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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Porterhouse is just a steak

Heard through the hopvine that Porterhouse, the brewpub in Lahaska, is decommissioning their brewhouse and going full restaurant. The brewery's been down for over a year with a failed boiler.

Too bad, though it's understandable: the partners who bought the place (the former Buckingham Mountain brewpub of unlamented memory) were really looking for a restaurant. The brewpub set-up was on fire sale, so they took it all. There was a connection with River Horse, then Philadelphia Brewing, which led to my friend Dean Browne brewing there for a while (made a good porter, too). And, of course, I included it in the new Pennsylvania Breweries, so that's a word of warning: no brewery there any more! If you're one of the people who like to get signatures of brewers in your book, though, Dean's often available at Philadelphia Brewing, and he's real friendly; he's Canadian, you know.

I don't know if they'll still have a good selection of beer available; they'd be fools not to, in this area.


Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Ah, but there's still the Porterhouse Brewery brewpub in Dublin, one of the apparently few excuses for craft beer in the Republic of Ireland, which just started shipping their delicious Oyster Stout to these shores:

Pollack said...

And that Oyster Stout is currently on Nitro at Capone's!

The Beer Nut said...

Not actually a brewpub any more: they moved to a bigger plant a few years back. Oyster's good, but Wrassler's XXXX is the jewel in the crown.