A date in mid-February is being targeted for the opening of Suburban Brewing Co., the latest endeavor from chef/owner Eric Yost of Suburban Restaurant & Beer Garden in Exton and his brewer/partner, Corey Ross, owner of the Fancy Camper in Malvern.
Located at 2536 Conestoga Avenue in Honey Brook, Suburban Brewing will use a small-batch, all-grain, one-barrel system, and will feature 8-12 beers on rotation, along with local Pennsylvania spirits and wine.
Yost and a couple of helpers built the brewery from scratch. They sourced reclaimed and recycled materials to build the bar, which is made from 100-year-old barn wood. The siding on the bar is old barn tin, and the walls are covered with old shipping pallets. Recycled electrical spools are being used as tables.
“I went from chef, to contractor, to brewer,” said Yost. “I wore many hats putting this project together. I have more respect than ever for builders.”
Ross will oversee the brewing operations.
“I’ve always loved beer and incorporating local products into my menus,” said Yost. “But, over the last year, I’ve worked closely with local breweries and found I had a real passion for making beer. When I met Corey, I knew we would make a great team.”