Category Archives: brewers

Bells Go Awry in Dillsburg and York

York County, Pennsylvania people were having bell trouble, according to the November 20, 1877 issue of the York Gazette. Dillsburg’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Church had a cracked bell, and Mary Mayer of York broke her arm trying to ring a … Continue reading

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The Barnitz York and Baltimore Brewing Dynasty

I was asked, in response to my recent post about the Barnitz brewers of York, if they were related to brewer J. C. Barnitz of Harrisburg. Click here to read about the York brewers. Good question, and the answer is … Continue reading

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York County Rye & Barley = Good Beer

A few days ago I wrote about York County’s continuing love affair with the oyster. Many people will tell you that with good oysters you need good beer. Breweries abounded over the years in York, as evidenced by the following … Continue reading

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