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5 Winter Beers to Warm You Up

Pennsylvanians have been subject to a harsh winter so far this year. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious brews to help you warm up as you light the fireplace and track down every blanket in your home. These beers are likely to accompany that warming feeling by delivering roasty flavors or a high alcohol percentage […]

Becky Ryman of Wallenpaupack Brewing Company on Building a Brewery from the Ground Up

A dream became a reality in March 2017 when Wallenpaupack Brewing Company broke ground in Hawley. Sibling owners Becky and Christopher Ryman and company started the hard but rewarding work to bring their beers to life in a brand-new, 12,000-square-foot brewery, their new home for a 20-barrel brewhouse, brewpub, outdoor patio and administrative offices. Wallenpaupack Brewing Company […]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the United States Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), which was subsequently signed into law by the President this morning.  Among many other changes, the Act will have a substantial effect on our member brewers, large and small.  The Act goes into effect on January 1, […]

Beyond the Six-Pack: Beer to Go

Being able to purchase beer alongside groceries is still a monumentally gratifying feeling in modern Pennsylvania, but a number of breweries are giving reason to stop in just to grab beer to go. Demand for craft beer continues to grow, and many breweries now offer more formats to go straight from their hands to yours. […]

Brand Registration & Happy Hour

Brand Registration and Labels Recently, the Pa.L.C.B. released a legal advisory opinion addressing the brand registration of brands that are sold only for sales to non-licensees (consumers and not any liquor-licensed business).  As you may recall, if you are selling beer at your brewpub or tasting room to non-licensees only, you do not need to […]

Curt Keck of HiJinx Brewing Company on Celebrating Six Years of Brewing Beer

HiJinx Brewing Company started as shared homebrews among friends in Curt Keck’s garage. Now, Curt and company’s taproom reflects the same sense of fun as those late nights between friends. Housed in a warehouse in Allentown, the space is reminiscent of its beginning days in Curt’s garage. With plenty of room to stand and chat or play […]

Pair These Pennsylvania Beers With Holiday Fare!

The holidays are a great time of year to reconnect with family, indulge in a big meal and most importantly, enjoy choice craft brews. In Pennsylvania, the options are endless when it comes to variety and brands. From sessionable India pale ales to hearty stouts, there is room for every style in the fridge around the holidays. To […]

BOP Members SHINE at GABF 2017!

On October 7, 2017, the Brewers Association Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States. The GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and the premier symbol of brewing excellence. The Brewers of Pennsylvania is proud to share that 11 BOP […]

Senator Richard Alloway Becomes Brewer For A Day

Pa. District 33 Legislator Visits GearHouse Brewing Company The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, was pleased and honored to host Senator Richard Alloway at the latest Brewer For A Day event held at GearHouse Brewing Company in Chambersburg, Pa. on October 12.  This was the BOP’s ninth successful Brewer For A […]

5 Cool Weather Beer Styles You Need to Drink

When the leaves fall in Pennsylvania and the temperature drops below the comfortable 60-degree mark, it’s time to start reaching for beers that deliver warmth from the inside. A chill in the air calls for a crisp, chocolate-like treat that warms the belly and eases the mind. These are our top picks: Stout A perfect […]

Dan Popernack of La Cabra Brewing Company on Creating a Brewpub with Hunger and Creativity

Nested in an eclectic space dressed in wood and stone accents in bustling Berwyn, La Cabra Brewing Company is one of the newer breweries in Pennsylvania’s rapidly growing lineup. Its popularity can be attributed to a staff that pride themselves on a glowing devotion to beer, food and service. La Cabra’s draft list is impressive—it boasts a variety of […]

BOP Statement on PA Preferred Brews Designation

“On behalf of the 300 breweries in the Commonwealth, I want to thank Governor Wolf for his announcement today of the PA Preferred Brews designation. As the state’s official beer guild, the Brewers of Pennsylvania has been working closely with the Administration on all matters relating to brewing and today’s announcement is a welcomed step […]

4 Fall Beer Styles You Need to Drink

Autumn in Pennsylvania is a beautiful time of year. With the leaves changing and the chilliness setting in, it’s the perfect time to really bask in the joy of a drink, especially outdoors. The feeling of an October night wrapped in a hoodie or a cozy blanket with a good beer and the glow of […]

Rob Metzger of Chatty Monks on Future Expansion and Visiting a Costa Rica Brewery

Chatty Monks Brewing Company has become a staple in the Southeastern Pennsylvania beer community from its home in Reading. After scouting around for the right spot, the taproom opened in 2014 as a central meeting place for sampling Chatty Monks’ brews. Word spread about Chatty Monks long before the taproom opened thanks to the brewers’ generosity—sharing with friends […]

Brewers of Pennsylvania to Host 2017 Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium in State College

Pa. Representative Paul Costa, Liquor Control Democratic Chair, to Keynote HARRISBURG, PA (8.16.17) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, will host the third annual Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium, which will feature a keynote address from House Liquor Control Committee Democratic Chairman, Paul Costa. This important two-day event begins on Thursday, September […]

Rep. Dave Reed Becomes Brewer For a Day

The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, was pleased and honored to host Representative Dave Reed at the latest Brewer For A Day event held at Levity Brewing Company in Indiana, Pa. on July, 13. This was the BOP’s seventh successful Brewer For A Day event, an initiative designed to give state […]

Rep. Tom Mehaffie Becomes Brewer For a Day

The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, was pleased and honored to host Representative Tom Mehaffie at the latest Brewer For A Day event held at Troegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, Pa. on July, 17. This was the BOP’s eighth successful Brewer For A Day event, an initiative designed to give state […]

Craft Beer and Food Pairings: How Recipe Development Helps to Build Your Brand

Building your craft beer brand is a continuous job, and there are countless tools to strengthen your message about your company. Maintaining a strong website, blog and social media presence will go a long way in building a brand, especially when the content is focused on your beer, company culture and food. By being in touch with your region’s cuisine […]

TTB Guidelines for Advertising Alcoholic Beverages on Social Media

Social media has become one of the most powerful marketing tools for businesses, including alcoholic beverage industry members (e.g., brewers, distillers, wholesalers).  In light of the prominence of social media advertising, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has expanded the scope of its advertising reviews to ensure that the use of social […]

Production of Cider and Malt Beverage Compliance Updates

During the last BOP legal call and follow up questions, BOP General Counsel Ted Zeller received from multiple members, questions were raised regarding whether a brewery is permitted, under the Liquor Code and TTB regulations, to produce alcoholic cider, whether a COLA is required, and whether it must be registered with the Pa.L.C.B. After some […]

Picking Up Wine or Spirits in Company Vehicle

During the last BOP legal call with General Counsel Ted Zeller, a question was raised regarding whether a brewery is permitted, under the Liquor Code, to transport wine and spirits it has purchased for resale in its brewpub or taproom from the respective winery or distillery back to its brewery premises. Initially, in Pennsylvania, some […]

Beyond Images: 4 Reasons Video Is Good for Your Brewery

Have you read our 6 Social Media Tips for Craft Brewers? In addition to maintaining a consistent presence on social media with high-quality images, creating movement and video can drastically increase engagement with consumers. People love to see the personalities and processes behind the products, and creating short videos is a great way to do that. […]

The Benefits of Blogging About Your Craft Beer

Did you check out the Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Brewery’s Website? A key way is maintaining a blog with fresh content to encourage customer connection. As an extension of your business, a blog should inform readers about happenings around the brewery and what makes your product unique. Use it to show off brewers […]

Summer 2017 Beer Suggestions

With summer 2017 here, the Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, has released its list of Summer Beer Suggestions. The beers come from BOP members located throughout the state, and offer consumers an opportunity to kick back, and cool off as temperatures rise. “There’s nothing better than relaxing on a hot summer […]

6 Social Media Tips for Craft Brewers

Standing out from the clutter on the craft beer digital social sphere can be difficult, with the immense amount of competing brands and businesses clamoring for your customers’ attention. By remaining authentic to your brand and business plan, using the wide array of social media tools available and having fun, you can achieve great (and […]

Brewery Storage Fermentation Rules

In a recent legal advisory opinion, the Pa.L.C.B. further clarified what a brewery can and cannot do at its storage locations.  Previously, in another blog post, we detailed the ability of a brewery to sell its products for on and off-premises consumption, as well as other products such as PA produced beer, cider, wine, and […]

Mark Thomas on Expansion and Constant Improvement at Vault Brewing Company

Vault Brewing Company is housed in a sleek space in the small town of Yardley. Its modest space is home to carefully crafted beverages—from a New Zealand IPA to coffee stouts and even cold brew coffee—plus an offbeat menu of specialty pizzas and sandwiches, such as brown sugar buffalo pizza and waffle grilled cheese. Nearby, Vault is increasing its keg […]

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Brewery’s Website

A website is a powerful digital tool and should be the go-to source for your guests to learn more about your business’s products and upcoming events. What you choose to share and how you choose to share it will shape the public’s ideas about your brewery, your beer, your food program and more—it will shape their image […]

Rep. Carroll, Sen. Yudichak, and Rep. Kaufer Become Brewers For A Day

Luzerne County (Pa.) Delegation Visits Susquehanna Brewing Company HARRISBURG, PA (May 2, 2017) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, was pleased and honored to host Sen. John Yudichak, Rep. Mike Carroll, and Rep. Aaron Kaufer at the latest Brewer For A Day event held at Susquehanna Brewing Company (SBC) in […]