Pletcher's Beer Distributor has been distributing beer in State College since 1996. We are proud to supply all of central Pennsylvania with the largest display of local and craft-brewed beer along with all of your favorites.
Some of the breweries we represent are in the top 25 breweries in the country. Visit us for easy in, easy out service. We are conveniently located near Best Buy® in State College just minutes from the Penn State campus and the Toftrees Woodycrest Interstate 99 exit.
You'll find that all of our beer is displayed for easy shopping and our staff is prepared to help with any questions you may have. There is no hurry here. Browse our aisles. Pick your style. Cold or room temperature, it's all here. From Pilsners to Porters Pletcher's is the place for Craft Beer in State College!
Kenneth Pletcher with world boxing champion Carmen Basilio in 1967
Kenneth Pletcher with a Genesee sales rep in the 60's
After returning home from WWII Kenneth E. Pletcher started distributing beer in the late 1940's in Blossburg, PA. Having been born and raised in Central Pennsylvania he and his wife desired to return to the area. On October 1, 1956 he purchased a license from John and Caroline Kolasa of Clarence, PA and moved it to Bellefonte.
The first location of Pletcher's in Bellefonte was on High street. Located across from the historic Bush House Hotel, beside the train station, which is now home to the visitor center. In 1971 the first Pletcher's building was torn down to accommodate Talleyrand Park so Kenneth was forced to move to 513 E. Bishop St. That building is now occupied by Swartz Fire & Safety, Inc.