Don't Worry, Be Hoppy at Local PA Breweries

According to USA Today, over 7,000 breweries were operating in the US at the end of 2018. Across the country, small breweries continue to grow as consumers look to spend locally and connect with beer makers and drinkers alike.

If you would like to enjoy a local pint, the best breweries near our Cranberry, PA, apartments include:


Penn opened in 1986, making it one of the earliest pioneers in America's craft beer movement. The brewers began with classic lagers, and have since added IPAs, and other contemporary styles. Penn is known as Pittsburgh's biker-friendly brewery. It is a starting and stopping point for cyclists along the river trails and offers complimentary water bottle refills. Beers include Weizen, Pilsner, and Penn IPA, one of the fifty best IPAs in the country. Hungry visitors can try the potato and cheese pierogies or Brew House burgers.


Hitchhiker Brewing was founded by brewers striving to create time-honored styles while discovering new and old flavors. Visitors can enjoy their beer in the taproom and can take a tour of the fifteen-barrel brewhouse. Year-round offerings include Bane of Existence, Point of Confusion, and Trial by Fire. They pair well with the Amish hard pretzels and local beef jerky.


Mindful Brewing is a local destination for an evening with friends. The brewers use fresh ingredients to create beers that range in style, color, and alcohol content. They produce year-round favorites and seasonal specialties and boast that they have something for everyone. Choices include 88 Rabbits, Cat in the Wall, and Straight Outta Dublin.

Mindful also features a farm-to-table restaurant where chefs use locally sourced ingredients for impeccable dishes bursting with flavor. The menu includes Nashville hot chicken, wild mushroom pizzas, and salted caramel apple burgers.

These are just some of the breweries near our Cranberry Woods apartments. To call our community home, please contact us. We would love to give you a tour so you can see firsthand all we have to offer.