Local PA beers to give Masters Sunday a Penn State Saturday feel

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Otto’s Pub and Brewery

The most local brewery to make our power rankings is Otto’s Pub and Brewery, located right in State College!

Opened in 2002 by the previous bremaster of Williamport’s Bullfrog Brewery, Otto’s moved to their current location on North Atherton in 2010, replacing Quaker Steak and Lube.  So many of Otto’s beers have names affiliated with the region but the one that makes our power rankings at No. 4 has to be the most popular … Apricot Wheat.

Now, before you say “come on, a fruity beer, that’s barely a beer”, this one is worth the try and is a staple at many Penn State Football tailgates.

It’s considered an American Wheat Ale and yes, have apricot flavor but isn’t overly sweet.  It’s a beer with some sweet notes as appeared to a fruit drink with a little beer.  It’s available year round so whether it’s Blue White weekend, a hot September Saturday or Master’s Sunday, Otto’s Apricot Wheat can’t be beat and earned the #4 spot on our power rankings.

Other Otto’s options: Mt. Nittany Pale Ale, Spruce Creek Lager and Slab Cabin IPA