Breweries and Brew Pubs in the Poconos

Guide to local breweries and brew pubs in the Poconos. Several options for viewing the beer-making process, tasting fresh hand-crafted beers, porters, ales, stout and other malt beverages.

Breweries and Brew Pubs

Poconos beer making, breweries and brew pubs open to the public.

Pennsylvania has a long history of brewing beer - many thanks to our early German and English immigrants. That tradition continues today, and a number of popular Pennsylvania breweries are located right here in the Poconos.

A recent beer-making niche is the "Brew Pub". Essentially, a Brew Pub is a small brewery - with all operation of beer making occurring on site. Added to the brewery operation is a restaurant, bar, and, usually, offers live entertainment for its patrons.

 

Breweries and Brew Pubs

Barley Creek Brewing CompanyBarley Creek Brewing Company
Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road
Tannersville, PA 18372
570-629-9399
Labeled as "Awesome", Barley Creek offers authentic, hand crafted ales and lagers with a full menu of authentic pub fare and fine dining specials. Entertainment served up, as well as tours of the brewery.

While Pennsylvania has a fabled history with beer and beer making, it's laws regarding the purchase of beer is among the nation's most restrictive. Here's the scoop: you cannot purchase any alcoholic beverage in a supermarket; you can buy beer at a restaurant (a six pack to go), and wine and distilled beverages can only be bought at state controlled liquor stores.

Purchasing distillates on Sunday can be a problem.

These laws date back the days of prohibition and thereafter by the influence of Governor Gifford Pinchot during the 1930's.

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