Riverside Brewing; The Next Stop On Your Pennsylvania Craft Beer Vacation

Traveling every inch of this state in the search for Pennsylvania craft beer allows us to experience the wide variety that the keystone state has to offer. One location that really stands out as a destination location is Riverside Brewing located in Cambridge Springs, PA.

Located alongside the French creek at the former Riverside Inn property (which was destroyed by a fire in 2017) the brewery is housed in a historic rustic barn from the 1800’s. Originally from Cochranton, PA the barn was deconstructed, moved, and reconstructed to the current location on Fountain Ave.

As you can see below, the barn’s historic architecture shines through in the large and spacious taproom.

Not only does the historic architecture and nature of the property draw you in, but the offerings at Riverside will also leave you continuing to want more. Their rotating list of handmade draft beer features a variety of different styles.

We were lucky enough to visit the brewery during their annual Maple Festival. An event that showcases local maple production. Pictured below is their “Tap That” IPA (left); which is an 8.6% DIPA that is brewed using maple sap instead of water. And their “Maple Porter” (right); their 7% Porter that features their own handmade maple syrup. You’ll see soon why the brewery is so maple focused.

The menu at Riverside features some of the widest variety of offerings you will find in any brewery across the state. Wood fired pizza, handhelds, entrees, dessert, kids menu…the list goes on an on. They even offer a special menu specifically for Sunday brunch. The brewery works alongside many local vendors to provide a true locally sourced menu.

As you can see below there is something for everyone who chooses to sit down and enjoy a meal at Riverside.

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Photos courtesy Riverside on Facebook


Beer, food and history aren’t the only attractions at Riverside. Along with the brewery, the family behind the business also operates the Howles Maple Farm. The farm, which is less than 30 minutes from the brewery, produces it’s own handmade maple syrup from roughly 1,500 maple trees. Howles Maple Syrup continuously finds its way in the craft beer being produced at the brewery and also available for sale on its own. Which can be purchased in the brewery’s gift shop.

Given all that is available at Riverside, and the historic nature of the building and property it should come as no surprise that this would be one of the premier locations within the Pennsylvania craft beer industry for a beer vacation. Whether you are looking for a relaxing meal or enjoy a night of live music, a trip to the brewery is a must.

But don’t take our word for it, enjoy a virtual tour of the property for yourself.

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Photos courtesy Riverside on Facebook


Between the historic space, farm to table restaurant, and of course rotation of beer, wine, and spirits this brewery stands out to us as a must-visit for anyone looking in search of a destination brewery. Follow them on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and their website to see this unique location for yourself.

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