Two friends have decided to turn their lifelong dream into reality by starting East Branch Brewing, a new micro-brewery in Downingtown, writes Brian McCullough for the Daily Local News.
Dylan Meanix and Kevin McGovern are opening their addition to the already-rich Chester County brewing scene in the former Minquas Fire/Molly Maguire’s building on East Lancaster Avenue.
“Everything about this project has fallen into place perfectly,” said Meanix. “The stars have aligned, the timing, the location, our previous employment.”
The friends first met at Downingtown High School and soon started dreaming about opening their own brewery. After finishing school, McGovern became a mechanic, while Meanix started his own landscaping business.
Then, 10 years ago, McGovern joined Victory Brewing, which was a good stepping stone to the new venture.
“We’re really looking forward to it, although we’re not going to see our families as much, starting a business almost in our 40s,” said Meanix.
The duo plans to open the brewery later this summer.
Read more about the new micro-brewery in the Daily Local News here.