Brewed in the midstate: One in four Pa. breweries is here

One in four Pennsylvania breweries operates in Central Pennsylvania, according to license data at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

The PLCB said there are 210 active malted beverage manufacturing licenses, also known as G licenses, in the commonwealth.

Of those, 52 are in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. That’s twice as many as two years ago.

Lancaster County leads the way with 25, the most in the commonwealth.

By comparison, there are 17 in Allegheny County, 15 in Montgomery County and 14 in Chester County. Bucks and Philadelphia counties each have 10 breweries, while Westmoreland County has 8, according to the PLCB.

Last November, there were 175 active G licenses in Pennsylvania, including 39 in the midstate, according to Business Journal records.

Among pending G licenses, there are 24 in the commonwealth, according to the PLCB. Four of those are in the midstate.


Jason Scott
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