The story of how Great Barn Brewery came to be is inspiring. The Ferguson family saved their farm from being developed by converting it into the first farm microbrewery in Bucks County, PA. You’ll be beaming with PA pride when you hear their story & find out what 100% PA ales they’ll be pouring at MGK’s Locals Only Beer Fest.
We'll be highlighting each brewery participating in our event on wmgk.com with our Locals Only Spotlight feature. You'll get a feel for what drives them to make delicious craft beer and most importantly what tasty offerings they'll be serving up on April 21.
What They're Serving
Each brewer will serve up a Flagship beer (a beer they're well known for) & a Specialty/reserve beer. Attendees will get to vote for their favorite beer in each category.
Flagship Beer Category - 'Where The Delaware Am I' IPA - 7% ABV
Specialty Beer Category - Midnight Fox Oatmeal Stout = 5% ABV
Save The Farm
To save our family farm from being developed we came up with an idea of a farm microbrewery. We approached our local township and asked for our farm to be zoned as agricultural farm microbrewery. It took a few years of zoning and regulations to be in place for us to move forward with this idea. As a result, Great Barn became first farm microbrewery in Bucks County, PA.
We converted a portion of goat dairy barn into a 7 barrel brew system, planted barley, found a local maltster, Double Eagle, and we built a taproom in New Hope, PA.
100% Authentic Pennsylvania Ales
We grow our own barley and make 100% authentic Pennsylvania Ales.
Great Barn preserves wild habitat and farmland and promotes the bond between nature, farming, and brewing by creating distinctive beer that is truly a product of Pennsylvania soil. Great Barn Brewery is a proud member of PA Preferred Brews program. This means our products grow and thrive in PA soil and weather conditions.
Pints With PA Pride
All of Great Barn’s products offer a pint paired with the message that we brew farm-to-glass beer right here in Bucks County and we do it in an ecologically responsible way.
Making Sustainability & Ecological Responsibility A Priority
Sustainability and ecological responsibility has always been a priority for us, so we partnered up with HELLO INSPIRE a provider of clean wind power. Both the farm and taproom in New Hope run on clean energy. Their Bucks County focused approach extends to a dedication to revitalize the agricultural community, support local hop, honey and produce growers by using local ingredients in our ales.
Great Barn only uses American made kegs from a local company in Pottstown.