St Patrick’s day is upon us- the most beloved holiday of college students across the United States and around the world. In the spirit of this fun holiday, we’ve put together a brewery tour of our own, featuring our favorite LoyalTree breweries. If you’re lucky enough to live near one of these fine establishments, you can celebrate with the knowledge that your appreciation of Irish culture will result in rewards to come.
Rivertowne Brewing, located in Pittsburgh, PA. Rivertowne Brewing, “the place where friends meet,” is a family owned brewery with a tap room and six restaurant locations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Unique in every way from the locally crafted artwork on each can, to the partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates to offer free fries for the 2nd home run of each home game, Rivertowne Brewing is a Pittsburgh staple and an excellent choice for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Penn Brewery, located in Pittsburgh, PA. If you’d like to enjoy an “ethnic-Pittsburgh” meal while you celebrate, Penn Brewery’s restaurant is an excellent choice. Serving everything from pierogies to the “French Fry Salad,” you’ll be sure to find something tasty to accompany their award winning beers. Since their start in 1986, Penn Brewery has won 19 Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup medals.
Black Acre Brewing Co, located in Indianapolis, IN. What do you get when you put a group of law students together in a classroom? Black Acre Brewing Company. That’s what. Black Acre Brewing Company is the result of a group of law students with a passion for homebrewing banning together with the common mission of spreading delicious beer throughout Indianapolis. It is now located in the Historic Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis with a focus on unique, specialty beers along with a few traditional favorites.
Growler University, located in Eugene, OR. Okay, this one isn’t a brewery, but it’s so unique we couldn’t help but include it! Growler U is a pub serving the finest craft beer, cider, wine and kombucha from local and regional microbreweries. Their menu is carefully selected to pair well with what’s on tap (up to 100 choices!), and their staff are “knowledgeable craft beer enthusiasts” who are there to help educate all their customers on the process of microbrewing and choosing the perfect beverage.
Wooden Legs Brewing, located in Brookings, SD. Wooden Legs Brewing is an excellent choice for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration due to their pizza oven and high quality beer, but also due to their excellent rewards program! The variety of rewards options for loyal customers was why Wooden Legs was selected as a LoyalTree Stand Out Program of the Year.
Roy Pitz Brewing Company, located in Chambersburg, PA. “Liquid Art.” That’s what you need to know about Roy Pitz Brewing Company- there is hand-crafted art on the bottle and in the bottle. Their mission is to “share a philosophy of a passionate fulfilling life, through the art of crafting quality beers, hard work and the employment of good people.”