Exciting times are ahead for beer lovers in Pottstown as a new brewpub is coming to the neighborhood run by a partnership between an experienced brewer and a foodie, writes Brad Rhen for Reading Eagle.
Steve Armstrong, who previously ran Armstrong Ales in East Pikeland Township, and Adam Burke, owner of Lily’s Grill in Pottstown, are hoping to have Armstrong Alehouse up and running this fall.
The work on the brewpub, much of it done by Armstrong, started about a month ago. The first floor of the 251 E. High St building that previously housed Warrick Jewelers is already gutted to its original brick walls.
The business partners also received assistance for their project from the Montgomery County Commissioners, who awarded them a $71,000 downtown business incentive grant last year.
“It helped us out a lot,” explained Armstrong.
A variety of its beers will be brewed by Armstrong, using both new and older recipes he developed at his previous brewery. The food side will be handled by Burke, who plans to serve high-end pub food.
“I’m totally excited to get up and running,” said Armstrong. “I’m happy that things are starting to move forward again and we can soon start serving beer again.”
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