My summer weekend camping trips always include a visit to a local brewpub…this is the next in my occasional series of posts about camping trips and brewpub visits.
Camping Trip: Part 2 of our Memorial Day 2014 camping trip to Gettysburg Battlefield KOA, just outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (See Part 1 in my prior post).
Brewpub Visit: Appalachian Brewing Company, for lunch on the Sunday before Memorial Day
ABC Beer Sampler
I ordered the eight-beer sampler, which featured:
- Water Gap Wheat Ale, a refreshing American-style Wheat beer (4.9%)
- Mountain Lager, a Dortmunder-Export-style Lager (5.3%)
- Purist Pale Ale, a classic English-style Pale Ale (5.5%)
- “Jolly Scot” Scottish Ale, rich and flavorful, with a beautiful amber color (5.9%)
- Hoppy Trails India Pale Ale, a classic English-style IPA (6.2%)
- Trail Blaze Brown Ale, a deep copper American-style Brown Ale (5.7%)
- Susquehanna Stout, an an Irish Dry Stout (5.0%)
- Broad Street Barley Wine, a strong, complex full-bodied brew (10.9%)
I also had a pint of Outta Focus Double IPA, a big IPA at 8.0% that will “send you into hop nirvana.”
ABC Gettysburg is close to Civil War history, located on Buford Avenue at the crest of Seminary Ridge right beside General Lee’s Battle of Gettysburg headquarters. It was quite busy during lunch, and it was obvious the place is popular among the locals. The beer was solid, but that’s not the only reason to visit ABC Gettysburg. The excellent pub grub (Poutine!) and unique character make this brewpub a must-visit on trips to Gettysburg.
On the way out, I picked up some beer to-go, an ABC Variety Pack:
And a bomber of their May seasonal, the Anniversary Maibock (7.2%):