The Super Bowl became nearly synonymous with Budweiser beer in the '90s, after the company's Bud Bowl half-time commercial became popular. The craft beer movement, however, is inspiring beer drinkers to put down their Bud Lights and sample beers brewed locally. A rift grew between craft beer drinkers and Budweiser, however, after an ill-conceived Anheuser-Busch commercial, that mocked craft beer drinkers, aired during the 2015 Super Bowl. Craft beer brewers and drinkers took to social media to register their anger and disbelief.
This year, Bud Bowl withstanding, the craft beer trend continues, and Lancaster brewpubs are getting into the spirit of the Super Bowl. Sunday, February 7 is fast approaching, which means it's time to cement your plans.Whether you're rooting for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, get together with friends for a craft beer and game-day food at one of these Lancaster brewpubs and restaurants.
Taproom by Spring House Brewing Co., 25 W. King St.
Spring House Brewing Co. will be celebrating not only the Super Bowl, but also the 5th year anniversary of the Taproom. This milestone will be marked with 5¢ wings, $5 appetizers and $5 pints all weekend. Plus, every two hours, a random customer will be chosen to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win some Spring House swag. The Taproom will have ten Spring House beers on tap, including French Toast Brown Ale, Orange Peel Pale Ale, Big Gruesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, and Two Front Teeth Holiday Saison. A specialty keg, to be announced, will be tapped just before the big game.
Wacker Brewing Co., 417 W. Grant St.
Wacker Brewing Co.'s Super Bowl party will kick off with $3 pints served all day, beginning at 12 p.m. The dinner buffet will be available from 6 - 8 p.m. for $15, offering German brats, coleslaw, backed beans and their own house made chili. Beer on tap will include Wacker's German Pale Ale, Little Dutch Dunkel, American Farmhouse Ale, Vienna Lager, and Kentucky Common.
The Fridge, 534 N. Mulberry St.
The Fridge will host their annual pre-game party beginning at 12 p.m. The Fridge will have several craft beers on tap, including Tired Hands Brewing Co.'s D2H3 Double Dry-Hopped Mosaic Pale Ale, Stone Brewing's Enjoy By 02.14.16 Unfiltered IPA, Free Will Brewing Co.'s Ralphius Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, and Victory Brewing Co.'s Java Cask Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Stout. Leave your growler at home, because The Fridge isn't filling them on Super Bowl Sunday. The party ends at 5 p.m. sharp.
JoBoy's Brew Pub, 27-31 E. Main St., Lititz
A little further afield, JoBoy's Brew Pub in Lititz will be hosting an all-you-can-eat Super Bowl buffet for $25. The buffet menu includes wings and nachos, a loaded baked potato bar, a slider station, and a hot dog station. JoBoy's will have several of their most popular beers on tap, including Hopitude IPA, Belgian Dubbel on Nitro, German Wheat, Belgian Tripel, and Lititz Springs Lager, in addition to Wyndridge Farm Dry Hopped Cider. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.