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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-five regional artists have studios located inside the Millworks' building, allowing customers to watch sculptors, painters, and other artists at work from the restaurant and biergarten.

The Lake Erie Ale Trail is a group of 11 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,

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is located in the heart of Montgomery County in King of Prussia. Since it was founded in 1991, Rock Bottom has received more than 200 rewards for its brewing techniques.

Toast to history and celebrate Octoberfest Sept. 8 – Oct. 2 at Church Brew Works, a former cathedral now serving award-winning handcrafted brews with its American cuisine. 

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!

Producing award-winning handcrafted ales and brews, both Endless Brewing in Montrose and Nimble Hill Brewing Company in Tunkhannock use farm-fresh ingredients to produce their product in the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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 new microbreweries that consistently run away with awards at national tasting competitions. Levity Brewing Company will debut its Dark Soul — a barrel-aged stout — in September, as well as its Oktoberfest brew, which is set for Sept. 24. Noble Stein Brewery also has a brewpub in the works along the Hoodlebug Trail. And don’t forget to check out Firehouse Brewing, which opened in the late spring of 2016!

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

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