8 Lehigh Valley Breweries for You to Try
One business that continues to grow around the country is that of craft breweries. Grocery stores are filled with craft beers, and new breweries are opening all of the time. The Lehigh Valley is no exception to this expansion in the beer industry. There seem to be new breweries opening all of the time. If you are looking to check out some of the great local breweries here are some suggestions.
Two Rivers Brewing is located in the old Mount Vernon Hotel in Easton, Pennsylvania. They have four flagship beers and a large array of seasonal selections that will make craft beer lovers extremely happy. Adding to the great brewery atmosphere is a fantastic restaurant where you can enjoy such things as Disco Frites and Pig & Fig Flatbread. Be sure to check their calendar for live music, too.
Bangor Trust Brewing opened in February 2017 in Bangor, Pennsylvania, and craft beer lovers have supported them since their opening. They have a wide selection of ciders, beers, and shandies. Bangor Trust also has a great menu featuring locally sourced ingredients when possible. The food and drink available here make it a great stop if you’re doing a tour of breweries in the Lehigh Valley area.
Just take a look at all of the awards that Fegley’s Brew Works has won in the past several years, and you’ll want to give this place a try. Fegley’s has 11 flagship beers and numerous limited release ones that you can try at their two locations (Allentown and Bethlehem). They also have a great menu with things like Boom Boom Shrimp and High Gravity Mac & Cheese.
Located in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, Taylor House Brewing has been receiving rave reviews for their comfortable atmosphere and great tasting beers. Be sure to get to Taylor House on a Friday so you can enjoy “Food Truck Friday” while having a beer. They bring in a different food truck each Friday for their customers to enjoy.
Funk Brewing has a brewery and taphouse in Emmaus and a taphouse in Elizabethtown, so you have two opportunities to check out their delicious beers. The Emmaus location has a great selection of beers on tap and brings in a variety of food trucks when the tasting room is open. At the Elizabethtown location, you can count on an impressive beer list and also a small menu with lots of tasty foods for you to try.
Hijinx began as a home-brewed idea in 2007 and came to reality in 2011. They run a 10 barrel brewing system and create some delicious beers, such as Peach Passion Fruit and Two Rivers Pine Street Belgian Blonde. They even have several gluten-free options. With live music on Friday and Saturday nights, this is a great place to visit.
Yergey Brewing considers itself to be a nano-brewery and is owned and run by Jim Yergey. Yergey’s flagship beer is Hoptileitious – Double IPA, which won a competition in 2014, and was the catalyst for opening this brewery. Currently, Yergey has 11 beers on tap and brings in local food trucks to keep you well-fed.
You can’t talk about breweries in the Lehigh Valley without mentioning Salmon Pants Brewery. This brewery has it all – great beer, great food, and live music. Beer drinkers love the friendly atmosphere, and their burrito is extremely popular if you’re looking for something to try!
Now is the time to start planning a brewery tour in Lehigh Valley. These eight breweries would make for great stops on your tour, but there are lots of others in the region. Which ones do you love? Which local craft beers are your favorites?