Are you looking for the best beers brewed in Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania is famous for great beer all thanks to the German immigrants. They settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s and 1800s and brought their tradition with them. It included the great love for beer.
Nowadays, Pennsylvania is home to 100 brew pubs and small breweries. We have highlighted some of the best beer breweries in this article.
Take a look at the top beer brewing company.
Troegs Brewing Company
Troegs has been producing world-class beer since 1997. Chris and John Troegs have been handcrafting beers in Central Pennsylvania. They use both the English traditional method and the new electrical American brewing.
Moreover, they have expanded their brewery in Hershey and guests can taste 16 types of beers. They get to tour the factory as well. There is a beer tasting café where the guest can taste the experimental brews. Some of the famous beers include:
- Java Head
- Hopback Amber Ale
- Mad Elf.
Victory Brewing Company
Another great brewing company is Victory. It opened in 1996 in an old Pepperidge Farm Factory. They gained popularity because of the Victory Hop Devil. In 2002, beer earned the title of Champion American Beer in the British Beer festival. All the workers at the Victory are trained by the Germans. They are able to brew 20 different types of beer and produce nearly 100,000 barrels. Some of the recent awards won by Victory are:
- Imperial Pale Ale of the Year.
- Brewery of the Year.
- Lager of the Year.
Some of the beers by Victory are:
- Taste Victory
- Winter Cheers
- Victory Storm King Imperial Stout
- Golden Monkey
- Harvest Ale.
In 1829, David G. Yuengling started the Eagle Brewery on the Centre Street in Pottsville. This company has been in the family operated business for more than 185 years. They ensure to provide the best quality production and taste in beers.
Guests can visit the factory and observe the beer production. They can look at the cave under the factory and taste the beer as well.
Some of the beers by Yuengling are as follows:
- Traditional Lager
- Chesterfield Ale
- Original Black and Tan.
Erie Brewing Company
Erie Brewing Company has been brewing traditional style ales and lager for almost 20 years. The beers Erie brew earned the title ‘the taste of real beer’. They have 5 year round brews and 5 seasonal types of beers. All of them are handcrafted on the site so the visitors can enjoy the tasting and tours of the brewery.
Some of the beers of Erie are:
- Misery Bay IPA
- Bayfront Blonde
- Derailed Ale
- Final Destination Pale Ale.
Lion Brewery, Inc.
Lion Brewer was built in 1905 under the name Luzerne County. After four years they renamed the brewer as The Lion Brewery. Lion uses the old English method of creating lagers and ales. Every product is the original recipe to provide a fuller flavor that the rest of the beers. Lion is the 2nd largest brewery in the state of Pennsylvania and sells over 750,000 cases.
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