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GEARHOUSE BEERS ON DRAFT

(AS OF: 10/12/2017)

The Big Ring — Our first production batch of a “strong ale/barleywine” hybrid. Higher gravity was achieved by the addition of 60# of PA wildflower and clover honey, Belgian Dark Candi Syrup, and a combination of dark, earthy malts combine for flavors of roast, toffee, coffee, fig, raisin, honey and browned toast. Brewed with Apollo, Cascade, Goldings and Simcoe hops to compliment the malt characteristics  8.7% ABV / 40 IBUs


Pfirsiche — pronounced “P-FEER-zickah”–meaning “Peaches” in German–this is the next rendition of our take on the traditional sour style: Berliner-style Weissbier. Brewed with over 75 pounds of fresh peaches from Weiser Family Farms 5.0% ABV / 12 IBUs


GearHouse Amber True to style, a traditional American Style Amber Ale brewed with 3 different caramel malts and combined with two very earthy, slightly spicy hops in the kettle, all meld together to bring this malt forward beer to your glass  4.8% ABV / 18 IBUs


Canary in the Coal Mine — Named after our first test batches of the BrewHouse, this simple Blonde Ale is brewed with a touch of light Munich malt and white wheat, and hopped ever so slightly with Saaz and Simcoe hops; these ingredients all blend together to form a balanced, light, crisp golden ale you’re sure to love   4.8% ABV / 12 IBUs


Granny Gear — Just in time for those last Summer ride excursions before we lose the warm weather, we brewed a new version of our first Session IPA that we released at our first opening in December of 2016… brewed with Apollo, Centennial, and Columbus/Trojan hops for an herbal, dank, slightly fruity hop profile  5.0% ABV / ~55 IBUs


Shifting Gears #8 — Our next IPA is more of the West Coast style: piney and resinous, with heavy pine, dank resin, mild citrus rind and lots of hoppy character 6.9% ABV / 60 IBUs


Liar-Liar (Pants on Fire!) — Our Rye Imperial Pale Ale is brewed with over 10% malted rye; paired with Apollo, Cascade, and Chinook hops to bring out the spiciness that rye tends to impart in beer  7.1% ABV / 65 IBUs 

*we just re-filled the Serving Tank with a fresh batch, so don’t worry, there’s plenty!!


Dunkel Weiss — “Dunkel” in German means “dark” and “weiss” means “wheat.” This Dark Wheat beer is brewed with traditional German malts, hops, and yeast; with the addition of a newer malting process that produces “Midnight Wheat” from Briess Malting Co., we are able to make a darker colored beer without the added complexities that other dark malts provide 4.1% ABV / 12 IBUs


Chocolate Covered Cherry Porter — Brewed with 9 different malts, three different hops, and finished with several pounds of Nathan Miller milk chocolate; and this time, 60+ pounds of sweet cherries plucked from Weiser Family Farms  6.4% ABV / 35 IBUs


Whiskey and Bourbon Barrel-aged Chocolate Porter: The third round of our GearHouse Porter, brewed with Nathan Miller milk chocolate, has been aging for over three months inside one Thistle Finch Distilling Straight Rye whiskey barrel, and one (unknown) bourbon whiskey barrel provided to us by Molly Pitcher Brewing   ~9.5% ABV / ~40 IBUs


Birch Run Brown Ale — Another offering of GearHouse, and named after one of the streams that feeds our local water source in Chambersburg; Birch Run Brown is reminiscent of that ever-flowing, murky stream… an earthy, somewhat malty, nutty, and slightly sweet finish pairs perfectly with ANY of our food options (listed below)   6.2% ABV / 30 IBUs


Saison de Garden — Rather than just using Rhubarb, our Brewer added fresh Sorrel and Gooseberries to help compliment this multi-grain recipe brewed with wheat, oats, barley, and rye; then Simcoe and Chinook hops; and fermented with the ever-peppery, spicy French Saison yeast strain  7.7% ABV / 30 IBUs


test filling our newest growlers from Growler Outpost: Made exclusively for our HIGH GEAR CLUB members only…see your server for details

We fill ALL growlers upon request

Growlers available for sale

32oz. Crowlers also available




WE ALSO SERVE PA CIDERS, WINES, SPIRITS

AND CREATIVE, SEASONAL BEER COCKTAILS 

CURRENTLY FEATURING: 

Big Hill Ciderworks

Jan Zell Wines

Seven Mountains Vineyard and Winery

Thistle Finch Distilling Co

 

 

 WHAT’S BREWING…?

BEERS COMING SOON:


Saison de Rhubarb — A fresh replacement for our superb Multi-Grain recipe… this batch was brewed with 45# of rhubarb we harvested this year! (And, most of it was grown here at our building, in the back garden!!!)

expected release: waiting for a tap!


GearHouse Strong — Tentatively, our Brewer has been calling his new recipe “The Big Ring” due to it’s potential to become a “big” beer… A combination of two different styles: a Barleywine and the Strong Ale–this beer was brewed with Belgian Candi syrup and over 60 pounds of Pennsylvania harvested wildflower and clover honey, and paired with an English yeast strain, known for its higher alcohol tolerence…

expected release: waiting for a tap!


Hefeweizen — Another batch of that distinctly German styled wheat ale… Brewed with over 50% wheat, Pilsen malt, and traditional German Hops

expected release: waiting for a tap!


Canary in the Coal Mine *SPECIAL RELEASE*– A truly special batch of our popular blonde ale, this recipe has been in the works for over 5 years: brewed with almost 70 pounds of foraged paw paws (the native version of the banana in North America, especially the Appalachian east coast) from just south of the PA border, is looking to make its way to your glass in the near future…

expected release: October, 2017


Shifting Gears #9 — Our ever-evolving IPA Series, Shifting Gears, is a different kind of IPA with each numbered batch. #9 features the use of Maryland grown Merlot and Syrah grapes to create a wine-like body inside a “traditional” IPA, then paired with Bravo, Amarillo, and Jaryllo hops…

expected release — late October, 2017


Single Speed #3 — Our Single Speed Series is a hop forward focus for our hoppy beer loving friends: each batch is the same grain recipe, but with a different hop showcased all by itself. This version is the Citra Hop: widely known by most beer nerds and fans for its heavy notes of grapefruit and orange rind…

expected release: late October, 2017


Angelic Red – We started this beer as an American Red ale,  but we decided this beer should be a little old and a little new mixed together…Brewed with a subtle blend of Caramel Malts, Centennial and Cascade hops, and fermented with a traditional English yeast strain to better show all the malt character…

expected release: November, 2017


Soulless Red – We’ll call her the evil twin sister, as she’s the hoppy one of the famliy… the exact same beer as the Angelic Red, but with a lot more hops added…

expected release: November, 2017


Porter’s Porter — Brewed with 9 different grains, three different hops, and finished off with the ever famous Nathan Miller milk chocolate touch… dark, earthy, roasty, malty, and… CHOCOLATE!!!

expected release: November, 2017



ON THE WOODY SIDE

Barrel-Aged Beers to Come:

 

GinAry Blonde: The third run of this piney, floral, juniper forward beer will incorporate a second Gin barrel, freshly emptied by our friends at Thistle Finch Distilling, so that we could make a little more just for you to enjoy

(expected release: late-October, 2017)

 




 HUNGRY!??!

What to Eat at GearHouse: As of 9/28/17

York City Soft Pretzel Sticks

Two Bavarian style pretzel sticks, house made beer cheese, grainy Dijon mustard

$9

Half order

$5


GearHouse Poutine

Fried tots with cheese curds, house made beef gravy and beer cheese

$9

Rotating Poutine on Saturdays, see our social media for current specials.

 

 


Charcuterie Board

Cured meats, local cheeses, pickles, olives, fruits, nuts, seasonal items

$15


Pollo Rojo Tacos

Sautéed chicken, rojo sauce, onion, cotija & cilantro sour cream.

$7.5

 


Chips & Salsa

House made fried tortillas with  black bean and corn salsa

$4

Chips & Dip

House made potato chips with shallot sour cream

$4


Naan Flatbreads
Prosciutto and Pear:

Olive oil, goat cheese, basil, house made mozzarella.

 $10

Grilled Flank Steak:

Smoked garlic olive oil, roasted tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, asiago.

$10

Roasted Grape:

Brie, rosemary, olive oil, mozzarella.

$10


Hummus and Crudite Plate

House made hummus with rotating vegetables and flatbread crisps

$6


Sandwiches
Turkey:

Pan roasted turkey breast, fresh mozzarella, spinach, roasted tomato aioli, ciabatta

with our house-made hop salt chips

$10

Reuben:

Corned beef ribbons, 1000 island dressing, sauerkraut & swiss on marbled rye

with our house-made hop salt chips and apickle spear.

$12

Rachel:

Turkey, 1000 island dressing, sauerkraut & swiss on marbled rye

with our house-made hop salt chips and a pickle spear. 

$10

 


Tuna Melt:

 Albacore tuna, swiss cheese, ciabatta roll served with our house-made hop salt chips

$7.5

French Onion Sliders:

Roasted chuck shoulder, caramelized onion & swiss on brioche buns. Served with Au Jus dip & hop salted chips:

$9

 


Bisque and Grilled Cheese:

Butternut squash bisque with GearHouse pale ale washed Keswick Creamery Tomme mini grilled cheeses.

$8

 


Consuming raw or undercooked foods may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition.

No outside food or beverages are allowed at GearHouse, please be respectful of our establishment.