What’s on Tap in Lancaster, PA – Summer Edition
Sunny summer days with temperatures in the high 80s can leave us craving a delicious, ice cold pint of locally crafted beer. Lancaster, PA is home to microbreweries that are concocting IPAs to enjoy after a long day of adventure, and shandies and ales to pair with a day by the pool.
We’ve gathered the finest summer beers on tap, including plenty of IPAs to celebrate IPA Day in July - all offering a bit of refreshment for those balmy summer days.
Cheers to relaxing evenings and tasty Lancaster, PA beers!
Blue Trail Lemon Blueberry Shandy & Hop Hog from Lancaster Brewing Company
Our first pick is a fruity find that is perfect for a barbeque or day at the pool. Lancaster Brewing Company’s Blue Trail Lemon Blueberry Shady is packed with blueberry and lemon flavor that pairs well with the beer. It’s extremely refreshing and fairly light at 5% ABV. Shandies are true summer beers, and this one is sure to satisfy.
A year-round favorite, Lancaster Brewing Company’s Hop Hog IPA (7% ABV) is a great beer for summer nights spent with friends. It boasts fresh hop flavors along with refreshing bitterness, and pairs well with Indian and Mexican cuisine and grilled meats. Even after the summer months, you can find this on tap at Lancaster Brewing Company’s Brewery and Taproom.
Goofy Foot Summer Wheat & the Astounding She-Monster IPA from Spring House Brewing Company
To pair with the warm summer weather, Spring House Brewing Company is serving up their Goofy Foot Summer Wheat (5.1% ABV) to refresh beer-lovers. This lighter style ale is clean, crisp, with a zesty finish. Find it on tap at the Hazel Street location or The Taproom, enjoy!
Spring House is brewing up a fruity IPA that is available year-round, but especially satisfying during the summer months. Their Astounding She-Monster Mango IPA (7.5% ABV) is juicy, mildly bitter, and has a tad bit of warmth to add balance. You can taste the ripe mango and tropical hops as you sip it on the patio at either of their locations.
Bohemian Pilsner from Wacker Brewing Company
Summer calls for light, crisp beers and great company. Wacker’s Bohemian Pilsner (4.4% ABV) offers just that with malt characteristics and an aroma of their German hop blend. It’s clean and refreshing, ready to quench your thirst after a day out and about. Find it in cans or on tap at Wacker’s Grant Street tasting room.
All Up In Your Hibiscus from Mad Chef Craft Brewing
This floral-forward twist on their Double Day IPA will remind you of sunny days and bright bouquets. The brewers at Mad Chef Craft Brewing in East Petersburg took their popular IPA and added 8lbs of hibiscus to compliment the hops. All Up in Your Hibiscus (4.8% ABV) is perfect for those who like floral notes and easy-to-drink IPAs.
Spelling Bee from Columbia Kettle Works
Buzz on over to Columbia Kettle Works for their Spelling Bee Blonde Ale (5.0% ABV) that features orange blossom honey and fresh orange zest. This citrusy, sweet ale is lightly hopped and finishes clean. After a day of hiking, this is a great choice paired with one of their tasty sandwiches or cheese & meat plates.
3lb IPA from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co.
For those who love a well-balanced IPA, head over to St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co. for their 3lb IPA (6.0% ABV), with notes of malty sweetness and grapefruit. Their patio in Ephrata, PA is the perfect place for enjoying a pint of this, or one of their other many beers on tap while catching up with friends.
Rosé Cider from Levengood of Lancaster
If beer isn’t your thing, but you love the apple-based brew, this one is for you. Rosé is the perfect flavor for summer, and Levengood’s Rosé Cider (6.9% ABV) hits the nail on the head. To make this lovely beverage, they fermented cider on top of red raspberry puree, giving it a lovely pink hue.
Submissive IPA from Fetish Brewing Company
When in Lititz, make your way to Fetish Brewing Company’s new tasting room inside Rock Lititz. For those hot days, we’re recommending their Submissive IPA (6.8% ABV). You’ll get notes of pine, berries and tropical fruits like mango, making it drinkable and very enjoyable when the summer heat sets in.