Falling Branch Brewery

About Us

About Us

Our taproom – a refurbished 1800’s barn.

Hours

Taproom
The taproom is open on Saturdays 12 – 8pm and Sundays 1 – 6pm . Food Vendors are setup onsite and snacks are available at the bar. The barn is heated throughout the winter months, and a television is set up at the bar to play your favorite sports events.

Beer Garden
Open from the end of April until November. Featuring corn hole, petting zoo, fire pit, a kid’s game area, and country scenery. Seating is available, but feel free to bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the farm. For the hot summer days, there is plenty of shade and ceiling fans underneath the barn to keep cool. Please do not bring your pets.

The Brewery

Falling Branch Brewery is a small farmhouse brewery striving to create Belgian-inspired brews that are balanced, yet offer a unique character from ingredients grown by the brewers. Visitors can enjoy the farm’s scenic rolling hills and historic barns while drinking delicious brews made onsite.

The Farm

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William Galbreath in 1953 building the barn that holds today’s brewhouse.

Agriculture has been an important part of the Galbreath family for nearly a century. Highland Heights Farm was founded in 1924 by Calvin Galbreath who excelled in the swine industry and his son, William Galbreath, later followed in his footsteps. In the 1980s, brothers Allen and Stewart Galbreath led the farm’s next generation switching the primary focus to dairy cattle. The dairy farm steadily grew throughout the subsequent decades with the herd peaking at over 300 cows. In 2004, Allen and his wife Kim worked together to start Hawks Hill Creamery in an effort to provide quality local agricultural products and avoid dependence upon fluctuating milk prices. Today, Hawks Hill Creamery cheese is available across the state and thousands of people visit the farm each year. A new “farm brewery” license classification, a passion for good beer and local products, along with a desire to continue the family’s agricultural tradition sparked the family to create Falling Branch Brewery, Harford County’s first farm brewery led by the farm’s fourth generation, brothers Alex and Robby. Following years of planning and hard work, small-batch beer production began at the farm in fall of 2015.

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Hops harvest; ingredients grown on the farm help give our ales a unique character.

The Brewer

Grant Pfeiffer, a Bel Air native, began homebrewing years ago on a kitchen stovetop. He didn’t add the malt extract; it didn’t work out. Since then, he has brewed hundreds of beers with emphasis on blending the modern American and Belgian style of brewing. He joined Falling Branch Brewery aiming to share his vision of the farmhouse ale. Grant is also a full-time engineer and a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and University of Maryland, College Park.

The Name

We wanted to choose a name that represented the great character and roots of our home in Harford County, MD. It was decided to name the Brewery after the nearby Falling Branch at Kilgore Falls; the home of Maryland’s second highest waterfall, a popular summer destination for local residents, and a setting featured in a Walt Disney movie.

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS

Parents must be aware that we are an operating farm brewery and therefore it is critical for the safety of children that parents and guardians have control of them at all times during our events and day to day hours of business. Falling Branch accepts no responsibility for accident or injury caused to children who are not properly monitored. We thank you for your cooperation, and hope to see you and your family at Falling Branch soon.

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