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Breweries and Distilleries

Breweries and Distilleries in Erie 

Erie is home to a fast-growing craft beverage scene. Relax with friends and family at breweries on the Lake Erie Ale Trail or any of Erie's new craft distilleries and prepare to be greeted with a warm, welcoming atmosphere of good conversation, clinking glasses, and friendly staff who are eager to share their knowledge and passion for their craft. 

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Craft Distilleries

Erie has seen an increase in distillery openings, growing from one distillery to six in just under six years. With locations in Erie and in the surrounding towns of Corry and Edinboro, all the region’s craft distilleries are quickly making a name for themselves with award-winning spirits and inventive cocktails, all reflective of their distinct personalities and styles. If you’re a true spirit enthusiast with an appreciation for the art of the craft, you’ll be happy to learn that each distiller puts an emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients that represent the natural beauty of the Erie region. Items such as apples, honey, grains, berries, and herbs are used to create flavorful house-made spirits and syrups. On weekends, some distilleries complement their spirits, cocktails, and mocktails with live music, food trucks, restaurant pop-ups, themed parties, and tasting events. 

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Lake Erie Ale Trail

The Lake Erie Ale Trail is not just about beer, it’s also about being part of a friendly, personable environment of the breweries and the brewers themselves. The Lake Erie Ale Trail is composed of 15 microbreweries, all located near the shores of Lake Erie. Each brewery has its own unique approach to brewing beer, refining simple ingredients, and transforming those ingredients into a wide range of ales of varying flavors, styles, and funky names. Some of Erie’s local beers, such as Major McNair’s Nut Brown, Marvintown, and Grape Lakes American Wheat have a story behind their names, reflective of the history and culture of the region. Pull up a stool, sample some brews, and chat with the brewers themselves, who are always happy to share their expertise with you. Give a cheer to local beer during the annual Erie Craft Beer Week (November) and Beer Coaster at Waldameer Park (May).

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
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

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

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 Brewery

Nostrovia Brewing Company

4415 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511

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Riverside Brewing

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

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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