Brewery Profile: Spring House Brewing Company

by Kevin on April 11, 2013

Spring House Brewing Company

Location: Lancaster, PA
Website: www.springhousebeer.com.com
Twitter: @SpringHouseBeer
Founded: 2006

Brewery Description:

In 2006, when Matt Keasey opened the doors to the Spring House brewery-which is located in the barn on his property outside the city limits-he learned a valuable lesson about just how magnetic a beer can be. “Down at the brewery, I actually had a tasting room going, and my house was just getting swamped with cars and people,” Keasey says. “I couldn’t really control it. My property was getting to be too overwhelmed. The brewery has a typical driveway with an oversized parking area. It was getting so packed with people coming down for tastings, that’s what made me decide to open up the brewpub a few miles away. The location wasn’t set up for that many people coming in and out.” Congested traffic at your brewery-whether it’s on your own property or not-would be classified by most people as one of those good problems. Still, it was a problem. So, Keasey decided to divert the traffic away from his property by opening a brewpub within Lancaster in February of 2011. Although the 1-barrel system located on the premises is more for experimentation than anything else, it allows Keasey to sell Spring House beer on site and join a vibrant community of brewers and beer drinkers who were eager to welcome a new face in the crowd.
“It is a really good beer scene. Our brewpub is packed nonstop,” says Keasey, talking to BA on his cell phone over the din of customers that could be heard in the background despite the fact that he was outside the building and it was the middle of the afternoon on a Thursday. “There’s probably about ten good beer bars and two other breweries within walking distance from here. I think Lancaster County has maybe eight to ten breweries located in it. For the part of Pennsylvania where we’re at, that’s a lot of breweries.” – www.springhousebeer.com

Beers:

Alien Agenda (Belgian) Amber Ale
Asylum Triple IPA
Atomic Raygun American
Beyond The Gates AKA Seven Gates On Skates
Big Gruesome
Big Gruesome Over Coffee And Vanilla
Blacker Cracker
Braaaiins!
Cosmic Monster
Diabolical Dr. Wit
Glen Farmhouse Saison
Goofy Foot Summer Wheat
Kerplunk Imperial Chocolate Stout
Little Gruesome (aka PB&J)
Lumber Jack Bacon Maple Porter
Oyster Stout
PB&J Stout
Pecan Sandie Porter
Planet Bean Coffee Stout
Pumpkin Stout
Robot Bastard!
Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale
Russian Imperial Stout
Satan’s Bake Sale Mint Chocolate Chip Stout
Seven Gates Of Hops – Gate 2
Seven Gates Of Hops – Gate 3
Seven Gates Of Hops – Gate 4
Seven Gates Of Hops – Gate 6
Seven Gates Pale Ale
Smoked Porter
Smoked Porter With Jalapenos And Raspberries
Strawberry Rhubarb
The Astounding She Monster Mango IPA
Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale
Wet Paint Guava Ale

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