Brewpubs - Pennsylvania
- Sly Fox / Phoenixville, PA
- It's always has been a good place to hang out, now with it's new brewer, Brian O'Reilly the beer is wonderful. Go during the warm weather and sit outside on it's patio, go during Penn State Football and join the Alumi Club or go and talk to the bartender Cory who seems to know everyone.
- Barley Creek Brewing Co / Tannersville, PA
- Going up to the Poconos for vaction, check these guys out. I have heard rumors of a Wiffle Ball Stadium around back. Here's a site to plan your trip : www.poconos.org/main.html
- Bethlehem Brew Works / Bethlehem, PA
- This old steel town is waking up, The BBW is a nice brewpub. But, the real appeal may be the Belgian Beer Bar in it's basement, The Steel Garden.
In early August Bethlehem hosts musikfest http://www.musikfest.org/ .
- Church Brew Works / Pittsburgh, PA
- An old Church that's now a brewpub . . . now that's recycling!
- Penn Brewery / Pittsburgh, PA
- The brewery and its restaurant are located in the historic Eberhardt and Ober Brewery. Well known for it's German Cuisine and atmosphere.
- Nodding Head Brewery / Philadelphia, PA
- This is the site of the former Sam Adams Brewhouse. Philadelphia brewing icon Brandon Greenwood calls this place home, and is steadily gaining reputation among the beer community. Good food to boot.
- McKenzie Brewhouse
- Head Brewer Scott Morrison
- Victory Brewery; Dowingtown, PA
- Great pub to visit, make sure you bring a driver. The atmosphere is early warehouse, the food good and the beer out of this world. If your a fan of the bottled beers ( and who is not ), they offer some draft only beers that are just as incredible. Tuesday night is pint night, you get to keep the glass ( with out having to steal it ).
- Appalachian Brewing Company; Harrisburg, PA
- One of the largest brewpubs in the US. The Brewpub and brewery are located in a renovated three-story brick and heavy timber building, built in 1915. Bar/ Restaurant on the first floor with a view of the fermentars. The Second floor features a sports bar with a deck that is open during the warmer months. Keep an eye out for their Capital City Brewfest in the Fall.
- Porter House Brewpub / Lahaska, PA
- Located near Peddlers Village and a few miles south of New Hope, this is a good stop to trade in that day of shopping with the girlfriend and have her treat you to few beers. Riverhorse seems to be affiliated with this venture, as it's beers are the feature.
- Iron Hill Brewery
- A small local chain of Brewpubs, with locations in West Chester, PA; Media, PA and Wilmington, DE. One of the better chains I have been to, but as they grow we will see if they can keep their quality.
- Manayunk Brewery / Philadelphia, PA
- Have not been there since they lost their brewer, Jim Brennan. Nice looking place, with many different rooms and decks. They throw a great beer festival every spring, not the typical beer geek crowd.
- Rock Bottom Brewery / King of Prussia, PA
- Highly successful national chain with over 30 locations across the US. I have a special fondness for Rock Bottom as they where one of the places ( the Minneapolis location, in particular ), that started my path into beer.
- Bubes Brewery / Mount Joy, PA
- Sam Allen, the owner of this Central Hotel. It's built around an old (pre-Prohibition) brewery. He’s put a new brewery in, and has started brewing.
- Bullforg Brewery / Williamsport, PA
- Now, there is a reason to go to Williamsport!
- Golden Avalanche / Kutztown, PA
- Nice place, I like to stop there for lunch when I am visiting some of the Wineries of the Lehigh Valley ( http://www.lehighvalleywinetrail.com/ ). I think Vynecrest, Pinnacle and Blue Mountain are the best to visit.
- Stoudts Brewery / Adamstown, PA
- The Godmother of PA Brewing, Carol Stoudt, has quite a layout here in a great Antiquing ( ? is that a word ) area. A Brewery, Bakery, Pub and Fine Dining Restaurant. Make a weekend out of it and go to one of there many festivals.