4 Reasons You Need to Visit Susquehanna Brewing Company

When you’re looking for excellent craft beer in northeastern Pennsylvania, look no further than the Susquehanna Brewing Company. This award-winning brewery is family owned by sixth-generation brewers, and it shows in everything they make and do!

To learn more about the Susquehanna Brewing Company and other exciting destinations in our area, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. Like a craft beer pairs perfectly with your dinner, our Vacation Guide pairs well with all your vacation needs!


The Susquehanna Brewing Company

If “craft beer” wasn’t enough to sell you on a trip to the Susquehanna Brewing Company, let us fill you in on the top four reasons you need to visit! We promise you won’t regret it.


1. The Beers

Of course, “the beers” are the number one reason to go to any brewery. But the beers at the Susquehanna Brewing Company are more than exceptional. In fact, the seasonal Shady Spot Lemon Shandy beer is officially the best in the world. It won the gold medal in the fruit beer category at the World Beer Cup, one of the biggest international competitions. Some of their other excellent seasonal beers are: Sunny Spot Grapefruit Shandy, Southern Rye IPA, Toboggan Chocolate Doppelbock, Pumpkin Ale, and Oktoberfest. We are also big fans of the Hopcellerator IPA, as well as the Goldencold Lager. They even have a breakfast beer … that’s right, breakfast! You’ve got to give it a try!


2. Tours and Tastings

We aren’t just blowing steam about the excellent free tours at Susquehanna Brewing Company: they’re on the list of USA Today’s 10 Best Brewery Tours. These casual and informative tours are also very generous with the free samples! On the tour, they’ll explain the processes they chose to make the beers. It’s very interesting! And, since they brew some seasonal beers, it’s likely that there will be something new to sample every time you visit. The tours start at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have a large group, call ahead. They might work out a special time just for you and your group!

The tasting room is a relatively new addition to the Susquehanna Brewing Company. It’s an excellent place to try some samples or just have a pint of your favorite. The tasting room is open Thursday – Sunday afternoons and evenings. Check their website for specific times. They also have a small store where you can purchase mixed cases of beer, growlers, and branded merchandise.


3. Environmentally Friendly

The folks at the Susquehanna Brewing Company are remarkably eco-conscious for a small brewery. They use a steam boiler with an efficient design, and they also filter the beer without using diatomaceous earth, which would create waste. Even their packaging process uses less energy! So you can enjoy your beer without worrying about the earth!


4. Commitment to Family

In addition to being a family-run business themselves, Susquehanna Brewing Company also makes a concerted effort to support other family-run businesses throughout their process, from machinery to customer support. As a family-run business ourselves, we appreciate the effort they make in this area!


Hospitality Always Brewing at French Manor Inn

After you’ve had all you can drink of some of the world’s finest craft beers, we invite you back to the French Manor Inn. Our luxurious rooms offer private balconies – the perfect spot to enjoy one of the beers you brought from Susquehanna Brewing Company.

And when you’re craving a delicious meal, we have you covered there, too. Our elegant dining room serves mouth-watering dinners, and casual meals are available on the Terrace or at Hanna’s Cafe. And the gourmet breakfast at French Manor Inn is a uniquely exquisite delight.

Our on-site spa service is ready and waiting to make your relaxation sublime. We also offer an indoor salt pool, hot tub and more. We’re confident that you’ll love your stay with us in the gorgeous Poconos Mountains. Check out our complimentary Vacation Guide to see what else our area has to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon!