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Molly Pitcher Brewing to expand in Carlisle

Molly Pitcher Brewing Co. has plans to relocate and expand its tap room and restaurant in Carlisle.

Rebecca Yearick, downtown program services manager for the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, said the company’s owners plan to lease the former Ebener Real Estate building at 139 W. High St.

The brewery and taproom currently are located at 10 E. South St., about five blocks away.

Opened by four partners in 2014, Molly Pitcher takes its name from the local Revolutionary War heroine whose name still resounds around Carlisle. Its roster of brews follow the historical theme. They include Redcoat ESB, Minuteman Mild, Patriot Pale Ale and Independence IPA.

The partners are Zach Ziegler, master brewer; brewer Tim Fourlas; brewery operations manager Mike Moll; and CFO Brandon Bear.

Buoyed by an enthusiastic reception, Molly Pitcher has gradually expanded its hours and days in response to customer demand.

That demand is driving the new project.

According to Yearick and the authorities, a tap room and restaurant — with full sandwich, side and “beer food” menu — will be located at 139 W. High St., with a commercial kitchen to be built at 133 W. High. Beer production, except for one Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board-required system, will remain at 10 E. South St.

The partners are eyeing a summer 2017 completion date.

Anticipated renovations would include a new full-view glass storefront, as well as rear exterior entrance to the outdoor dining area.

“The plans for the space are revolutionary,” Yearick said, adding that a presentation to Carlisle Borough/Redevelopment Authority for financing is likely to take place in November.

Molly Pitcher was voted No. 2 in CPBJ’s poll of the region’s best happy hour spots earlier this year.

Roger DuPuis
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