I had a gig this past Friday night in Lancaster, so Brewslut and I decided to head down a bit early for what will probably be our last visit to the tasting room at Spring House Brewing Company... at least at their current location in Conestoga, PA. Unfortunately, the last day for the tasting room will be next Saturday, January 15th.
In the next few weeks (I am hoping), Spring House will announce the grand opening of a brand new taproom at 25 West King Street in Lancaster, PA! If you have never been to the Conestoga taproom, you should definitely try to make plans to visit this weekend (see below for contact info and hours of operation). Set in a quaint barn-style building in rural Lancaster County, it really is one of the more unique breweries in the area. While it will be sad to see it close, I am really excited about the new tasting room.
Spring House is also having a "clearance sale" through January 15 to try and get rid of a bunch of merchandise to facilitate an easier move to the new location. Prices have been slashed and you can stock up on cool Spring House gear, including $5.00 off all hoodies, $3.00 off all T-shirts and caps and $2.00 off all beanies. Right on! Supplies are limited, so stop in soon.
Now, it's no secret that Brewslut not only loves Kerplunk Chocolate Stout, but also Planet Bean Coffee Stout, and one of her favorite concoctions is a blend of the two, a liquid treat she's coined Kerplunk'n Bean. OK, so it's not the actual name of the beer, but they will sell growler fills of half Kerplunk and half Planet Bean. I already knew the Bean was close to kicking, and next up on deck was a new batch of the Smoked Porter. However, both beers were on simultaneously when we arrived, much to my surprise. This year's batch of Smoked Porter is much more subtle than the two previous years, which also means that it is more approachable for those casual drinkers of smoked beers. The body seemed a bit beefier this year as well, which was nice. Give it a shot! Also on tap during our visit was Diabolical Doctor Wit (a very fragrant, floral and perfumy Belgian-style Witbier) and Seven Gates Pale Ale, their flagship beer (a sessionable, flavorful pale ale with a moderate hop presence).
Hours of Operation:
Wed: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Contact Spring House: