MamaBear's Mac to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Location Inside Grainworks Brewing Company's Taproom

The West Chester brewery will soon be serving up award-winning mac and cheese flights.

click to enlarge A mac and cheese flight from MamaBear's Mac - Photo: James Czar / Grainworks Brewing Company
Photo: James Czar / Grainworks Brewing Company
A mac and cheese flight from MamaBear's Mac

Imagine a place where award-winning mac and cheese flights are available six days a week. Is it heaven? Close — it’s the new brick and mortar for MamaBear’s Mac at Grainworks Taproom.

The West Chester brewery is celebrating their new in-house kitchen with a grand opening event on Friday, Oct. 21. Part of a recent expansion, the kitchen will serve up eats by food truck favorite MamaBear’s Mac.

“While the brewery often had food trucks visit, having a dedicated in-house food provider will offer more consistency and a better experience for customers,” said Grainworks Brewing Company in a press release on Wednesday, Oct. 12.  

The MamaBear’s Mac food truck has been satiating hungry customers since 2018. Mac and cheese aficionado Kimberly Heileman serves up varieties like buffalo mac-n-cheese, jalapeno popper mac, and the classic vermont cheddar mac. In their first year of business, Heileman and her concoctions went on to win the inaugural CityBeat Mac & Cheese Throwdown in 2018.

"MamaBear's has consistently been one of our customers' favorite food trucks," said Grainworks Taproom Manager Paul Blakely in the release. "So we're thrilled to be able to have their great food available in the taproom every day."

In addition to serving their award-winning mac in flights of four, MamaBear’s Mac will expand their menu with items like the Vermont Farm Burger, The Italian, Vermont Grilled Cheese and Grainworks Nachos, says the release. 

"This is a great opportunity for us to grow and expand," said Heileman in the release, "and we're looking forward to finding ways to incorporate Grainworks beer into more of our recipes!"

MamaBear Mac's grand opening in Grainworks Taproom is at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. The restaurant and taproom are open Tuesday to Sunday. 

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