Sixth Tap Competition Summer 2015

Sixth Tap Competition is set to kick off June 1st through July 31st, 2015. The recipient of the entry fees will be The Special Olympics. Please submit your applications and fee by July 19th, 2015 and two bottled samples of your beer by July 31, 2015. This competition is BREWER’S CHOICE and the winner will brew their creation with Bob at the Black Forest Brewery.

Click here to download the entry form.

After completing you can send the form to us by scanning & emailing to or send it via regular mail to: Black Forest Brewery 301 West Main St. Ephrata PA 17522.

Mother’s Day & Other News

  • Mother’s Day Special, May 7 to May 10th — Free dessert, while supplies last!
  • Starting this week — Half off Snack Menu and $1.00 off Drafts Thursday from 5 to 7!
  • Trail Side (our outdoor patio) is officially open for business — see you soon!

Souper Bowl Special

Souper Bowl Special: Take home a filled growler with a quart of our legendary chili, kicked up with Black Forest Brewery Amber Ale. A perfect combination for your Super Bowl Party!

Paint Nite – March 4th

March 4th is Paint Nite: In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a cocktail, our performing artists will guide you through each painting so that you come up with your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night that you will be amazed YOU created. We provide everything you will need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. You just bring your fun loving friends and have a few cocktails to keep the spirits high and inhibitions to a minimum and we’ll make sure your inner Picasso is unleashed. Click here to check out the website and order your tickets today!

Brew News

Black Forest Brewery in Lancaster PARecently the Lancaster Newspaper (LNP) featured an article on beer and cheese pairings, “What Ales Ya: Getting Cheesy” by craft beer fan Dan Nephin. The article kicked my taste buds into overload and in my mind I began pairing some great Lancaster County cheeses with our Black Forest Brewery beers. Creamy textures, sharp flavors or smoky goodness, doesn’t matter to me, cheese and beer is the perfect combination! I am SO looking forward to developing our menu around sustainable produce, meats, cheeses and spreads from the Lancaster County when we open our brewery and tasting room to the public! What are your favorite foods from Lancaster County that you feel go fabulously with beer?