Rusty Rail Brewing; 80,000 Square Feet Of Overwhelming Perfection (See Inside)

Breweries can come in many shapes and sizes. Some of the earliest images of brew pubs were dim lit, cramped holes in the wall. However, after generations of growth within the industry breweries are becoming spectacles that must be seen to be understood. Much like Rusty Rail Brewing; which sits in an 80,000 square foot modern day location.

Rusty Rail, based in Mifflinburg, has been operating since January 2015. In the short 5 years since opening the brewery has built themselves to the point where they now distribute their beer within seven states which include Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Connecticut, New York and West Virginia.

The building dates back to 1911 where it was originally used for servicing war time vehicles, school buses and building Ford’s Model T cars! Behind the brewery is and old, abandoned rail trail where trains would travel to Williamsport transporting the Model T chassis. Prior to that Williamsport was known as the lumber capital of the world and these trains were integral in ensuring that lumber reached it’s final destination.

Take a virtual tour of the main floor for yourself:

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Today the location houses the breweries 15 bbl brew house complete with a full kitchen. Much of what can be seen in the brewery has been repurposed. Rusty Rail has kept original wood beams, the sub floor, assembly line chains, all the bricks, doors and much more!

With 80,000 square feet the kitchen and brew-house are just the beginning. Head upstairs and guests are treated to a large game room complete with its own bar. Important to note the brewery has a full liquor license which allows them to sell spirits and wine from all over the world at both the upstairs and main floor bars.

As you can see, the game room encompasses the entire second floor:

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Weddings, Private Space and Hotel Suites and more!

But wait….there’s more!

The brewery also offers an onsite chapel with enough room to host weddings! With other private event space for enough room for 500 guests. As if private event space wasn’t enough the brewery also offers private suites for overnight stays.

See the event space:

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You read that correctly, the brewery essentially doubles as a hotel. Located on the third floor each room features a full living area, large bathroom, TV, free WI-fi and kitchenette! Elevator access is also available to all Suites. Get a look inside one of those spacious suites, complete with kitchenette, below:

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The tour doesn’t end there. The brewery also offers a VIP area known as “The Cage”. This lounge includes large leather furniture, shuffle board and a private bar.

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A look inside “The Cage”

As you can see there is much to take in with this Mifflinburg brewery. With the addition of their own bakery onsite (pumping out hand made dog treats for their dog friendly patio) the space really does have it all. With overnight suites available, it is quite possibly the most ideal brewery in Pennsylvania to make a weekend out of. Heck, it may take you a full weekend to explore every square inch!

Can’t make it to Mifflinburg anytime soon? Keep up with the brewery on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media pages. And make sure to plan your visit soon!

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