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Dick Yuengling, Jim Koch, Eric Wallace, David Walker Headline Meeting of the Malts VI

HARRISBURG, PA (3.13.17) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, is hosting MEETING OF THE MALTS VI, the association’s popular annual event that gathers the most acclaimed breweries to discuss the state of the craft beer industry. Meeting of the Malts VI, presented by Micro Matic USA, will take place Thursday, […]

7 Pennsylvania Breweries Brewing for a Cause

Successful breweries often take root with strong ties to their local neighborhoods. Naturally, these companies look back to the community to share their triumphs and, when a charitable opportunity knocks, to lend a helping hand. It takes many people to run a successful brewery, from brewers to packaging and distributing professionals, so there’s no shortage […]

Brewers of Pennsylvania Names New President & VP

HARRISBURG, PA (2.23.17) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, has named Chris Lampe as the association’s new President and Artie Tafoya as the new Vice President. Both respected industry professionals began serving their two-year Board terms in January, 2017. Co-Owner and Production Manager at Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Lampe was elected […]

Sam Masotto of Bonn Place Brewing Co. on Creating a Warm & Welcoming Space

Bonn Place Brewing Company is a tiny brewery in the South Side of Bethlehem run by two cheerful bartending veterans and actors, Sam and Gina Masotto. Their love for beer and tending bar shines through in their quality product and candid manner. They share a goal of creating a comforting vibe for their guests, but what is […]

Pennsylvania Brewery Tour List for 2017

A new brewery seems to be opening in Pennsylvania every week, and as such, there is no shortage of memorable, if not amazing, craft beer being brewed in the Keystone State. The breweries do a great job at distinguishing themselves, and many open their doors to guests to show the process and introduce their wares. This is our list […]

Ryan Richards of Roy-Pitz Brewing Company on Self-Discovery Through Liquid Art

Beer and brewing mean a lot of different things to people. Some consider beer a light beverage simply meant to intoxicate, while others see it as an experience meant to be cherished. To the owners and brewers at Roy-Pitz Brewing Company, beer is liquid art. We spoke with Ryan Richards (“Roy”), co-founder and brewmaster of Roy-Pitz, about its […]

Pennsylvania Tap Marker Requirements Pulled Under Act 166

Pennsylvania’s onerous liquor laws continue to modernize under new enactments. Previously, each brand of beer on tap had to have its own branded tap marker as a part of its draught system. Many breweries and restaurants had tap boxes that appeared cluttered against new, industrial layouts and design. Now, under Act 166 of 2016, licensees […]

Brewers of Pennsylvania: Winter Beer Suggestions

HARRISBURG, PA (12.8.16) – With cold temperatures here, the Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, has released its list of Winter Beer Suggestions. The beers come from brewers located in all parts of the state, and offer consumers a wide variety sure to excite the taste buds as artic blasts descend. “Throughout […]

Great Beer Deserves the Right Glassware: Find Out Why!

Brewers take great pride in cleaning their equipment, preparing their brews and packaging them for consumption. Some of their most complex brews contain wild yeasts and fruits, or large amounts of barley or hops, which produce great beers with an abundance of aroma and flavor. Just as a brewer utilizes proper equipment to produce those […]

Matt Gouwens of Hop Farm Brewing Company on Sourcing Local in Pittsburgh

Sourcing ingredients locally helps brewers create a unique product while strengthening their local community and economy. With growing opportunities for production in the United States, more brewers are able to create unique products by embracing their community’s existing offerings. One great example of a brewery that sources locally is Hop Farm Brewing Company. Its beer menu […]

Has Pennsylvania’s New Liquor Legislation Made Brew Pub Licenses Obsolete?

From the desk of BOP General Counsel: Theodore J. Zeller III, Esq. of Norris McLaughlin Marcus. Until recently, Pennsylvania breweries have been able to open up a world of possibilities by obtaining a GP-license to operate a brew pub at their brewery premises. The new legislation, however, has changed the situation. This raises the question, has […]

Tim Patton of Saint Benjamin Brewing Company on History, Philly’s Water and Growth

A growing number of breweries are planting roots in Philadelphia, and each has a distinct personality in terms of aesthetic and offerings. Those traits can be based on location, trends or the crew’s preference, and it is interesting to see how all of those factors mesh into a cohesive brand identity. Perhaps most interesting is […]

Brewers of Pennsylvania Launch Fourth Successful Brewer For A Day Event

Representative Harry Lewis Jr., District 74, Visits Victory Brewing Company HARRISBURG, PA (10.19.16) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, has launched its fourth Brewer For A Day program, an initiative designed to give state legislators a hands-on insider’s perspective on the brewing process, as well as further educate Pennsylvania Senators […]

Fund Us! Great Ideas from the Pennsylvania Beer Community

It is no secret that Pennsylvania is flooded with creative start-up breweries. Statewide, lovers of brewing are planning to turn their passion into their work, and often look to the community for support. There are a number of ways to fund a startup, from bank loans to angel investors, but perhaps none is more indicative […]

State Senator Sean Wiley Becomes Brewer for a Day

Brewers of Pennsylvania and Lavery Brewing Co. Host Pa. District 49 Legislator HARRISBURG, PA (10.6.16) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, has launched its third Brewer for a Day program, an initiative designed to give state legislators a hands-on insider’s perspective on the brewing process, as well as further educate […]

State Representative Kurt Masser Becomes Brewer for a Day

Brewers of Pennsylvania and Old Forge Brewing Host Pa. District 107 Legislator HARRISBURG, PA (10/3/16) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, has launched its second Brewer for a Day program, an initiative designed to give state legislators a hands-on insider’s perspective on the brewing process, as well as further educate […]

Sandy Cindrich of Penn Brewery on Honoring Tradition While Making Progress

With the influx of new players into the brewing industry, competition has become increasingly fierce. This battle to create brews that possess curb appeal for both casual drinkers and beer nerds continues to escalate, and it may be most interesting to see how our state’s long-standing breweries handle those changes. One of the most lively […]

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Announces First License Auction

An interesting part of Pennsylvania’s Act 39 of 2016 (“Act 39”) has finally started to come to fruition. On September 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (“PLCB”) issued a Press Release regarding the long anticipated auction of the 1,200 restaurant licenses (“R-licenses”) that have expired since 2000, which was enacted into law as part […]

10 Great Pennsylvania Beers for Tailgating

With tailgating season upon us, it is only natural to find a few go-to brews for those long days of grilling and game-watching. If you’re looking for sessionable brews with respectable flavor and drinkability, these are our top 10 Pennsylvania picks. 2SP Brewing Company Delco Lager Affectionately referred to as one of its “all weather” beers, […]

RAMP Under Act 39 of 2016: Who is Required to Complete Server/Seller Training

As you may be aware, Act 39 of 2016 (“Act 39”) took effect on August 8, 2016, and it brought with it much confusion with regard to the many aspects of the Liquor Code. One area that has brought the most confusion is with Act 39’s new Responsible Alcohol Management Program (“RAMP”) requirements for licensees, […]

Jason Lavery of Lavery Brewing Company on Staying Small and Local

The craft brewing world is experiencing a period of huge growth. While that momentum may keep up with large mergers, many breweries are shifting their focus from store shelves to their own physical spaces in order to forge strong, lasting relationships with their local communities. As is seen with breweries such as Victory, a lively footprint […]

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Craft Beer

American craft beer has become prevalent in shops everywhere, giving consumers the opportunity to become more educated than ever on the topic. While there is more open access to homebrewing and learning about the brewing process, some common misconceptions still exist surrounding the production and consumption of our favorite beverage. Here are the top 10 […]

Brewers of Pennsylvania Launch Brewer for the Day Program To Host State Legislators

Senator John Rafferty, District 44, Visits Victory Brewing Company HARRISBURG, PA (8.16.16) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, has launched the Brewer for the Day program, an initiative designed to give state legislators a hands-on insider’s perspective on the brewing process, as well as further educate Pennsylvania Senators and Representatives […]

John Stemler of Free Will on Sours, Coolships & Community

Pennsylvania breweries are popping up everywhere, so it’s a happy challenge to create a portfolio to secure a loyal following. With brewers experimenting by creating offbeat styles and using ancient techniques, there is more room for creativity than ever. John Stemler of Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie blends that creative freedom with his passion for science […]

Grilling with Pennsylvania Craft Beer (Recipes Included!)

In the dead heat of summer, there’s nothing better than a refreshing beverage to accompany your grill session and meal. While beer can be nonchalantly added to just about any recipe, here are some of our top recommendations that feature Pennsylvania brews. Recipes, unless noted, are best cooked over medium heat on a charcoal grill. […]

Brewers of PA Announce Inaugural Brew PA Craft Brewers Festival

CRAFT BEER TASTING, LIVE MUSIC AND BEER COMPETITION TO BE HELD AT CAMELBACK RESORT SEPTEMBER 10 & 11, 2016 Tannersville, Pa. (July 19, 2016) – Craft beer brewers, beer connoisseurs and beginners will unite September 10 and 11, 2016 to mingle, dine, and sample upwards of 250 diverse craft beers at the inaugural BrewPA Craft […]

Brewers of Pennsylvania Applauds State’s Malt Beverage Tax Credit

$1.3 Billion Revenue Package Includes Measure to Help All Pennsylvania Craft Brewers Harrisburg, PA (7.18.16) – Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, recently signed a $1.3 billion revenue package just hours after the legislation became public and passed by the Pennsylvania House and Senate. Part of that package includes a Malt Beverage Tax Credit not to exceed […]

Do You Know About House Bill 1690?

It’s a little more than beer spilling out of gas stations. Pennsylvania’s unexplainable alcohol laws have been holding strong for decades, but the first buckle loosened this past month when six packs were made available for sale in gas stations and other previously forbidden locations. Although this has a direct effect on consumers in the […]