Lawmakers explore state, local economic impact of PA breweries in Manheim

MANHEIM – The Senate Majority Policy Committee hosted a roundtable discussion today at Swashbuckler Brewing Company in Manheim to learn more about the economic development and community revitalization impact of Pennsylvania’s breweries.

The discussion, hosted by Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13), provided brewers, economic development professionals, representatives from local bureaus and other stakeholders the opportunity to discuss how Swashbuckler Brewing Company and other local breweries have benefitted the community and how this impact can be increased in the years to come.

“Lancaster County has a rich history of brewing since the 1850s, even once earning the nickname of ‘The Little Munich of America’,” Martin said. “The economic impact of brewing goes beyond production and consumption since various unique craft breweries are one of the many reasons why people visit our county and state.”

“Pennsylvania is a national leader in the brewing industry, and conversations like this offer a wealth of new ideas on how we can keep our state well-positioned to continue to grow this industry,” Aument said. “My thanks goes out to Swashbuckler Brewing Company and the Senate Majority Policy Committee for agreeing to participate in this informative discussion.”

The tour and roundtable was one of four events scheduled throughout the state in recent months 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



Terry Trego (717) 787-6535 (Senator Martin)
Jake Smeltz (717) 787-4420 (Senator Aument)


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