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Brewing Company Helps Bring New Life to Downtown RS

Mike Keith and Anita Baker never imagined that they'd be opening a brewery, let alone one that has become a part of its town's history. Spring Dam Brewing Company opened for customers in January 2021, on the 101st anniversary of prohibition, as the first Roaring Spring business to serve alcohol in more than 100 years.

After prohibition ended in the United States in 1933, the borough voted to keep the sale of alcohol illegal - that is, until a 2019 ballot referendum voted 65/35 to approve its sale once again.

Since then, Baker and Keith purchased and renovated the brewery's 1873 building, opene...


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