About Pennsy Local

Pennsy Local is your source for craft spirits news, releases and events. Pennsy Local focuses primarily on Pennsylvania spirits, but like the railroad that inspires the site’s name, it will also cover other east coast craft producers.

About the Author

Pennsy Local is the creation of Arthur Etchells. Etchells first became interested in the craft spirits industry while he was a Senior Editor at Philadelphia magazine and wrote for the blog he created and then sold to the magazine, Foobooz.

While at the magazine, he was integral in getting Philly Craft Spirits Week off the ground and highlighting the local spirits industry in numerous ways. He left Philadelphia magazine to join a local a distillery, where he worked for two-plus years. He is still involved in the local spirits industry as a founding member of the Whiskey Rebellion Trail, which highlights distilleries from across Pennsylvania, as well as throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including Washington D.C. and Baltimore.