While I haven’t completed this day trip personally, I wanted to share this excellent itinerary for a day trip through several central Pennsylvania breweries.
Tierney is the unofficial beer connoisseur over at SaraBozich.com, a prolific blog dedicated to life and events in the Harrisburg / Central PA region. She writes:
Our final destination was Victory Brewing Company. As I’ve said before, Victory’s Golden Monkey was possibly the first craft beer I’ve ever tasted, so I was happy to make the pilgrimage to where it all began. Victory is also known as the unofficial representative beer of Pennsylvania.
I’ve been meaning to go to various breweries in the central PA area, but so far I’ve only made it to three: Appalachian Brewing Company and Lancaster Brewing Company in Harrisburg, and Iron Hill Brewery in Lancaster. On my to do list are:
- Troegs Brewery in Hershey,
- Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown,
- Yeungling Brewery in Pottsville, (America’s Oldest Brewery, in operation for over 180 years!)
- Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, PA.
I wish I could visit Spring House Brewing Company in Conestoga, PA, whose Braaains Pumpkin Ale for Zombies is the most delicious seasonal beer I’ve ever tasted (does that mean I’m a zombie?), but I think their production is so small that they don’t do tours.
The official Pennsylvania tourism website also has a pretty decent 3-day itinerary for PA breweries. I think it misses a lot of great breweries though, so be sure to supplement it with Tierney’s recommendations.
So head on over to SaraBozich.com and check it out!