List of breweries in Pennsylvania
This is a partial list of breweries in Pennsylvania. In 2012 there were 134 licensed breweries in Pennsylvania. Only the notable ones are listed here. One of these breweries is America's longest established, D.G. Yuengling & Son. Other nationally known brands that are made in Pennsylvania include Victory Brewing Company's Hop Devil and Weyerbacher's Merry Monks. Some of these breweries also feature a restaurant or snack bar at their breweries. Brewpubs in Pennsylvania do not distribute their products beyond the premises.
The breweries listed here distribute their products beyond their own premises, unless they are designated as brewpubs:
- Crime & Punishment Brewing Co., Philadelphia, brewpub, founded in 2014
- Dock Street Brewing Company, founded in 1985
- Lancaster Brewing Company, Lancaster, founded in 2001
- Lion Brewery, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, founded in 1909 (a.k.a. Gibbons Brewery 1943-1974)
- Philadelphia Brewing Company, Philadelphia, founded in 2007
- Reading Brewing Company, Reading (revived the former trademark of, but is otherwise unrelated to, the original Reading Brewing Company, which closed in 1976)
- Saint Benjamin Brewing Company brewpub, founded in 2014 (brewery only) cafe to open in 2016
- Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown, brewpub
- Stoudt's Brewing Company, Adamstown, founded in 1987
- Tired Hands Brewing Company, Ardmore, brewpub
- Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, brewpub, founded in 1996
- Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Easton, founded in 1995
- Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, founded in 1994
- Yuengling (D. G. Yuengling & Son), Pottsville, established in 1829
- Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Mechanicsburg, Collegeville, Lititz, formed in 1994
- Otto's Pub and Brewery, State College, founded in 2002
- Tröegs Brewing Company, Hershey, founded in 1996
- The Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh, founded in 1996
- City Brewing Company, Latrobe; formerly Latrobe Brewing (the producers of Rolling Rock), now a contract brewer for national brands
- Duquesne Brewing Company, Pittsburgh, founded in 2011 (revived the former trademark of, but is otherwise unrelated to, the original Duquesne Brewing Company, which closed in 1972)
- East End Brewing Company, Pittsburgh, founded in 2003
- Fort Pitt Brewing Company, Pittsburgh, 1906-1957
- Iron City Brewing Company, Pittsburgh, founded in 1899 (formerly Pittsburgh Brewing Company)
- Pennsylvania Brewing Company, Pittsburgh, formed in 1986
Defunct breweries and brewpubs
- Christian Schmidt Brewing Company, Philadelphia, founded as Robert Coutrennay Brewery in 1859, the Christian Schmidt & Sons Brewing Company was sold in 1987 to G. Heileman Brewing Company of La Crosse, Wisconsin
- Duquesne Brewing Company, Pittsburgh (1899–1972)
- Fuhrmann & Schmidt Brewing Company, Shamokin, began operations in 1854 as the Eagle Run Brewery, bought by H. Ortlieb Brewing Company in 1966, ceased operations in spring 1976
- Theo Finkenauer Brewery, Kensington, Philadelphia 1800s- Prohibition
- Independent Brewing Company of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, founded in 1905 as a conglomerate of fifteen breweries; dissolved in 1933
- John F. Betz & Sons, Philadelphia, founded in 1775 as the Robert Hare & J. Warren Peter Brewery, closed in 1939
- Latrobe Brewing Company, Latrobe, founded in 1893, closed in 2006; Rolling Rock is now brewed by Anheuser-Bush in Newark, New Jersey
- Mount Carbon Brewery, Pottsville, founded in 1845 as George Lauer, closed in 1976
- Point Brewery, Fort Pitt, founded by James O'Hara in 1803 on the site of a smaller, pre-existing brewery that had been in existence since at least 1795; closed in 1860
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