Local craft breweries are making the holidays merry with seasonal brews on tap and some special events.

Stop by your favorite brew pub to try a recent release, for tastings, growler fills and gift cards.

Black Cap Brewing, 5 W. High St., Red Lion: Saison de Gui, or Season of Mistletoe, is on tap for the holidays. This beer is brewed with ginger, orange peel, a little clove and honey with a 6.3 percent ABV. Also look for the General Gates Imperial Porter, an 18th century style porter at 7.8 percent ABV. Regular hours are 4-9 p.m. Thursday; 3-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Holiday hours are 4-9 p.m. Dec. 23; closed Dec. 24-25; 3-10 p.m. Dec. 26; 5-11 p.m. Dec. 31 with a live bluegrass band from 7:30-10:30 p.m.; closed Jan. 1; 3-10 p.m. Jan. 2. Call 443-418-9473 or visit

Liquid Hero Brewery, 50 E. North St., York, has two new brews: The First Capital Pale Ale is brewed with all-local malts; and this year’s Pub Santa was made with a Belgium yeast and 120 pounds of cherries, coming in with a 10.2 percent ABV. Stop in for happy hour, 4-6 p.m. weekdays; Bingo, 7-9 Tuesdays; or Randall Thursday, when the beers are infused with various special ingredients. Regular hours are 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2-10 p.m. Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 717-814-9250 or visit

Mexitaly Brick Oven Brewhouse, 2440 E. Market St., York, has a Weizenbock winter beer on tap for the holidays. Yukon Cornelius & The Bumbles will give a special concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 23. Closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1. On Dec. 31, Mexitaly will be open for lunch, closing at 3 p.m. Call 717-600-8226 or visit

Wyndridge Farm, 885 S. Pleasant Ave., Dallastown, has several seasonal selections on tap: Maple Pumpkin Cider; Snow Owl Imperial Stout; a clover honey fermented Vanilla Spiced Mead; and Whiskey Barrel Maple Tipple. Wyndridge is holding a five-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve Dinner with music, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets are $68 each and include two crafty beverages. Reservations required. Call 717-244-9900 or visit

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