A local favorite craft beer has found a home.
Derek and Elaine Wolf, owners of Wolf Brewing Co., have been homebrewing since 2011. Up until now, their beers have been available only at local pouring events where beer enthusiasts could sample their beers and provide feedback.
By the end of 2020, fans will be able to kick back in a new taproom.
“We are thrilled to announce that Wolf Brewing Co. has found its location in our hometown of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,” owners Derek and Elaine Wolf wrote in a recent Facebook post.
“We love Mechanicsburg and the greater Harrisburg area. We both rode the same middle school bus, passing this very location along our daily commute to school,” Elaine said.
After months upon months of delays, plans for the Legacy Park development in Mechanicsburg are at last ready for action.
Wolf Brewing Co. will open its brewpub in the Market Square portion of the currently being-built Landmark Legacy Park.
Legacy Park, located off South Market Street in Mechanicsburg, will include 683 homes and roughly 26,000 square feet of commercial and retail business space on 185 acres located on the Hess Farm tract by the time the project is completed. The project is expected to be constructed in eight phases and take up to 10 years to complete.
Elaine Wolf said she and her husband were impressed with the vision for Legacy Park, and they are excited to be part of the commercial space at Market Square.
Pennsylvania once again has produced more craft beer than any other state in the country.
“We were looking for a location in and near the Mechanicsburg Borough that could accommodate our initial building, with ample parking and room for future expansion,” she said.
The building will be about 7,000 square feet and house the brewery, kitchen, taproom and lounge. An outdoor patio will be available for outdoor dining, special events and yard games.
“We will have 12 to 16 beers on tap, featuring traditional and nontraditional beer styles. Our food menu will include comfort food with a gourmet twist,” Elaine said.
Carlisle brewers and tourism officials agree there’s still room for growth in the borough’s blossoming microbrewery scene.
According to the post, the timeline for construction depends on land development, permits and weather conditions.
“If all goes according to plan, we will open by the end of 2020,” they wrote.
Elaine said the brewery has participated in a number of homebrew and commercial brewing competitions.
“To date, we have received 119 awards from all 50 states with 55 different beers,” she said.
Wolf Brewing has been featured at Market of Curiosities, held each December at the Carlisle Expo Center. Market founder Sarah Taby said she wishes the Wolfs all the best.
“Based on the feedback from patrons of the Market of Curiosities, they’re going to be very excited to be able to enjoy Wolf Brewing’s excellent brewed product year round. We’ll certainly be making our way to their brewery to enjoy a pint,” she said.
That support doesn’t go unnoticed by the Wolf family.
“We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from the local community and we are excited to give back to local charitable organizations,” Elaine said.