There’s a certain laid-back atmosphere that microbreweries impart that you simply won’t find at most bars. They’re the place to go if you are looking to sip and savor a unique, quality brew. Tasting local beers can also give one some insight on the area, as often times flavors and types of beverages offered draw inspiration from the surrounding locale. If you’re looking for a great Poconos brewery that has all of these features, read on to discover some of the best. Need help planning where else to go while here? Download our complimentary Vacation Guide for instant access to local recommendations for restaurants, outdoor activities, and more!
Get a Taste of the Poconos at These Breweries
Barley Creek Brewing Company
The Barley Creek Brewing Company has been making craft beer in the Poconos for over two decades. It was the first microbrewery in the Pocono Mountains since Prohibition. This has given them plenty of time to hone their skills, and they offer many different styles of beer, from light lagers to rich stouts. All of the beer on tap is brewed onsite, ensuring top-notch quality. If you’d like a free tasting and more insight into the process, take a tour of Barley Creek Brewing Company’s facilities, offered daily at 12:30 p.m. Barley Creek also runs a small-batch distillery that makes whiskey, rum, and other liquors, and has a menu filled with delicious options for pub fare.
Pocono Brewery Company
Enjoy fresh cold brews alongside piping hot, wood-fired pizza and homemade pasta at Pocono Brewery Company. They consider the act of brewing beer to be an art, and the consequent care and dedication that goes into their beer is evident from the first sip. One feature that makes Pocono Brewery Company stand out is that their flavors are locally inspired. Be sure to try the Pocono Pines Pilsner when you stop in!
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company
This laid-back brewery recently set up shop in Hawley, but this has not limited the range or the quality of the brews that you’ll find here! Grab a bite to eat from their food menu and choose between sitting indoors or outside if the weather is nice. Wallenpaupack Brewing Company’s beer menu switches up often, so there will be a nice variety on tap no matter when you visit. If you are curious about what is on their current beer menu, check out their Facebook page.
Visit More Than One Poconos Brewery
Pocono Beverage Trail
If you’d like a complete experience of the libations available here, consider following the Pocono Beverage Trail. It’s a beer, wine, and spirits trail all in one. Once you purchase a Pocono Beverage Trail passport, you can try a $5 tasting at any of the locations on the beverage trail, and your first five tastings are free. You can visit sites on the beverage trail in any order you wish.
Pocono Pub Tour
If you’re looking for a tour that takes you to multiple Poconos breweries, the Pocono Pub Tour by Pocono Daytripper has you covered. They will drive to you to three different locations that serve up great brews. This is a safe way to experience multiple pubs in one evening. They also offer a wine tour that partners with members of the Pocono wine trail for some of the best wine tastings in the area.
Relax at Mountaintop Lodge
Our charming, rustic lodge offers a tranquil retreat in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Escape from city living for a while when you stay here. Our property sits along the shores of the pristine Lake Naomi and is flanked by deep green trees. We have a spacious front porch where you can relax and breathe in the fresh, cool air. Additionally, when you are a guest here, you get complimentary access to Lake Naomi Club, which has a long list of amenities, from the largest lakeside heated pool in Pennsylvania to courts for tennis, volleyball, basketball, and more.
Our Gone Fishing suite is the perfect place to return to after tasting your way through the craft breweries of the Poconos. The minimalistic, clean-looking decor is tastefully accented with touches of a fishing theme throughout the room. Warm-colored hardwood floors contrast with the light colors of the room, creating a comfortable and bright atmosphere. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the morning, complete with pastries and fresh coffee from our onsite coffee shop.
We have several other suites in our lodge as well as four cabin suites set apart from the main building, so be sure to browse all our accommodations before you book your stay in the Pocono Mountains!