Back to list June 11, 2014Appalachian Brewing Company opening in Silver Spring TownshipThe taps are about to be turned on at the newest Appalachian Brewing Co. with Purist Pale Ale, Jolly Scott and Hoppy Trails. The seventh brewpub in the growing Appalachian chain is scheduled to open later this week at the former Sutliff Hummer at 6462 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Twp. The restaurant will seat more than 250 diners in five different dining areas including a patio, mezzanine, and open-air brewery dining room. Appalachian is moving all of its specialty beers and craft soda production to the premises. Diners will find menu items such as trail burgers, mile high meatloaf and rockfish tacos. In 1997, Appalachian opened off of Cameron Street and was heralded as the first brewery in Harrisburg in 50 years. Partners include Jack Sproch, Artie Tafoya and Shawn Gallagher. Appalachian now operate brewpubs in Lititz, Gettysburg and Collegeville.Moving into a car dealership – with its expansive show room – proved to be a perfect location for the brewpub. Appalachian’s owners purchased the 26,000 square foot building in 2013. The Silver Spring Twp. location serves two purposes for Appalachian. First it will draw diners from the Carlisle/Shippensburg and Perry County areas, said Mike Parker, the brewery’s spokesman. Secondly, it provides relief for the the Harrisburg brewery which is experiencing growing pains. Shifting specialty beer production to Silver Spring Twp. allows the Harrisburg brewery to focus on packaging and large batch production of it year-round beers, said ABC director of operations Artie Tafoya. Read the full article from Pennlive here.