Pennsylvania boasts a number of fun and unique craft beverage experiences. From breweries to wineries, cideries to distilleries and meaderies, there’s something for every craft beverage lover in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has been home to breweries since the 1600s, so they definitely know a thing or two about what makes a good brew. Today, the state produces the most craft beer in the U.S. and has more than 354 craft breweries all serving up the finest craft brews to pursue the perfect pour.
No matter what’s on tap for your next vacation, weekend getaway, or a day out and about, a brewery tour may be near the top of your list.
The Beer Tour Trend
Over the years, bookings of beer experiences on TripAdvisor grew 154%, while distillery bookings grew 161%. It seems that these types of tours are becoming all the rage.
Pennsylvania Craft Beverage Trail
Grab your “Passport to Hoppiness” and navigate your way through the Butler County Beer Circuit, a self-guided trail of local brewpubs. This trail features 13 brewpubs, a taproom, and a canning facility; all offering a variety of unique and local craft beers year-round. Explore more on the Butler County Beer Circuit.
The Central Pennsylvania Tasting Trail was the first to bring together Happy Valley adult-beverage producers in a single trail that has the ability to please everyone, regardless of their particular tastes. Enjoy distilled spirits, wine, cider and craft beer all on one trail!
Visit Clearfield County and enjoy the many flavors offered throughout the Lumberjack Tasting Trail. Visit all 15 locations and enjoy their free tasting or purchase their lumberjack special. Don’t forget to get your passport stamped at each location so that you can earn your free t-shirt or hat for completing this wicked awesome trail!
Hit the trail and bask in a plethora of fantastic brews on the River Rat Brew Trail, Central Pennsylvania’s original craft beer trail! Encompassing twelve enterprising craft breweries, it is home to award-winning beers and creative brewers who are always crafting unique flavors!
Discover the unique tastes of Adams County’s craft beverages with a self-guided journal along the Adams County Pour Tour. From small batch breweries and distilleries, to wineries, meaderies and famous Adams County cideries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Pick up your passport at any participating location to get started!
From moonshine, rye whiskey, and IPAs to cider, mead, and fruit wines, get a taste for southwestern Pennsylvania on the newly expanded Laurel Highlands Pour Tour! The passport-based trail showcases 45 craft beverage locations and the region’s stunning landscape.
Did you know Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania is federally designated as a premier grape-growing region in the country? Established in 2008, Lehigh Valley’s American Viticultural Area covers over 230 planted acres and includes over 30 wineries. For more local flavor profiles and unique experiences, discover Lehigh Valley’s brewery and distillery scenes.
Montgomery County (PA)
Montgomery County has more than 30 craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries, including some of the most awarded in the state and country. Montco Makers is your guide to the craft beer, wine, and spirits that Montgomery County has to offer. Via the app, visitors and locals alike can check in and access a plethora of rewards.
The Pocono Beverage Trail is a craft beverage lover’s dream. It’s a beer, wine, and spirits trail in one. Craft your adventure as you explore the best wineries, breweries, and distilleries throughout the scenic Pocono Mountains. Hire transportation or experience the trail at your own pace, on your own time.
Philadelphia Beer Trail
Philadelphia is an incredible beer city positioned at the forefront of the American craft brewing renaissance. A staggering roster of formidable beer artisans call this region home — a lineup that includes some of the most coveted and celebrated breweries in the United States.
Pittsburgh Brewery Trail
With over 30 breweries to choose from, you and your drinking crew need a plan. The PBG has got you covered. Choose between crafting your own custom trail or a premade trail in your neighborhood of choice.
Each brewery has its own unique history, just like Pittsburgh itself.
Adams County Pour Tour
Grab a trail passport and collect stamps as you treat your palate to the wines, ciders, spirits, meads and craft brews found in Gettysburg’s downtown tasting rooms and throughout the Adams County countryside. The interactive trail map allows you to plan your journey and get step-by-step directions to your next location right from your mobile device. Bountiful orchards, vineyards and farmlands produce flavorful fruits, hops, honey and grains that turn into amazing craft beverages for your enjoyment.
Brew Barons Beer Trail
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg launched the Brew Barons Beer Trail, an interactive mobile experience designed to draw visitors to more than 20 participating craft breweries and tasting locations in the Hershey Harrisburg Region. Visitors can download the Brew Barons Beer Trail mobile app to see which breweries are nearby, mark their favorites, and search upcoming events like live music or special releases. Brewery guests can earn Brew Baron-themed prizes as they accrue check-ins at locations via the mobile app.
When taking any craft beverage tour, be sure you have a designated driver or a car service to get you and your group around and about. Be safe. Be smart.