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Breweries


Pennsylvania is leading the nation in craft breweries, and the Hershey Harrisburg 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 and welcoming spaces for beer lovers to appreciate their favorite drafts. 

If you’re in need of something stronger, stop by one of our budding distilleries for a spirit flight or handcrafted cocktail.
 

Beer Week
 

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.


Tröegs Independent Brewing
 

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 and keep fans thirsty all year round. A visit wouldn’t be complete without a brewery tour, ranked as one of the top 5 brew tours in the nation by USA Today.

 

Troegs


Zeroday Brewing Company
 

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 beers like the spicy/refreshing Mango Hab to limited release and special series brews with hilarious descriptions (Firehouse IPA. Hobbies: Saving cats from trees, Dalmatians, and Pole Sliding), head to Midtown Harrisburg and sip like a local.
 


BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES IN HERSHEY & HARRISBURG
 

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.

 


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 the best beers to try at each location plus details on samplers and flights.
 

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg

  • Tasting: Get a flagship beer flight of 8 samples for $12
  • Gotta Try: Hoppy Trails IPA is a first-timer favorite

Appalachian Brewing Company - Mechanicsburg

  • Tasting: Get a flagship beer flight of 8 samples for $12
  • Gotta Try: The ABC Root Beer Float and a side of handmade tater tots

Boneshire Brew Works

  • Tasting: Four 5 oz. pours for $7​
  • Gotta Try: Green Machine (IPA with Citra and Mosaic Hops) or the Tried and True (Belgian White Ale with Coriander and Orange Peel)

The Brewery at Hershey

  • Tasting: For $10, take your pick between a light beer or heavy beer flight made up of pre-selected seasonal and flagship beers. 
  • Gotta Try: Their classic Central PA Pale Ale or the loads-of-hops Hip Hop Hooray IPA

Ever Grain Brewing Company

  • Tasting: Try 1 or all of what's on tap, priced by how many you choose!
  • Gotta Try: Start light with Camp Pils pilsner and work up to the super strong Russian Imperial Stout, Dark Necessity

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

  • Tasting: Choose four signature or seasonal 4 oz. pours for $8
  • Gotta Try: Their Pig Iron Porter is medal winning English Pub Style brew with roasted malts and hints of chocolate on the nose and palate.

Market Cross Pub & Brewery

  • Tasting: Get to know 4 from the tap for $7
  • ​Gotta Try: Excaliber Imperial Stout.

Millworks

  • Tasting: Get to know four 5 oz. pours for $10​
  • Gotta Try: Their PA Preferred draft at the top of the menu, made from 100% Pennsylvanian ingredients

Mount Gretna Craft Brewery

  • Tasting: Four pour flights for $7
  • Gotta Try: Chiques Creek IPA is a crowd favorite

Spring Gate Brewery

  • Tasting: Sample 4 rotating brews for $9
  • Gotta Try: Belgian Blonde Ale, golden in color with a fruity/spicy yeast profile and slightly sweet malt flavor that finishes dry

Tattered Flag Brewery

  • Tasting: A la carte 5 oz. pours, most at $2 each
  • Gotta Try: IPA fans will like the TMIPA; stout fans should get the War Bonds Breakfast Stout; and those new to the craft beer scene can order up a Blue Raider Kolsch

Tröegs Independent Brewing

  • Tasting: "You Pick 3" 4 oz. draft pours for $6
  • Gotta Try: The deceptively complex Sunshine Pils. Brewmaster & Co-owner Chris Trogner says, "If I want to get to know a brewery, I try their pilsner."

The Vegetable Hunter & Boutique Brewery

  • Tasting: Their beer flights are $7 and include all 4 of their on-tap selections
  • Gotta Try: That's hard to say! They use fresh and interesting ingredients for a try-it-before-it's-gone experience.

Zeroday Brewing Company

  • Tasting: Their flight boards hold up to six, so create your own for $2 - $3 a pour. 
  • Gotta Try: Their adventurous staple Mango Hab or their Dolce Vita Chocolate Hazelnut Sweet Stout (heralded as Nutella® in a glass!)


Distilleries
 

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:

Crostwater Distilled Spirits

  • Tasting: $10 gets you three 1 oz. pours, or $12 for four
  • Gotta Try: Gin and vodka are top sellers, or try a flavor-infused variety of vodka or rum

Midstate Distillery

  • Tasting: Samples of their 5 standard spirits are free, but you can also try two 1 oz. samples of their fresh spirit infusions for $6 
  • Gotta Try: Their Pennsyltucky Bourbon and Shakey Jake’s Coffee Liqueur come highly recommended. 

Tattered Flag Still Works

  • Tasting: Get a liquor flight with four 1/4 oz. pours for $6
  • Gotta Try: Start with their Single Malt Whiskey, but don't be shy!

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