Rising River wins ‘greatest new brewery’ and ‘greatest vacation spot brewery’ in statewide contest | Eat, Sip, Store


LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. – A brand new Lehigh County brewery is kicking off the brand new yr with a bang.

Rising River Brewing Co., established in 2021 at 1955 Willow Lane in Decrease Macungie Township, has earned high honors in two classes – “greatest new brewery” and “greatest vacation spot brewery” – in Breweries in PA’s third annual Readers Alternative Awards.

Rising River

Rising River Brewing Co.

By a weeks-long course of within the fall, readers nominated dozens of breweries statewide in 14 classes, together with different high distinctions similar to greatest IPA, greatest taproom and greatest general brewery.

Voting within the craft beer weblog’s contest opened in early December, and greater than 100,000 votes had been forged statewide.

“We do have a reasonably nice property with an abundance of pure magnificence,” the brewery posted in a web-based message asserting the victories. “A extremely cool previous constructing. We received superb beer. Probably the most wonderful and friendliest employees. Enjoyable occasions. Among the greatest leisure within the space and rock-solid meals companions. However what makes us really distinctive? It is you.”

“You all. Our superior company, regulars and this group we’re constructing right here on The River. Enjoyable lovin’. Charitable. Variety. Pleasant. The stuff above is little question vital substances however with out you we would not have constructed this actually particular place.”

Rising River

Rising River Brewing Co.

Rising River, co-owned by Ron W. Beitler and Jason Mulligan, is a kid- and dog-friendly brewery that includes flagship and seasonal brews, onerous cider and onerous seltzer drinks.

Its two-acre grove, nicknamed “The Holler,” has confirmed to be particularly standard throughout the heat months.

The two-acre, tree-lined beer backyard, alongside the banks of the Little Lehigh Creek, options firepits, string lights, picnic tables and greater than 120 Adirondack chairs.

Prospects can select to play yard video games similar to cornhole or chill out in a chair within the creek.

The brewery’s 1,700-square-foot taproom, dubbed “The Rumpus Room,” is housed inside a renovated, 120-year-old barn.

Rising River

Rising River Brewing Co.

Prospects can sip on a wide range of Rising River draft brews, together with East Texas Blonde (blonde ale), Hex (Belgian-style witbier), Hemlock Hill (pilsner), P.L.M. (American lager), Moon Tower (double hazy IPA) and Squirrel Grasp (West Coast IPA), whereas listening to reside native music (on choose nights).

Storage-style doorways opens to a newly constructed, 3,000-square-foot “Massive Sky Deck,” overlooking The Holler and that includes a seasonal tiki bar.

The taproom is shared with Three Little Birds Distilling, a distillery run by Greg Smith, proprietor of Decrease Saucon Township’s Hop Hill Brewing Firm.

Rising River and Three Little Birds, which have separate manufacturing areas, welcome native meals vans all year long.