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Erie, PA

Est. 1993

Founded in 1993 as Hoppers Brewpub in Erie’s historic Union Station

1993 – 1994

Company Founded as Hoppers Brewpub in Erie’s historic Union Sation. Brewing capacity was 1040 Barrels.


Expanded production to 2,100 barrels and added bottling capacity.


Transition from brewpub to full fledges microbrewery. Moved from Union Station to current production facility. Production capacity 6,000 Barrels.

2003 – 2007

Cardinal Equity Associates, a venture capital firm, gains majority stock in the company. A major overhaul of brand image and company management begins. Increased production capacity and extended distribution to PA, NY, OH, MD, NJ, MI, IN.


With the addition of several new tanks, precision filtration systems, Monobloc Bottling Line, and grain silo, Erie Brewing Co. is poised to comfortably transition to regional brewery status in the next several years. Current distribution includes : AL, DE, FL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA.


Erie Brewing Company undergoes a financial restructuring as well as an ownership change. Our management and sales team launch an initiative to improve current distributions relationships. Our focus is to streamline production and bottling in order to provide exceptional products and customer service.


Began plans for new brewery in Knowledge Park.


June 15, 2017: Opened the doors to the new brewery at 6008 Knowledge Parkway with John’s Wildwood Pizzeria creating Pub & Pie.


April 10, 2019: Beginning plans to open second location in Millcreek Twp.

Available in

Berks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming counties
Beer NameBeer StyleABV%Available SizesRelease Dates
Railbender AleScottish Ale6.812oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Mad Anthony's APAAmerican Pale Ale5.512oz NR
Misery Bay IPAAmerican IPA6.512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Derailed Black Cherry AleCream Ale512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Final Destination IPAAmerican IPA716oz Cans, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBL
Cherry BombFruit Ale416oz Cans, 1/6BBL
Haze Formation IPADIPA8.516oz Cans, 1/6BBL
Variety24/12oz NR
Soliel ShandyFruit Beer3.516oz Cans, 12oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLFebruary - April
Johnny Rails Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale6.512oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLJuly - October
Ol' Red Cease & Desist Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy10.112oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLOctober - January
Skipper's StoutAmerican Stout7.212oz NR, 1/6BBL, 1/2BBLNovember - February