Two Rivers Brewing Company Quakertown Tap Room is open for business at the Trolley Barn Public Market, making the borough home to a trio of local brewers.
It’s the first business to open at Trolley Barn, the downtown Quakertown food and retail redevelopment project at 106 E. Broad St.
“We’re excited to be in Quakertown,” said Troy Reynard. He owns Two Rivers with his wife Kathy Reynard, and their friends and business partners Brad and Judy Nelson.
Two Rivers’ flagship location has operated in Easton’s historic district for nearly seven years.
“Two Rivers’ opening was obviously a very significant milestone for the Trolley Barn Project,” said Chris LaBonge, Trolley Barn Public Market co-developer.
Ian Jeffery business partner and project co-developer with LaBonge, said the grand opening exceeded expectations and the place “…looks great with five fireplaces, live music and an awesome bar. The beer is fantastic, and selling flights to taste different beers” will help get the word out about Two Rivers craft brewing, Jeffery said.
Both Jeffery and LaBonge hope visitors will bring the family to Two Rivers Quakertown and the adjacent open air yard to socialize, relax, meet old friends and make new ones.
“It’s family-friendly, a lot of our friends brought their parents and everyone loved it,” Jeffery said of the opening.
LaBonge said food to accompany Two Rivers beverages would be provided throughout 2019 the “West End Tailgater” food truck.
After the market opens in 2020 Reynald said Two Rivers would be offering pub and restaurant food.
For now patrons can enjoy taproom counter snacks like chips and pretzels, as well as The West End Tailgater food truck.
Inside Two Rivers handmade slab wood counters and communal tables, encourage people to chat and linger and carry through the rustic, casual vibe. The counters and tables were made by an artisan friend of Reynard’s.
A complete market opening is slated for spring 2020.
Tasting flight samplers allows a trial of four different Two Rivers beers. Carry out 32-ounce “crowlers” beer cans are sealed after the beer is poured straight from the tap to keep the suds fresh – 64-ounce growler bottles are also available from the taps.
Patrons may preview two additional Trolley Barn anchor businesses – a winery and distillery, right now at Two Rivers.
Until Black River Farms and Hewn Spirits retail locations are open at Trolley Barn Public Market next year, Two Rivers is serving cocktails crafted from Hewn Spirits and wine provided by Black River Farms.
Quakertown officials along with market developers and tenants are banking on Trolley Barn Public Market vendors to bring a new magnet mix of retail, food and drink options, drawing residents and visitors alike to the downtown.