers were sold in 23 states in the U.S., with California and Pennsylvania holding the largest markets.