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Swashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD

Not Rated.
Swashbuckler Brewing Co, LTDSwashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 109
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2775 Lebanon Road
Manheim, Pennsylvania, 17545
United States
phone: (717) 665-7021

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Notes:
On the Grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire; adjacent to the Carriage House Wine Shop.

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Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.14/5  rDev +3%

Transcribed from notes dated Sa, 24 Oct 2009.

It was located on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Rennaisance Faire, not far from Exit 266 of the PA Turnpike, or up/down PA Route 72, if you are local, as I am. Brewer Mark Braunwerth and Marketing Manager Barb Lacek had been after me to come up for a while and so a warm, rainy Fall afternoon seemed like an apt time to visit.

Located quite near the pirate ship, the brewery was a high-ceilinged wood structure that housed two five-tap, "U"-shaped laminated wood bars on the back end of the building. The entire operation was housed in the central part of the structure and included the brewhouse and hot liquor tank as well as five (5) FVs and six (6) SVs, all on display. Four (4) more SVs were behind the two bars. Also inside was the combined Merchandise and Cigar Store. Built-in heaters hung from the overhead for the winter months, when canvas and plexiglas walls would be temporarily installed, along with a door in the center, allowing them to have year-'round customers.

It is a small operation and it keeps Braunwerth busy, but he makes good beers and one can and may get growlers for take-away.

The ambiance can be disconcerting for the casual visitor, but for a guy who routinely goes around in monk's robes, it was another day at the office. Just be aware of the Men in Black Watch!

woodychandler, Sep 01, 2010
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Beers ok, PArenfair is great would give it 5 for the fair not on beer selection.

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canawler, Oct 30, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +15.2%

There are four ways to experience the beers from the Swashbuckler Brewery. Unlike the wine which was moved out to vineyards in Erie Pa, the beer is brewed on site. recently there were hops planted on the grounds which have been used in some of the brews. Beer tours are availible.
1) During faire and faire ground events. In off faire season there are several smaller events that allow for smaller crowds but less atmosphere(green fest Brew fest and food fest). During the run of the Renaissance Faire you can expect crowds of 10,000 or more. this will impact service times that run up to 30 minute lines, however with the actors and shows going on there is much to do while waiting. Also during faire your beertenders will be in character and very entertaining. From shy and quiet to rude (playfully so) and crude. Even with additional pour stations there can be long lines.
2) off season on weekends the pub known as the Swashbuckler is open and there are tables and seats, good pub grub and less people so waiting times drop. the pub is also open during mansion shows such as Dickens Xmas and Poe shows
3) year round one can buy 22 ounce bottles are available at the wine shop.
4) on occasion at local bars such as Farmers Hope, there will be beers on tap.
I will say that even with crowds, the faire is the best time to experience Swashbuckler Beers. The atmosphere, actors, music and shows will make it a full bodied experience. information is available at parenfaire.com

SirEdwinWNorth, Nov 22, 2011
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90 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.