Five years, one failed plan for a brewpub, a $350,000 investment, and the refurbishing of a 2,200 square-foot barn (circa 1794)  later, homebrewer-turned-entrepreneur Matt Keasey is finally living the dream all of us homebrewers have – he is opening his very own micro-brewery, in the Lancaster County town of Conestoga, PA. Keasey’s Spring House Brewing Co. will open very soon in a renovated tobacco barn on his 2519 Main St. property, and will begin by making his original Seven Gates Pale Ale.

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Matt Keasey hard at work in the Spring House Brewery
Using the barn as a shell, Keasey built a two-level micro-brewery inside that totals 2,200 square feet and will produce 1,200 barrels a year, while retaining the structure’s rustic charm. The first product to be made at Spring House Brewing will be a pale ale that’s less bitter and has a stronger hops flavor than the typical ale, Keasey told

Eventually, Spring House Brewing will have three or four brands of bottled beer and up to 12 brands of beer sold in kegs.


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