At Brew Perfect, we’re proud to support homebrewers around the country, and we love hearing about what kinds of beer you’re brewing out there. Whether you’re starting your first batch, or you’ve been homebrewing for years, our micro brew equipment can help you create delicious beers that you’ll love drinking and sharing with your friends. Our hydrometer, temperature probe, and app can help you know exactly when your beer is ready to ferment and bottle.
In our last blog post, we looked at breweries in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. In part two of our East Coast brewery tour, we’ll take a look at breweries in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts!
Pennsylvania is home to many, many breweries, so if you find yourself in the Keystone State, be sure to stop by at least one of them.
Abjuration is located in McKees Rock, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh. It was started by two friends who began their journey with homebrewing, and you can taste the results of their experience in beers such as the Chai Milkshake Ale or the Blackberry Belgian Ale. They’re only open Friday and Saturday, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly!
You can find plenty of breweries in New York City and on Long Island, but there are many more to choose from as you travel upstate.
Lake Placid is of course famous for hosting the 1980 Winter Olympic Games and the subsequent “Miracle on Ice,” but it’s also home to Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. In business since 1996, this brewery produces more than 1500 barrels per year, and you can try some of their flagship brews such as the Ubu Ale (an English-style Strong Ale) or the Ubu’s Golden Ale. Be sure to pick up a pair of pint glasses or a custom cooler!
New Jersey doesn’t take that long to drive through, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to stop for an amazing beer.
Located in Rio Grande, NJ, just off the Garden State Parkway, 7 Mile Brewery has the motto of “Great Beer for Great People.” Their flagship beers are available year-round, and you can taste them at the brewery on Thursday through Sunday. Their 7 Mile India Pale Ale is a session IPA that blends hops and citrus, and the American Beauty offers malty caramel flavors. They also have seasonal brews, so depending on what time of year you’re there, you may be able to try something out of the ordinary!
If you find yourself in Massachusetts, then you’re likely there for the history and the landmarks. While you’re in the state, why not try a beer or two?
Located in Westport near Buzzards Bay, this brewery boasts “American Farmed, Fresh Ale.” Every beer is brewed by hand, and you can try the Buzzards Bay IPA or the Moby D altbier year-round. They also created limited releases such as the Swamp Yankee, which is a dark hoppy ale, and the Lizzie’s Famous “81 Whacks” Red IPA (named for Massachusetts’ own Lizzie Borden). The taproom is open Tuesday through Saturday, and you can fill up a bomber or growler to go, and choose from a great selection of brewery swag.
If you’re planning to visit the East Coast any time soon, then be sure to add some of these breweries to your list of places to visit. Who knows? You may just find some inspiration for the next beer you’re going to brew, and with micro brew equipment from Brew Perfect, your beer should turn out amazing.
Be sure to come back next time for Part Three of our blog series!