Grab a Lancaster Brew for International Beer Day!

There’s no such thing as a bad beer in Lancaster!

Home to a thriving craft beer scene with a history steeped in lagers, malts, and ales, Lancaster is the perfect place to grab a pint and celebrate International Beer Day! At one point before Prohibition, Lancaster produced over seven percent of all the beer consumed in the United States. With local bars and breweries lining the streets, it’s no secret that this globally-celebrated drink is well-loved in our City. 

Although imports are quite popular nowadays, so much of Lancaster’s quality beer is brewed right here by our neighbors and friends, which is all the more reason to drink it! In addition to our fantastic breweries, our City boasts dozens of spectacular restaurants, distributors, and pubs where you can find local brews, imports, specialty beers, and more. If you’re looking for a good brew, look no further than Lancaster—you’re sure to be delighted.

Iron Hill Brewery

You can’t beat Iron Hill for some of the freshest, most flavorful beers in town! Looking for a crisp, refreshing drink? Their brand new Citra IPA is a must-try. The medium-bodied American IPA is a crowd favorite, and it features a distinct tropical citrus aroma. Alternatively, taste their Pig Iron Porter—dark and full of roasted malt flavor, it won’t disappoint!

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Wacker Brewing Co.

One of Lancaster’s oldest, original breweries, Wacker Brewing Co. has resided in Lancaster since 1853. Stop by to try their in-house, handcrafted beers! One favorite is the Bohemian Pilsner, a light pilsner that still retains the classic Wacker malt and hops flavor. 

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Spring House Brewing Co.

With a brewery & restaurant on Hazel Street and a taproom on King, Spring House Brewing Co. brings house-made beers to multiple locations in Lancaster. Be sure to try the Astounding She-Monster Mango IPA! This refreshing brew features ripe mango notes and a tropical hop flavor. Accompany your beer with smoked ribs, Atomic Nachos, or any other mouth-watering menu items.

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Lancaster Brewing Company

Known for their commitment to brewing beer with quality ingredients, Lancaster Brewing Company is a must-visit destination for anyone spending International Beer Day in Lancaster! Pay homage to Lancaster’s agricultural roots with a delectable glass of their Double Chocolate Milk Stout—one of the best beers in town. 

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Lancaster Dispensing Co.

Right across from Central Market, Lancaster Dispensing Co. (lovingly known as DipCo) is a favorite of many Lancastrians. Back and better than ever after experiencing fire damage, DipCo offers affordable fare and both local and imported beers. If you’re near the City, be sure to check it out!

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Annie Bailey’s

Another well-loved Lancaster favorite, Annie Bailey’s features a rotating tap list as well as classics like Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp, and more. If you get hungry during your beer celebration, indulge in some of their authentic Irish fare, the perfect complement to an icy cold beer!

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Federal Taphouse

Featuring a wide variety of beers, Federal Taphouse is the place to try all the beers! From Otter Creek Brewing’s All Souls Lager to Founder Brewing Co.’s Solid Gold, the Taphouse sports a menu with over one hundred different brews. Once you’ve selected your brew, pair it with one of their new, drool-worthy items on their summer menu like Grilled Halloumi.

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Tellus 360

A lively nook in the city, Tellus is a fun spot to kick back and celebrate with your friends. In addition to the live music they feature most nights, they offer a classic beer menu and highlight rare brews, including their very own Narrowback Irish Red Ale!

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Rieker Bottle Works

Searching for rare beers, crowlers, or growlers can be a little daunting, but Rieker Bottle Works has your back! With over 335 varieties of craft beer, a carryout, and a rare beer collection, Rieker is definitely a location to visit on International Beer Day. They also offer a refreshing array of adult slushies if a non-beer lover is accompanying you.

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The Fridge

There’s no better way to celebrate this day than with a beer and pizza shop. The Fridge offers craft beer bottles, cans, drafts, and growlers from breweries in the U.S. and abroad. Stop in to experience this giant beer fridge and taste a variety of new beers without the commitment.

Photo by The Fridge

We’re proud to have so many local breweries, restaurants, and distributors who have a deep love for fantastic beer in Lancaster, and after visiting the locations on this round-up, we’re sure you’ll understand why. If there was a perfect place to celebrate International Beer Day, we think Lancaster would be it. Happy drinking! 

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