GearHouse Brewing Co.

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253 Grant St, Chambersburg,
Pennsylvania 17201

(717) 552-2427

First Visited

December 21, 2019

GearHouse Brewing Co., which is on Grant Street in Chambersburg, is housed in a former train station building whose industrial look adds to the theme of gears. Joining them on the adventure is their business partners, LaVan and Heather Gray and Jessee and Candice McMath. The company hosted a soft opening on Dec. 16, before the official grand opening Jan. 27, 2017.

Kozloski, who served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was in Kuwait and Iraq in 2004, landed a job in 2006 as an inspector for a small engineering firm in 2006. Wanting something to supplement is income as well as just give him something fun to do, Kozloski applied for a part-time job at Breaux Vineyards in Loudon County, VA. He worked with them for about three years.

Then when Flying Dog Brewing Co. expanded from its Colorado brewery to Frederick, Md., Kozloski landed a job there in 2009, learning all he needed to know about the production of beer. He was with them for five years before accepting a job with Tröegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, Pa., While working at Troegs he decided that he wanted to start his own project with a group of friends. Troegs was generous and let Kozloski take the time he needed to get the project up and running while maintaining his job at the brewery.

GearHouse’s ownership is comprised of three couples who connected over their love of craft beer and biking, hence the gears theme that is prevalent throughout the brewery. The brewhouse at GearHouse is comprised of different tanks put together to fit Kozloski’s exact specifications. The most interesting tanks are the ones they call “Minions” because they look like well, Minions from Despicable Me.

Initially opening with with a five-barrel system and 10 beers on tap, GearHouse in the summer 2019 expanded its operations to include a bulk grain silo, a new 15BBL brew system and tanks, new drainage and a new production floor, as well as additional cold storage and cooperage.

GearHouse has embraced “local” and encapsulated it in their on-site garden which includes hops, (Cascade, Nugget and CTZ) herbs and more that all go into their brews and menu items.

The building features an expansive bar, with seating and tables in the first great room, a second room allows customers to play games and drink while watching the brewing system through a wall of windows.

We are a small craft brew pub, aiming to produce high-quality, farm influenced ales and lagers with a focus on supporting our local resources and highlighting the Cumberland Valley region of Central Pennsylvania.

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