Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen: these are all iconic duos. But it’s another deal that’s at the heart of an upcoming Lancaster County bar special: a shot and a beer.
Spring House Brewing Company and Thistle Finch Distillery’s $7 special begins April 1, also known as April Fool’s Day. (But the case is no joke.)
The brewery and distillery have teamed up for a “city-wide” special reminiscent of Philadelphia’s shot-and-a-beer offering, which includes Spring House Brewing Company’s Famous Red Rose Premium Sprenger beer and a shot of Burley Bourbon from Thistle Finch Distillery. Although “town” is in the special’s name, it will be available at more than a dozen bars across Lancaster County.
Sprenger Famous Red Rose Premium beer is a premium traditional light ale, named after the Sprenger Brewery (later to become Excelsior Brewing), which was one of the three largest breweries in Lancaster in the late 1900s. 1800s and early 1900s, according to Scott. Richardson, director of business development at Spring House Brewing Company
“We married the idea of a traditional or old-school premium beer with a tribute to a historic Lancaster brewery,” says Richardson. “It looks like a traditional beer, but it tastes like a craft beer. People want to drink lighter beer. There’s been so much craziness invented in the craft beer industry, that we just want to have something that is for everyone and that is accessible.”
The beer is also available in four-packs at Spring House Brewing Co. premises and wherever Spring House Brewing Company beers are sold.
More than a dozen Lancaster County bars and restaurants are offering the special starting April 1. Richardson says all bars and restaurants interested in participating should contact for more information.
Participating bars and restaurants:
American Bar & Grill1081 N. Plum St., Lancaster.
by Annie Bailey28-30 E. King St., Lancaster.
Belvedere Inn402 N. Queen St., Lancaster.
Tavern and restaurant of the Jack family, 15 S. Prince Street, Millersville
Marco’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 1410 River Road, Marietta
Max’s Eatery, 38 King Street West, Lancaster
Plow, 25 S. Queen Street, Lancaster
Shamrock Cafe312 W. Walnut St. Lancaster
Shank’s Tavern, 36 S. Waterford Ave, Marietta
bar 1888, 100 S. Queen Street, Lancaster
Spring House Brewery, 209 Hazel Street, Lancaster
Spring House Dining Room, 25 King Street West, Lancaster
Spring House Tavern, 8-10 E.Main St., Strasbourg
Tellus360, 24 E. King St., Lancaster
the exchange, 25 S. Queen Street, Lancaster
The fridge, 534 N. Mulberry Street, Lancaster
Thistle Finch’s Burley Bar, 417 W. Grant Street, Lancaster
Shot and bottle, 2 N. Queen St., Lancaster