President’s Day in Central Pennsylvania


To commemorate President’s Day, today I visited Wheatland – President James Buchanan’s home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  While there, I was reminded that because our 15th President (the only President from Pennsylvania) was the first unmarried president to take the office, his niece Harriet was dubbed, “The First Lady,” rather than “the President’s wife.”  And the title sticks to the present day.   Kudos to volunteers of the Lancaster County Historical Society for their “Living History” visit with President Buchanan!

Anytime I am near Central Pennsylvania, I try to make a stop at Pizza Boy Brewing / Al’s of Hampden in Enola, Pennsylvania.  While it was about an hour away from Lancaster, it was definitely worth the drive.  With over 100 brews on tap from a variety of breweries, today the tap list included around 20 different creations from Pizza Boy itself.  I started with the Citra Pils, which was absolutely fantastic with what I believe are the best Philly Cheese Steaks west of the Susquehanna River!


I also tried the outstanding Raspberry Sour (I liked this so much I had to bring home a growler of it), the wonderfully hopped Red Ale, and – to keep up with the “red” theme – the deliciously fruity Raspberry Cream Ale.

IMG_4299IMG_4303IMG_4305I also brought home a growler of Pizza Boy’s Hazelton Alien Saison and the Azazel Mint Chocolate Stout – both of which I’m looking forward to sharing with a few friends this week!

And on this President’s Day, let’s not forget to raise a glass to President Jimmy Carter – because regardless of your political bent, you can’t deny that he paved the way for the craft beer revolution in the U.S.!


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