PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY– Guess what beer lovers: if you’re looking to try a new brew, Susquehanna Brewing Company comes out with 25 beers a year! But you don’t have to be in Pittston to try them.
The brewery opened its doors seven years ago, and at the time, only put out about 120 barrels of beer. Last year, they put out more than 100 times that amount, ending up with 23,000 barrels… a big jump for what SBC vice president, Fred Maier, calls a “small brewery”!
The quantity is certainly there, and, no surprise, the quality is too. Many of SBC’s beers have won awards, namely the Shady Spot Lemon Chandy, which took home the gold at the World Beer Cup. For those curious to try Shady Spot, Maier describes it as, “summertime in a bottle”.
With good beer, and a good consumer base, the brewery has already seen tremendous growth. Aside from their distributors in Pennsylvania, you can also find SBC’s brews in Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey! However, they’re not done growing just yet!
In hopes of a faster, and more efficient brewing process, Susquehanna Brewing Company is adding two, 360-barrel fermenters. They’re also adding a canned line of beer, hoping to extend their reach to beer-drinkers enjoying the great outdoors!