Sip, Savor & Discover Hanover at Local Breweries and Wineries

Hanover has quickly become a sipping destination for wine and craft beer enthusiasts, alike.  From the Leggy Blonde at Warehouse Gourmet Bistro & Brewpub, to the Pigeon Hill Punch at High Rock Winery, there’s a sip for everyone in Hanover.  Here’s our guide through some local favorites of the grape and hop variety.

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Adams County Winery

A short drive to the west brings the traveling connoisseur to the South Mountains overlooking Gettysburg where Adams County Winery has been making wine for over 40 years.  The climate is ideal for grape growing, and in turn produces quality wines; dry to sweet reds and whites, fruit wines, sparkling red, and even a chocolate wine.  Home to the official wines of the 150th Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County Winery boasts Rebel Red and Tears of Gettysburg as their most popular red and trademark white.

hanover breweriesAldus 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.

High Rock Winery

Tucked away in the Pigeon Hills, High Rock Winery produces the epitome of local, sweet wines.  Their “Down Home Country Wines” are produced from locally-grown red and black raspberries, strawberries and blackberries picked by the winemaker herself, and the grapes are grown locally in York County and northern Pennsylvania.  The Pigeon Hill Punch, a blend of Niagara Chambourcin and Seyval grapes, is worth the trip to the hills, where guests can enjoy the wine while enjoying the peacefulness of the woods, and deer and wildlife that tiptoe past.

hanover breweries 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.


Looking for more?  

Sip, savor and explore to your heart’s content on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.  Sponsored by the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the trail includes 20 family-owned locations in southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland making tantalizing wines and refreshing ciders.  For a free brochure and tour information, visit

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 or call 1-888-858-YORK.