Pennsylvania Libations has made a name for itself by selling a wide selection of spirits, wine and beer exclusively made in the state. With its recently opened Shadyside location, the business is expanding into fresh produce and goods from local farms.
Located at 5530 Walnut St., the 1,200-square-foot store is the first business of its kind in Pennsylvania to offer all of these items under one roof. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
PA Libations operates a smaller site on Penn Avenue in the Strip District, as well as the nearby 1700 Penn, a 6,000-square-foot complex that houses a Helltown Brewing taproom, full-service bar, beer garden and the PA Libations Wine Shop. Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market also boasts a privately-owned PA Libations liquor store.
“This latest endeavor is the most recent example of how our hardworking team continues to innovate to bring new product offerings to Pennsylvania’s many craft beverage connoisseurs,” says owner Christian Simmons.
The company only sells products made in the state, including Boyd & Blair, Stoll & Wolfe, Disobedient Spirits, Eight Oaks, MLH, Xplorer, New Liberty, Thistle Finch, Red Pump, Hidden Still and Quantum; wine and cider producers Presque Isle, Mazza, Brother Monk, Hungry Run, Black Dog and Seven Mountains; and beer from Helltown and Butler Brew Works.
A variety of sustainable food products from local farms will be available along with canned and jarred items such as jams, jellies, dilly beans and other pickled vegetables.
“It’s an exciting time to work in the beverage industry,” says Hannah Maitland, manager of the Shadyside shop.
“Since joining the company in 2019, I’ve seen the interest in craft spirits, beer and wine explode throughout the state. It’s amazing to be part of a small business that is making these products accessible to people all across Pennsylvania.”