Crooked Eye Brewery began as a 5 gallon hobby system in Jeff Mulherin's kitchen where he messed around like many of us. One thing he realized from the beginning was how much he loved the brewing process. One thing others noticed was how good the beer was. He continued to learn, research, and brew as others continued to drink and love his beers. The kitchen started to get a little over run with equipment so he decided to move into his parent’s garage and bumped up to a 30 gallon pilot system.To visit Crooked Eye Brewery and other attractions in Hatboro, use our Hatboro day trip planning website .
His father, Paul Mulherin, and his uncle, Paul Hogen, tasted the potential of Jeff’s brews and knew that if only he had space to expand and produce on a larger scale they could quench the thirsty with tasty beers. Being as though they live in the Southampton area, they began looking locally for space for Jeff to expand and potentially become a working brewery. In early 2013, they found the perfect spot and moved into their Hatboro location that had once been a cross fit gym and stereo installation before that.
For about a year they brewed and gave away beers at Hatboro events while waiting for their brewer’s license to get filed and approved. In February of 2014 they were finally licensed to sell growlers and kegs to the public. This is when the Hatboro residence really began to take notice of the family owned brewery right in their little town. In December of 2014, a game changer occurred for the micro brewing industry. The laws in PA changed to where microbreweries could sell pints in their brewpub space as long as the brewery can be closed off to the public while brewing is taking place. It was time for an overhaul on how the business was run and the look of their location.
From August of 2014 to November of 2015, they acquired and broke through to the other half of their building to double their floor space, built a 10 foot by 20 foot walk in cooler, tore down their small walk in cooler, built a 20 foot bar for the masses to rest their weary bones, and about tripled their brewing capacity. Since then, thousands have passed through their doorway to drink, toast, and celebrate. In November of 2015 they upgraded their 2 barrel system to a 7 barrel and started producing around 220 gallons per batch to keep all 11 beers on tap with some special ones popping in from time to time.
The members of Crooked Eye Brewery have
different work experiences but all bring something to the table. They work well as a team and are very passionate about brewing and making a good product. They make beers they all enjoy to drink and feel that is what sets them apart. They are one big family imbibing the grains and hops of their labor.
Crooked Eye Brewery Reviews
Cute little place tucked away. Dog friendly and some really good beers!! Will be going back for sure. Love the name of this place to. Had a nice chat with one of the owners who shared their story. The... more »
It's definitely obvious when you walk into Crooked Eye that this is a local establishment. The Hatboro regulars all know each other and are talking and yelling and having a great time. But word about ... more »
I love this place. I used to live half a block from it and remember when it was the size of a living room with two tables, a bar with three barstools and three taps. Over the past five years it has grown, unsurprisingly and well-deservedly, into a great brew-bar, a neighborhood fixture, and a community in itself. Great selection of house-made brews, and frequent live music. Do yourself a favor and go. Heavily recommend the Regimental Scottish Ale, the Hazy Eye (9%) and the Stout.
Excellent variety on tap. 13 from a small brewery. Something for everyone. Small and loud especially with band on weekends. Staff very friendly. Did I mention beer is outstanding. Fun place to go. Can bring in food.
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