It’s no joke. On Apr. 1, Market Cross Pub & Brewery will be 25 years old. As part of the Pub’s birthday celebration, Ashleigh Corby invites everyone to “Help us celebrate the 25 years of memories, great friends and pub love on March 30 with a party featuring ‘Funktion Band.’” Corby also extends the invitation for folks to attend the official pub birthday on Apr. 1 with a toast and birthday cake at 5 p.m. with pub-themed trivia following at 7 p.m.
“Our pub was one of the first restaurants in the area to offer imports and craft beer,” says Corby. “In 1999, my parents expanded the property to include a garage brewery in the back, opening under the name ‘Market Cross Brewery’ in 2002.”
Some of the brewery’s most popular brews are Olde Yeller IPA, English Red Ale and the always sought after Excalibur Imperial Stout. However, if you want to enjoy these tasty brews you need to go in person as the brewery does not distribute outside of the pub.
In 2015, Corby took part ownership in the business to ensure the pub family could continue on for another generation. In 2016, JoAnne Goss passed on, leaving Father and daughter to carry on “my Mother’s pub love for many years to come.”
“We look forward to the next 25 years, creating more memories and showing our pub love to all of our wonderful customers,” says Corby. Market Cross Brewery & Pub is located at 113 North Hanover Street, Carlisle. For hours of operation and more information about birthday celebration events, go to www.marketcrosspub.com