Hop Into Easter: Exploring Central PA’s Finest Hoppy Brews

Hop Into Easter: Exploring Central PA’s Finest Hoppy Brews

Hoppy Easter to One and All

It’s Easter again in Central Pennsylvania, and so its time yet again to take a look at some of our favorite Hoppy IPAs.

As Easter approaches, bringing with it the warmth of spring and the joy of renewal, it’s the perfect time to explore some of the hoppiest delights that Central Pennsylvania’s craft breweries have to offer. The region, known for its vibrant craft beer scene, produces a wide array of IPAs that promise to add an extra hop to your step this Easter. Whether you’re hunting for Easter eggs or just enjoying the springtime bloom, these five IPAs are sure to refresh and invigorate.

(You can check out our previous Easter articles here: Hoppy Easter Pennsylvania – 2023, Hoppy Easter IPAS of 2020, and our breakfast article – Hop Shoots Omelet, also don’t miss out on Amy’s column article: Peanut Butter Eggs, Easter Beer, and YAH Brew’s Shimmy Shack.)

1. Troegs Independent Brewing – Perpetual IPA

Troegs Independent Brewing’s Perpetual IPA

Nestled in the sweet surroundings of Hershey, Troegs Independent Brewing crafts the Perpetual IPA, a beacon of hoppy bliss. This Imperial Pale Ale combines a crisp and vibrant hop flavor with notes of citrus and pine, balanced beautifully by a robust malt backbone. It’s a perpetual favorite for those seeking a classic IPA experience, making it a perfect companion for your Easter feast.

2. Pizza Boy Brewing – Frontside Lipside

Frontside Lipside by Pizza Boy Brewing Company

From the creative cauldrons of Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola comes the Frontside Lipside, a West Coast-style IPA that’s as bold and adventurous as an Easter morning egg hunt. With its bitter bite and aromatic presence of tropical fruits and pine, this brew is a thrilling ride for the palate. It’s an excellent choice for those who like their Easter with a side of exhilarating flavor.

3. South County Brewing Co. – Liminal Moment

South County Brewing’s Liminal Moment

Spring is a time of transition, and what better way to embrace it than with South County Brewing’s Liminal Moment? This hazy New England-style IPA, brewed in the quiet town of Fawn Grove, captures the essence of spring with its juicy, hop-forward profile, bursting with notes of mango, pineapple, and citrus. It’s a smooth, creamy beer that balances bitterness with refreshing zest, perfect for sipping on a sunny Easter afternoon.

4. Ever Grain Brewing Co. – Joose Juicy IPA

Joose Juicy by Ever Grain Brewing Company

Easter is all about joy and rejuvenation, and Ever Grain Brewing Co.’s Joose Juicy IPA is here to uplift your spirits. This New England-style IPA, hailing from Camp Hill, is a celebration of all things hoppy and fruity. With a less bitter but flavor-packed profile, it offers a juicy burst of fruitiness that’s akin to discovering the most colorful egg in the Easter egg hunt.

Ever Grain’s Joose Juicy Packaging

(See also: Joose Juicy’s New Packaging.)

5. Appalachian Brewing Company – Hoppy Trails IPA

Hoppy Trails IPA by Appalachian Brewing Company

Finally, we journey to Harrisburg, where Appalachian Brewing Company crafts its Hoppy Trails IPA. This classic American IPA is a harmonious blend of hoppy bitterness with citrus and floral notes, reminiscent of a spring garden in bloom. It’s the perfect brew to round out your Easter gathering, offering a refreshing trail back to the beloved hop traditions.

This Easter, while you’re enjoying the festivities and the emergence of spring, let these Central PA craft beers add a hoppy twist to your celebrations. Each brewery brings its unique spin to the beloved IPA, crafting beers that are as diverse and vibrant as the Easter season itself. So, hop to it and explore these delightful brews that Central Pennsylvania has to offer!

For those who celebrate – we want to wish you a Happy (or should we say HOPPY) Easter. As well as everyone, we wish you a day spent with family, enjoying each other’s company, and enjoying great craft beer. Cheers!

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