6 brewery patios to visit this season

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Best Brewery Patios | Harrisburg PA | Jimi Werner for Sara Bozich

Jimi has the breakdown on the best brewery patios around Harrisburg, Pa.

Patio beer season is here!

Although we’ve been embracing the “outdoor dining season” a little longer this year, we’re finally at the time where you don’t have to be in a heated bubble or bundle up to enjoy a beer outside.

Here’s a sampling of a few of our favorite local spots to enjoy a beer in the open air.

READ: What’s in our fridge this spring and summer!

Best Brewery Patios around Harrisburg

Lancaster Brewing Co. – Harrisburg

While you might not think of LBC as a hip spot to sit outside, it can be the perfect meeting point. The patio deck is tucked away with trees and string lights that create a relaxing vibe. You’re just a skip off any major highway, so there should be no complaints about getting there.

For seasonal beer choices, we’re on team Blue Trail Shandy this summer and the Kölsch-Style Ale is a zip of refreshment. Another great aspect of LBC is the nightly food specials. Think Buck-A-Shuck Oysters on Tuesdays, $7 Cheeseburgers on Mondays, and more!

Check their Facebook + website for more details!

Tröegs Independent Brewing

Tröegs patio went from “oh yeah, they do have that” to “please, I only want to sit under the pergola” when I am there.

For one, you have the best chance at a dog sighting (sorry, not sorry). Two, it’s the perfect mix of shade and sun as the rays creep through the vines while you sip on a Sunshine Pils.

The Snack Bar food is always on point. Popcorn people know where it’s at. But, don’t sleep on the Food Truck specials because if they have Smash Burgers on the menu, you won’t want to miss those.

ZerØday Brewing Co.

Midtown’s living room got a makeover and that includes an all-new way to dine al fresco.

While it’s hard to get over the interior, the courtyard with its lighting, fire pit, and beautiful mural is going to be one of the places to be seen this summer.

Plus, Zeroday‘s expansive draft list and cocktail menu will have you sticking around for one to two orders of nachos and tacos. Mango Hab Pale Ale is the class favorite (check the Mango Hab Margarita too!) but don’t sleep on the pilsners or a saison if they’re on the menu.

Ever Grain Brewing Co.

Ever Grain embraced the logistics of last year’s outdoor dining necessity with arms wide open. They expanded seating to include the whole courtyard rather than the space just beyond their doors.

You have plenty of options for the setting of your meet-up, too. Sip beers on high-back Adirondaks or pull up a chair at a patio table with the fam in the grass.

The beer list at Ever Grain is always changing. However, faves like Camp Pils, HellYes Helles Lager, and Surf Breaker IPA are a good bet to be on tap.

The Millworks

No list of outdoor breweries would be complete without The Millworks rooftop. If “golden hour” had a bar mascot, this would be it.

The rooftop serves up spectacular 360-views including overlooking Broad Street Market and a direct shot at the Capitol Complex.

Come for the views, but stick around for the beers. Jeff Musselman, head brewer, crafts his draft menu to appease all types of beer drinkers. We’re always especially fond of his Mexican Lager or Market Day IPA for a go-to during the summer.

Wolf Brewing Co.

We knew it wouldn’t take long before Wolf made a splash in the local beer scene. Derek and Elaine have been planning this brewery for what seems like forever and they built a great space to enjoy Derek’s award-winning beers.

That includes a sizeable patio complete with yard games, fire pits, and plenty of seating both covered and open-air. Derek’s beer speaks for itself but on you know he’s going to be slinging a NEIPA, a sour, and we always have our fingers crossed that we find a lager or two.

While Wolf is new, it’s not going to be long before this becomes a go-to hang for all local imbibers.

Where is your favorite spot to enjoy a beer outside?

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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