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BOP Launches Road Trip Tasting Excursion for Summer Beers

With hot temperatures right around the corner, the Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, has released its list of Summer 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 days and nights heat up. As part of announcing the list, the BOP is also launching a Summer Road Trip, an exciting excursion to sample the eight selections.

“Pennsylvania continues to develop into the Bavaria of the West,” said Dan LaBert, Executive Director of the Brewers of Pennsylvania. “The craft brewing industry in Pennsylvania is extremely strong, generating $1.1 billion in direct economic benefits to communities throughout the Commonwealth. The brews that made the BOP’s Summer Beer Suggestions are uniquely crafted, and serve as examples of why many consider Pennsylvania products to be the gold standards in the craft beer industry.”

Summer Road Trip

When the warmer temps arrive, excursions get planned. Beer enthusiasts and casual beer drinkers now have another opportunity to hit the road. The BOP is launching the Summer Road Trip, which invites consumers to travel to experience the eight Summer Beer Suggestions. To participate, all consumers need to do is download the free Brewers of Pennsylvania mobile app. The BOP app, available on both iPhones and Android, allows people to check-in with their mobile device. When someone visits four of the eight brewers on the list below, they’ll receive unique Brewers of Pennsylvania swag via the app’s Reward Program. When someone visits all eight brewers, they’ll receive even more swag, and a free entrance to next year’s PA Flavor, an event that brings together up to 40 Pennsylvania breweries along with 20 PA Preferred food producers and 20 PA Preferred restaurants for a unique sampling experience (must be 21 or older). The BOP Summer Road Trip begins immediately and will run through August. To download the free app, visit:

Brewers of Pennsylvania’s Summer Beer Suggestions

East End Brewing
– Pittsburgh

What Consumers Need to Know

A perfect brew to complement the bright sparkling taste of summer. This hefeweizen carries a distinct banana ester profile, and crisp finish. No bananas were harmed or peeled in the brewing of this beer. It’s just a little side benefit that the brewer’s German yeast strain provides.

North Country Brewing – Slippery Rock

What Consumers Need to Know

Tastes just like a margarita! Kettle soured ale with loads of lime and a touch of orange to give a traditional margarita flavor.

ZeroDay Brewing – Harrisburg

What Consumers Need to Know
Fight fire with fire this summer. Bold, beautiful and refreshing. This pale ale boasts the perfect fusion of sweet mango and clean habanero heat.

Susquehanna Brewing Company – Pittston


What Consumers Need to Know

Shandy may be fairly new to these shores, but the idea of beer and lemonade mingling together in beautiful, refreshing taste bud-tingling harmony has been known overseas for centuries. There’s nothing more appropriate on a hot summer day than a Shandy. Shady Spot is brewed in the traditional dry English-style way.

Saint Benjamin Brewing Company – Philadelphia


What Consumers Need to Know

A lightly hopped, dry saison with notes of peppercorn and a slight lavender finish. This floral beer appeals to saison aficionados as well as casual beer drinkers.

Funk Brewing Company – Emmaus


What Consumers Need to Know

A dry imperial India Pale Ale with a crisp malt backbone that exhibits a slight honey character which helps to balance the hop profile of pine, orange and lemongrass.


The Brewerie – Erie


What Consumers Need to Know

Named after the legendary Koehler poster boy, this smooth and delicious blonde ale is golden in appearance and full in body. Food compliments are salads, fish, and chicken.

The Lion Brewery – Wilkes-Barre


What Consumers Need to Know

Crafted with the finest American two-row and six-row barley and corn, Lionshead Light, a light American lager, is crisp, clean and slightly dry with some residual sweetness. Perfect for a hot summer day!