Lancaster County has a long beer-brewing tradition and is a hotbed of the craft beer industry. Here are the best places to sample what’s brewing in the county.
Appalachian Brewing Co.
This is one of several locations, and one can find flights and food at the Lititz brewpub.
55 N Water St, Lititz, PA 17543
Columbia Kettle Works
Take a day to wander through Columbia’s many antique shops before grabbing a stool and sampling some beer.
40 N 3rd St, Columbia, PA 17512
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Convenient location for families visiting Franklin and Marshall College, it’s a short drive from downtown and has a full menu to pair with its house-brewed beer.
781 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Lancaster Brewing Co.
One of the older breweries in the county. Visit and order a sampler with lunch or dinner.
301 N. Plum St., Lancaster, PA 17602
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co.
With a fantastic beer portfolio, this brewery is worth a trip outside Lancaster City.
1701 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
Stoudt’s Brewing Co.
A one-stop destination away from Lancaster City for dining, craft beer, a farmers’ market, and antiques.
2800 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
Swashbuckler Brewing Co.
Possibly the most unique brewery experience in Lancaster County, Swashbuckler is located on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
Taproom by Spring House Brewing Co.
Offers light pub fare, shuffleboard, creative brews and a view of neighboringLancaster Central Market.
25 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Tröegs Brewing Co.
Travel a short distance outside Lancaster County to Hershey for an excellent brewery tour and quality craft beer.
200 East Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Wacker Brewing Co.
An old Lancaster brewery name, the legacy now continues with its two current beer options.
417 W Grant St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
— Amber DeGrace