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Here in Bethlehem, we love our farmer’s markets and our microbreweries. Pretty soon, we may not have to separate these great loves.

There is legislation currently moving through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that will allow craft brewers to sell their beer at markets with the purchase of a special permit. House Bill 2429, introduced by Pa. Rep. Dante Santoni, D-Berks Co., passed the state House by a vote of 175 to 20. The bill now moves on to the state Senate for consideration.

These permits will cost $30 per day of use with a limit of 100 days in a year. That’s certainly enough for our weekly farmers markets in Bethlehem!

Should we be lucky enough for this legislation to pass, we may soon be seeing the creations of Brewworks right next to our fresh veggies! Creations like these:

  • Bitter Brother

    Style: American Pale Ale A.B.V.: 4.7% O.G.: 1.044 I.B.U.: 35

    This American Pale Ale is occasionally brewed as one of our seasonal offerings.

  • Style: West Coast Style Pale Ale A.B.V.: 5.0% O.G.: 1.047

    This light copper, dry finishing West Coast Style Pale Ale is an excellent addition to the Brew Works fleet of pale ales. A hefty sling load weight of Chinook hops gives this beer its distinctive bite, Chinook and Amarillo hops contribute to its citrus like aroma.

  • Style: Belgian Pale Ale A.B.V.: 6.4% O.G.: 1.064

    A Belgian Style Strong Golden Ale brewed with  coriander, bitter orange peel, Styrian Golding hops, clover honey and imported Belgian candi sugars.  Fermented with ardennes yeast.

  • Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) A.B.V.: 5.4% O.G.: 1.054

    Deep red-amber in color, full-bodied, with a residual smooth caramel malt paired with a balancing bitterness and touch of spicy hops flavor. An all-around Brew Works favorite. This British style ale is a great alternative for those who enjoy beers with more body and color as found in some popular Amber Lagers.

  • Style: Double IPA A.B.V.: 9.8 O.G.: 1.000

    Loaded with Zythos, Simcoe, Chinook and Summit hops creating a stimulating citrus aroma and an effortlessly smooth hop bitterness that will keep you rocking all night long.

  • Style: Oatmeal Stout A.B.V.: 5.3% O.G.: 1.058 I.B.U.: 45

    Our very own secret blend of roasted barley, chocolate, and black patent malts produces a nice medium bodied stout. Finishes with a lovely astringent hoppy dark chocolate bitter ending.

  • Style: American Style Light Ale A.B.V.: 4.7% O.G.: 1.044 I.B.U.: 15

    Bethlehem BrewWorks’s #1 Selling Beer! LThis beautiful golden colored brew is sure to satisfy those who wish to take a small step into the world of lighter microbrewed beers. It’s the perfect cool drink to wash down a spicy dish.