Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Set For 3rd Annual Pumpkin Beer Fest This Friday

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Set For 3rd Annual Pumpkin Beer Fest This FridayDowntown Arooga’s Location Set to Party with 28 Pumpkin Beers on Draft, Pumpkin Wing Sauce and Pumpkin Bomb Shots on October 17 at 5:30

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Set For 3rd Annual Pumpkin Beer Fest This FridayArooga’s is ready to paint downtown Harrisburg Pumpkin.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, the Harrisburg-born, Harrisburg-based award-winning full-service casual dining restaurant, is set to celebrate its 3rd annual Pumpkin Beer Fest this Friday, October 17, beginning at 5:30 pm at its downtown Harrisburg location (201 North 2nd Street).

Arooga’s, the region’s readers’ choice for best sports bar for six years running and recent recipient of a 2014 “Best of Harrisburg” Business Hall of Fame honor, will feature 28 pumpkin-flavored beers on draft, its seasonally delicious Pumpkin Wing sauce, Pumpkin Bomb Shots (Vanilla Vodka, Butterscotch, Schnapps & Irish Cream dropped into a half a pint of Unita Punk’n) at the bash.

“Pumpkin Beer Fest is one of our biggest events of the year, everyone has a great time, and it gives us a chance to showcase a variety of limited release beers that any craft or pumpkin beer lover will appreciate.” said Gary Huether, Jr. president and co-founder of Arooga’s. “We’ll feature a huge variety of pumpkin-flavored beers on tap, and fire up our famous Pumpkin wing sauce to kick off the party of the year.”

Some of the 28 pumpkin beers (bolded are limited release) from local, regional and even international brewers include Elysian/Lost Abbey (Sardonic Pumpkin Dark Wit), Elysian (Dark O’ the Moon, Night Owl, Punkuccino, The Gourdfather Pumpkin Barleywine and The Great Pumpkin), Evil Genius (Chocolate Pumpkin Porter), Evolution (Jacques Au Lantern), Long Tail (Imperial Pumpkin), Magic Hat (Wilhelm Scream), McKenzie’s (Pumpkin Cider), Sam Adams (Fat Jack Imperial Pumpkin), Troegs (Master of Pumpkins), Uinta (Punk’n Harvest Pumpkin Ale), Brewery at Hershey (Flash Gourd’n), Brewworks (Devious Pumpkin), Dogfish Head (Punkin), Heavy Seas (Greater Pumpkin), Shipyard (Smashed Pumpkin), Smuttynose (Pumpkin), Southern Tier (Pumking, Warlock), Susquehanna (Pumpkin), Weyerbacher (Imperial Pumpkin), Leinenkugel (Harvest Shandy), Saranac (Pumpkin Ale), Spring House (Braaaiins!) and Rogue (Pumpkin Patch).

Arooga’s will also be giving away pumpkin glasses from Saranac. For more information, call 717-901-TAPS (8277).

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar is an innovative full-service casual restaurant and bar with a sports and entertainment focus that combines exceptional food and beverages, with unique concepts, and proprietary operational strategies. Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar was founded in July 2008, and currently operates eight corporate locations in Central Pennsylvania. Now, its founders are taking the “unique sports and entertainment restaurant & bar” concept national and are offering franchising opportunities to qualified single and multi-unit candidates. For more information, contact Keith Swade, Franchise Development, at 215-450-9388 or Also, visit the company’s web site at