|Spring House Brewing Company
208 Hazel Street | Lancaster, PA 17603
Locals, regulars and first timers have flocked to the new Spring House Brewing Company brewpub located at 208 Hazel Street in Lancaster, five blocks from the Taproom by Spring House on West King Street.
Founded by Matt Keasey in 2007, the Spring House brewery was originally located in an old barn on Conestoga. The Taproom opened in February 2011, while the new location in Lancaster opened in July 2015.
The new brewpub is located in a building that once housed an old tobacco warehouse and a pickle factory, according to the bartender.
The exterior of the renovated building features black painted brick with a large Spring House logo painted in white and a tall grain silo on the side. Once you turn onto Hazel Street, there will be no question that you are at the right place.
Inside, tall ceilings, thick wooden beams and hardwood floors impress. The welcoming sound of 90s alternative music from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Everclear, Cake, and Beck set the tone.
A beautiful brick wall to the left features the original boiler door from Coatesville Boiler Works. The other walls are cinder block with large windows allowing lots of light to pour through the space.
The bar features a metal top and dark green painted wood front with seating for 22 on wrought iron and wooden stools. The dining area seats 50 with additional outdoor seating out front with seats for 32 under green umbrellas.
The brand new 20 barrel brewhouse is the focal point when sitting at the bar enjoying one of the tasty brews on tap. There are 12 taps, including 2 nitro taps, serving up something for everyone. The beers on tap during our visit included…
- Seven Gates Pale Ale – 5.6% ABV Flagship Beer with Centennial, Citra and Amarillo hops.
- LPGA Saison – 4.4% ABV Saison brewed for the LPGA championship
- Bloodlust – 11.4% ABV Russian Imperial Stout
- Bloodlust with Coffee Beans – 11.4% ABV Russian Imperial Stout
- Bloodlust with Raspberries and Habaneros – 11.4% ABV Russian Imperial Stout
- Oatmeal Stout – 8.5% ABV Full Bodied Stout
- Big Gruesome – 8.5% ABV Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
- The Astounding She-Monster – 7.7% ABV Mango IPA
- Lexicon Devil – 5.8% ABV Grapefruit Pale Ale
- Joey – 4.4% ABV Saison with fresh oranges from the Lancaster Juice Company
Oatmeal Stout and Big Gruesome were also available on nitro. Fans of Braaaiins! Pumpkin Ale For Zombies can expect that beer on tap soon. Be sure to ask about the current bottle selection, too!
I enjoyed a can of the Lexicon Devil, which was citrusy, hoppy, and satisfying. But it was the coaster that caught my attention. The unique black rubber coaster featured the Spring House logo with the star and skull. It’s the small details that make the experience.
While the beers are quite tasty, the food is not to be missed. Fresh oysters on the half shell are available with your choice of the daily sauce selections, which included Cherry Mignonette, Stone Fruit Mignonette, Cocktail Sauce, and Tabasco.
Small plates include Crispy Pork Belly, BBQ Shrimp, Smoked Chicken Wings, Fried Green Tomatoes, Herbed French Fries, Raviolo, and a Charcuterie Board. We shared the Soft Pretzel Rope accompanied by beer cheese and beer mustard.
Salads include Beet Salad, Grilled Caesar Salad, Spring House Salad, and Israeli Couscous Salad, which comes with arugula pesto, shaved fennel, roasted tomatoes, and pickled carrots.
Sandwiches included Porchetta, Reuben, Spent Grain Burger, and the Hazel Street Burger, which is two PA grass fed beef patties, American cheese, red onion, and house pickles on a potato bun with smoked aioli, pimento, Russian dressing or beer cheese.
If that wasn’t enough, the entrees include Pan Roasted Poulet, Duck Ragout, Seared Rockfish, or Market Steak.
The second floor hosts the office space for the brewery, but patrons can expect an additional service area with more seating upstairs beginning this fall.
With the opening of the new location, Spring House Brewing Company now has the ability to produce 10,000 barrels of beer annually.
For a place to hang out, enjoy a few beers, and grab some tasty grub, be sure to check out the new Spring House Brewing Company brewpub location!