Join in on the ‘Hops for Hunger’ Fun at These Participating PA Breweries!

Our first Hops for Hunger campaign is underway, and we are so excited to let you in on all the fun ways you can get involved (most of which include drinking local craft beer)! What is Hops for Hunger, you ask? This brand-new initiative is a partnership between Feeding PA, Breweries in PA and PA Eats, and it’s running throughout November. We’ve teamed up with local breweries in Pennsylvania to raise money and awareness around the growing need for hunger relief and nutrition education resources in our state.

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A fresh beer at Neshaminy Creek Brewing

All of the participating breweries have chosen which way they’d like to raise funds; some are donating a portion of proceeds from a specific beer, while others are hosting events. We urge you to head out to these PA breweries to support Hops for Hunger, and to support these local businesses that are stepping up and giving back to the community this fall! And if you’re a brewery that wants to join in, there’s still plenty of time! Head here for more info and to sign up to participate in Hops for Hunger.

Southeast PA

Bitchin’ Kitten Brewery is a brand-new brewery in Morrisville, with fun, cat-themed beers and a seasonal kitchen. During November, Bitchin’ Kitten will donate $0.25 per Raspberry Wheat beer and Boujee Cat beer sold, and $2 per Bitchin Kitten t-shirt sold for Hops for Hunger! 58-B East Bridge St, Morrisville; (267) 799-5348.

For over a decade, Earth – Bread + Brewery has been serving Philly’s Mt. Airy and Germantown neighborhoods with delicious wood-fired pizzas and housemade beers. On Thursday, November 18, it’s hosting a “restaurant night” to benefit Hops for Hunger. That evening, 25% of all of food and drink sales will be donated to the fundraiser. 7136 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia; (215) 242-6666.

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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company makes a number of super-popular beers, including its County Line IPA. Every Friday in November, Neshaminy will donate $1 from every pint of this delicious beer sold! It will also allow patrons to donate upon checkout and will display a donation jar at all three of its locations. 909 Ray Ave., Croydon; (215) 458-7081; 32 S. Main St., New Hope; 139 N. Main St., Unit 1, Dublin; (215) 486-4433.

This November, pull up a bar stool in Odd Logic Brewing Co.‘s sleep taproom in Bristol and order a pint of Invisible Friends, the brewery’s Hazy Double IPA. As part of Hopsf or Hunger, Odd Logic will be donating $1 from every pint of this 8% ABV crusher sold throughout the month! 500 Bristol Pike, Bristol; no phone.

Friends since middle school, Second Sin Brewing‘s co-founders Mike Beresky, Phil Harris and Jake Howell started the brewery in 2011. All through November, it will donate $1 for each pint, liter or 4-pack sold on rotating beers. Head to the taproom, or order online here. 1500 Grundy Ln., Bristol; (267) 812-5251.


Downriver Brewing Co. is a great place for sipping beer and throwing axes (yes, really!). It’s participating in Hops for Hunger with a day-long concert called RiverAid 2021, with proceeds donated to the cause. On Sunday, November 21, nearly a dozen local musicians and bands will perform at this day-long event! Proceeds from the $10 cover will be donated to Hops for Hunger. Check out the Facebook event page for more info! 564 Main St., Stroudsburg; (570) 213-5110.

Susquehanna Brewing Co. is a craft brewery and tasting room with a strong tradition of community involvement. As part of Hops for Hunger, it will be donating $1 from every Goldencold Lager, a refreshing, German-inspired beer, sold on Monday and Tuesday (with the option to add an additional donation on your bar tab) through the month of November. 635 S. Main St., Pittston; (570) 654-3557.

Central PA

Black Rock Brewery is a landmark microbrewery and event space in Eastern Pennsylvania’s Coal Region, featuring local beer, wine and food sourced from the region. On Sunday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Black Rock will donate 10% of its proceeds to Hops for Hunger. 325 South Central St., Pottsville; 5948 Linglestown Rd.; Harrisburg; no phone.

Burd’s Nest Brewing Co. is a great local spot based out of the historic district in Carlisle. Throughout the month, they will set out a donation jar for Hops for Hunger, and will dedicate some specific nights when a percentage of sales will be donated. For instance, on Tuesday, November 23, 25% of all beer sales will be donated. Additionally,$1 from each of Burd’s Nest’s S’mores Stout will go toward Hops for Hunger. 19 N. Hanover St., Carlisle; (717) 713-8231.

Desperate Times Brewery is upping the ante with its Hops for Hunger involvement. Starting in mid-November, guests at its Carlisle taproom can purchase $20 raffle tickets for the chance to win a 3-day, 2-night Airbnb in the heart of downtown Annapolis! Proceeds will benefit Hops for Hunger. Stop by to pick up a raffle ticket and enjoy an award-winning beer at Desperate Times’ bar or large, dog-friendly outdoor beer garden. 1201 Carlisle Springs Rd., Carlisle; (717) 706-3192.

Founded by a sibling-duo Sandy Bialek and Kevin Smith, Fat Bat Brewing Co. is a cozy pub environment serving crafted ales, hard seltzers and other great beverages to the Hanover community. As part of Hops for Hunger, Fat Brewing will be asking guests to roundup their check and the additional funds will be donated to the cause, and will do three guest bartenders events this month, with all tips for the two hours going to Hops for Hunger. Also, Fat Bat will be donating $1 for each pour of Ringer, a hoppy, hazy grapefruit IPA, sold during the month of November. 10 N. Railroad St., Hanover; (717) 797-3198.

In the richest country in the world, no one should be hungry. I choose to support Hops for Hunger to feed my neighbors in need. – Sandy Bialek, Fat Bat Brewing Co.

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Outdoor seating at Lovedrafts Brewing Co.

Lovedrafts Brewing Co. is no stranger to supporting community causes with its beer, and it will be joining Hops for Hunger by selecting a new beer during each week in November, and donating $1 per pint sold! 165 Gateway Dr., Mechanicsburg; (717) 610-3331.

Moo-Duck Brewery is a small family-owned and -operated brewery and pub offering handcrafted, small-batch beers brewed on its hand-built brewing system. For the month of November, sales of I’m A Farmer pale ale, made with locally grown hops from River Hills Hops farm, will help support Hops for Hunger! 79 S. Wilson Ave., Elizabethtown; (717)-727-3791. 

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New Trail Brewing Co. is a Central PA brewery crafting easy-to-love lagers and ales, like its standard-setting hazy IPA, Broken Heels. During November, New Trail will donate $1 per pour of Broken Heels to Hops for Hunger! 240 Arch St., Building 18, Williamsport; (570) 980-9295.

Food insecurity is a growing concern for many, especially after the last couple years we’ve had. Feeding PA makes it their mission to secure meals for our neighbors and we’re proud to be a small part of their fantastic work. – Don Rieck, New Trail Brewing Co.

Founded by two Penn State grads, Rob Tarves and Rob Patz, Our Town Brewery has been serving up high-quality beers to the Lancaster community since fall 2020. This November, it’s getting in on the Hops for Hunger action by giving guests an option to donate $10 or $25 to the bill for the full month of November, and will also donate $1 per beer sold on site on November 4, 11 and 18. 252 North Prince St., Lancaster; (717) 945-7694.

“We wanted to be a part of this fundraiser because it hits so close to home. A basic human need not being met in our communities requires action. We are proud to be part of a solution.” – Rob Tarves, Our Town Brewery

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At Pour Man’s Brewing Company, you’ll find a wide range of beer styles, ranging from crisp Kölsches to fruited sours to Czech Style Dark Lagers. For Hops for Hunger, Pour Man’s will donate $1 of every pint of Turnt Up Pilsner, a bright, aromatic hopped pils, sold throughout the month. 284 S. Reading Rd., Ephrata; (717) 466-6144.


This is a great cause and it gives us the opportunity to give something back to the community that has been so great to us. We are here today because of the outpouring of local support we received during the pandemic. Participating in events like Hops for Hunger and ALES For ALS are just some of the ways we’ve tried to give some of that goodwill back to our community. – Michael Beresky, Second Sin Brewing

From traditional lagers to innovative ales, Shy Bear Brewing produces an impressive range and number of beers from its solar powered 10-barrel brewhouse. Each week of the month, it will feature a different beer from which $1 per pint will be donated: November 4-7, Emmie Krueger Pumpkin Ale; November 11-13, Flirtationship India Pale Ale; November 18-21, Piloting Pathetic Primates Chocolate Dipped Banana Cream Ale; November 24-28, Lazy Ambition Black Raspberry Gose. 35 Meadowbrook Ln., Lewistown; (717) 242-2663.

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The Vegetable Hunter is a boutique brewery and vegan cafe with creative drinks and eats aplenty! It’s participating in Hops for Hunger in two ways: encouraging patrons to round up and/or add donations to the bill, and designating a Hops For Hunger beer from which $1 will be donated for every pint sold!

Western PA

With 70 beers on draft, food made from fresh, local ingredients and an epic bottle shop, Mindful Brewing Co. is a beer-lover’s dream! Throughout the month of November, it will donate 5% of all Mindful drafts to the Hops for Hunger campaign. We recommend the Oat Face American Pale Ale, or Lime Agave Wheat Beer! 3759 Library Rd., Castle Shannon; (412) 668-3857; 1001 Washington Ave., Carnegie; (412) 279-1299.

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The taproom at Mondays Brewing Company is a lovely gathering place for the community, with a comfy indoor space and an outdoor patio complete with multiple heaters and firepits. Throughout November, Mondays will donate $1 from every sale of a featured beer each week, and $1 from every pint sold on Nov. 24! For example, this week, it’s donating proceeds from pints of The Intern, a light wheat ale brewed by an intern (Cora M.) in Summer 2021. 1055 Waterdam Plaza Dr., McMurray; no phone.


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Whitehorse Brewing is a small, family-owned and -operated 10-barrel brewery in the Laurel Highlands. Each Saturday during the month of November, the brewery will donate some proceeds from a feature beer to the Hops for Hunger campaign! The weeks are as follows: November 6-12, Honey Lager; November 13-19, Falls Cut; November 20-26, Pious IPA; and November 27-30, “The Bog” Cranberry Wheat. Whitehorse has two locations: one in Berlin, PA. and the other in Washington, PA. 824 Diamond St., Berlin; (814) 279-8761; 400 Adios Dr., Suite 20; Washington; (724) 416-3014. 

We thought it would be a great idea to support Hops for Hunger to help those in need during the holiday season. What better way to do that while enjoying a pint of craft beer at any one of the participating breweries? – Susan Walker, White Horse Brewing

All November-long, order up the Flight for a Cause at Wolf Brewing Co.; each month, the brewery selects a local non-profit or charitable organization to support. This month it’s Hops for Hunger, and $1 from every beer flight sale will be donated. 100 Legacy Park Dr., Suite 400; Mechanicsburg; (717) 590-7917.

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  • Feature image: Pour Man's Brewing Co.
  • All other photos: Courtesy of the respective breweries

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