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Boneshire to tap into city market with tasting room in downtown Harrisburg

This storefront on S. 3rd Street will become a new Boneshire Brew Works tasting room.

Another craft brewer has its eyes set on Harrisburg, as Boneshire Brew Works is planning an expansion into the downtown.

On Monday, Harristown Enterprises announced that Boneshire would open a tasting room in the SoMa neighborhood on S. 3rd Street in space that had been the location of Sip@SoMa.

“We are a small brewery that focuses on providing an opportunity for community gathering, and we think Boneshire and SoMa are a perfect fit,” said Alan Miller, majority owner of Boneshire, which is based in Swatara Township.

In early 2019, Harristown opened the snug, 25-seat Sip@SoMa in a first-floor storefront as an interim measure until it could attract a brewery to the location. Since then, breweries from around PA have used the 12-tap system to serve their beer on a visiting, rotating basis, often in conjunction with 3rd in the Burg, though the COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to that undertaking.

According to Harristown, Boneshire expects to open its SoMa tasting room in spring 2021. It also will continue operating from its main location on Derry Street outside of Hummelstown.

“Having a dynamic, local craft brewer like Boneshire take over the space is exactly what we’re looking for in the neighborhood,” said Brad Jones, Harristown’s president and CEO.

Over the past few years, Sara Bozich, along with Harristown, has organized block parties directly in front of or near the location, with Boneshire often serving its beer there.

“We love the feel and vibe of the SoMa area in Harrisburg, and we have been involved in the SoMa block party since day one and are excited to have a permanent place in the neighborhood,” Miller said.

Boneshire Brew Works is located at 7462 Derry St., Harrisburg (Swatara Township), with its future tasting room at 13 S. 3rd St., Harrisburg. For more information about Boneshire, visit their website.

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