The popular craft brewery, owned by veterans, is expanding in the Likha Valley.
The Seven Sirens Brewing Company, which opened in February 2020 at 327 Broadway in South Bethlehem, announced on Wednesday that it plans to open second place in two phases at Simon’s Silk Factory on Simon’s Boulevard, near 13th Street in Easton.
The first phase, which will take place in a couple of weeks, will include a couple of draft beers, a can cooler and an outdoor beer.
Seven Sirens will occupy more than 6,000 square feet of the area where the Separatist Beer Project blender has been housed for the past few years. A fresh coat of wall paint and other cosmetic touches are planned.
“Over the past few months, we’ve been working with our friends and industry partners at the Separatist Beer Project to acquire their production facility / bottling room at Easton Silk Mill and all the contents,” Seven Sirens announced on her social media pages.
Seven Sirens ’new equipment, including six Italian 30-barrel quotes, six 7-barrel Brite tanks, one 15-barrel cam, loader and bottling machine, will help Seven Sirens quadruple production capacity, expand distribution and offer another room with a venue for events and an open beer garden a 30-minute drive from its Bethlehem venue.
The brewery also purchases dozens of barrels of different ages, sizes and varieties, as well as several pumps, gasket clamps and other beer production equipment.
The Separatist Beer Project continues to operate in downtown Easton and South Philadelphia.
“This deal will also help our Separatist Beer members free up resources and expand their operations in the Philadelphia market … as another appliance coming soon,” the announcement said.
The second phase, which is expected to debut in August or September, will include a newly built permanent bar, a cold room, renovated / expanded bathrooms and a new kitchen.
Co-owner Jordan Serulnek said the couch will house about 100 customers and he will also be able to accommodate about 175 customers for private events. About 10 open tables are planned.
Seven Sirens is teaming up with renowned Lehigh Valley chef Angela Napoli of Modern – Fusion Catering to provide a “simple yet elegant beer-focused menu,” the brewery said. The Napoli team will also provide food for on-site events.
“We’re excited to start working with our amazing team!” online ads continue. “Without them, none of this would have been possible!”
Serulnek, a Navy veteran, and Joshua Divers, an experienced brewer, opened the Seven Sirens in February 2020 on an area of 7,000 square feet on the ground floor of a renovated former car park.
The three-story structure, built in 1890, was originally a Bethlehem Steel brand store before serving as a car dealership for 50 years. Now the apartments and the office of the district court are located on the upper floors.
Serulneck and Divers have preserved much of the building’s historic integrity, including its exposed brick walls and the cement floors they polished.
They further added an industrial look with cement bars, reinforcing railings, recycled wood on the walls and tables made of large coils of wire.
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Central to the tasting room is a 26-foot, hand-carved, renovated wooden bar, which was made in Ireland more than 100 years ago and previously housed in the former Shamrock Inn near 409 Wyandotte St.
South Bethlehem’s building also has a newly installed lift that will provide access to the rooftop beer garden, with a fireplace, lounge furniture and sometimes live music. Work on the rooftop platform continues, and partners hope to debut by spring 2023, Serulnek said.
Seven sirens with the slogan “beer that sings to you” has 26 taps that provide another selection of brews – in South Bethlehem. Popular choices include various IPAs, American pilsner, imperial stout, German camp, sour ale, session ale and Belgian white ale.
The brewery, fermenting local and organic ingredients, also offers local wines and handmade cocktails made from gin, vodka and other locally produced spirits.
Fresh food from local food trucks is regularly available in South Bethlehem, and the brewery has also recently started organizing a floating beer garden – which will run until autumn – on select days at Mad Dogs in Makungi.
At Simon’s Silk Silk Factory in Easton, Seven Sirens will join other craft beverage producers, including County Seat Spirits, Easton Wine Project and Böser Geist Brewing Co.
“To our loyal customers who have supported us for many years while we brewed and executed legal documents in Josh’s garage, and to our new customers who only see gorgeous beer announcements, we can’t thank you for being part of our family, ”the online announcement concludes. “Time to set sail and see where this journey called ‘life’ will take us.”