Sarah Kovach, Hanover-area’s Only Female Brewer

Sarah Kovach, the only female brewer in the Hanover area, takes multitasking to a whole new level.  Not only does she serve as a brewer at Center Square Brewing, she is a bartender and runs the front house of the Altland House.  So, you can argue that no one knows what the customers want more than she does.

“I globally look at what the customers want, and they want a variety,”  said Sarah.  “By being behind the bar I get to talk to them; it’s why we ended up brewing a lager.  I like that I can tell them all about the beer.  What the grain build is, the type and how much hops. ”

Attention to detail, love for beer

A male-dominated profession, brewing is not something just anyone can take on. An understanding of science alongside a love for the end product is what ultimately yields the unique brews that Center Square creates.

“There is special mix of attention to detail and little of what I call foolishness that goes into brewing,” mused Adam, Head Brewer. “Sarah possesses an almost obsessive attention to detail, but  truly believes in the process and that it will work.  That’s why she’s good at what she does.”

seasonal brews to match a seasonal menu

Sarah certainly seems to have an innate ability to match up the locally-sourced ingredients with the seasonal menus that Altland House serves.  She takes special care to create menus and brews that work with the time of year and ingredients available.

“I love to match up a good, light wheat beer with a special from our kitchen like a pan-seared rockfish,”  she said.  “And I’m working on the next seasonal cocktail menu as we speak.  Guests will want to check out our new Jim Beam Apple Mule!”

Next time you see Sarah behind the bar, don’t hesitate to tap her knowledge of all things brewing!

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Altland House Hospitality Group is the parent company of the original Altland House in Abbottstown PA. The third generation of the Haugh Family have taken their years of experience and expanded their services throughout Central PA. Under their umbrella of hospitality you will find event venues, casual dining restaurants, a golf course, a brewery as well as off-premise catering services.

Altland House Hospitality Group has been serving customers for over sixty years and is still locally family owned and operated by the Haugh family.