There are many very well known large scale breweries in Pennsylvania, but there’s also many stand out craft brewers that make incredible beer. Here’s 5 of the top picks in the state of Pennsylvania:
Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing was founded by lifelong friends, Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski in an old Pepperidge Farm factory. Since opening in 1996, it has become one of the top 50 craft breweries in the country based on beer sales according to the Brewers Association. Its popular brews are now available in 34 states and 9 countries.
Tröegs Independent Brewing
In 1996, Tröegs Brewing was founded by two brothers, John and Chris Trogner. Before moving to their new headquarters in Hershey in 2011, this independent brewery started making their beers in Harrisburg. Many years after serving their first pint, the Tröegs Pale Ale, Tröegs has now brewed over 200 excellent beers using local and exotic ingredients.
Located in Downtown Easton, Weyerbacher Brewing was started by Dan and Sue Weirback in 1995. This craft brewery has gained beer fans for their full-flavored, high quality offerings whether it’s their year round beers or seasonal and special release brews. Some of their popular beers include the Blithering Idiot, Last Chance IPA and Merry Monks.
Yards Brewing Company
Found in Philadelphia, Yards Brewing is known for their British inspired ales. Its signature ales include the Philadelphia Pale Ale, Brawler, IPA (India Pale Ale), Love Stout and ESA (Extra Special Ale). Producing more than 30,000 barrels every year, this award winning brewery has become the largest operating brewery in Philadelphia.
For more than a decade, VooDoo Brewery has been making handcrafted and award winning microbrews in Meadville, Pennsylvania. This artisan brewery offers six year round beers as well as seasonal and small batch brews. Aside from Meadville, beer fans can taste their excellent brews at their new location in Homestead which opened in 2015.