One of Bristol’s favorite breweries will soon be serving new fans in Newtown. Second Sin Brewing Co. is aiming to open its second taproom by the end of this year, reports The Philadelphia Business Journal.
Co-owners Mike Beresky and Phil Harris spoke to What Now Philadelphia about Second Sin’s new home, set to occupy 1,400 square-feet at 17 North State Street. “We’re all from the Bucks county area and Newtown is one of the places we were looking to open up the original facility.” Beresky explains, adding “We could never find a space big enough, but it’s always been on the backburner.”
The Second Sin team began scouting out the perfect second location about a year and a half ago, but plans were delayed owing to the pandemic. However, Beresky and Harris feel confident this is the right time to branch out and spread their brand. Beresky states “We’re far enough removed from the pandemic at this point. We have the capacity to expand what we’re doing. The opportunity of the spot presented itself.”
The Newtown taproom won’t have a kitchen, but guests don’t need to worry about going hungry. Second Sin is partnering with food trucks to ensure visitors won’t need to drink on empty stomachs. The brewery plans to bring some of the food vendors its worked with at the Bristol location to Newtown, while cultivating new relationships with companies it’s been eager to work with.
Fans of Second Sin’s Bristol location will be delighted to find that Newtown is serving the same high-quality beer they’ve come to expect. Additionally, the new taproom will serve wine and direct more focus towards cocktail service.
Beresky and Harris anticipate opening in December or January. The Second Sin team is waiting for approval on some final permitting, but expects a six-week turn around for construction once the final “i”s are dotted. Harris describes the necessary renovations, stating “It’s mostly cosmetic work. We won’t be doing any brewing on site, it’s just a taproom. Outside of the construction of a bar and a cold box, the changes are all cosmetic. We’re waiting on zoning permits, but our contractor is ready to go.”
Visitors can look forward to enjoying their brews in a nice, clean, refreshed space. While Harris and Beresky clearly value their Bristol home and have every intention of continuing operations, they look forward to having a bit more disposable income to dedicate to the Newtown room’s design.
Beresky explains “The first time around we did Bristol on a shoestring budget.This time we have a larger budget and we farmed out the design of the space. The Bristol location is often knocked for its office vibe-it looks like a dentists office, so we removed ourselves from the process. It has a Brooklyn/Chicago speakeasy vibe.”
Second Sin will be open Wednesdays through Sundays. In addition to serving delicious beers, the taproom will occasionally host live music. The brewery is hoping to become an integral part of Newtown’s fabric, with Beresky stating “We’re looking to take part in any of the community days they already have. Whether we’re open or not we’re going to be taking part in the Newtown holiday festival.”
Second Sin focuses heavily on flavor profiles over signature brews. The Newtown establishment will have twelve taps, with staff eager to guide visitors on their beer journey. Additionally, Second Sin will offer tasters, so guests can sample before they commit to a full glass.