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Press photos by Paul CmilOwner Annette Pompa staffs the growler raffle at the Taylor House Brewing Company anniversary party June 1. Press photos by Paul CmilOwner Annette Pompa staffs the growler raffle at the Taylor House Brewing Company anniversary party June 1.
Buck’s BBQ serves up delicious dishes at the event. Buck’s BBQ serves up delicious dishes at the event.
The basket raffle has a variety of exciting items. The basket raffle has a variety of exciting items.

Microbrewery hits one year

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Time flies when you are having fun — and that was the case for Taylor House Brewing Company.

The local microbrewery, located at 76 Lehigh St., Catasauqua, celebrated its anniversary June 1. In honor of the occasion, the brewery hosted a celebratory weekend with specials, music, food and more May 31-June 2.

To celebrate, Mike Lessa, master brewer, crafted a dry, double-hop IPA that was released June 1.

“We are making one keg of it — and when it’s gone, it’s gone. Depending on the reaction we get, we might declare it an anniversary beer and serve it every year,” he said.

The other special was a mint cookie nut brown custom brew for the younger crowd. This beer was released June 2.

“We’re going to brew one keg of this, just to see what kind of reaction we get,” Lessa said.

With the second year underway, Lessa will get his creative mind going to come up with an occasional custom brew to enhance his already acclaimed lineup of craft beer choices.

Buck’s BBQ, a customer favorite, came out to join the celebration and offered delicious Carolina-style barbecue dishes the first two days. La Herencia El Camacho was on hand to serve food June 2. There was also featured cupcakes by Lola’s Confections, chosen specifically to pair with the special beers.

There was a large selection at the celebratory basket raffle, including a Taylor House Brewing Company growler giveaway. A growler is a glass, ceramic, plastic or stainless steel jug commonly sold at breweries as a way to sell take-out craft beer.