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Smart Talk Road Trip to Bube's Brewery in Mt. Joy

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 11, 2017 4:31 AM
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Stairs to the Catacombs at Bube's Brewery in Mount Joy.

What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, October 11, 2017:

Wednesday's Smart Talk Road Trip takes the show to historic Bube's Brewery in Mount Joy, Lancaster County.  We're broadcasting from the Catacombs Restaurant that is located several stories below street level.  The Catacombs is one of several eateries in what is considered a destination in Central Pennsylvania.

History is a big part of Wednesday's discussion.  German immigrant Alios Bube bought the business in 1876 at the height of a lager beer boom in the U.S.  Bube's has been brewing beer off and on for much of the past 140 years since.

We'll discuss the rich history of beer-brewing in Pennsylvania, including the state's own Budweiser brewer.  At one time, brewers could be found from Philadelphia to even the smallest towns.  At a time when craft beers are so popular, the state is booming with brewers once again.

As Halloween approaches, we have to ask whether ghost reside inside the walls of Bube's.  There have been rumors of paranormal activity for years.  We'll hear a few of those unexplained stories.

Also, was Bube's a stop on the Underground Railroad that brought slaves to freedom in the 1800s?  A hole that leads into darkness and maybe a tunnel in the floor of the Catacombs is being investigated by historians to find out.  It's just one of the history discussions on Wednesday's Smart Talk.

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