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Straub Brewery Inc, Saint Marys

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Straub Brewery in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, brews Straub Beer (now known as Straub American Lager), Straub Light Beer (now known as Straub American Light), and Peter Straub's Special Dark (now known as Straub American Amber).HistoryThe Straub Brewery was founded in 1872 by Peter Straub of Felldorf, W├╝rttemberg, who purchased the Benzinger Spring Brewery from his father-in-law, Francis Xavier Sorg. The Straub Brewery in St. Marys has brewed beer continuously since 1872. The Straub Brewery is one of the oldest breweries in the United States and one of the few still owned by the original founding family. It is also the smallest pre-Prohibition brewery still in business in the United States.The Straub Brewery has been highlighted in several books written by John Schlimm, the great-great-grandson of Brewery Founder Peter Straub, including The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook, The Beer Lover's Cookbook, The Straub Beer Cookbook, The Straub Beer Party Drinks Handbook, and Straub Brewery . This brewery is reportedly the last remaining users of returnable, "long-Neck" bottles in the United States.
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  • No bells or whistles; it is just about the beer. The lager is great. Easy to find and everyone is very friendly. You pore your own beer from kegs and you can also open bottles of beer to sample as wel...  more »
  • Had a good time at the Straub brewery tour. On a cold winter day what better place to hang out. Tour was informative and about 1 hour in length. Not a place if you can't do stairs well. Guide was info...  more »
  • I grew up in St. Marys and last did a formal tour of the Staub brewery about 50 years ago. Now living just 2 hours away my son in law wanted to tour so off we went to be greeted by Roseann at the gift...  more »
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  • Awesome place , great people . Loved the tour and the beer tasting , very few family brewery's left and this one is one of them . Definitely check it out if you are in the area .
  • Very generous with their time and beer. This was a great your and charming facility. The tour was also unique from other tours, as the company has many idiosyncrasies.
  • They are always coming up here with free samples of beer for our guests to try and bottle openers. The guests LOVE it!!! They always think of others.
  • Some fine fine beer. The eternal tap is cool too. Some interesting historical stuff to check out too. Lots of fun stuff in the gift shop.
  • Eternal tap was amazing! Really cool place!