Pilsners and Porters. Saisons and Stouts. Do I have your attention? Good. There’s a new place in town and it deserves to be placed at the top of your to-do list. On your next date night, head to Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley, PA

I’m always excited to try new places and, more specifically, new beers. So when I heard about Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, I had to check it out. On September 30, 2017, Becky Ryman opened Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, under the guidance of her cousin, a fellow brewer. “We felt the area needed something fun and new, so we decided to open the brewery here,” explained Becky. And, boy, are we lucky they did!

When you arrive at WBC, grab a food and drink menu, then find a seat. If the weather’s nice, you can’t beat the patio. Order your drinks at the front counter, and place any food orders at the side counter, near the patio entrance. You’ll receive a number and your food will be delivered to your table when it’s ready. Looking for a little entertainment while you wait? Play a round of cornhole or grab a game from WBC’s selection. There’s something about Jenga and beer that just go together.

If you’ve never been to a brewery, the most important piece of advice I can offer you is to order a flight. What’s a flight you ask? Only the most wonderful menu option in the world! At WBC, a flight consists of four beer samples of your choice. Simply fill out a card (available at the bar) and voila – four baby beers are presented to you in a convenient little box. This is the best way to decide which beers are your favorite before you graduate to a full-size beer.

At WBC, all of the beers are brewed on site and 10+ varieties are available on any given day. Right now, I’m loving No Wake Zone Orange Peel Lager. IPA lovers should try Largemouth IPA, and if light beers are your thing, grab a class of Paupack Cream Ale. With so many great options, you can see why a flight is necessary! WBC even offers a selection of great Pennsylvania wines and ciders.

Please note: I highly recommend visiting WBC on an empty stomach. No, I’m not trying to get you drunk; the food is just that good. From pretzels to poutine, each menu option pairs perfectly with a cold brew. Menu items are always changing, which keeps things exciting for returning customers. As for me, I would order the flight of tacos again and again. What’s not to love about THREE different types of tacos?

Planning a special event? WBC is the perfect location for birthday parties, bridal showers, and more. Simply call or send an email to info@wallenpaupackbrewingco.com for more information. Be on the lookout this fall for an anniversary party in celebration of WBC’s first birthday! To stay in the loop about special events, beer menus, and more, “like” Wallenpaupack Brewing Company on Facebook. •

Have a “hoppy” date night!

By: Jamie Bowman


Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
73 Welwood Ave, Hawley, PA
(570) 390.7933