Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

New Bottle Shop Caters to Beer Enthusiasts

I’ll admit it. I like beer, a lot. But none of that yellow fizzy crap that seems to be pervasive throughout the college drinking scene. I’m what many would consider a craft beer enthusiast, and while the amount of time that I’ve been enjoying “good” beer is rather limited, I’ve come to discover the wonders that can be found in a quality IPA or Oatmeal Stout. Thanks to establishments such as Zeno’s or the Z-Bar, I’ve been able to expand my knowledge about craft beer further than I could have imagined before turning 21. But State College is sadly devoid of a location where I could purchase quality beer for home consumption, or should I say was.

Opened last week, the Hopshop Beer Market offers over 500 selections of brews from locations all over the world. Set underneath the Deli Restaurant, the layout is enough to make any beer enthusiast  giddy. I remarked to my friend (a self-proclaimed beer snob) after a few minutes in the store that I might never leave. Obviously, I did end up leaving the store, but not without taking a growler (a reusable half-gallon jug) of Big Hop IPA by East End Brewing Company with me. The Hopshop has 4 beers on tap for growler filling, you can bring your own or purchase one of theirs for $5 (plus cost of beer).

For as large of a selection and seemingly small target audience, the pricing at the Hopshop is perfectly reasonable and on par with the other downtown bottle shops when it comes to easy-to-find beer, but with a much better selection of craft beers. If you’re looking for a place to start your journey into quality craft brews, I can’t think of a better place to start in State College than the Hopshop.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Chase Tralka

Chase Tralka is a Senior majoring in Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Security and Risk Analysis. He is from Northern New Jersey and is involved in far too many organizations to list here. He enjoys photography, cycling, and listening to obscure free jazz music.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
57.3kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Chase

Three Words: For the Glory

When I sat back one night in January thinking about my time at Penn State, I tried to come up with a single word that would adequately describe my experiences here. As I attempted to determine what that magic word might be, my mind began to grasp the absurdity of that challenge. How could I possibly distill four years of my life, countless friendships, and untold numbers of memories, down to a single word? An impossible task to be sure. So instead, I took the easier road and went with three words: For the Glory.

Distinguished Speakers Chosen to Speak at Commencement Ceremonies

PSU Contacts Minnesota-Duluth’s Hockey Coach

Five Prominent Penn State Athletics Employees No Longer In Staff Directory

An Athletics spokesperson confirmed there have been “recent staff changes” but didn’t give names or specific details.

Five Prominent Penn State Athletics Employees No Longer In Staff Directory

An Athletics spokesperson confirmed there have been “recent staff changes” but didn’t give names or specific details.

From Food Network To Happy Valley: Chef Gillian Clark Puts A French Spin On The Classic Diner

“Rather than kind of dig up a dinosaur, we thought we would do something a little bit more creative that gave us the ability to make some interesting food that’s a little bit upscale.”

Your Complete THON 2023 Dancer List

From 6 p.m. on Friday, February 17, to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 707 students will dance in THON and help raise money for pediatric cancer research.

 
Send this to a friend