Discover Lehigh Valley® shares region’s best libations and tasting rooms perfect for a weekend pint.
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 27, 2018 – Discover Lehigh Valley® the destination marketing organization dedicated to promoting tourism in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh and Northampton counties, also known as the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area, welcomes visitors to raise a glass of Lehigh Valley’s finest local brews on April 7, 2018, in celebration of National Beer Day, and to start planning their next escape to discover the region’s homegrown and delicious libations.
“Lehigh Valley’s brewery scene has seen a second coming of age thanks to the rise of locally-grown ingredients and exceptional flavor profiles that will surely lift your spirits as we usher in the warmer weather,” said Alicia Quinn, strategic brand manager for Discover Lehigh Valley. “If enjoying locally crafted beers at one of our award-winning breweries or brew pubs isn’t your preferred way to unwind, then check out Lehigh Valley’s remarkable wine and spirit attractions – each of which is home to unique tours and tasting rooms.”
To plan the perfect beer tour during your next bachelor or bachelorette party, or spring outing, Discover Lehigh Valley recommends these locally-owned, craft breweries:
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works – Established in 1998 by the Fegley Family, Bethlehem Brew Works captures the essence of Bethlehem's steel industry in a 250-seat brewpub that’s open all week. When the weather is warm, opt to sit outside along Main Street to enjoy Bethlehem's charm first-hand.
Two Rivers Brewing Company – Offering up tasty craft beers and top-notch options to satisfy your hunger, Two Rivers Brewing Company proudly serves 10 varieties of their own award-winning, house-brewed beers on tap. With a full-service bar, that also features a prohibition era cocktail list, Two Rivers is a favorite among locals and visitors.
Weyerbacher Brewing Company – The largest brewery in Lehigh Valley, Weyerbacher is widely known for their big, bold beers. If you’re stopping for a tour or sample at the tasting room, locals would recommend the Blithering Idiot, Last Chance IPA, Sunday Morning Stout or Merry Monks – just to name a few.
HiJinx Brewing Company – Born out of a fierce passion for great beer, HiJinx Brewing Company is known for experimenting with flavors. Whether you're craving a Citra Squeeze IPA, a Wicked White Witbier, or a Barista's Choice Porter, you'll find something to satisfy your taste buds.
Yergey Brewing – Owned and brewed by retired chemist Jim Yergey, Yergey Brewing has a comfortable environment and diverse styles of beer. Known for its award-winning beer, Hoptileitious, Yergey Brewing has become a staple in Lehigh Valley.
Looking for even more local beers? Lehigh Valley breweries also include Søle Artisan Ales, Funk Brewing Company, Hop Hill Brewing Company, Lost Tavern Brewery, and Bonn Place Brewing Company for over fifteen locations.
If beer isn’t the drink of choice, Discover Lehigh Valley recommends tasting these wine and spirit offerings:
Lehigh Valley Wine Trail – Become a wine connoisseur while visiting eight family-owned vineyards and wineries along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. Sample a collection of award-winning wines made from a variety of grapes, including Lehigh Valley’s signature Chambourcin grape.
Eight Oaks Craft Distillers – With all of their grains grown and products crafted on-site, Eight Oaks Craft Distillers is a favorite of Lehigh Valley locals. Relax in Eight Oaks’ tasting room and sip on applejack, the signature spirit of Lehigh Valley.
About Discover Lehigh Valley
Established in 1984, Discover Lehigh Valley® makes Lehigh and Northampton counties a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do in the region.
Discover Lehigh Valley’s official visitor website and blog, DiscoverLehighValley.com and LehighValleyInSite.com keeps locals and visitors abreast of all things happening in region. Visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages. Compelling photography and videos, brochures and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. Along with Discover Lehigh Valley’s social media channels, the online platforms communicate directly with consumers. Travelers can also call and stop into one of the many visitor centers for additional information.
About Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Set amid gentle hills and charming country sides, Lehigh Valley, Pa. is home to Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns and picturesque boroughs.
The region is steeped in pre-Colonial, Early American and industrial history. Lehigh Valley has an impressive range of tourist attractions including nationally-recognized events like Musikfest, wineries and breweries, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, outdoor activities, world-class sporting events, 10 colleges and universities, and is home to America’s favorite brands such as Crayola®, Peeps®, Mike & Ike®, Martin Guitars and Mack Trucks. The region offers a diverse array of memorable things to do and plenty of dining options to fit every budget and taste.
And, it’s easy to get to and around. Lehigh Valley is located approximately 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City by car.