St. Boniface Brewing Company. Ephrata, PA

 

Location: 1701 W Main St. Ephrata, PA 17522

Food: Yes. Sandwiches, brick oven pizza and appetizers.

Beer to go: Growler fills but cans are available at local distributors.

Kid friendly: Kids are welcome.

Beer Quality: Untappd

Saint Boniface is a quaint little brewery located just off Main st. in Ephrata, PA.  The brewery is attached to the brewery to ensure overall beer freshness. There is plenty of parking lot spaces available along the sides of the brewery and in the rear.  Along the side of the brewery is additional patio seating for patrons to enjoy the PA weather.

Inside the brewery there are plenty of tables as well as a bar for additional seating. The decor of the inside bar is mainly reclaimed barn wood and metal. The same can be said for the bar and the tap systems. Beers on tap (as well as guest taps) are written on chalk slates just above the bar.

We had a few St. Boniface beers at the Reading Phillies games  and were anxious to try some other St. Boniface offerings.  We decided to have a flight of 5 St. Boniface beers and one guest tap beer (Molly Pitcher NEIPA). The first beer we sampled was a Hefeweizen. I found it to be  light and, crisp, not overly hoppy.  Offering #33 Mosiac IPA was next and, in my opinion, the best of the flight. It was everything you could want in an IPA. 69 IBU and a 6.9% ABV  yet not overly hoppy and refreshing. 3lb DIPA was next up next. This beer had a nice hop kick on the back end with slight bitterness up front. Very nice DIPA.  Libation had a nice level of hoppiness.   The last beer of the flight was an ESB. I’m not a huge fan of ESB beer but I could see how this beer could be a crowd pleaser.  Not overly bitter and just malty enough to make it an easy sipping beer.

For food we decided to go with a turkey BLT with chips on the side. The sandwich featured thick bacon with lots of lettuce and tomatoes piled high on pita bread. It didn’t last long. Finally we decided to go with a pretzel with mustard on the side .  Next time we visit we must try the brick oven pizza and calzones that I have heard so much about.

St. Boniface  brewery was a quick visit but a memorable one. This brewery knows how to make a delicious IPA and DIPA.  Its also nice to see this brewery branching out to offer their beers to local distributors in neighboring counties and at Reading Phillies games. I will definitely be on the look out for more of their seasonal beers and other beers.

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