Name: Hollow Earth Brewing
Location: Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Beer to try: Riot Juice
Notes: Taproom offers guests the choice of table or bar seating in the front of the house, or you may watch the art of brewing as it occurs at the open brewhouse bar. Parking lot located in the rear of the brewery. More parking on the street.
Last weekend Bhavna and I drove a few hours out to Oxford, Pennsylvania. We wanted to visit Hollow Earth Brewing and try the New England style IPA. A few weeks earlier -- maybe even a month or more -- we met one of the brewers sitting at the bar at Brick Farm Tavern. He was there with his girlfriend drinking some of the craft ales produced by Troon Brewing. He had seen on Untappd that Troon was rising in the popularity rankings. It's currently rated among the top 25 breweries in the United States on Untappd.
We talked about the town of Oxford and the sort of beer he likes brewing. Bhavna and I promised we would travel out to visit the brewery. We were happy we found the time to make good on our promise. The ales were excellent.
Bhavna and I arrived just around noon. The friendly staff showed us the menu and recommended the mushroom tacos for lunch. That worked well for both of us. Bhavna is a vegetarian.
We each sampled four 4oz pours (16oz total or one pint). My favourite was the Riot Juice. Delicious! We liked it so much we took some home with us. Hollow Earth Brewing prepared cans of beer while we waited. Right in front of us. They have a canning machine at the bar. We watched as our server filled each can and sealed it and put a date label on each. How cool is that?
We got in the car and drove toward Ardmore to Tired Hands Fermentaria, the next stop on our road trip.