Happiness on the Horizon: Microbreweries

What’s New with Microbreweries in Pennsylvania?

The Millworks combines a restaurant, biergarten, and artist studios for a unique experience. The restaurant serves authentic, local, and sustainable food, with a full-service bar featuring local draft and bottled microbrews, craft beers, and their own nanobrews. Thirty-two regional artists have studios located inside the Millworks' building, allowing customers to watch sculptors, painters, and other artists at work from the restaurant and rooftop biergarten.

The Lake Erie Ale Trail is a group of 14 microbreweries in the Erie region designed to give guests a taste of what Northwest PA has to offer on the beer front. This region’s rich history of breweries started when the first local brewery opened its doors more than 200 years ago — 36 years before the city of Erie was even incorporated.

Plan your next event at one of the most unique dining atmospheres around. Church Brew Works is a former cathedral now serving award-winning handcrafted brews with American cuisine. What was originally a Baptist Church is now beautifully restored with meticulous attention to detail and the reuse of existing fixtures all to help create a spectacular atmosphere.

Get eclectic at Voodoo Brewery, which offers non-traditional seating, a weekly changing menu, locally sourced ingredients, live entertainment, and some awesome award-winning brews.

Butler Brew Works started as an idea by three young home-brewing entrepreneurs. Over the last few years, the innovative flavors — referred to as “adventurous ales” — have gained quite the following. With more than 30 brews, Butler offers something for everyone!

Begin your brewery tour in Lehigh Valley by checking out the recently opened Lost Tavern Brewing. Then, stop by the other award-winning breweries, including Weyerbacher, HiJinx and Funk Brewing Company.

Keeping with the tradition of its historic nickname, “Little Munich of America,” Lancaster County now leads the entire state with 25 craft brew licenses, spread throughout many of our charming small towns. Columbia Kettle Works in Columbia and Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy are just two examples.

Indiana County boasts three microbreweries that consistently run away with awards at national tasting competitions. Levity Brewing Company, Noble Stein Brewery, and don’t forget to check out Firehouse Brewing!

To learn about other craft breweries in Pennsylvania, visit our Top 15 Craft Brews in PA.

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