Love is Ale We Need

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about a few of our favorite spots for a great beer or cocktail!

With this warm weather continuing to come it is time to take full advantage of all the places and spaces to enjoy a night out with friends, a dinner with family and an ale to go with your meal or great music! We are going to share with you four different spots in Lancaster you should check out-

Mad Chef Craft Brewery is located at 2023 Miller Road, East Petersburg. They are open Wednesdays through Mondays with kitchen hours where you can enjoy great meals and appetizers as well as Pub hours. This pub is a newer brewery where they really created a relaxing atmosphere that is fun for time with friends. They have a rotating menu of house made beers. What this means is their craft list changes and you can enjoy different types of beers with so many different flavors to try! Mad Chef also has gluten-free options to enjoy! The food they have to enjoy with their beers are off a regular menu and weekly specials, I highly suggest the Pommes Frites to enjoy with your craft beer. This is Belgian french fries with a variety of delicious dipping sauces! If you are looking for a casual night out with friends consider going to their trivia nights on Mondays from 6pm-8pm. 

Take a stroll down North Prince Street and swing into Our Town Brewery. Our Town Brewery started as a homebrewery during two friend’s time at Penn State and bringing it to a community space for all to enjoy. Their space works to connect neighbors while enjoying fresh tastes in every sip. What makes this space community based is not only the atmosphere these two friends created but also the history. Our Town stands in a building that is over 100 years old, it used to be a tire company…talk about innovative, creative and historic! Our Town has a variety of beers full of unique flavors from many ingredients. The variety at Our Town has a flavor everyone will enjoy, if you are new to the beer scene consider taking a trip to try flights and learn which ones are your favorite. That is a fun way to try local spots!

928 North Prince Street is home to a wonderful brewery where you can find locals and visitors alike enjoying great drinks at the beer cafe and the company of friends. That is right Cartel Brewing and Blending is a fan favorite whether a Lancaster local or new to the area you will feel right at home. Cartel’s focuses on small batched beers that are focused on classic recipies while adding in a flair of their own to make the craft beer unlike any other, unique, tasty and creative! Opened Thursdays through Sundays you can head to Cartels with your friends for a drink off their tap list or to go list! Have you ever heard of a breakfast brew? Breakfast in the Dark is a creative milk stout that is mixed with chocolate and caramels, espresso and a milk stout talk about creative and tasty, consider a try and let me know your thoughts! While the beer is spectacular don’t forget to enjoy the beer cafe while there, what stands out about Cartels is you can enjoy great food, pick to go on a day one of your go to local food truck favorite is there. Every week there is a food truck schedule where you can find tastey snacks that you can enjoy with your tapped beer and the company of friends.

Looking for a night out that takes you back to your high school English class? You heard that right I am talking about Gatsby! Located right in downtown Lancaster at North 28 East King Street you will find Conway Social Club a true speakeasy. The cocktails are pieces of artwork, delicious and Conway takes you into your favorite novel through all five senses. Conway opened in November 2019 creating a space that is classic and timeless. The menu for beverages are creative, unique and delicious while also having the option to pair them with mouth watering bites. Don’t forget to knock if you want access to this hidden gem!

The next spot on the list has three different locations and has been creating beer since 1995, it is Lancaster Brewing Co. Lancaster Brewing has a commitment that focuses on using quality ingredients to create their craft beers, they were Lancaster’s first commercial brewer! Talk about a hopful history! They have year round stouts and beers to be enjoyed as well as seasonal creations. Their cans are creative and artistic, each a piece of artwork. If you have not tried Lancaster Brewing Co. consider trying their double chocolate milk stout or their baked pumpkin ale at the end of the summer. Do you have a favorite beer, which one is it? You can enjoy your drink and a great meal at the brewery, in Harrisburg or at their tap room. No matter the season, no matter the location the food, atmosphere and quality beers are enjoyed by all! 

Walking in downtown Lancaster? Be sure to stop at 112 N. Water Street and you will enjoy a great courtyard with plenty of options for beers, wines and cocktails…you guessed it Second Gear! What is great about their spot is it is next to Zoetropolis and Cocina Mexicana you can order food from them and enjoy it in the courtyard with your beer, bring snacks from home or from their menu you can pick snacks, sandwiches and cheese boards to enjoy! 2nd Gear Taps has creative flavors full of awesome ingredients, they also have guest taps to enjoy such as ciders and wines from local vineyards. What is incredible about this company is that every 4-6 weeks they donate a portion of the proceeds made from their beers to a local organization. Talk about an incredible way to give back to the community! 

Love your four legged friends? In their honor head over to Big Dog Craft Brewing for a night out full of fun, great flavors and more. Big Dog is located at 1559 Manheim Pike and open 6 days a week, Tuesday-Sundays you can enjoy delicious drinks and wonderful food complementing the wonderful flavors from tap. The craft beer list at Big Dog does change so you can check out their website regularly to see what they have on tap. From IPAs to Porters and Stouts there is something for everyone to enjoy. While sipping on your beer consider getting a bite with one of their many appetizers, pizzas and grill favorites to compliment your brew. After tasting a beer from Big Dog you might fall in love don’t worry they have an option to get 32oz crowlers to enjoy at home!

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Heading down West King Street? Drop by the Spring Room Brewery’s Taproom at 25 W. King to enjoy a great beer or one of their partnership cocktails from wine and ciders in the local area. While enjoying a drink enjoy some amazing food from the Black Goat Gastropub where the food is locally sourced and absolutely delicious! If you really enjoy one of their beers you can do it right there on the spot and take it home, talk about a creative way to find a new favorite. Like many locations Spring House Beer creates favorites you can enjoy year round, seasonal varieties and limited artist series. Their beers are created with incredible ingredients and the artwork on their cans are bright, colorful pieces of art.  

These are not the only these handful of places to enjoy a great beer in Lancaster County there are so many places and spaces around the community that have a creative atmosphere, delicious food, and Ale’s made out of so many different flavors attracting everyone’s pallet! Do you have a favorite spot in Lancaster County for beer, beer gardens and craft beverages? Let us know where you go to your favorite spot or if you come across another great spot! Lancaster is full of creative, tasty places to enjoy time with friends while supporting local businesses. This is a great way to enjoy the warm weather and get out and socialize with those you care about. 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy incredible events and community fundraisers to benefit our beautiful county! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County like those we have made a forever home for our neighbors, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Lettuce Eat

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about one of our favorite weeks of the year… Lancaster City Restaurant Week!!

Every Year Lancaster City hosts the Restaurant Week bringing our community together through food, while also people from outside of Lancaster County to enjoy the fun festivities and tasty treats. This week’s Restaurant Week is April 12th through the 18th that being said things are going to look a little different this year.

The Lancaster City Restaurant Week has announced their changes on their website to ensure that participants are safe, provided options and can support their favorite food joints while also trying new ones throughout the whole week! This year the committee who puts on Restaurant Week highlighted the importance of supporting our local businesses after this year and the hard times independent restaurants across the world have been impacted by pandemic. This year restaurants, small businesses and places to enjoy the festivities are providing you with options to ensure safety and comfortability. You can dine indoors at some locations with social distancing, take in some delicious meals at outdoor dining locations or take out and enjoy it in the comfort of your home. When you go to the restaurants to check to see if they are selling merchandise or gift cards, this is a great way to continue the support and help your favorite spots. 

Are you curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!

If this is your first Restaurant Week in Lancaster County get excited it is a week like no other! A few ideas to enjoy the festivities if you can is try to order from a restaurant each day whether you are going in person or picking up your meal to go. Consider trying a new restaurant or a few to add to your list of favorite spots! 

If it is a nice day have some fun restaurant hopping with your friends you could enjoy a meal at a different location or get appetizers and slowly work your way place to place for a day of tasty experiences, laughter, and excitement for helping the local spots. Appetizer hopping is an amusing way to not only try different dishes from multiple restaurants but keeps the excitement going while you and your friends walk from place to place. You not only enjoy the food but the experience and seeing the different atmospheres and set ups at each location.

What is great about Restaurant Week is their website, if you do not want to walk around downtown or new to the area and unsure of what restaurants to try check out their website to search participating locations, you can even search based on type of food, or meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) this is a great way to come across spots you may have never tried or learn about locations that offer more than you thought. You can also follow along on Instagram by following #LCRW2021 and also using the hashtag as you work your way through the best foodie spots around! You can share your experiences while also seeing other patrons and what they are trying or enjoying. A great way to try eateries! 

If you are not able to physically go to Restaurant Week or do take-out don’t worry consider taking note of those participating locations to try at a later time, with the warm weather coming ordering take out to enjoy in your backyard is a great way to get outside and have some fun! 

Be sure to save the date for retail week in Lancaster City happening in July, another great way to support local businesses and try new places!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy incredible food dishes whenever you want not just one week of the year! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com