The Upton apartment building in Rockville Credit: Aaron Kraut

World of Beer, a franchise restaurant chain known for serving hundreds of different types of beer, is opening a new location near Rockville Town Square.

Update – Sept. 3, 2015 – Matthew Earl, the franchisee, said the restaurant will open sometime in early 2016, depending on permitting issues. Previously, a leasing agent at The Upton told Bethesda Beat the restaurant would open in August 2015.

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The 4,300-square-foot restaurant will take up a ground-floor space at Maryland Avenue and East Middle Lane inside the new Upton apartment building. The restaurant is planning to open in August, according to Alyssa Molina, a sales and marketing associate at The Upton.

The restaurant franchise is known for having about 50 craft beers on tap and more than 500 beer varieties in bottles and cans. The chain’s menu includes German soft pretzels, chicken wings and burgers.

The franchise has dozens of locations across the country, including restaurants in Arlington and Baltimore.

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The World of Beer tap lines at the Baltimore location. Via World of Beer Baltimore on Facebook