Craft Brew Cash Crops

New Businesses

Since the Irving Cliff Brewery opened on Chapel Street in Honesdale in 2015, the craft beer brewing industry in Wayne County has quadrupled in size. In 2016 and 2017, three more breweries and accompanying pub/restaurants opened, the Here and Now Brewing Company on Main Street in Honesdale, the Wallenpaupack Brewing Company on Route 6 east of Hawley and the JamRoom Brewing Co. on Main Street in Newfoundland, and new this year the Hopping Eagle Brewery in the Hawley Silk Mill.

Hops crop

Extensive Use

The extensive use of crops such as barley and hops in the brewing industry, offer a cash crop opportunity for Wayne County's farmers. A demonstration barley planting is planned on the county farm in Indian Orchard.

Additional Information

Learn and explore the feasibility of growing malt barley in Pennsylvania by visiting the Pennsylvania State Extension website.