Newsletter: Ghastly and Ghoulish Brews

Bube’s Brewery… haunted or not?

Brewer’s choice offerings are coming along nicely.  We have two brews done and in fermentation.  One is a lovely fresh-hopped IPA featuring Mighty Axe Hops, locally grown in Minnesota, and the other is a Minnesota Mild.

Ask the Brewer

In honor of Halloween, all things spooky and people’s enjoyment of a good scare, we decided to ask ourselves whether or not there were any haunted breweries out there. Believe it or not, we came up with three of them, courtesy of the Drinking in America Blog.

The first haunted brewery on their list, pictured above, is Bube’s Brewery. Bube’s is located in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, and is the only intact brewery in the United States left from the 1800s. Bube’s offers a ghost tour and has been featured on the SyFy channel’s “Ghost Hunters”.  While Bube’s lays claim to several ghosts, the most often seen apparition is that of a young woman down in the cellars. She is supposedly the former owner’s granddaughter who went insane in the 1920s.

The second haunted brewery is Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, Georgia. While Moon River is more recent, starting operations in 1991, the building they are housed in dates from 1821 and housed the town’s first hotel and post office. The hotel closed in 1864 after General Sherman marched through with the Union Army, midst a wave of increased violence. There have been reports of bottles being thrown and people being touched, pushed and slapped by haunts.

The third haunted brewery on our list is actually in England. The Greengate Brewery is in Middleton, Greater Manchester, England. The Greengate house was built on this property in 1791, with the property being purchased by John Lee for building the brewery in 1828. In 1878 the brewery was renamed as the JW Lees & Co brewery. As of present day, the brewery is still in the same family, now on the sixth generation since the founder. In 2004, this brewery was featured in the Television show “Most Haunted”, with an investigation into the three ghosts said to haunt the premises.

Taproom Tidings

The taproom has its regular hours all weekend except for Saturday. On Halloween we will be closing early at 8PM. Growler fills available all of the days we are open. Highlights include:

  • Thirsty Thursdays is your chance for $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills (Remember, St. Paul doesn’t let us fill growlers after 8pm on Thursdays, so get here early)
  • Food on Fridays (FoF) brings us an old favorite. Moondog will be here slinging their delicious selection of brats and dawgs along with the usual fine selection of toppings
  • You can also tantalize your taste buds with Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes from Groundswell. Pumpkin cake with cheesecake filling and cinnamon whipped cream
  • Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey, Cranberry Shandy and Raj-Agni IPA

We are also thrilled to announce that we will be featuring food trucks on both Fridays and Saturdays starting the first weekend of November. That first weekend will feature Rusty Taco, the second will feature the Tatanka Truck. We can’t think of a better way to spend a cold November day then over a good pint and meal with friends.

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