My weekend camping trips always include a visit to a local brewpub…here’s the next in my occasional series of posts about camping trips and brewpub visits.
Camping Trip: Part 2 of my October camping trip to Amish Country, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (See Part 1 in my prior post).
This landscape of rolling hills and farms, where horses and buggies share the roads with cars, is a beer destination.
Brewpub Visit: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster is right across the street from picturesque Franklin & Marshall College. I stopped in for an early lunch on a Sunday and the place was already packed — I could tell this was a popular spot with the locals.
After reviewing the beer chalkboard…
I ordered the eight beer sampler:
The sampler included five house beers plus three seasonals:
- Light Lager
- Vienna Red Lager
- Raspberry Wheat
- Ironbound Ale (American Pale Ale)
- Pig Iron Porter
- Harvest Saison (seasonal Belgian Ale)
- Sayanora IPA
- Great Pumpkin Stout (9.1% ABV)
There were more on tap and I wanted to try them all, so I followed my 8-beer sampler with a 4-beer sampler:
- Pumpkin Ale
- Cowabunga Porter
I really liked that Iron Hill had so many different fall seasonals — it’s too hard to pick a favorite! In keeping with the Halloween spirit, I carried out a growler of Pumpkin Ale.