Guided Tours


Join us at 1:00 pm on selected Saturdays, as one of our brewers leads a behind-the-scenes look at how we make our fine Penn beers. The $25 ticket price includes the tour, a 16 oz. beer, and your choice of either a Penn T-shirt or a filled growler.  Space for each session is limited, so buy your ticket now on Showclix.com (links below). This event is for ages 21 and older.  Please arrive by 12:30 pm and register in the restaurant.

Scheduled Tour Dates:

Saturday, July 25
Saturday, August 8th
Saturday, August 22nd



Private Group Tours are also available. You may book a private tour for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 25 guests. We require a non-refundable deposit of $150 at the time of booking, and there is an additional fee of $25 per person for each guest over the 6-person minimum. Tour includes one 16 oz. beer. Private tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability. To book, please send your request via e-mail to erin@pennbrew.com.  

Brewery Tour

Welcome to the Penn Brewery On-Line Brew House Tour!
Welcome to the Penn Brewery On-Line Brew House Tour!
Penn Brewery's 'Reinheitsgebot' pure beer is made
All of our beers begin with four basic ingredients: barley, hops, water, and yeast.
The brewing process starts at our grain silo.
The brewing process starts at our grain silo.
The malt mill measures out the proper amount of barley (or wheat) and grinds it.
The malt mill measures out the proper amount of barley (or wheat) and grinds it.
The ground barley is mixed with water, heated to the correct temperature, and allowed to boil in the mash kettle.
The ground barley is mixed with water, heated to the correct temperature, and allowed to boil in the mash kettle. "Mash" is the term for the boiled grain and its liquid.
The mash is pumped to a second kettle called a
The mash is pumped to a second kettle called a "Lautertun." The Lautertun strains the kernel and chaff from the mash, leaving a clear liquid called wort, which is pumped back to the mash kettle and boiled again.
The spent grain is donated to farmers as cattle feed.
The spent grain is donated to farmers as cattle feed.
Hops are added to the wort several times during the boiling stage. Depending on the type of beer being brewed, other ingredients, such as pumpkin, chocolate, or ginger, could be added at this stage as well.
Hops are added to the wort several times during the boiling stage. Depending on the type of beer being brewed, other ingredients, such as pumpkin, chocolate, or ginger, could be added at this stage as well.
After the boiling phase, the wort is pumped to the whirlpool, a cooling and settling tank.
After the boiling phase, the wort is pumped to the whirlpool, a cooling and settling tank.
The wort is cooled and pumped to stainless steel tanks in the temperature-controlled fermentation cellar. Yeast is added to the wort, which remains in the tank for at least a week, allowing the yeast to start breaking down starches into sugars.
The wort is cooled and pumped to stainless steel tanks in the temperature-controlled fermentation cellar. Yeast is added to the wort, which remains in the tank for at least a week, allowing the yeast to start breaking down starches into sugars.
After fermentation, the wort is pumped to another set of tanks in the lager cellar and aged at 0°C for the correct length of time. Lagers take several weeks to complete the lagering process while ales require far less time.
After fermentation, the wort is pumped to another set of tanks in the lager cellar and aged at 0°C for the correct length of time. Lagers take several weeks to complete the lagering process while ales require far less time.
After lagering, the beer is ready for filtration. It undergoes two processes: diatomaceous earth filtration and sterile filtration.
After lagering, the beer is ready for filtration. It undergoes two processes: diatomaceous earth filtration and sterile filtration.
Following filtration, a portion of the beer is kegged on our kegging equipment...
Following filtration, a portion of the beer is kegged on our kegging equipment...
...while the remaining beer is bottled.  Empty bottles are labeled first....
...while the remaining beer is bottled. Empty bottles are labeled first....
...and then washed, filled with beer, and capped on the bottling machine.
...and then washed, filled with beer, and capped on the bottling machine.
The filled bottles are packed in cases and palletized. The beer is then placed in our cold-storage warehouse.
The filled bottles are packed in cases and palletized. The beer is then placed in our cold-storage warehouse.
Our wholesale customers pick up their fresh Penn beer at our warehouse....
Our wholesale customers pick up their fresh Penn beer at our warehouse....
...who sell the beer into bars, restaurants, and distributors for you to enjoy!
...who sell the beer into bars, restaurants, and distributors for you to enjoy!
 
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