You won’t want to miss the brunch menu being served up at 990 Spring Garden Street. The Liquid Artists at Roy Pitz Barrel House have crafted a simple but delicious brunch menu filled with a twist on all your favorite dishes brunch dishes. Philadelphia’s newest brewpub was built and designed to reflect and showcase the artistry and craftsman behind the beer, food and the space itself. The Barrel House is fitting in the industrial style of the building, built directly into the old truck docks and is the newest fixture in the developing Spring Arts neighborhood.
When entering guests can enjoy a nautical mural depicting a large octopus on the back wall installed by Roy Pitz Brand Artist Will Hemsley. The sprawling bar features Roy-Pitz’s full portfolio of award winning beer in addition to some location specific sour, funk and barrel aged Liquid Art specialties along with Pennsylvania craft spirits and wine. Local wines and ciders include Stone & Key Wines & Ciders, Penns Woods Winery, Big Hill Ciderworks, and Chaddsford Winery. The Roy-Pitz Brewing Company was first founded in May 2008 by Jesse Rotz & Ryan Richards. Their main production and brewpub is located in Chambersburg, PA.
The Barrel House is now serving American Gastropub style food influenced by local products and their Liquid Art. Some local purveyors being highlighted include Martin’s Potato Rolls, Bender’s Potatoes, and The Butcher Shoppe from Chambersburg, PA. As well as Paint Hand Farms and Biser Cheese from St. Thomas, PA. Kegel’s Produce from Lancaster, PA; Terrinettii’s Bakery, from Mercersburg, PA and Liscio’s Bakery from Glassboro, NJ.
Brunch diners with a sweet tooth might want to check out the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, or Banana and Candied “Everything” Walnut French Toast. We tend to go for the more savory items like the Duck Benedict which offers a generous portion of duck confit, chorizo, poached eggs, and “beer”naise sauce on toasted brioche. We also enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits made with fresh Gulf shrimp with Castle Valley Mill stone ground Grits, andouille, and Best Blonde beer Creole sauce. The absolute winner of the morning had to be the massive Fried Chicken Breakfast Sandwich. The extra large buttermilk fried chicken breast is served with bacon, American cheese, and an over easy egg, served with a side of sausage country gravy on a glorious house made biscuit.
Since first starting up, Roy Pitz Brewing has been awarded numerous times including Philly Beer Week Rookie Brewery of the Year in 2009, 2015 Innovators of the Year by the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, and in the World Beer Championships with 6 Golds, 12 Silvers, 2 Bronze medals!
Year round you can sample Roy Pitz’s Best Blonde a German Style Golden Lager; Daddy Fat Sacks an American IPA; and Sour Hound an American Sour Ale. Keep an eye out for new seasonal beers like Gobbler Lager, a Marzen Lager and Laydown Stay Down a Belgian Style Strong Ale for the Winter Season. Guests can enjoy a small or large beer in addition to the option of custom Flights of Four Beers. House beers available at select times include Stubborn Prig Porter, an Irish Smoked Porter; Falling Spring Lager, a German Helles Lager; Old Jail Ale, an American Brown Ale; and Ludwig’s Revenge, a German Style Dark Lager.
Make sure to stop by this July to check out one our favorite seasonal ales, the exclusive Country Creek Strawberry Kolsch, a German Strawberry Kölsch! Cans will also be available for sale at The Patio at Spring Arts, Palm Springs inspired outdoor cocktail lounge located near 10th and Hamilton Street. Be sure to make your calendars so that you’ll be able to sample this light fruity brew before its gone.
Brunch is being offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am – 2:30pm. Reservations are available via Seated App and Resy. Roy Pitz distributes across PA, MD, DC and WV. Due to peak freshness, and continually changing inventory, availability of Roy-Pitz is continually changing so check with distributor for the latest availability.