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303 Sorg Street,
St. Marys, PA 15857
Latitude: 41.4277121 Longitude: -78.5538943
Email Address: [email protected]
This tour is free
Straub beer has been handcrafted since 1872. They begin with fresh, spring-fed mountain water from the Laurel Run Reservoir, which lies along the Eastern Continental Divide. As the water runs into the brewery, it is mixed with cornflakes and malted barley. This mixture is heated, producing a sweet golden syrup called wort, which is slowly drawn through a copper vessel slot or grant, where they visually inspect the beer for clarity and color.
Next they add hops and transfer the wort to the brew kettle, where it is boiled for two hours. The heated product is held for a short time in a separate vessel, then cooled as it passes through the Cold Plate Cooler at the rate of one barrel per minute.
The fermenting process begins with the addition of liquid yeast to the "green" beer. This process takes seven to ten days, during which time the yeast will consume the fermentable sugars in the wort, producing beer and, as a by-product, carbon dioxide, which is collected and filtered.
After the fermentation process is completed, they transfer the beer to cold storage for aging (which can last two weeks) and double cold filtering. At this time the filtered carbon dioxide is injected into the beer (polishing) supplying the refreshing zest for which Straub Beer has always been famous. Their brewing process is virtually unchanged since Peter Straub perfected it in 1872.
The Straub Brewery has been a favorite destination for beer lovers for decades! If you're one of the thousands of Straub fans who have stopped by to enjoy a refreshing free Straub Beer from our Eternal Tap, we invite you to return again soon. And if you've never visited the Straub Brewery, what are you waiting for?! We'll be looking for you!
After you've finished the tour of the Brewery, you'll be ready to enjoy a glass of ice-cold Straub Beer with our compliments. Taste the all-natural, honestly fresh beer right from the source. It just doesn't get any better than that!
Our Eternal Tap is open to the public ages 21 and older.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:30AM
Thursday and Friday: 10:30AM and 12:30PM
Gift shop is open Tuesday-Saturday 9AM - 4:30PM
To ensure seeing the brewery in operation, please call 814-834-2875 in advance, especially groups of 10 or more.
For your safety, open-toed footwear is not permitted on tours.
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