GROVE CITY, Pa. – The area’s newest craft brewery will be one of its most picturesque.
Cobblehaus Brewing at The Falls will open Oct. 28 at 1015 Leesburg Station Road, about three miles west of Grove City, Pa.
It sits on the edge of a cliff and has a window-lined wall that overlooks the wooded ravine and Springfield Falls.
An outdoor gathering area below the brewery has yard games, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and firepits.
The $1.2 million project is the second brewery for co-owners Charles Gerbe II and Scott Mills, who is also brewmaster. Their original location is in Coraopolis, Pa.
Cobblehaus Brewing at the Falls is in a 2009 building that originally housed a jewelry store.
The property also has an 1840 house that will eventually be renovated into a short-term rental unit.
“Visually, it’s a stunning property,” Gerbe says. The seven-acre grounds has a network of gravel trails that meander through the woods.
The site was first developed in 1830 as an iron furnace, Gerbe says.
The original Cobblehaus is in an urban location near Pittsburgh.
For their second brewery, Gerbe and Mills went looking for property in a natural setting with outdoor seating. They believe they found the perfect spot, says Gerbe, who will be the manager of the Grove City location.
Cobblehaus does not distribute its beer to bars or restaurants, Gerbe says, although it will sell takeout growlers, crowlers and four-packs. The brewery will not have a kitchen, instead relying on food trucks.
Cobblehaus at The Falls is not the only brewing coming to southern Mercer County.
Croaker’s Brewing Co. near New Castle, Pa., recently announced plans to move to downtown Sharon, Pa., to an as-yet undetermined location.
In August, Sharon City Council awarded the brewery, owned by Chris and Mara Palipchak, a $70,000 grant from its American Rescue Plan Act monies to help subsidize the move.
Pictured at top: Cobblehaus Brewing boasts a glass wall that overlooks Springfield Falls and its outdoor seating and play area.