Breweries in Columbia, PA – Come Explore!


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Breweries in Columbia, PA – Come Explore!

For those interested in delicious, locally crafted beer, Columbia has some great options! There are 3 breweries in town – two local favorites are Starview Brews and Columbia Kettle Works are just one block apart, and the new-to-town Lancaster Distilleries is right around the corner! Each establishment offers their own unique and exciting atmosphere, food, and brews. 

Now we know that a distillery is different from a brewery – where a brewery can only make beer and a distillery can only make distilled spirits – but you still need to know all the excited places to visit when you come to town.

Let’s take a look at what each place has to offer! 

Starview Brews

Starview Brews is owned and operated by a guy who has been in the craft beer business for decades. Mike Knaub began brewing at home in the 80s and hasn’t looked back since.

For many years, Mike distributed his delicious brews to local places in the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg area. Around 2013 he became serious about opening his own brewery and raising the funds needed to make this dream come true. 

In 2022 his vision became reality. Starview Brews opened its doors in January 2022. Since then, it’s been a local favorite for drinks and eats. 

Come explore a bespoke array of beer choices as Starview Brews continues to innovate and enrich their drinking experience. Visit them at 224 Locust St, Columbia Pa for a taste of their selection and soak up their brewery’s welcoming and cozy ambiance. 


  • Long Level Lager 
  • Chickies Rock Cream Ale
  • Pinnacle Pils
  • Columbian Red IPA
  • Chickies Rock Iron Brown Porter


  • Cozy
  • Exposed Brick 
  • Inviting & Welcoming


  • 224 Locust St, Columbia Pa


  • Wednesday: 3:30–9 PM
  • Thursday-Friday: 3:30PM–10 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM–10 PM
  • Sunday-Tuesday: Closed


Columbia Kettle Works

Columbia Kettle Works has been a long established Columbia favorite. With taprooms in Lancaster and Adamstown, Columbia is where they call home to their main brewery and brewpub. Here great beers and ciders are on tap year round. 

The space is open and accommodates open mic nights, local artist displays and more. Because of this, the atmosphere is inviting and alive. Beer lovers will not be disappointed by the drink selections – there truly is something for everyone’s taste buds to enjoy. And if you’re looking for more than a drink, there is a menu of food including pizza, charcuterie boards, sandwiches, snacks, and more. 

When you’re finished visiting, take with you a growler to enjoy at home! 


  • Wright’s Ferry Pilsner
  • Ironspire IPA
  • Oktoberfest (seasonal)
  • Stray Dogs Amber Lager
  • Tony Tours IPA


  • Industrial
  • Open & Social
  • View of Brewery in Action
  • Outdoor Seating


  • 40 N 3rd St, Columbia, PA 


  • Thursday-Saturday: 12–10 PM
  • Sunday: 12–8 PM
  • Monday-Wednesday: 4–10 PM


Lancaster Distilleries – Columbia Tasting Room

Established in 2018, Lancaster Distilleries is the first distillery in Columbia since prohibition. We’re proud to offer a full line of award-winning spirits, including vodka, 3 gins, 3 rums, bourbon, and rye whiskey. You can enjoy them at our tasting room by the bottle or in craft cocktails.

In addition to our spirits, we also handcraft cocktail accessories like mixers, syrups, shrubs, and bitters. The Boring Bar, named after our founder, is a welcoming space with a game room featuring darts, pool, shuffleboard, and cornhole. They also offer a lite fare menu with tasty snacks.

Throughout the year, they host fun events like “Crank and Drank” bike rides and live music. They love creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy.


  • Industrial
  • Warehouse Vibe
  • Event Space/ Open Seating


  • 230 N. 4th St. Columbia, PA


  • Thursday-Friday: 4–10 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 12–10PM
  • Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Not sure which to choose? Stay overnight in Lancaster PA at the Freedom Home historic mansion, or visit your favorite brewery after attending one of the upcoming events in Columbia, PA.