Local Spotlight: East Branch Brewing Company Serves Up Suds and Snacks
Thirsting for a brew? The East Branch Brewing Company serves up the suds and snacks in nearby Downingtown, PA. Crafting beer, ten barrels at a time, they will wow you with their eclectic selection of craft beers made by their own crew of brewers.
Head brewer Kevin McGovern started the brewery with his high school buddy in September 2017. The passion for home brewing, coupled with experience working for a competitor, fired up to a boiling point, inspiring the two pals to start their own craft brewery.
The name East Branch comes from the Brandywine River, which bubbles past their chosen location, and the décor shoots for industrial cool while keeping the old school stone façade outside. An outdoor fireplace warms up the patio seating for sipping a few satisfying beers around the blazing fire with friends.
Beer Comes First
On the first floor, spy your pining eyes on the brewing operations. Next on tap, race to the second floor to order one of 12 drafts available, comprised of a mix of flavorful and craft-brewed IPAs, ales, and lagers. Friendly and knowledgeable bartenders guide you toward the beer suitable to your liking and introduce new pints to your taste buds.
Wine drinkers and other liquor lovers need not leave their beer steins empty. Wine enthusiasts will relish wines from local vineyards including rosés, merlots, and various chardonnays. East Branch partners with Pennsylvania distilleries to fashion their own signature cocktails such as gimlets, mules, and old fashioneds made with homemade infused syrups. Crisp ciders from a local cidery complete the drinks menu.
Snacks Come Second
But the brisket… If you eat nothing else on the menu, the Pennsylvania oak-smoked brisket brings customers back for more. Order it as is or on a sandwich or with sesame noodles. To feed the beast, plenty of shareables and snacks stack the menu with unusual choices like fried Brussels sprouts smothered in blue cheese and bacon as well as bar food standards such as cheese fries. Plenty of vegan food options populate the menu including the Anything is Possible burger made from scrumptious sweet potatoes.
What Comes Next?
Anything goes when beer is flowing. From live music to hanging out near the pool table, the atmosphere whispers chill vibe, but the line of craft beers, comfort food selections, and friendly staff lets you know that you’re welcome back anytime.
Meet Your Next Favorite Craft Beer at East Branch Brewing Company
Looking for your next favorite local beer? Stop by for a taste of East Branch Brewing Company’s line of suds and snacks. For more information or to gaze longingly at their menu and photos, go to their Facebook or Instagram pages.