Harris Family Brewery

Harris Family Brewery

Partners Shaun Harris, Jerry “JT” Thomas and Tim White have reason to celebrate.

They recently raised more than $26,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to help their urban craft brewery – and the first black-owned craft brewery in Pennsylvania – become a reality.

“One step into our taproom and you will be immersed in hip hop culture in an experience unlike any other craft brewery in Pennsylvania,” reads their website.

Last year, the partners received zoning approval from Harrisburg for a 3,000 square foot industrial building at 1721 Holly St. It will first operate as a wholesale brewery as they sell to bars and restaurants.

Eventually, they will search and develop a second spot for a taproom.