Originally Posted by stevea1210
I would put the order of must visit as:
1- troegs - must must must
2 - Appalachian - really should go
3 - lancaster - if you can swing another
Good list of the order, but let me elaborate...
1- Troegs - Definite must... Do their tour on a Saturday, but call ahead... They reserve spots, and I believe they do 3 time slots now. All ages are permitted. Great tasting rooms, and best beers out of the three. Some free samples, but well-priced pints and samples.
2- Appalachian - Must-visit as well. I worked there for 4 years. Free tour is at 1pm on Saturdays (do this, then hit Troeg's, they're 6 blocks from each other). Free samples after. I would do lunch here at 11:30/noon, tour at 1, then Troeg's at 2.
3- Lancaster - The Harrisburg location (3 miles tops from Troeg's and ABC) has a restaurant but does not brew on the premises
. All LBC kegs come from the Lancaster city location, all bottles are being brewed and packaged at The Lion right now. Their food is good, but is not priced as well as ABC. ABC has more food variety as well. I would stop here if time permits, but don't go out of your way.