Hanover has quickly become a sipping destination craft beer enthusiasts. From the Leggy Blonde at Warehouse Gourmet Bistro & Brewpub, to Jason Hates It at Aldus Brewing Company, there’s a sip for everyone in Hanover. Here’s our guide through some local favorites of the hop variety.
Aldus Brewing Co.
Just a mile from downtown, a former factory building has found new life as a brewery. The owners of Aldus Brewing Co. have set their sights on creating craft beer that is easy to drink. Their trio of “accessible brews” includes American Blonde Ale, Olde Factory Amber IPA and Wee Dame, a Scottish Wee-Heavy. All three are available in growlers and kegs, as well as on tap in the brewpub where they are served alongside Pennsylvania-produced wines and tasty fare. Keep an eye out for bottles, rolling out soon!
Center Square Brewing
Striving to incorporate fresh and local ingredients, Center Square Brewing creates one-of-a-kind beers with a local flair. Located in the Altland House in Abbottstown, the in-house brewery features hand-made craft beer brewed in the 3-barrel brew house. Four rotating beers are on tap, with season specialties available as well. Try the Alt, a traditional German Altbier made of five different malts, Hallertau and Pearle hops, and Dusseldorf Alt yeast.
Miscreation Brewing Company
The Spweach Impwediment, a wheat beer with a slight hint of peach, is a lighter choice and probably a safe bet for newbies to the craft beer scene. Frank’n Stout, literally a miscreation according to co-owner Mark Mathias, is a unique offering that pairs the flavor of jalapeno with coffee notes that leaves fans coming back for more. Find Miscreation Brewing Company on the square, and ask about a to-go cup to accompany your walk through downtown!
Something Wicked Brewing Company
Their four flagship beers cover a broad spectrum of styles, sure to tempt and tease your pallet. Sinful, Virtue, Charity and Chaos are always on tap, but don’t forget to try a brew from their rotating taps and pair it with a Revonah pretzel log. From IPA’s to stouts and more, something wicked is always brewing at Something Wicked! Located in the former Moose building on Broadway, you’ll find the hidden entrance to Something Wicked in the alley behind the building.
Warehouse Gourmet Bistro & Brewpub
Warehouse Gourmet was the first on the Hanover brewing scene, expanding their sit-down bistro to add a brew pub in 2012. Customers will find a well-balanced variety of beers to compliment Warehouse’s legendary fare, from pale ales to porter to stout. Leggy Blonde and Small Town Brown are Hanover favorites, and customers often stop by to fill up a growler for home consumption.
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Don’t just enjoy your pint; learn about how your frosty mug of beer came to be as you travel along the Susquahanna Ale Trail. For more information, trail guides and participating locations, visit www.susquehannaaletrail.com or call 1-888-858-YORK.