Have you gone into your nearby York County brewery trying to figure out what to have and you ask the following…”Do you have something that tastes like...?” We all those familiar beers. Those ones we can often find around the region or country for that matter. Don’t you fear because our breweries along the YoCo Brew Trail are whipping up a huge variety of beers to satisfy all sorts of paletes. From lagers to hazy IPAS and from stouts to sours (and even a seltzer or two) keep an eye out for these local offerings when you find yourself along the trail. And while you’re at it, don’t hesitate to strike up a conversation with the beer servers at each place. They will no doubt help you find what works for you!
If you like lagers
For those preferring the lighter, crisper side, you’re in luck! Craft lagers are growing more and more in popularity and easier than ever to find.
Try the following:
Amor Artis – Fort Milsner – 5.4% German Style Pilsner
Rock Hill – Southern Cerveza – 4.5% Pale Mexican Style Lager
Slow Play – Mow Your Lawn Later – 5% American Lager
If you prefer ciders
While it’s awesome to have come local and national options for cider, York County has its own gem of a cidery in Windy Hill. With bottles available all around the area and their farm open during the fall, you can find some great options.
Some of my favorites:
Hoppin’ Johnny – 6% Dry-hopped cider
Rusty Gold – 6% Spiced Cider
Gala Peach – 6% Traditional Sweet Cider
Like a good Hazy IPA
If hazy IPA’s are more your thing, then you will have no shortage in finding some big tropical juicy brews in York County
Look for these:
Legal Remedy – Chief Justice Juice – 8.2% Double NE IPA double dry hopped with Mosaic
Slow Play – Squeeze Play – 6.3% NE IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo
Dust Off – Hazy Day in the Clouds – 6% Hazy IPA
Want fruit flavors in your beers?
If fruit flavors are more your thing, whether it be sours or not, you have more than a few options available to you
Lake Wylie – S’Wheat Summer Blackberry – 4.5% Wheat Ale with Blackberry
Amor Artis – Springs Farm Peach – 6.5% Barrel Aged Sour with local Peaches
Legal Remedy – Sequestered Blueberry – 6.8% Saison with Blueberries
You know the power of the dark side?
If stout season is all year round for you or you just want something with a darker color and roasty flavors, then you won’t have any issue around York County
Look out for:
Dust Off – Combat Coffee – 6.3% Porter with locally roasted coffee
Rock Hill – Das Schwarz – 5.4% German Style dark Lager
Legal Remedy – Motion to Strike – 6.5% Milk Stout
I really like this beer from Charlotte - What's Similiar?
Stopping in just South of the Carolina border huh? No problem at all as these beers will keep you coming back for more on the trail
If you like: NoDa Hop Drop N’ Roll, then try Amor Artis – Crusin’ Down the Street in my ’64 – 6.4% West Coast IPA
If you like: OMB Copper, then try Model A – Altbier – 5.7% German Style Alt
If you like: Wooden Robot Good Morning Vietnam, then try Legal Remedy – World Court – 6% Mocha Blonde Stout
Just a few options to look out for, but don’t be limited to just these. All the breweries along the trail are making small and seasonal batch releases constantly. So be sure to ask what’s new and get to know all the great breweries and great people along the YoCo Brew Trail! Just download the FREE Visit York County app to get started!