Roundabout Brewery is going away for a spell at the end of January and Coven Brewing is taking over at 4901 Butler St. in Lawrenceville.
According to Roundabout’s website and social media posts, you’ll still be able to get its beers by the pint in 2022, including at the pop-up beer garden on Oxline Street in Pittsburgh’s Chateau neighborhood.
Coven co-owners Caiti Sullivan and Trevor Greer hope to conjure up their own business by March. The friends, who recently worked at Sharpsburg’s Dancing Gnome, say it’s a great opportunity for them to step into an existing brewery and its seven-barrel system to work their own magic.
They’ll make small renovations to the taproom, lightening up the decor to create an elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere.
“We liked that ‘coven’ is a word that invokes gathering,” Sullivan says. “It’s slightly mystic and a little bit feminine. It’s important to both of us that we welcome all drinkers, specifically women and people who might not always feel comfortable in a craft beer setting.”
Sullivan and Greer both attended art school and bonded over the beer-making process, which blends creativity and science. Together they’ll whip up different styles, including saisons, stouts, barrel-aged brews, mixed fermentation beers, kombucha, and non-alcoholic beverages.
While they will sell cans, most beers will only be available on draft. Sullivan and Greer want people to commune in the space. Coven will also have other local beers on tap, along with Pennsylvania-made libations, including spirits, ciders and wines. Food trucks and prepackaged snacks will also be available.
“Something I’ve always loved about making beverages,” Sullivan says, “is that there are so many things you can offer for people to enjoy.”