Cartel Brewing & Blending welcomes beer lovers to their new space

Cartel brings craft beer, delicious food, and a great time together under one roof.

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Brewing since 2008, Adam Chamberland has solidified his place in the local independent beer scene through his nano brewery Cartel Brewing & Blending. With their ever-growing offerings, Cartel opened the doors to a brand new location on Landis Avenue in Lancaster City in November 2023—ready to welcome beer lovers from near and far. 

With the move, Cartel has tripled its square footage and doubled its useable production space. From Adam’s point of view, more space means more possibilities and is thrilled to open the space for folks to host private parties, networking events, and live music. 

Led by co-chefs Tabitha Albrecht and Eli Brouse, Cartel’s new culinary team is serving up elevated bar bites like a pan-fried chicken cutlet sandwich topped with prosciutto, aged provolone, sauteed peppers, and onions or the irresistible portobello burger. 

“This new space is giving us the ability to take multiple people who are passionate about different things and giving them a space to exist and do those things,” Adam said. “The old space was pretty much just beer. This place is beer and food and eventually music.” 

When choosing the name for his craft beer brand, Adam researched the origins of the word cartel. As an independent beer producer, he resonated with a definition he found: “Independent manufacturers aligned by common interests.” 

“We are a community, we are aligned, we collaborate, we sell things for each other and with each other,” he explained. “I wanted to redefine and reclaim a word that is used so negatively.” 

With this definition in mind, Cartel is bringing people together around a common interest in beer and pride in all Lancaster has to offer. 

Visit to browse Cartel’s tap list and food menu. 

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