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Roy-Pitz Barrel House Opening in Spring Arts District

The Chambersburg, PA craft brewery will make its Philadelphia debut in 2017

Artist rendering of Roy Pitz Barrel House
Roy Pitz Barrel House/Facebook

Chambersburg, PA’s Roy-Pitz Brewing Company is opening a brew pub called Roy-Pitz Barrel House on the ground floor of 990 Spring Garden Street — a former industrial building that neighborhood developer Arts + Crafts Holdings converted into loft-style office space. Design work is already underway by Boxwood Architects (who’ve built out some of the city’s most breathtaking restaurants: Tredici, Abe Fisher and CoZara, to name a few), and the project is expected to open by March 2017.

A bit more about Roy-Pitz:

Longtime friends Jesse Rotz and Ryan Richards founded Roy-Pitz eight years ago after graduating from West Chester University. The two started distributing their “liquid art” via wholesale channels, and after five years expanded their Chambersburg brewery to include its own brew pub. The upcoming Philadelphia location is billed as a “Barrel House”, where they’ll brew on site and barrel-age sour ales. They’re promising a beer-friendly food menu: soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and wings.

Said Jesse Rotz, President of Roy Pitz Brewing Company, “This location is cool because we can really get back to our roots of being artists, the beers created here are never meant for mass production. This allows us the opportunity to continue creating beer for the local community.”

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