Lawmakers Explore State, Local Economic Impact of PA Breweries in Croydon

CROYDON – The Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), hosted a roundtable discussion today at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon to learn more about the economic development and community revitalization impact of Pennsylvania’s breweries.

The discussion and tour, hosted by Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks), provided brewers, economic development professionals, representatives from local bureaus and other stakeholders the opportunity to discuss how Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company has benefitted the community and how this impact can be increased in the years to come.

The company was founded in 2010 and has earned several accolades for outstanding products.

“I’m pleased that there has been a tremendous growth in the number of local craft brewers in this area. They contribute significantly to our economy and help to promote tourism and economic development,” Tomlinson said.  “We are proud to have these small businesses in our community. Many have located in revitalized abandoned buildings and are actually growing out of their original locations. This roundtable is an important opportunity to bring together legislators, economic development officials, the tourism community and brewers to learn how we can help to promote this growing industry locally and at the state level and ensure that they continue to succeed.”

The tour and roundtable was one of several events scheduled throughout the state this week to examine the impact of Pennsylvania breweries on local and state economies.

Video and additional information from the roundtable discussions and tours is available online at


Jennifer Smeltz (Tomlinson)

Jon Hopcraft (Argall)