Arooga’s Set to Release New Session IPA with St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co and Hop Hedz Gear During Harrisburg Beer Week

Arooga's Set to Release New Session IPA with St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co and Hop Hedz Gear During Harrisburg Beer Week

Arooga’s 2nd Street Session on Tap for April 23rd Official Release Party at Arooga’s Downtown Harrisburg Restaurant

With Harrisburg Beer Week on the horizon, the region’s premiere sports bar announced it will release a new craft beer with St. Boniface and Hop Hedz Gear at its downtown location’s official release party during Harrisburg Beer Week on April 23rd at 6 pm. The party will feature a firkin tapping with St. Boniface and Hop Hedz Gear of their Session IPA which will be available at all 10 of Arooga’s Central Pennsylvania restaurants.

“This is one of our favorite weeks of the year because Arooga’s is a Harrisburg-born and Harrisburg-proud brand and some of America’s best craft beers are being created right here.,” said Gary Huether, Jr., Arooga’s president and co-founder. “Craft beer is our business at Arooga’s, and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to partner with great local businesses and brewers to showcase their brands, and concoct some super fresh and unique brews”

The 2016 Harrisburg Beer Week, which runs from April 22-30, is a nine-day event that doubles as a celebration and education of craft beer, particularly focused on the local industry and the impact it has on the greater Harrisburg area. The inaugural Harrisburg Beer Week included more than 140 events throughout the region, from tap takeovers to seminars. Last year, Arooga’s partnered with Pizza Boy to create Arooga’s Double Wingstinguisher IPA. Harrisburg Beer Week serves as a fundraiser for Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services.

“Collaborations like this are exactly what we had in mind when we began work on Harrisburg Beer week,” said Sara Bozich, Harrisburg Beer Week producer. “When local experts like Arooga’s, St. Boniface and Hop Hedz Gear team up to create a new beer, you just know it’s going to be a treat for anyone who loves craft beer. I personally can’t wait to taste 2nd Street Session because of the brainpower and people behind it.”

“We are very excited to be a part of Harrisburg Beer Week again this year. We expect our collaboration to be a highlight for anyone stopping in at an Arooga’s in the Harrisburg area that week, said Dain Shirey, co-owner of St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co.  “Make sure to get out early to get a taste because once it’s gone… it’s gone.” “We had a lot of fun as we always do in the creative process and we are looking forward to Harrisburg Beer Week, especially the debut of this incredible new beer,” said Bartley Kaminski, president and founder of Hop Hedz Gear. “Arooga’s always throws a great party and we know that April 23rd will be a night to remember.”

In addition to being one of the region’s best craft beer destinations, Arooga’s boasts an extensive menu featuring clean ingredients, no antibiotic ever chicken breasts, beer brats, and Imperial Wagyu Kobe burgers, as well as numerous USDA Organic items.

Arooga's Set to Release New Session IPA with St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co and Hop Hedz Gear During Harrisburg Beer WeekArooga’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 has locations underway in Patchogue, New York, Warwick, Rhode Island, Attleboro, Massachusetts, and East Brunswick, New Jersey.  Arooga’s offers franchising opportunities for their “unique sports and entertainment restaurant & bar” concept to qualified multi-unit candidates.  For more information, visit, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at

Harrisburg Beer Week is a not-for-profit, collaborative grassroots effort focused on local craft beer advocacy through the development of a weeklong multi-venue celebrations that encourages participation in craft beer-centric events, demonstrations and education. Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services in the exclusive beneficiary of Harrisburg Beer Week.