Craft Brew Cash Crops

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 2016-17, 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. The extensive use of crops such as barley and hops in the brewing industry, offer a cash crop opportunity for Wayne County's farmers. The Wayne Conservation District and Penn State Extension are hosting a bus trip to the Hops Summer Field Day program near State College and a demonstration barley planting is planned on the county farm in Indian Orcherd        

Exploring the Feasibility of Growing Malt Barley in Pennsylvania