Amber DeGrace’s Top 10 Lancaster County Beers

Amber DeGrace covers beer and food for LNP and is an expert on local beers and brewing. Here are some of Amber’s favorites from local Lancaster breweries. Some are seasonal and some are year-round, so if what you want isn’t available when you visit, make sure to come back another time.

Columbia Kettle Works Coffee Stout

One of two coffee stouts that make this list because they both deserve to be on here.

40 N 3rd St, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 342-2374

Lancaster Brewing Co. Boss Hog (Double IPA)

A citrusy double IPA that tastes more like it’s triple-hopped than one of those big beer’s brews.

301 N. Plum St., Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 391-6258

Lancaster Brewing Co. Kölsch

I don’t always drink a crisp and refreshing beer, but when I do, I’ll reach for this one.

302 N. Plum St., Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 391-6259

Spring House Brewing Co. Planet Bean (Coffee Stout)

Because combining coffee with stout beer is always an excellent idea.

25 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 399-4009

Spring House Brewing Co. Satan’s Bake Sale (Mint Chocolate Chip Stout)

The grown-up and quaffable version of those tempting cookies.

25 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 399-4009

Spring House Brewing Co. Seven Gates Pale Ale

One of my favorite pale ales; it’s ideal in any season and pairs well with everything.

25 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 399-4009

St. Boniface ESB

Sweet malts and aromatic hops dominate this exceptional session ale.

1701 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 466-6900

St. Boniface Hegemony Stout

A solid and strong Imperial stout: full of roast, chocolatey notes, and gentle bitterness.

1701 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 466-6900

St. Boniface Paideia Pale Ale

This pale ale is a great single-hop beer for those who prefer their pale ales not overly bitter.

1701 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 466-6900

Wacker Brewing Co. Little Dutch Dunkel

A reincarnation of an old Lancaster brewery name, Wacker Brewing does this Dunkel in the right way.

417 W Grant St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

(717) 617-2711

— Amber DeGrace