Craft Beer

Good times are brewing here

Hey, travelers. We get it. You want originality, variety, innovation, and, most importantly, lots and lots of reclaimed wood bars (just kidding: “a good story,” obviously). Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve been brewing beer since the 1600s, so we know a thing or two about what makes a good brew and the hardworking entrepreneurs who brought it to life.

Today, we have more than 500 craft breweries across Pennsylvania, all serving up the finest craft brews to quench your particular thirst.

Please designate a driver and enjoy Pennsylvania beer responsibly.

Find Your Perfect Brewery

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Beloved Classics

In the craft brewing world, innovation and new flavors constantly change the game, but you can still get a comforting brewery experience with some classic joints. When you want a craft brewery that feels like home, here are the best craft breweries in Pennsylvania to check out:

  • Tröegs Brewing Company: This brewery has existed for almost 30 years and was built with flexibility in mind, taking pieces from many brewing traditions to create the perfect pour. With their brewery located in the heart of Hershey, you can take their award-winning tour and discover why Troeg's is a perfect destination for delicious drinks and food.
  • Yuengling: Pull up a stool and grab a pint at America's oldest brewery. Established in 1829, their beer is sold throughout the country, but you'll find the brewery's beginnings an hour to the northeast of Harrisburg.
  • Erie Brewing Company: When in Pennsylvania's Great Lakes region, this brewery is a must-visit. Here, you can relax in a welcoming atmosphere and sip plenty of unique seasonal flavors.
  • Penn Brewery: With more than 100 years of brewing history, this location has truly perfected the craft and offers various seasonal and small-batch beers. Stop by next time you're in Pittsburgh.
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Beer Gardens

When you want to enjoy fresh air and socialize with other brewery visitors, sites with outdoor spaces like beer gardens provide the ideal atmosphere. Many Pennsylvania craft breweries offer outdoor areas where you can sip a delicious brew while taking in your surroundings.

Visit Philadelphia's countryside to check out the Ship Bottom Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards. The outdoor space features yard games like giant Jenga and cornhole. Cozy up around a bonfire with a brew made from farm-grown products.

Benny Brewing Co. is another excellent craft brewery option, located in Wilkes-Barre. The location has a beautiful outdoor beer garden surrounded by trees. Choose from 19 delicious beers, including small-batch seasonal options.

Axemann Brewery seating outdoor

Pet-Friendly Brewers

Looking for a brewery to enjoy with your furry friends? Many craft breweries throughout Pennsylvania allow pets, giving you a place to hang out and enjoy quality time with Fido. Here are a few favorite pet-friendly craft brewers to visit in Pennsylvania:

  • Weyerbacher Brewing: This craft brewery destination in Pennsylvania began in a livery stable and is known for its flavorful brews. The location includes a food truck outside and plenty of space for dogs.
  • Hitchhiker Brewing: Visit Pittsburgh to find two Hitchhiker Brewing locations with delicious brews and pub fare. Each site has an outdoor space with a rotating selection of food trucks.
  • Suburban Brewing: Bring your family and pets to this lovely craft brewery with vintage video games, pinball games, and a pool table. Their menu includes many IPAs and seasonal brews.
  • Axemann Brewery: Located in an old factory, this brewery has plenty of room for all visitors, including furry friends on the streamside deck. Sometimes you'll even hear live music.
  • Susquehanna Brewing: Relax with your pup in the large outdoor seating area, which includes heaters for chilly nights. You'll also enjoy live music and a diverse portfolio of artisanal beer.

Craft Beer Destinations


Results are limited to a 25-mile radius

Beer Trails across Pennsylvania

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Enjoy these trails of tasty ales.

Are you a hop head? Are you grateful for grains? These are the trails you want to be on. See how PA’s incredible beers come about from malt to Märzen. And, since PA has been brewing beer since the 1600s, we like to think we’ve perfected the craft. Come experience it yourself.

Please designate a driver and enjoy Pennsylvania beer responsibly.

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