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Lancaster Brewing Company
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 2,932
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
302 N. Plum St.
phone: (717) 391-6258
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
While in the Pensilvania our group of friend checked out Lancaster brewing co. The overall experience was great. The atmosphere was outstanding we sat near the freight elevator, and we could also see the fermentation tanks. The server was very helpful.
03-31-2013 15:00:48 |
More by reebrevlup
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Atmosphere: Nice red brick building in a nice area in Lancaster. Enter and see the bar, which isn't huge but there is enough room to move about. Copper tables are attractive and match the fermenters that stick up into the open space from the basement. A hostess will send you where you want to go.
Quality: Good quality and very clean. You can sample their beers or have a full pint. Can be a place to take the family or get drunk on a week night. Plenty of seating for your dining experience.
Service: Great. Everyone is attentive and trained. They know some things about the beer but aren't super savvy. Bartenders are pretty good. Ate there once and the server was awkward. Another time the server was great.
Selection: Great for beer. Fresh stuff on tap. Fridays they have real ale on cask at 5pm. You can take beer home with you if you want. Not sure if they will sell you a barrel.
Food: Great. Grilled caesar is awesome. Burgers are great. Very nice place to eat that I frequent quite often.
Value: Good. Prices are very reasonable for food and for beer. Better than a lot of Brewpubs that I've been to. Not overly crowded at all.
12-19-2006 16:03:11 |
More by Risser09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was a great treat. I really appreciated the nice restoration work done on what must be at least a 150 year old building that looks like it could have been a brewery originally or at some point in the distant past. The ambiance is of an old pub with a dark hollow feel to it. Yet it is very friendly. The beer is the focus and service was great as well as the food. The server was attentive and informed. But what shocked me was just how great all the beers were. I had the sampler and tried everyone of them. Some were not my style or so I thought until I drank them. This is a must visit for anyone in the area.
06-10-2005 14:55:01 |
More by Puddleglum
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Stopped in on a Monday afternoon(7/23/07) just after lunchtime, not terribly busy, but there were a number of people at the bar and a couple of full tables. Beer samplers were ordered with 11 different draft beers. Mussels, Corn-crab fritters, Boursin Burger all ordered, all very tasty. The brews were all solid, with standouts being the Gold-star Pils, Amish Four Grain, Fest, Rare Rooster summer rye, and Hop-Hog. We expressed interest in seeing the brewing operation, and they quickly set us up on a tour with Bill the Brew-dude, who was very friendly, informative, and obviously enjoys his craft. All in all for a very low-key, no frills establishment in an old tobacco warehouse, I couldn't have enjoyed myself more, and the customer service couldn't have been better. If you're in the neighborhood, it would be a mistake not to stop.
07-24-2007 15:37:54 |
More by Hefe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We stopped in on our way thru town, the website description was attractive. Sat at the bar, had a very nice lunch and conversation with the bar tender. We had a lot of driving time ahead so we didn't sample too many beers.
The IPA Hop Hog and Double choc milk stout were excellent!
The bar tender was courteous and knowledgeable about his and others' beers, trying a few before ordering a pint was not a problem.
The food was good, well prepared and served quickly and piping hot.
I'm looking forward to the next road trip thru the area.
04-27-2012 14:22:26 |
More by mikewold
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Tried to follow the website's map directions, and the roads didn't seem to jive to the map. Did stumble on it eventually. This is a large warehouse style building with plenty of tables and a 12-15 seat bar. Stopped by during Friday late afternoon, and boy did this place fill up by 6:00. Plenty of locals of all styles - suits, young adults, old folks - so it was an interesting mix of people. Had numerous conversations with different folks. Very friendly environment. Video game, dart board, and a few TVs for entertainment.
The beer selection is nice as they had pilsner, oktoberfest, saison, gruit, red, milk stout, 4 grain ale, and strawberry wheat. The beers were all quite good. There is a beer refridgerator and gift shelf just to the side of the entrance. Picked up two sixers to go.
Parking in the lot is tough with the limited spots, so look to just park on the street. This is a great stop during any central PA beer hunt.
10-22-2004 13:11:10 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The place is about 15 minutes from the Lancaster tourist areas...worth the trip. The website directions, as someone previously mentioned were a bit unclear. I am not from the area, but it seemed like a bit of a sketchy neighborhood...I could be wrong. If I am, my apologies. Regardless, it was so worth the trip. We started off with their sampler....9 beers in all. Of course, their standards were included, the great Milk Stout (in my opinion, their flagship beer and the best stout on the market) along with the Stawberry Wheat and Amish Pale Ale. I got to try the new Hop Hog...it was pretty good...reminded me a lot of Dogfish's 90 Minute IPA. Throw in a Doppelbock, a Winter Warmer (in the middle of summer no less) along with a few others and you have an incredible selection. None let me down. They were all tasty and fresh.
Service was good. We did standard pub grub, pizza and nachos...both were fine, but it is hard to comment too much on the food. There was a decent selection on the menu, though. The wait staff was friendly and quite knowledgable about the beers; which is always important.
Coming from NJ, where they don't allow our breweries to have attached restaurants (a stupid law which makes no sense and only hurts our local brewers), it was cool to be able to eat feet away from a mid sized operating brewery. The dining area is on a loft above the actual work area, but just feet away from me was a long row of massive vats lining the length of the building.
We went to Bube's the night before in Mount Joy...which was good in its own way, but for traditional beer lovers, Lancaster Brewing Co was a great stop. They have a bar area in the front too, if you just want to stop in for drinks and not dinner.
08-29-2005 13:18:22 |
More by Nutleybeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Was only there once. Can honestly say that it is worth finding if you are in the area. Skip all the Amish shops and ask for this brewery. I saw a few styles of beer, but only went for the Milk Stout. Which was a smooth good beer. Wife had the salad (good size) and I had the wings. Quite good. Wish I had more time to sit back and drink more of there beers and have one of the pizzas, which looked good from across anothers table. I plan on going back. Worth the adventure.
11-12-2002 10:28:04 |
More by Jarod
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'm glad to have LBC as my local. I get in every week or so, usually on Fridays when a different cask beer is rolled out. They are really making good beers these days, particularly the wheats, bocks, and lagers. Tonight there were 12 beers available with a style to meet just about anyone's taste. It's kind of a funky old building and doesn't usually get too crowded. Parking can be a bugger as the offstreet lot only holds about 18 cars. Joe McMonagle has picked up most of the brewing responsibility from Christian Heim and has introduced some good beers such as India Brown Ale. The bottling line has been up for a while and you should see their product throughout the mid Atlantic region. Try the Pils.
05-02-2003 19:48:36 |
More by BeerIsland
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is the second brewpub that we visited on our little trip to Lancaster. Its fairly easy to find, with limited off-street parking. It has a very inviting pub feel, dark, fairly open, and very much focused on beer. The walls were covered with little synopses of long-extinct local breweries. There were 12 brews on tap during our visit. I had the marzen and dopplebock during dinner. The marzen was a little hoppy for the style, and didnt have quite enough malt flavor. The dopplebock, on the other hand, was extraordinarily delicious. I had a steak, which was pretty good. The waitress was prompt, friendly, and really seemed to enjoy her job (this makes a huge difference in service). This was a positive experience, and well worth the trip.
06-09-2005 23:47:47 |
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