8 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Pennsylvania

Top Craft Breweries in Pennsylvania

Top Craft Breweries in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Craft BeersPhiladelphia, PA - There are several options if you're looking for a craft brewery to drink in Pennsylvania.  Some top choices include the East End Brewing Company, the Appalachian Brewing Company, and the Yards Brewing Company.

Yards Brewing Company

Yards Brewing Company is one of Pennsylvania's largest and most successful craft breweries. This brewery specializes in ales that are in the traditional English style. These ales are more malty than hoppy. They tend to have a floral, caramel, or toasty aroma. This brewery has won numerous awards nationally and locally. It has also been a driving force behind the craft beer revolution in the city. In addition to its signature ale, Yards makes a range of beers, including IPAs, lagers, and stouts. In addition, the brewery offers seasonal and limited-release beers. Yards Brewing is located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. They have a tasting room, and the staff is accommodating.

Troegs Brewing Company

Troegs Brewing Company is one of the largest craft breweries in Pennsylvania. They brew almost 60 different beers. This brewery is known for its adventurous and bold beers. Troegs produces a variety of beers, from seasonal to specialty brews. It also has "scratch beers" that are made from experimental recipes. These include the popular Mad Elf Ale, which features a subdued local honey flavor and a hint of spices. The brewery also makes several chocolate stouts. Troegs has two locations, one in Hershey, Pa., and another in Downingtown. During the winter months, it brews year-round while producing more seasonal and limited-release brews in the warmer months.

Victory Brewing Company

The Victory Brewing Company is one of the top craft breweries in Pennsylvania. This brewery offers various sour, full-flavored, and innovative beers. The company has three locations in the Chester County area. Their beer is sold in Pennsylvania and in 35 other states. They also export their beers to ten countries. They are also one of the largest American craft breweries. If you are a fan of the Victory brand, you will be excited to know that they have recently opened a second brewery in Parkesburg. This brewery will help expand its production capabilities.

One of the beers that they are known for is the HopDevil IPA. It features a citrus flavor with caramel undertones. Another beer that they are known for is the Golden Monkey. This Belgian-style Tripel is brewed with apricot and pear flavors. It is aged in barrels for months. A sour brew, it is 9.5% ABV. In addition to its beers, the Victory Brewing Company has three brewpubs in the Chester County area. These brewpubs offer exclusive beers and food.

Stoudts Brewing Company

Stoudts Brewing Company is a craft brewery in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. The brewery was founded by Carol Stoudt and her husband, Ed. They started the business in 1987. After a short period, they began distributing their beer to bars in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area and the Lehigh Valley. In addition to beer, the Stoudts brewery also had a restaurant. The restaurant was part of a larger complex with a 1,300-seat beer garden. As a Pennsylvania brewer, Stoudts has been committed to craft and quality. They added a variety of extreme brews, such as ESB, to their line-up. They offer tasting sessions and free tours. You can even purchase custom t-shirts and glasses.

Appalachian Brewing Company 

Appalachian Brewing Company has been a staple of the Harrisburg community for decades. This local favorite serves a wide variety of craft beers, appetizers, and handcrafted sodas. Their food is delicious, and the beer is brewed locally. Founded in 1997, Appalachian Brewing Company is a brewpub with a large variety of handcrafted beers. The company also produces a line of craft spirits. They offer a 6X Distilled Vodka in orange, vanilla, and lemon flavors. Also, check out their London Dry Gin, 5-year Bourbon Whiskey, and Island Style Rum.

In addition to the brewpub, the company offers tours of the soda works and bottling facility. These tours show how sodas are made, and guests receive two bottled sodas as souvenirs. The company's flagship craft beers are Aero-Head Bock and Trail Blaze Brown Ale. These artisanal beers are handcrafted with 100% natural ingredients. The beer is available at locations across the mid-Atlantic region. You can find it at fine retailers and at special events. Guests can enjoy a fun and lively atmosphere at any of the locations and enjoy a wide selection of food and drinks.

Lancaster Brewing Company

The Lancaster Brewing Company is undoubtedly a brewmaster's dream, but that doesn't mean the brewery is all about beer. For starters, they produce 20 different beers at various times of the year, and one of their flagship beers is even a brewery within a brewery. Their menu is equally impressive, and they take full advantage of the area's freshest meats, cheeses, and brews. So, if you're looking for a new place to try, check out Lancaster Brewing. While they're at it, they'll also let you sample their wares for free on the weekends. During this time, you'll get to sample their most innovative beers and learn a thing or two about the art of making a quality brew. And the best part is that they're all locally sourced.

Voodoo Brewery

If you're looking for a brewery that's good and unique, Voodoo is for you. This Pennsylvania-born brewery is a cult favorite, and its products have earned national recognition. The brewery's flagship product is "good vibes." It was the first beer to be packaged for distribution. In the years that have followed, Voodoo has become a global brewhouse. Founders Matteo and Curt Rachocki have created a unique craft brewing company. Their beer is produced in a state-of-the-art facility in Meadville, PA. While the brewery has grown rapidly in recent years, it has maintained the small hometown feel that fans of the company love. They've been able to attract regionally-famous bands to the Voodoo production facility.

East End Brewing Company

East End Brewing Company has been Pittsburgh's home for fresh, local beer since 2004.  The brewery, which moved from Regent Square to Mt. Lebanon last year, offers a variety of different beers, as well as growlers and big bottles. You can also check out a new restaurant set to open soon. One of the best things about the brewery is its patio. This is where you can hang out with your friends and family. Guests can also enjoy Pennsylvania-made spirits, including hard seltzers, cocktails, and wines. Another great thing about the brewery is its in-house pizza kitchen. They are also a distributor of kegs so you can get your hands on some of their brews.

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