Five Breweries to Visit in Crawford County
Nestled north of Pittsburgh and south of Lake Erie, Crawford County is home to breathtaking natural beauty that’s perfect for a slow, scenic drive. You might be familiar with the area’s state parks, wildlife, and historic landmarks, but did you know that Crawford County has some of the best craft beer in the region? When you want to taste the flavor of northwestern Pennsylvania, look no further than these breweries for your next seasonal stout or hopped up IPA.
Lovers of beer and burgers will find their happy place at this Meadville brewery. Farm fresh beef and woodfire grill selections make the food as delicious as the drafts here. TimberCreek works with a 10bbl system to brew beer on site, with four flagship beers available year round and plenty of seasonal drafts available so you can experience something new every time you drop by.
Although VooDoo is growing its brand with several locations throughout the region, the original pub location and central brewing station call Meadville home. The employee owners pride themselves in infusing their distinct, quirky personalities into the beers they craft, and the fun they have is apparent in the vast selection of draft beers cataloged on a massive chalkboard inside the brewery.
Along the edge of Pymatuning State Park lies Mortals Key Brewing Co., a combination of Old World recipes and nonconformist artistry. Their small batch approach begins with fresh water from the spring water at their 100-acre farm. Find your freedom along the lake with a deep copper Altbier or a light Kolsch.
Over in Titusville, this microbrewery tapped their first official beer in 2017. Their expansive rotating tap list features 10 draft beers on any given day plus one nitro. Orr likes to pay homage to the rich history of the town with beer names like Crude Oil Stout. Stop in for a drink, a pizza, and even listen to some live music from local musicians during most weekends.
Located on a sprawling 65 acre dairy farm in French Creek, Sprague Farms is the only brewery in Pennsylvania that brews “estate beers”. They currently brew four varieties of hops, including Magnum, Nugget, Cascade, and Mt. Hood. Drop by for some live music, or to scope out a location for your next event at the Sleeping Leaf Lodge, a rustic farm house that’s available to rent by the day.
The passion for brewing beer keeps growing in Crawford County, so keep an eye out for Riverside Brewing Co. and Hardwaters Brewing, both of which expect to open in Cambridge Springs during 2019. Cheers!