Cox Brewing Firm: Again to Their Roots

Our journey to Cox Brewing Firm

Our Journey To Cox Brewing Firm

It was in between rain downpours we bought to cease by the Cox Brewing Firm yesterday.  It was the toughest weekend to attempt to plan with this everchanging climate in Central Pa.  However one way or the other it labored out in our favor and we bought to get pleasure from a fast afternoon in CBC.  With our 5-month-old in tow we determined to cease in. 

We tried the Tropic Lightning and The Massive pink one.  You realize me, I couldn’t resist a snack to go along with the brews.  We shared the Gene Wenger’s meats and fantastic meals snack pack.  It was the proper mixture of candy bologna and Colby jack cheese.   This was a part of the providing for the “storage snacks” menu.

Tropic Lightning

Tropic Lightning (beer closest to Amy and Scarlet)

From Untappd:

Beer: Tropic Lightning
Brewery: Cox Brewing Firm
Type: Bitter – Fruited
ABV: 4.3%
IBU: 11
Untappd Description: This tropical fruity kettle-sour ale made with ardour fruit, mango, and pineapple purees (comprises lactose).

The Tropic Lightning was mild and fruity.  From Untapped: This tropical fruity kettle bitter ale made with ardour fruit, mango and pineapple purees (comprises lactose).  With a 4.3% ABV it doesn’t kick your butt a lot.  And on the muggy day it was on Saturday it was extremely soothing.  And whereas snacking it paired very effectively with the candy bologna.

The Massive Purple One

The Massive Purple One (beer closest to digicam)

From Untappd:

Beer: The Massive Purple One
Brewery: Cox Brewing Firm
Type: Sturdy Ale – American
ABV: 7.5%
IBU: 68
Untappd Description: (Clean)

The Massive pink one was a very good change from the kettle bitter, this was sturdy and tad increased of an ABV at 7.5% in line with Untapped.  It had an amazing combo of tastes that tossed me backwards and forwards between malty however roasty on the identical time. 

Cox Brewing Firm – The Storage

Cox Brewing Firm – The Storage – Rheems

Now we have been to the Elizabethtown (Pizza City) location a few instances, and Ben has been to the storage just a few instances up to now, however this was my first time visiting the storage in Rheems.

Having fun with our nibbles and the brews we had been tucked in a storage bay in Rheems, PA.  There was pub type seating, seating on the bar and a few common seating as effectively.  It brings you again to the emotions of kicking again in your pals’ storage and having fun with some beers collectively.  Their spot on the storage is pleasant and you’re feeling like you might be a part of their cheers meet choppers vibe.

From Ben’s article:

The storage in Rheems is their authentic location, and for a lot of old skool Cox Brewing Firm followers and patrons they’ll bear in mind it fondly. Its a giant giant open venue with an inside storage that feels very very like Cheers meets Choppers. I’ve fond recollections of a few of their anniversary occasions hanging out with Ron Bell and others on the storage. Trying ahead to getting to come back again out to the outdated store.

You’ll be capable of discover the brewery up on the hill, again behind the home, in a storage / constructing bay. The handle is:

276 Heisey Quarry Highway, Constructing 1 – Bay 5
Rheems / Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Cox Brewing Firm Returning to Their Roots

We determined to finish our go to with a B-52 Belgian Dubbel and this was a choice we knew we made very effectively.  To high off the go to with the toe-curling B-52 was perfection.  It’s listed on Untapped with an ABV of 8% and it’s so easy you’d by no means know.  And to cite our lengthy misplaced author, Josh Doncevic: “For having such heavy flavors and notes, this can be a beer that disappears out of your glass and also you’re left questioning the place all of it went and why it’s all gone.”  I sit right here regretting my option to not get a crowler fill earlier than we left. 

(You possibly can learn Josh Doncevic’s B-52 Belgian Dubbel evaluate right here: Beer Evaluate: B-52 Belgian Dubbel (Bottle-Conditioned, 2017) – Cox Brewing Firm (CBC).)

It’s 2017 and a good friend of mine has requested me to affix him and his father at a small brewery in Rheems, PA. Again then I had by no means heard of Cox Brewing Firm, a lot much less tried any of their beer. Nonetheless, it’s native brewery and I’m greater than keen to test a brand new place out. We pull into an industrial and farm trying a part of city and as much as what seemed to be a gap within the wall. The form of place that solely people who had been “in-the-know” frequented. And there we had been, strolling right into a crowded and cramped storage that was abuzz with dialog. The entire time I used to be questioning simply how good the beer was, however after the primary sip, all doubt fled via that very same storage door and I started having fun with myself. Spent just a few moments scanning the chalkboard menu and noticed one thing very attention-grabbing. I used to be going to decide on by identify, after which I observed the type. WOAH! “Dubbel” Now there’s one thing you don’t discover fairly often. Whereas being very completely satisfied to see the type, I’ve to confess I used to be nonetheless a little bit of a sceptic. My private expertise with US brewed Belgian kinds has been a bit spotty at finest. Not many breweries appear to have the ability to replicate the distinctive style present in Belgian beers. So naturally, I did what any beer nerd would do: I ordered a pint. I bear in mind being very glad I used to be sitting down as a lot brisker variations of the flavors I’ll depict later washed over me. I loved it a lot that I vowed then and there that I’d be again to purchase two bottles, as a result of solely a idiot would purchase one. I returned every week later, making good on my promise. A kind of bottles was had two years in the past, and thought it unlikely that it might get any higher.

Beer Evaluate: B-52 Belgian Dubbel (Bottle-Conditioned, 2017) – Cox Brewing Firm (CBC)

I’d advocate to place CBC in your record of brewery stops and greater than as soon as.  With the pleasant environment, slamming beers and yummy snacks it’s good elements of what all of us hope to search out in a brewery.

Drink Extra Beer!
– Amy

For Extra Data on Cox Brewing Firm

For extra data on Cox Brewing Firm – try their Social Media Platforms. However first, Untappd describes Cox Brewing Firm thusly:

Cox Brewing Firm is a micro brewery from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. It has 144 distinctive beers and over 13,300~ rankings. It has a worldwide common score of three.76 (as of 4.16.23). It’s Untappd description reads: “Cox Brewing Firm (CBC) is a veteran-owned brewery positioned in Elizabethtown, PA within the village of Rheems.”

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The Battle of the Breweries (2023)

Cox Brewing Firm had a incredible exhibiting on this 12 months’s Battle of the Breweries; dropping to fellow veteran owned brewery – Tattered Flag Brewery and Distillery within the Convention Finals.

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