Beer and a movie? Zeroday Brewing to open in Midtown Cinema

Photo taken by Brandalynn Armstrong.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pint and a feature picture? How about a beer and a B-movie? All of that will soon be possible with Harrisburg’s newest microbrewery, Zeroday Brewing Company.

Sipping that first poured beer behind Harrisburg’s Midtown Cinema will be the joy after four long years for Brandalynn and Theo Armstrong. If the names sound familiar, so should this one: Alter Ego Brewing. The couple has transformed the brand into Zeroday, where there’s zero time to waste in rolling out the first batch of brews.

The Armstrongs found a home in the rear space of the Midtown Cinema at 250 Reily Street. They gave ABC 27 a sneak peek of the progress. Freshly painted orange walls and shiny stainless steel contrast the gritty antique filament-style light bulbs that create a unique space.

“The awesomeness comes with us being attached to the [Midtown] cinema,” Armstrong said.

Photo taken by Zeroday, abc27's Dave Marcheskie touring the new space.
Photo taken by Zeroday, abc27’s Dave Marcheskie touring the new space.

While the brewery and tasting room are separate from the Midtown Cinema, the shared wall allows them to share business. People don’t have to come grab a beer and a movie, but Armstrong said that’s a strong attraction.

She said the space should be up and running sometime next month. Zeroday will offer at least five different beers to start, including a chocolate hazelnut-flavored stout.

“That’s my favorite,” Armstrong said.

Zeroday is nestled in the Midtown neighborhood just steps from HACC, Broad Street Market, Susquehanna Art Museum, Millworks, Midtown Scholar, and various other attractions in the neighborhood. Zeroday also offered its beer to Urban Churn, a micro-creamery, which is also sold inside the Midtown Cinema.

The Armstrongs said they cannot be happier setting up in such a rich-cultured neighborhood.

“We have a couple different fun offerings, we look forward to presenting them to the community,” she said. “Can’t wait until to get open.”

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