Pennsylvania is leading the nation in craft breweries, and our region is an abundant and flourishing beer destination. Our region boasts more than a dozen craft breweries with hundreds of ales, lagers, IPAs, and stouts to try in welcoming spaces for beer lovers to kick back. If you’re in need of something stronger, stop by one of our budding distilleries for a spirit flight or handcrafted cocktail.
Brewery Tasting Guide
Ready for a beer adventure? To make sure you never get thirsty, we’ve put together a brewery tasting guide that includes details on each location’s samplers and flights and the best beers to try at each location. AND our brewery food game is strong! Many of our breweries also prepare incredible made-from-scratch food that pairs perfectly with a pint. We’ve added some munchie recommendations, but feel free to go with your gut when you get there!
Food Pick: E.G.B.C. Burger, a juicy short rib, brisket, and chuck blend
Food Pick: Get the Grilled Brewben Sandwich, their take on a Rueben topped with Vienna Red Lager bacon sauerkraut
Food Pick: Feeling a bit peckish? Try their English-inspired fare like Bangers & Mash and Shepherd’s Pie
Food Pick: Order up a wood-fired pizza with hearty toppings like local, free-range pork or a Pennsylvania mushroom medley
Food Pick: Their Corner Burger is topped house-made bacon jam and Dijon mustard sauce.
Food Pick: From BBQ and tacos to crab cakes and cupcakes, they invite multiple food trucks each weekend!
Food Pick: Get the Bavarian Charcuterie, a mega pretzel topped with artisan meats, cheeses, and olives with dual dipping sauces.
Food Pick: Try the Brie, American, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese or a Hand-Pulled Mozzarella pizza from their new Tasting Loft.
Food Pick: Choose the tacos or a superfood bowl from their all vegetarian/vegan menu.
Meet Our Breweries
Learn a little more about our region’s craft beer scene from the experts who put passion, creativity, and instinct into making batches of frothy brews. Their individual backgrounds, personalities, and palates for beer make each brewery visit a unique experience.
This Hershey brewery is our region’s largest, and Tröegs is known up and down the East Coast for their bold and adventurous beers. In addition to their beloved flagship brews, Tröegs has seasonal releases that make the most of the hop cycle and fresh ingredients to keep fans refreshed all year round. Book a spot on their production tour, ranked as one of the top 5 brewery tours coast to coast by USA Today.
Zeroday, a term used by through-hikers to signal a day of relaxation and recovery, is a place where you can kick back with your friends and sample some truly interesting craft beers. From their flagship brews like the spicy/refreshing Mango Hab to limited releases and daily infusions, you’re invited to sip like a local. Sample Zeroday in Midtown Harrisburg at their tap room or their Outpost at Broad Street Market.
Breweries & Distilleries in Harrisburg & Hershey
PA breweries make some of the country’s best craft beer, and the Hershey Harrisburg Region is proud to host an impressive cluster of craft brewers. Try a beer flight, grab a snack, then on to the next one! If you can, pack your growler and a cooler; you’ll want to bring home lots of sip-pable souvenirs.
Like our breweries our region’s distilleries are handcrafting incredible spirits and are on course to occupy a spot in your liquor cabinets. Midstate Distillery, Harrisburg’s first distillery since Prohibition, proudly uses Pennsylvania grains, water, labor, and bottles in their production. Stop in for a free tour and a tasting of their Pennsyltucky spirits like Agave Shine, Moonshine corn whiskey, and Bourbon Whiskey, the first aged spirit in Harrisburg. Start sampling with our distillery tasting guide: