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Welcome to Sign of the Horse

What is in a name? We chose the name of our brewery based on our desire to celebrate our great community. We believe that we can provide a comfortable environment for the community to visit and drink a quality hand crafted beer and catch up with friends and neighbors. To honor the great history of Hanover, we have chosen the name "Sign of the Horse".

To honor the great history of Hanover, we have chosen the name "Sign of the Horse". Sign of the Horse was one of the first taverns in Hanover in the late 1700's. Thomas Jefferson stopped at the tavern on his way to draft the Declaration of Independence (seemed pretty important). George Washington has also made a visit to The Sign of the Horse tavern.

Meet The Brewers


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Jesse Mills

Born and raised in South Central Pa, Jesse comes to us with a passion for creating highly drinkable craft beer. Prior to brewing professionally, Jesse spent the better part of a decade homebrewing 100’s of batches of random beer styles out of his garage, some of you may know of him as “South Mountain Artisan Ales” as well as a member of the “All Grain Gangsters” (homebrew club).

Jesse’s beloved styles include but are not limited to IPA’s and Sours to which he has earned multiple homebrewing awards here in the South-Central PA area. At heart, a true “beer geek” willing to travel 1000’s of miles to obtain some of the most sought-after beers for a unique experience, “It’s a wonderful way to see the country and meet some deeply inspiring people”. When not obsessing over the next beer style to brew, you can find him playing guitar, coaching baseball and most importantly traveling/gathering inspiration. Feel free to say hi when you see him moving about within the brewery, he’s always open for conversation.

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Matt Moore

Matt Moore comes to Sign of the Horse Brewery from Timonium, MD. He has been a prolific homebrewer for the past 25 years. An IPA lover and hophead; his hop obsession spread to his home as he even grew and harvested his own hops. Over the years his ales have been appreciated by friends and family as he provided kegs for a variety of parties and celebrations, or even to address the crisis of a friends’ empty kegerator.

At Sign of the Horse Brewpub Matt hopes to continue to guide the uninitiated into the world of craft beer by brewing drinkable session ales and hop forward IPA’s.