SUSKY River Beverage Company: New Brewery With Historic Roots Opens Its Doors In Perryville
HAVRE DE GRACE - The newest addition to northeastern Maryland's craft beer scene, SUSKY River Beverage Company, held a soft opening this past Saturday, delighting hundreds of attendees with its selection of beers and stunning views of the Susquehanna River from the historic Alstone Farm near Perryville.
According to SUSKY's website, the Robertson family acquired the farm in 2020 to use the property for hunting and cattle-raising activities. The scenic 59-acre farm has since found a new lease on life, situated on a bluff overlooking the river; the farm is now home to the latest local brewery in Perryville.
SUSKY River Beverage Company, co-owned by Havre de Grace city council member Jason Roberston and his wife, Tracy Robertson, has worked diligently throughout the pandemic. According to the company, they have cultivated hops on-site and honed their brewing skills in preparation for welcoming the public to their establishment.
Their mission? To serve not only a flavorful range of craft beers but also to create a family-friendly venue where the community can reconnect with nature and with each other.
Currently, the brewery offers four beers, each telling a unique story about the area. The medium-bodied 'Alstone Ale,' a wheat beer with a 5.3% ABV, bears the farm's name. The 'Conowingo Dam Good Beer,' a light-bodied pilsner with a crisp, low-bitter taste and a 5.5% ABV, is named after a famous landmark of the Susquehanna River.
The 'Garrett Island IPA,' with a 6.5% ABV, is a New England-style IPA with a citrus aroma, paying homage to the large island visible from the farm.
Finally, the 'Powder Boy' is a full-bodied, dry Irish American style Stout with a 4.5% ABV. It derives its name from John O'Neill, a local figure known for defending Havre de Grace against the British during the War of 1812.
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