Breweries and Brew Pubs
Pennsylvania has a long history of brewing beer - many thanks to our early German and English immigrants. That tradition continues today, and a number of popular Pennsylvania breweries are located right here in the Poconos.
A recent beer-making niche is the "Brew Pub". Essentially, a Brew Pub is a small brewery - with all operation of beer making occurring on site. Added to the brewery operation is a restaurant, bar, and, usually, offers live entertainment for its patrons.
Poconos Breweries and Brew Pubs
While Pennsylvania has a fabled history with beer and beer making, it's laws regarding the purchase of beer is among the nation's most restrictive.
Here's the scoop: you cannot purchase any alcoholic beverage in a supermarket; you can buy beer at a restaurant (a six pack to go), and wine and distilled beverages can only be bought at state controlled liquor stores.
Purchasing distillates on Sunday can be a problem.
These laws date back the days of prohibition and thereafter by the influence of Governor Gifford Pinchot during the 1930's.
Barley Creek Brewery
An original English brewpub that combines Restaurant and Brewery to bring a time-honored brewing traditions to life in the Pocono Mountains