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Moo-Duck Brewery

Elizabethtown, PA   ~   EST. BOP Membership Jan 2017


79 S. Wilson Ave.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022




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About Us

Moo-Duck Brewery is a small family owned and operated brewery and pub open since 2014. Moo-Duck handcrafts all it's beer in small batches and all beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized. They feature 8 taps of seasonally focused beers with everything from light to dark, malty to hoppy, and session to imperial. Moo-Duck got it's start when Brewer/Owner Mike got a homebrewing kit as a present from his wife, Owner and Food Manager Kristen. Mike was instantly hooked and quickly moved from kits to designing his own recipes. These recipes focused on respecting the traditional brewing styles while also embracing non-traditional brewing ingredients and techniques. Mike fell in love with the creative process of brewing and it's this love that continues to fuel Moo-Duck beers. One of Mike's favorite things about homebrewing was sharing his creations with others. This hasn't changed since Moo-Duck opened, he just has a lot more people to share his beer with!

By now you are probably wondering how we came up with the name Moo-Duck or what a Moo-Duck is. The long version of this story is that it was the name of Mike's all-star bird watching team (yes there is such a thing) when he worked at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. The team was entering an event called The World Series of Birding and needed a name. An original team member from Russia suggested Moo-Duck. Being a somewhat nonconforming group of people who were into having fun and not taking the World Series as serious as some of the teams, Moo-Duck fit us. So we went with it and ended up placing in the top ten (out of 35 teams). Ever since that first world series, our group of friends have always called each other Moo-Ducks. So it only seemed natural that Moo-Duck would be the name of the brewery. Much like that world series team, our brewery is about making beer fun and not conforming to the stylistic guidelines of beer. We call it Celebrating Beer...Moo-Duck Style! The name has a local twist as well. The county where the brewery is located (Lancaster) is known for having a lot of farms. Farms have cows, so you get Moo. The city in which we are located (Elizabethtown) has a group of ducks that live downtown, often stopping traffic as they cross the roads. So that is the duck part. Put the two together and you have Moo-Duck.

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