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Breweries and Distilleries

Breweries and Distilleries in Erie 

The history of breweries in the greater Erie region is deep and rich. The first local brewery , the Eagle Brewery, opened its doors more than 200 years ago—36 years before the city of Erie was even incorporated. The Eagle Brewery was purchased by Jackson Koehler in 1883, which became the Jackson Koehler branch of The Erie Brewing Company in 1899. Although the brewery has long since closed, more than 90 breweries would open from that time up until 1920 when Prohibition came into effect. Today, Erie is a popular destination for microbreweries, each offering their own distinct take on craft beer with creative brewing techniques, flavors and names.

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Lake Erie Ale Trail

The Erie and PA Great Lakes region is home to 13 breweries that make up the Lake Erie Ale Trail. Each member brewery refines its beer from simple ingredients, mixing in a passion for the craft with a personable twist that gives uniqueness to an ever-expanding assortment of flavors, styles and funky names such as Erie Ale Works’ Keyboard Warrior and Lavery Brewing’s Neverending Hopstopper. Grab a growler, crowler, or a pint today!

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Craft Distilleries

Let the spirits move you at Erie’s craft distilleries. Erie is home to four great distilleries: Altered State Distillery, Luminary Distilling, Five & 20 Spirits/Mazza Chautauqua Cellars and Erie Distillery. Altered State Distillery is a local craft distillery and music venue with a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for sipping one of their seasonal crafted cocktails like a Summer Breeze or a Smoked Old Fashioned, all while enjoying live local music. Altered State manufactures award-winning blended whiskey, rye whiskey, bourbon, barrel aged rum, gin, vodka, and double oaked whiskey with craft syrups made from local fresh ingredients.  Luminary Distilling has two great locations:  Luminary Distilling, Eatery and Fuhrman's Cider on Upper Peach Street and Luminary Distilling Cocktails and Bottle Shop in Downtown Erie.  Luminary prides themselves on small batch artisan distilling, with their largest finishing product at only 53 gallons.  It is truly a unique micro distillery experience!  Erie Distillery is a post-prohibition, craft distillery and cocktail bar that specializes in specialty distilled spirits such as apple pie or hot pepper moonshine, in-house premium cocktails and a local selection of craft drinks from the area’s finest breweries, distilleries and wineries. Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing is New York State's first combination winery, brewery and distillery. Their diverse collection is the product of decades of blending experience and intense attention to detail with local agricultural products, from grain to barley, giving their craft spirits robust flavors and unique character.

Stop by any of the region's distilleries and explore new tastes as well as dive into the exciting history of liquor making and distribution inside a casual, friendly atmosphere.

What is the Lake Erie Ale Trail? 

Local brewers discuss the formation of the Lake Erie Ale Trail, and its advantages to those who like to drink local. 

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Altered State Distillery

1535 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Arundel Cellars & Brewing Company

11727 East Main Road
North East, PA 16428

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Before The Barrel Distillery

11 S Center Street A
Corry, PA 16407

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Black Monk Brewery

3721 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16506

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Cart/Horse Distilling

12030 Edinboro Road
Edinboro, PA 16412

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Erie Ale Works

416 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Distillery

1101 Peninsula Drive
Suite 205
Erie, PA 16505

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Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing / Mazza Chautauqua Cellars

8398 West Route 20
Westfield, NY 14787

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John Russell Brewing Company

7520 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Lavery Brewing Company

128 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Luminary Cocktails and Bottle Shop

(814) 636-6333
36 N Park Row
Erie, PA 16501

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Luminary Distilling, Eatery, Fuhrman's Cider

8270 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Nostrovia Brewing Company

4415 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511

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Riverside Brewing Company

1 Fountain Avenue
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

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The Brewerie at Union Station

123 West 14th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Twisted Elk Brewery

10139 West Lake Road
Lake City, PA 16423

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U Pick 6 Harbor House

4454 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510

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U Pick 6 Public House

4575 West Ridge Road
Erie, PA 16506

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U Pick 6 Tap House - Newly Remodeled!

333 State Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Voodoo Brewery

215 1/2 Arch Street
Meadville, PA 16335

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Voodoo Brewery - Erie

101 Boston Store Place
Erie, PA 16501

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UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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Dobbins Landing

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.

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Millcreek Mall

The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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