Beer Lovers Needed in National Effort to Support Local, Independent Breweries
Hey look! It’s another excuse to grab some fresh, local craft beer.
Since 2006, American Craft Beer Week has served as our official national beer holiday. For the last 15 years, the week-long observance has celebrated local, independent craft breweries across the U.S. The effort is organized and hosted by CraftBeer.com in conjunction with The Brewer’s Association.
While it might not feel or look the same, this year’s celebration of American Craft Beer Week aims to be just as festive — only from a distance. This year, perhaps more than most, craft breweries are in dire need of support. With social distancing guidelines and limited operating procedures in place, there’s little doubt breweries are willfully doing their part to stem the spread of COVID-19. Like with many small businesses, however, these efforts take their toll.
Beer drinkers, you’ve trained your whole life for this.
Now, it’s our turn to show these hard-working hop heads some love. Sure, you can’t exactly take a brewery tour, or belly up to the taphouse bar, but you can show your support in several other ways. And, just about all of them involve you ending up with beer.
Check out American Craft Beer Week’s official site and join the #GiveCraftBeer movement. Give the precious gift of beer, gift cards, or even craft brewery merchandise to friends and family. Get to your favorite local breweries and grab some beer to go, or, in some cases, have it delivered. And, when you’re out for a grocery run, or picking up a pizza, look for that Independent Craft Brewer Seal.
And, please don’t forget. Keep it local. If you’re looking to score some tasty NEPA beers, check out this convenient list of local breweries currently offering curbside pickup and takeout.
Local, Brewery-Fresh Beer To-Go
2 Dogs and a Guy Brewing
Grab your beer at the convenient pickup window or have it brought to you curbside at this awesome Susquehanna brewery. Beers are available in 4-packs of cans and bottles.
Barley Creek Brewing Company
Now offering Local Beer Delivery
Take a trip down to this Tannersville brewery for fresh cans and growlers to go. And don’t forget to place an order from the extensive menu for curbside pickup or local delivery.
Benny Brewing Company
Swing by for this Wilkes-Barre brewery’s incredible single batch series beers in cans or growlers. And, while you’re at it, pick up some of their delicious BBQ.
Berwick Brewing Company
The legendary Berwick brewhouse is open for food and beer takeout. Pick up a pizza, a burger, or a cheesesteak. And don’t forget to grab a growler, crowler, six-pack or case of your favorite Berwick beer.
Bovino's Pizzeria & Brewery
Take a break from cooking, grab a pizza and fill those to-go growlers with cold, local beer at this popular East Stroudsburg pizza and beer joint.
Breaker Brewing Company
Wilkes-Barre Township’s famous brewery on the hill is filling growlers and 4-packs of their popular IPAs and more. They’re also offering items from the pub menu for takeout.
Breaker Brewing Outpost
This craft beer hotspot in Archbald serves as an extension of Wilkes-Barre’s iconic Breaker Brewing Company. Pick up your favorites in 16-oz. four-packs, growlers, or even 22-oz. bottles.
Conyngham Brewing Company
Stop by this popular Conyngham brewery to get your growler filled with their award-winning Jalapeno lager. The brewery is currently filling growlers by appointment only.
Downriver Brewing Company
Stop by this normally hopping brewpub in Stroudsburg for fresh growler fills of their delicious brews. Curbside delivery and growler sanitization available.
Get your growler filled at this popular brewery in Montrose. They are currently operating on a weekend takeout-only schedule. Only new growlers will be filled. Patrons can exchange old growlers for brand new ones.
Five Mountain Brewing Company
Make your way down to this Shickshinny brewery for daily growler fills. Get your hands on some fresh Mifflesipper NEIPA.
Here & Now Brewing Company
Stop by this hip Honesdale brewery for one of their irresistible pizzas and a growler or two of their incredible beers. The brewery is open for takeout every day but Wednesday.
Hopping Eagle Brewing Company
Mix it up, or stick with a 4-pack of your favorite brew from this local favorite in Hawley. Call ahead, or message the brewery on social media to pre-order 4-packs. They’re selling fast.
Iron Hart Brewing
Head on up to this Carbondale brewery for tasty takeout beers and the occasional mouthwatering BBQ. Beers are sold in 4-packs and pre-filled growlers.
Irving Cliff Brewing Company
Pick up growlers and grub at this legendary Honesdale brewhouse. Choose from a list of at least 8 tasty beers and their spectacular smokehouse menu.
Jam Room Brewing Company
Make your way to Newfoundland for growler and crowler fills from this rockin’ Pocono brewery. Check their social media for specific growler hours.
Last Minute Brewing Company
Take your pick of this celebrated Scott Township brewery’s finest 4-packs. Beer is available for curbside pickup only – payments by credit/debit only at this time.
Log Tavern Brewing Company
Now Offering Local Beer Delivery
Venture deep into the Poconos and grab a growler of this Milford brewery’s liquid magic. Can purchases are also available for curbside pickup or local delivery.
Marley’s Brewery and Grille
Stop by this Bloomsburg brewery and fill a growler from a beer list featuring over a dozen tasty choices. The restaurant is also offering a full menu for takeout.
Mountain View Vineyard - Winery, Brewery & Distillery
Make your way to this popular Stroudsburg winery, brewery and distillery for growlers, 4-packs and bottles. Takeout and curbside pickup are available.
Nimble Hill Winery & Brewery
Call ahead. Pay by phone. And get your beer and wine delivered directly to your trunk curbside at this favorite Tunkhannock brewery/winery.
Pocono Brewery Company
Stop by this Swiftwater brewpub on your next visit to the Poconos. Grab a delicious pizza, and take your pick from a wide selection of brewery-fresh 6-packs to go.
Take a weekend drive down to this Tamaqua brew stop for brewery fresh growler fills and cans. Choose from their full list of at least 10 tasty beers.
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Follow the rolling river to this Shawnee on the Delaware brewpub. Pre-order and stop by for curbside pickup of new growlers and cans.
Stoker’s Brewing Company
Head down to this popular Tamaqua stop for growler fills from the brewery’s long list of local favorites. Take your pick of 14 different takeout brews.
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pickin’ up a sixer couldn’t get any easier at this popular Pittston brewery. Take advantage of their convenient drive-thru service. Pull in. Grab some beer and be on your way.
Turkey Hill Brewing Company
Call ahead, or message your beer order through social media at this iconic Bloomsburg staple. Enjoy brewery favorites in pre-filled crowlers and bottles. Check the brewery’s social media for beer pre-sale dates, times and ordering procedures.
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company
Now Offering Local Beer Delivery
The beer is still flowing at this award-winning brewery in Hawley. Head over for cans and growlers of their famous brews to go. You can even pick up delicious heat n serve meals from the kitchen.
And don’t forget, for all of our friends, families, and neighbors, continue observing all recommended health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
For more information, visit Geisinger’s Coronavirus Resource Center.