Are you ready to embark on a sudsy adventure through the heart of Beaver County’s thriving craft beer scene? Look no further! Our brewery trail promises a delightful journey through some of the finest craft breweries in the region. Whether you’re a seasoned beer connoisseur or just looking for a fun day out, this trail has something for everyone.
What Makes Us Special?
Craft Beer Wonderland: Discover a diverse array of handcrafted brews, from hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, all expertly brewed by passionate local artisans. Each brewery on our trail has its own unique character and flavor profile, ensuring you’ll find something that tantalizes your taste buds.
Scenic Beauty: Beaver County is known for its picturesque landscapes, and our brewery trail takes you through charming towns, rolling hills, and scenic riversides. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination!
Friendly Atmosphere: You’re not just a visitor; you’re part of the local beer community when you join the Beaver County Brewery Trail. The warm and welcoming atmosphere at each brewery will make you feel right at home.
Events and Entertainment: From live music and trivia nights to special beer releases and food truck gatherings, there’s always something exciting happening along the trail. Check out our event calendar for the latest happenings.
Nestled in the heart of bustling and historic Ambridge, Pennsylvania, Altered Genius Brewing Company is a haven for those seeking a craft beer experience that’s truly exceptional. The brewery is more than just a place to enjoy beer; it’s a creative hub where science meets art, resulting in brews that will redefine your expectations. Their talented and innovative brewers are dedicated to crafting beers that push the boundaries of flavor, aroma, and style. Every brew is a labor of love, a unique expression of their commitment to quality and creativity.
Beaver Brewing Company was the first brewery to open in Beaver County since prohibition. Owner Dan Woodske began experimenting in his garage, and in 2013, he moved Beaver Brewing Co. to an abandoned building in downtown Beaver Falls. This brewery has a rapidly changing tap list, you have to check Facebook to see their most up-to-date offerings. From the decor to their beer, they try to give you a unique experience you won’t get elsewhere. Arguably one of the most unique beers is their Kvass, based on a malted beverage sold by street vendors in Russia that traces back to the year 989. Bread is one of the main ingredients along with wheat or rye, lemon juice and peels, raisins, and seasonal herbs. Woodske calls it a 10th-century health drink and has even written a book about the unusual concoction.
Imagine sitting beneath the shade of the game lands along a babbling creek, drinking craft beer brewed for a local like you. Or, imagine enjoying great beer in the comfort of a taproom with a great atmosphere and welcoming hosts. Better yet, imagine doing both at the Big Sewickley Creek Brewery. Big Sewickley Creek Brewery is a dog-friendly establishment for well-behaved leash dogs. In fact, they even have lead hooks at the bar and each table. The brewery was specifically designed to brew lager beer by traditional methodology. Small-scale brewing lends itself to simple brewing techniques. The single-infusion mash is ideal for simplicity. With the proper ingredients, it is a fool-proof way to brew. The brewers have never taken the simple path – Where’s the fun in that? Instead, they choose to use time- and effort-intensive multi-step mashing. While not technically needed for the mash to work correctly, it adds something a little special and noticeable. Decoction is not needed, but they do it, anyway. Lager beer needs to be kept cold from the start of fermentation to the final sip. Prepare to be inspired by the craft, captivated by the community, and charmed by the atmosphere at Big Sewickley Creek Brewery.
Great beer and great times with great neighbors is Fermata Brewing Company’s anthem, and they deliver! Opening in just the Spring of 2022 in Ambridge, Fermata has become one of the latest hot spots in the County. With 16 taps on-site, full of variety, they are always ready to pour a cold one. Garage doors open facing Merchant Street allowing you to sip and see what’s going on outside, and let us tell you, there is ALWAYS something going on in Ambridge.
Since the partners are all music enthusiasts, they thought it might be a nice idea to subtly incorporate something music-related when choosing a name or theme for the brewery. Fermata seemed a great idea because it can be connoted several ways. First, the word Fermata is derived from the Italian word fermare, meaning “to stay.” In music, it is used as a symbol to denote a hold (on either a note or a rest) of unspecified length. What better way to encapsulate the idea of a brewpub; we welcome everyone to pause (or stay) for a while and enjoy craft beers and comraderie. It seems to capture the best of both worlds, making for a comfortable and neighborly experience.
Petrucci Brothers Brewing is a microbrewery in New Brighton that produces a whole-grain craft-brewed beer. Brewing is their passion, and they make no corporate swill. Petrucci Brothers. have an ever-rotating lineup of food trucks outside of their brewery for customers to grab dinner while enjoying a few of their beers. Try their Old Mongoose, which has been aged for 3 years to produce a malty, fruit-forward Barleywine with a toffee-like sweetness and notes of fresh cherry. This one packs a punch at 13.1% ABV. Their taproom provides a cozy and welcoming atmosphere where you can unwind, enjoy carefully crafted brews, and connect with friends old and new. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply relaxing after a long day, Petrucci Brothers is the ideal setting.
Step into the heart of Monaca, Pennsylvania, and discover a hidden gem that’s more than just a brewery—it’s a hub of craftsmanship, camaraderie, and unforgettable beer experiences. Welcome to Monaca Brewing Company, where every pint tells a story of dedication and passion. Brewing isn’t just a job; it’s an art form. Their skilled and passionate brewers are dedicated to crafting exceptional beers that satisfy the palate and delight the senses. From timeless classics to innovative creations, their lineup reflects their unwavering commitment to quality.
Their commitment to excellence extends beyond their craft beer. Their mouthwatering culinary experience a la Steve and Benny’s Chick Shack perfectly compliments the exceptional brews. Steve and Benny’s is renowned for their irresistible hand-breaded, fried chicken that’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The harmony of flavors between theirs brews and their dishes is an experience not to be missed.
Monaca Brewing Company is more than just a brewery; it’s a focal point for community and entertainment. Keep an eye on their events calendar for live music performances, trivia nights, and exclusive beer releases. It’s clear they are proud to be a part of the Monaca community and cherish the moments we all share with our neighbors.
Step into a world where the art of cider-making transcends the ordinary and becomes an extraordinary journey of flavors and experiences. Welcome to “After the All Cider,” a cider haven like no other, where innovation, tradition, and the pure joy of cider flow seamlessly.
After The Fall Cider was founded by 2nd generation orchardist, Maria Kretschmann, with a fruit-first approach to cider making. Inspired by the similarities between art and farming, Maria has been enraptured by the magic of the orchard. In her eyes, being an orchardist and cider maker is akin to being the sculptor that she is, only in an entirely different medium. Nature and creating along a continuum to produce more than just fruit to squeeze, blend, ferment and bottle. Each step from pruning to bottling becomes a bit of her nature and her work. She is transforming the old non-producing varieties in the orchard, into cider apple trees, giving new life built on the old growth. And the cycle continues.
A pair of farmers dedicated to the land, and passionate about sustainable organic farming, Maria’s parents, Don and Becky, planted a hillside orchard on their farm in the 1980’s. Little was known about growing organic fruit in the Eastern U.S. at the time. So the apple harvest was dedicated to making fresh cider. This resilient farm ecosystem encouraged Mother Nature’s most flavorful fruit with minimal interference. The Kretschmanns believe in nourishing life everywhere possible, fertilizing most heavily with the farmers footsteps. Another block of apples was added in 1996 and yet another in 2006. As Maria chooses varieties she desires for cider, a fourth planting is planned for next summer, assuring the continuing circle.