There are thousands of craft breweries throughout the United States and despite the challenges of pandemic restrictions, many of these microbreweries are still open and producing great-tasting beer. Lancaster County is a top craft-beer destination and AmishView Inn & Suites is the perfect hotel choice for your weekend to explore craft beer in Lancaster County.
Lancaster Craft Beer Lovers Stay Here
We have a five-story building housing Grand King rooms specifically designated for adults-only (no children). Our adults-only suites offer boutique hotel accommodations, fantastic views of Amish farmland, and proximity to several favorite breweries in Lancaster County.
We have compiled a list of suggested microbreweries so you can map out your own ale trail and plan your craft beer exploration in Lancaster County.
Visit their websites for updates to pandemic restrictions that may impact brewery operations.
Craft Breweries Near AmishView
- Rumspringa Brewing Company, 3174 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA
Rumspringa is produced and bottled by the main brewery, Swashbuckler Brewing Company, which is on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery in Manheim. However, the nana brewery is on the second floor of the Lancaster County Beer & Wine Gallery. It’s a barnlike building and less than a half-mile from AmishView Inn & Suites (a 2-minute drive).
Here, you can taste locally made wine, beer, and ciders on draft and purchase bottles and growlers to go.
The name comes from the Amish term for a period of time when their youth (typically ages 14-16) are given the freedom and are no longer under the Amish church authority. During this time, some Amish youth will explore “worldly” events and activities, including dances, parties, and sometimes experimenting with alcohol. When rumspringa ends, they must decide if they want to be baptized into the Amish church and renounce such activities. Rumspringa is not practiced by all Amish groups, however.
Note: Tastings only at this time: 5 wine samples, 5 brew samples; Open 11-5 Wednesday through Sunday. Takeout available.
- Smokehouse BBQ & Brews at Plain & Fancy Farm, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA
Enjoy smoked turkey, chicken, or pork barbecue cooked low and slow, while sipping on handcraft brews at this local favorite. Even better: It’s within walking distance!
Although not a brewery itself, Smokehouse gathers some of the best craft beer offerings from nearby towns, like I Love Lamp Pineapple Hefeweizen by Evil Genius of Philadelphia and Paideia Pale Ale by St. Boniface of Ephrata.
They also serve tasty signature cocktails and local wines.
Note: Temporarily closed. Check website for updates.
- Lancaster Brewing Company Taproom, 2323 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA
The main brewery is in the city of Lancaster, but their taproom is just a 17-minute drive, where they offer popular, locally brewed craft beers including Milk Stout, Strawberry Wheat, Hop Hog IPA, and the Double Chocolate Stout. An ample food menu is also available, and their wagyu meatloaf has achieved rave reviews online.
Lancaster Brewing Company was among the first craft breweries in the area. It’s committed to local, sustainably grown products and produces more than 30 specialty, seasonal, and all-year ales and lagers. The menu changes as they try to use fresh, local cheeses, meats, and other items grown and raised on Lancaster County farms.
Note: Closed Jan. 13-17; Reopens Jan. 20. Indoor dining, to-go beer, curbside pickup.
There are plenty of other craft breweries throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas. View this online Ale Trail listing for the most up-to-date information.
A Weekend Stay Near Lancaster’s Craft Breweries
Our Grand King Rooms are ready to welcome you to relax and settle in before exploring nearby craft breweries and sampling local food and ale. (You’ll get a fantastic, complimentary breakfast each morning – better than any offered in the county!)
This adults-only lodging is perfect for adults who want to be “spoiled” for the weekend. Stay in a luxury suite with a kitchenette, double sinks, ample seating, oversized bed, and huge window facing beautiful Lancaster County farmland.
Spend your day and into the evening exploring and learning about craft beer in Lancaster County and then retire for the night in comfort.