A barrel and several kinds of craft beer

Pennsylvania’s Brewery

With the COVID-19 less and less of a threat, many people are looking to get out and enjoy life again. It is time to hit the brewpubs!

Pennsylvania is one of the nation’s top beer producers, and the state is particularly competitive in regard to craft beer. With 401 breweries, up from 350 last year, our state is currently ranked fourth in the nation in the number of breweries, and is second in the nation (behind California) in barrels of beer produced.

With all these choices, thank heavens there is a brewery finder available on the visitpa.com website. The handy map is easy to navigate and provides information on whether breweries deliver, are family friendly, have live music, offer tours, and serve food. The site will even tell you which breweries are pet friendly.

Closest to Mercersburg are two brew pubs in Chambersburg, Roy-Pitz and GearHouse, and there is an Appalachian Brewing Company in Shippensburg, Gettysburg and Carlisle offer more choices.

As a tool for those interested in traveling in Pennsylvania, the brewery finder offers users the capacity to organize vacations or “brew tours” based on the locations of craft beer producers.

Beer Festivals 

Fall calls for a celebration of craft beer with a variety of festivals across the state. Whether you toast great beer at a classic Oktoberfest celebration with amazing German dishes, opt for a historic experience at a museum, or gear up for a day of taste-testing every single beer from dozens of breweries to find your next new favorite, Pennsylvania’s brew scene has the perfect pour for you this fall.

To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this summer, check out visitPA.com.

Beer Trails

Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve been brewing beer since the 1600s, so we know a thing or two about what makes a good brew. Today, we produce the most craft beer in the U.S. and have more than 354 craft breweries all serving up the finest craft brews to pursue the perfect pour.

Use the beer trail website as your guide for discovering the best craft beers the state has to offer.

Byron’s Dining Room 

For those who like craft beer and are part of this booming trend, the Mercersburg Inn is becoming the right place for you. We have a variety of seasonal craft beer. Enjoy local craft beer and delicious dishes which go with it at our restaurant.

Craft Beer Menu

Article written by The Journal – Mercersburg, PA

Website: visitPA.com by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development,