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Bube's Brewery

Bube's Brewery paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 08/10/2019
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Bube's Brewery as it stands today is the result of Alois Bube's life's work.

102 N Market St
Mount Joy , PA 17552
Phone: (717) 653-2056
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 40.111580
Lon: -76.503010

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 2
Stories: 4
Claims: 12
Evidence: 0
Resources: 7
Retrievals: 8947
Vistor Rating: 0.0
Votes: 0

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By the mid-1800s, German-style lager beer had become all the rage among beer drinkers in America. Very different from the English-style ales that predominated in the U.S. previously, lager beer necessitated a different brewing method. Those brewers manufacturing lager beer in the 1850s often could not keep up with demand and by the 1860s a brewery boom was underway. Literally hundreds of breweries emerged all over the United States. Into this brewing climate came a young German immigrant named Alois Bube. Having been a brewing apprentice in his homeland, Alois secured a job at, and in 1876 bought, a small brewery in Mount Joy Pennsylvania.

Bube's Brewery as it stands today is the result of Alois Bube's life's work. He expanded his small brewery several times and built a Victorian hotel to save his beer and accommodate overnight guests and offer dining to travelers passing through Mount Joy. By the turn of the century, he had a very successful business and his reputation as a good brewer and decent businessman had spread far and wide.

Mr. Bube died suddenly in 1908 at the age of 57. He had built up enough wealth that although his brewery closed just prior to Prohibition in 1920, members of his family were able to live here until the 1960s, changing nothing and doing little with the buildings. As common as breweries similar to this one would have been in the late 1800s, Bube's Brewery is the only of the hundreds of "lager era" breweries that still stands in almost completely intact condition intact condition in the United States today. Restoration of the complex began in 1968 and continues currently.

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3162 08/10/2019 sdonley The apparition of a women with long hair in the catacombs has been reported.
3163 08/10/2019 sdonley The apparition of a man with a long coat and scruffy hair has been reported.
3164 08/10/2019 sdonley Females will sometimes feel their hair being tugged.
3165 08/10/2019 sdonley Females will sometimes feel their hand be stroked.
3166 08/10/2019 sdonley Lamps in the bar will mysteriously get blown out.
3167 08/10/2019 sdonley Bottles in the bar have been thrown at staff members.
3168 08/10/2019 sdonley Strange sounds of class breaking have been reported with no evidence of broken glass.
3169 08/10/2019 sdonley Many EVPs have been recorded by investigators.
3170 08/10/2019 sdonley Disembodied voices have been heard.
3171 08/10/2019 sdonley The sound of items being moved have been heard.
3172 08/10/2019 sdonley The apparition of a girl named Emily has been reported on the third floor of the hotel.
3173 08/10/2019 sdonley Investigators have reported EMF and motion detection on the second floor of the hotel.

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Changes coming to Bube's Brewery: 'You're going to see this place completely flip'
Added: 08/10/2019 By: mdonley
See Bube's Brewery Executive Chef Corinna Killian cook up a ribeye loin. Cameron Clark, York Daily Record An 18th-century wine rack hangs near the rear staircase, cobwebs collecting inside the crevasses where bottles once slept.
Historians examine tunnel at Bube's Brewery, discuss possible Mount Joy Underground Railroad ties
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A Day Away: Spirits are said to roam the 'combs at Bube's Brewery
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Even if it were not haunted, the cluster of buildings collectively known as "Bube's Brewery" in Mount Joy, Lancaster County, could be considered a bit creepy.
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Yelp Page
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283 reviews of Bube's Brewery "Old and charming building. Great outside dining drinking area with lots of trees and vegetation. Food was ok but not off the charts. Worth it though. Waitress needs more experience"
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Catacombs at Bube's Brewery, Mount Joy: See 494 unbiased reviews of Catacombs at Bube's Brewery, rated 3.5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #5 of 36 restaurants in Mount Joy.
This Underground Restaurant In Pennsylvania Is Like No Other Place You’ve Ever Eaten
Added: 08/10/2019 By: mdonley
Dining out should be an experience. Relaxing. Unique. Exciting, even. Pennsylvania’s restaurants make it easy to find unique dining options. Have you ever, for example, considered dining underground, in a cellar? No? You don’t know what you’re missing.

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