English: City of Allentown from east side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: Allentown is on FIRE with development!
New York City-based Ruckus Brewing would like to put the beer back in the old Neuweiler Brewery in Allentown.
The company announced Wednesday that it had won the right to try to convert the run-down property into a multipurpose development it would call Brewer’s Hill.
The centerpiece of the roughly $25 million project would be a brewery that would produce Ruckus’ line of microbrews and other craft beers on a contract basis, said Josh Wood, a Lehigh University graduate and co-owner of Ruckus.
“It is a big property,” Wood said. “The overall gist of it is about 50 percent — maybe a little less — we plan to use for brewing purposes or something related to that.”
Tuesday, August 30th, a new restaurant will open in Lancaster near the Arts Hotel and F&M College. The Fridge, will be a craft beer and artisan flat-bread pizza café. The will offer the regions largest selection of craft beer and microbrews. Selections are available by the individual bottle and mix and match six-packs.
The craft beer movement in the midstate is really taking off. The Fridge will join The Tape Room on King Street in Lancaster City, which also offers craft beers.
The Fridge is located at 534 N. Mulberry St., right off Harrisburg Pike, and is adding to the mix of eateries and shops along Harrisburg Pike.
The Appalachian Brewing Company will be opening up a fourth location in Collegeville at 50 Third Avenue. The space was formerly Hemingway’s. The new pub will be opening in April or May.
Appalachian Brewing Company is doing some remodeling before opening which will include a new bar, renovated kitchen and cooler. They will employ 30 full-time and part-time people.
According to a company spokesperson, Appalachian Brewing Company beer is already in our market and should be familiar to Collegeville-area residents. The company opened its original Harrisburg location in 1997. Two other locations are in Camp Hill and Gettysburg.