Craft Brew Cash Crops

New Businesses

Since the Irving Cliff Brewery opened on Chapel Street in Honesdale in 2015, the craft beer brewing and distilling  industry in Wayne County has continued to grow.  In the last few years, 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, the JamRoom Brewing Co. on Main Street in Newfoundland, and most recently 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.