Craft Breweries in Lancaster PA

March 29, 2022

45 Best Craft Breweries and Tap Rooms in Lancaster PA

All over the US, the craft brewery trend is exploding.  But in Lancaster County, craft breweries have been a staple in the community going breweries in Lancaster, PA WAY back!  In fact, Lancaster is named the “Little Munich of America” for its rich brewing history, and still makes some of the best beers you’ll find on Earth.

We’ve created a comprehensive list (45 of them!) of Lancaster PA Breweries to help you have a very HOPPY beer-drinking getaway in Lancaster County. And, well, we also included a whole bunch of awesome tap rooms around town as well, because lets face it, they’re serving awesome beer too!!

This Blog is all about Breweries in Lancaster PA

Ephrata

#1:  St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company | 1701 W Main St, Ephrata |Website

Back in 2010, a couple of friends decided to make a craft brewery in Ephrata, PA, nothing big, just a couple batches here and then and only sell their product on Saturdays. That all changed when their first batch sold out in hours. Hegemony, their flagship stout was an instant hit and once word got out about this amazing brewery people started demanding more and more. Over a decade later and they are still one of the best breweries in Pennsylvania and the taproom is always filled with smiling faces and cold beers.

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  11:00 am – 10:30 pm
  • Sunday: closed

#2:  Black Forest Brewery |301 W Main St, Ephrata | Website

When a dad and his 3 sons set out on the Black Forest Trail, no one was expecting them to come back with the idea to open a brewery. Something about that trail, the fresh air, and the lack of beer, made them want to create something great. So they did. When they returned home they found a quaint historical building in Ephrata, PA and set up shop. Nowadays their tasting room offers a warm, inviting atmosphere that begs you to “belly up” and share a laugh and a story.

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  Closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

#3:  Pour Man’s Brewing Company | 284 S Reading Rd, Ephrata | Website

Pour Man’s Brewing all started with 3 friends who were making beers in their home and wishing they could open a brewery. They all claimed they were too poor to start up a business and their beers weren’t exactly award-winning, so they kept up with their hobby until they entered a homebrew competition. To their surprise, they won. So they entered and won more. At that moment, these friends knew they were making something special. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find these friends making small-batch brews with experiential flavors and an ever-rotating tap of beers in their Ephrata brewery.

Hours:

  • Monday:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday:  Closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lititz

#4:  Appalachian Brewing Company | 55 N Water St, Lititz | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  4 – 9 pm
  • Friday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

#5:  Bull’s Head Public House | 14 E Main St, Lititz | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday:  closed
  • Thursday:  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Saturday:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

#6:  Tied House | 27-31 E Main St, Lititz | Website

Hours:

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday:  11 – 3 pm // 4 – 10:30 pm
  • Saturday: 11 – 3 pm // 4 – 10:30 pm
  • Sunday:  closed

#7:  Collusion Tapworks | 5 Juniper Lane Lititz, PA | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  3 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday:  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

#8:  Fetish Brewing Company | 201 Rock Lititz Blvd #22, Lititz | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Friday:  4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday:  11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

#9:  Compass Mill Tap House | 809 Rothsville Rd, Lititz | Website

Hours:

  • Tuesday – Thursday:  11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday – Sunday:  11:00 am –  10:00 pm

Downtown Lancaster

#10:  Lancaster Brewing Company | 302 N Plum St, Lancaster | Website

Lancaster Brewing has become one of the biggest breweries in the state, with multiple taprooms and brewpubs to taste their amazing beers. What makes their beer so amazing you may ask? They won’t tell you, but I think it’s the local ingredients that they use from over 5,300 farms in the area including our Amish neighbors. If you want to taste their brews you can head to one of their stores, but if you want to experience their brews, head to their brewery and take a tour. Their brew process will fascinate you.

Hours:

  • Monday –closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

#11:  Iron Hill | 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  12 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#12:  Hunger & Thirst | 920 Landis Ave, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday  closed
  • Wednesday – Saturday:  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: closed

#13:  Our Town Brewing Company | 252 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

#14:  Beer Wall on Prince | 114 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Tuesday – Wednesday:  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Thursday:  12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday:  12:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Sunday:  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

#15:  Cartel Brewing & Blending | 928 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday:  closed
  • Thursday:  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday:  3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

#16:  2nd Gear Taproom | 112 N. Water Street, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday:  4 pm – 10 pm
  • Thursday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

#17:  The Fridge | 534 N Mulberry St, Lancaster, PA | Website

Hours:

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

#18:  Isaac’s Brewhouse | 25 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday:  11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday:  11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

#19: Spring House Brewery | 209 Hazel St, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  11 am- 10 pm
  • Friday:  11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Saturday:  11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm 

#20:  The Taproom (Spring House Brewing Co) | 25 W King St, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday:  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday:  11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Saturday:  11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

#21:  Rieker Bottle Works |602 W King St, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  11 am – 10 pm
  • Friday:  10:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday:  9:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West of Downtown Lancaster

#22:  BJ’s Brewhouse | 925 Plaza Blvd, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday:  11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday:  11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#23:  Big Dog Craft Brewing | 1559 Manheim Pike, Lancaster | Website

Hours:

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  11:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday:  11:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  11:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:30 pm – 8:00 pm

#24:  Mad Chef | 2023 Miller Rd, East Petersburg | Website

Mad Chef prides themselves in being a culinary influenced brewery.  If you’re looking to combine fantastic food, delicious beer and live entertainment they you’ll certinaly want to include Mad Chef on your tour.  Depending on the day of the week, you may walk in to find live music or trivia.  Their beer list changes often, but you’ll have around 15 choices that could include Pilsner, Sour, IPA, Lager or Stoudt options.  The food menu is imaginative pub food that pairs well with the craft beers on tap.

Hours:

  • Monday:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

#25:  Raney Cellars Brewing Company | 11 Manor Ave, Millersville | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday:  closed
  • Thursday:  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday:  5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday:  1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • South of Downtown Lancaster

#26:  Wacker’s Roadhouse | 312 Beaver Valley Pike, Willow Street | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  4 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday:  4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bird-in-Hand

#27:  Rumspringa Brewing Co | 3174 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mount Joy

#28:  Bube’s Brewery | 102 N Market St, Mount Joy | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday:  4:30 pm – 12:00 am
  • Thursday:  4:30 pm – 2:00 am
  • Friday:  4:30 pm – 2:00 am
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am

#29:  Twisted Bine Beer Co. | 93 E Main St, Mount Joy | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday:  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Elizabethtown

#30:  Cox Brewing Company | 50 Veterans Dr, Elizabethtown | Website

Hours:

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

#31:  Moo-Duck Brewery | 79 S Wilson Ave, Elizabethtown | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Friday:  3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

#32:  Funk Brewing | 28 S Market St, Elizabethtown | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Saturday:  11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

River Towns

#33:  Columbia Kettle Works | 40 N 3rd St, Columbia | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday:  4 pm – 10 pm
  • Thursday – Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

#34:  River Trail Brewing | 40 E Front St, Marietta | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday:  12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday:  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#35:  Hell in a Bucket Brewing | 338 S Front St, Wrightsville | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday:  2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Manheim

#36:  Swashbuckeler Brewing Company | 2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Saturday:  11:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 pm – 5:00 pm

#37:  Artiface Ales & Mead | 55 N Main St, Manheim | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  11:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Leola

#38:  Funcks | 365 W Main St, Leola | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  11:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday:  11:30 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Reamstown

#39:  Rural City Beer | 6 North Reamstown Rd. Reamstown | Website

Hours:

  • Thursday – Friday:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday:  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Breweries NEAR Lancaster

Reading

#40:  Chatty Monk | 610 Penn Ave, West Reading | Website

Hours:

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  11:00 am – 2:00 am
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

#41:  Barley Mow | 719 Penn Ave, West Reading | Website

Hours:

  • Monday:  closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  12:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

#42:  Broken Chair Brewery | 424 Penn Ave, West Reading | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday:  closed
  • Thursday:  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday:  5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday:  1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

#43:  Schaylor Brewing Company | 2390 Lancaster Pike #2373, Reading | Website

Hours:

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday & Wednesday:  4-10 pm
  • Thursday:  11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Lebanon / Palmyra

#44:  Snitz Creek | 7 N 9th St, Lebanon | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  11 am – 10 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  11 am – 11 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm

#45:  Mt. Gretna Craft  Brewery | 2701 Horseshoe Pike, Palmyra | Website

Hours:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday:  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday:  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Spend the Weekend at a Bed and Breakfast as Unique as the Beer You Love!

loveseat As you can see, with all these wonderful craft breweries to choose from, you should definitely plan to spend the night (or probably a long-weekend!) in Lancaster PA!   Book a stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, a charming bed and breakfast with their own on-site wine bar.  Yes, we know it’s not a brewery, but we DO sell awesome craft beers in addition to our PA Craft Wines.  And we are pretty tapped in to the local beer, wine & spirits scene, so we can give you advice about the places you’re most likely to love.

In the morning when you wake up, we’ll serve you a fantastic breakfast to fortify you for another day of brewery hopping or whatever you have in mind!

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