Upcoming microbrewery makes soft debut in Schuylkill County

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POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – People lined up to get their hands on gourmet food from the Lunch Pail by Black Rock Brewing Company in Pottsville on Sunday.

“We had an amazing meal. We got fries, we split tacos, a burger everything was great,” said Madison and John Fuss of Allentown.

The microbrewery isn’t quite open yet, but they did debut their food truck.

The sunny weather, it being Father’s Day and Schuylkill County transitioning into the green phase made for a perfect match for a grand opening.

People filled the courtyard taking advantage of the new experience brought to the city.

“Pottsville is very gung-ho about things happening in Pottsville and we are very excited to be a part of it,” said Jay Hoerr, general manager of Black Rock Brewing Company.

Black Rock is partnering with Spring Gate Vineyard and Brewery from Harrisburg, expanding the options for customers.

“They’re bringing the beer. We’re helping them by bringing some wine so everybody can enjoy a little bit of everything,” said Heather Martin, manager of Spring Gate Vineyard and Brewery.

“Not only is Schuylkill County getting one brewery, we’re getting two with the price of one, which is a great great thing for our area,” said Anthony Blackwell of the Bangin’ Beers Podcast.

The new business is focused on celebrating the areas history, locally sourcing it’s food and brew.

“It’s always a nice refreshing thing to actually go to a business and actually appreciate all this stuff then too,” said Ben Craig of the Bangin’ Beers Podcast.

Black Rock, which took over the former YMCA building, will also serve food, beer and offer event space when it runs at full capacity.

The food truck served a variety of gourmet foods, from tacos to french fries, for people to enjoy. 

There was outdoor seating so people could hangout for a while and enjoy a beer or wine from Spring Gate Wine in Harrisburg. 

The food truck’s grand opening is also celebrating Father’s Day and Schuylkill County transitioning into the green phase. 

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