River Barge Brewing Company

71 Grovedale Lane
Wyalusing, PA 18853

570-746-1400

History:

Let's go for a ride on the river barge...where the Susquehanna meets to make a memory.

River Barge Brewing Company was founded by Jeff Homer and Thor Trowbridge in 2012.  It was created with the dream of bringing local craft beer to the heart of the endless mountain region.  River Barge offers a local beer to compliment the local fine wine available at Grovedale Winery and Vineyards which is adjacent to the brewery.

The name comes from a river boat, named "The Mary Ann", that was owned by Jeff's great grandfather Fisher Welles.  In the 1880's and 1890's, he would take his good friends and float from Sayre, PA to Pittston, PA on the Susquhanna River.  It was customary for them to bring cooks to prepare the meals for the group and on one particular occasion, he hired cooks not only for their ability to cook but also to sing and play music as entertainment for the group.  On one memorable trip, he took some executives from Corning Glass and as it was a great trip by all accounts, as a token of their appreciation, the executives from Corning Glass gave Fisher a hand blown glass walking cane that has been passed down through the family and now resides at the brewery.  In addition to this unique piece of history, the original violin that was played on the journey and inscribed with all of the crew members' names as well as a picture of the actual river boat also resides at the brewery.  The derivation of River Barge Brewing Co. comes from these treasured, tangible pieces of history.

This journey symbolizes the beliefs that we at River Barge Brewing Co. hold true to: Life is too short for anything but good friends, great beer, good food, music and good times.

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