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Twofer Brewfer Brewery Critiques: Gearhouse Brewing Co. and Liquid Artwork Brewing


Twofer Brewfer – Two Brewery Critiques by Paul R. Kan and Jacob Sailer.

Twofer Brewfer

The “Twofer Brewfer” is a brand new collection of articles written by Paul R. Kan and Jacob Sailer. Two buddies from Central PA who get pleasure from going out and attempting breweries (each new and outdated). The premise is fairly straight ahead, the 2 of them go to two breweries and provides a brewery evaluation of every. Breaking down its meals, beer, environment, service employees, and many others.

Their tagline for the collection is:

Celebrating the good brewing of the Central PA area, two native beer lovers go to two native breweries and choose a few their favourite beers.

Gearhouse Brewing Co.

Gearhouse Brewing Co.

Chambersburg is a city that’s nearly 300 years outdated, and cities with lengthy histories all the time maintain secrets and techniques. The 2 breweries we visited aren’t precisely secrets and techniques, however they’re exterior of the downtown space in a piece of city the place trains have traditionally been despatched for repairs and storage. You possibly can nearly scent the coal within the air and listen to echoes of rumbling locomotives from many years in the past. Gearhouse Brewing Firm and Liquid Artwork Brewing Firm stand within the shadows of pink brick trainyard warehouses erected generations in the past. We kicked off at Gearhouse.

Ambiance and House

Piano at Gearhouse Brewing

Strolling into Gearhouse Brewing Firm we instantly felt snug. The area has numerous pure gentle and the heat of hardwood throughout. The inside blends with the brewery’s location; outdated images of the world and a few cool vintage furnishings items are thoughtfully positioned all through the taproom. Within the room close to the brewery tanks, there’s an outdated stand-up piano and an indication with some good recommendation. There’s loads of area all through the constructing and a deck space to get pleasure from chilly beer on heat days. 

Service and Hospitality

We hit the bar and the bartender got here proper over. He was participating and defined the beer and meals menus. He additionally stuffed us in slightly concerning the historical past of the world, declaring what stays Chambersburg’s large railway roundhouse, located straight by the brewery. It was Good Friday and he invited us to remain for the free Easter Egg Hunt with prizes. Jacob received a coupon for a free pint in his egg! In the meantime, Paul acquired… two items of sweet. 


We each agreed that the appetizers we had have been a number of the finest meals we’ve eaten in our twofer brewfer visits. We shared the fried brussel sprouts and the Korean hen bites. The sprouts have been cooked completely, which crispy leaves and gentle inside, balanced with a tangy sesame ginger dressing. Tossed with golden raisins, crisp garlic, and cashews for a beautiful textural expertise and to provide brussels simply the correct amount of sweetness. The Korean hen had a delightfully ethereal coating which a satisfying crunch. Complimenting all of it was the sauce which completely balanced candy and spicy.

Finest Beer

(A Belgian Dubbel and a flight from Gearhouse Brewing.)

It hardly ever occurs, however we each ended up agreeing on the selection for our favourite beer: The Belgian Dubbel at 8.5% ABV. With notes of raisin, orange peel, cardamom and stone fruit, the beer was great. As a result of the 2 of us agreed on the Dubbel, every of us determined to choose a runner-up. Paul selected the “Angelic Crimson”, an Irish pink ale with good caramel notes and hints of citrus. Jacob selected “These Sheep are Making Me Thirsty,” a heller bock at 6.3% ABV with a lightweight, candy end.

Liquid Artwork Brewing

Mural at Liquid Artwork Brewing

Subsequent up for us was Liquid Artwork Brewing, which was beforehand Roy Pitz Brewing. It’s inside strolling distance of Gearhouse and made for a terrific second cease. On one facet of the constructing is an enormous mural of a phoenix, which is a good image for an space of city rising from its previous as a rail yard.

Ambiance and House

(Inside photos of Liquid Artwork Brewing Co.)

Our first impression as we walked in was how massive the area is. There are fairly a number of rooms inside to take a seat and a few bars to sidle as much as and seize a seat. Every room additionally has its personal little vibe. We sat within the smaller bar space that felt like a pub.

Service and Hospitality

The bartender got here to the desk as quickly as we sat down. She defined the menu after which gave us a couple of minutes to look over our choices.  She was very pleasant and greater than keen to talk concerning the beers on faucet.  We additionally talked concerning the tasting notes of every beer once we have been consuming them.


The menu is crammed with pub-style favorites ready with care. Paul had a good-sized serving of the fish and chips, beer battered with Liquid Artwork’s Finest Blonde and served with their home made remolade. Jacob eagerly devoured Bavarian ham sandwich, pit smoked ham sliced skinny and stacked excessive on a pretzel roll with their IPA mustard.

Finest Beer

A flight from Liquid Artwork Brewing Co. (previously Roy – Pitz Brewing)

Paul’s favourite beer was the Irish Crimson! (are you sensing a sample to his tastes?) With some gentle toffee notes and a clear, bitter end, it was a standout. With a shade that was a pleasant, darkish ruby pink, it match proper with the pub environment. Jacob preferred the Honeysucker IPA which had a lightweight honey style and clear, simple consuming physique. An actual shocking stand out was their craft root beer. After studying it was made in home Jacob couldn’t resist ordering it, consuming two full mugs by the top! For a non-alcoholic possibility, it was an actual winner.

Wrap Up

In the event you’re seeking to uncover some secrets and techniques of the previous and do some beer consuming, head out to those two Chambersburg breweries!

Jacob Sailer Biography

Jacob Sailer is a jack of all trades for the hospitality trade. Having studied culinary arts at HACC, Jacob sees food and drinks as a method to expertise the cultures and historical past of the world, and to bridge divisions between individuals. At present he resides in Carlisle Pennsylvania, after having fallen in love with the city’s wealthy historical past and vibrant craft beer scene.

Paul R. Kan Biography

Paul grew up in Hawai’i and is aware of its distinctive tradition, traditions, and historical past. He’s the writer of Hawai’i Beer: A Historical past of Brewing in Paradise, which the North American Guild of Beer Writers awarded second place for Finest New E book of 2021. He at present lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Thank You For Studying

Okay, Ben leaping on right here. I wish to give an enormous because of Paul R. Kan and Jacob Sailer for the article. Paul messaged me and e – mailed me the article on Monday, however sadly we had a very busy day and I wasn’t house to get it up straight away. Amy acquired her drain pulled Monday morning, and I had a job interview Monday night, after which we had errands within the Carlisle space.

Yesterday, I had a number of errands, and needed to vote. I had a horrible head chilly all day yesterday, I believe from the Hummelstown Starvation Run 5K that was within the rain on Saturday. So with watching Scarlet and the whole lot, I used to be fairly worn out.

So I apologize for the lateness on getting this text up.

This was additionally gonna go up about an hour or so earlier at the moment, however had a furnace man on the home, so been a bit busy with that as properly.

Anyway, transferring on, as soon as once more, because of Paul and Jacob for the article. Hope you all get pleasure from. Cheers!

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