Farm To Glass Brewing; Breweries In PA Who Offer The Full Rural Experience

If you know anything about Pennsylvania, you know how deep the agriculture scene in the keystone state is. In fact, agriculture is so large that it is one of the leading economic drivers in Pennsylvania.

But agriculture production does not limit itself strictly to eggs, milk, and other produce found at the grocery store. Agriculture production extends itself to the very thing many of us all cherish; the craft beer in our hands. We all know that beer is made of many locally grown products, but did you know that some breweries in Pennsylvania grow those ingredients on their very own land?

We’ve scoured the state to identify some of the breweries that are bringing farm-to-table production directly to your glass.

Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales | Waterford

Port Farms first started in 1897 as a traditional crop farm. Roughly 20 years ago they entered the “agritainment” space where they have become a popular destination for festivals, seasonal celebrations, and so much more. Several years ago the farm began selling beer to guests as a part of their many different offerings. Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales built their taproom in an existing 6,000 square foot building on the farm which was originally an old potato storage barn dating back to the 1970s. The building houses a 10 barrel brewhouse and taproom offering guests an industrial feel with exposed steel, concrete floors, open rafters, large windows overlooking the farm

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Second District Brew Farm | Milanville

Positioned amidst 130 acres of rolling farmland in Milanville, PA, Second District Brew Farm isn’t your typical brewery. The family-run establishment is as much a farm as it is a brewhouse, with a deep commitment to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in both their beers and their on-site restaurant. From the hops and barley gracing their fields to the fruits and vegetables hand-picked from their gardens, Second District Brew Farm embraces the farm-to-table ethos with fervor. This dedication to quality and sustainability is evident in every sip and bite, offering a unique and flavorful experience for visitors. And don’t let the fun stop at just one day. With their onsite camping option you can enjoy a multi day visit.

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Richmond Farm & Brewery | Bangor

Situated on Five Points Richmond Road in Bangor, PA, Richmond Farm & Brewery is a haven for beer enthusiasts and foodies alike. This family-owned establishment takes pride in its commitment to using locally sourced ingredients, creating a truly farm-to-table experience. Their passion for craft beer is evident in their diverse selection of brews, ranging from classic styles like lagers and IPAs to unique seasonal offerings. But the experience doesn’t stop at the beer. Their menu features a variety of hand-crafted dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, many of which are grown on their own farm.

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Warwick Farm Brewing | Jamison

Located on a historic farm in Jamison, Pennsylvania, Warwick Farm Brewing is a family-owned brewery dedicated to crafting high-quality independent beer. Their passion for both brewing and history shines through in every aspect of their establishment. Using traditional brewing methods and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, Warwick Farm produces a diverse selection of ales, lagers, and seasonal offerings. The brewery boasts a beautiful beer garden where you can enjoy your favorite beer alongside delicious food from their rotating roster of food trucks overlooking the beautiful farm.

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Thirsty Farmer Brew Works | Biglerville

Nestled in the rolling hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania, Thirsty Farmer Brew Works is more than just a brewery – it’s a family legacy. Using ingredients grown on their own farm, they craft a diverse selection of ales, lagers, and ciders, each bursting with flavor and true to its origins. Their “Build Your Own” menu invites you to personalize your meal with fresh, farm-to-table options, creating a unique and satisfying experience. Whether you’re seeking a refreshing drink after a day exploring Gettysburg or a cozy gathering with friends and family, Thirsty Farmer offers a relaxed farm-inspired atmosphere where good company meets great brews.

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Great Barn Brewery | Kintnersville

The centralized location of the Great Barn operations is their brewery in Kintnersville; which supplies their New Hope taproom. And that brewery is housed on the family farm that has been in operation for the last 40 years. As you can see below, the large farm in Kintnersville allows Great Barn to produce a wide variety of ingredients that are found in their beer.

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Ridgeview Farm Brewing | New Tripoli

Situated in the rolling hills of Lehigh County, Ridgeview Farm Vineyards & Brewing Co. is a haven for craft beer enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This family-owned business offers a unique experience where the art of brewing pairs seamlessly with the rustic charm of a working farm. Ridgeview Farm’s brewing philosophy is centered on quality and creativity. Their dedicated team of brewers uses only the finest ingredients to craft a diverse selection of ales, lagers, and sours. From their refreshing Ridgeview Pilsner to their bold and complex Ridgeview Black IPA, each brew is a testament to their passion and skill.

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