About Us

Wacker Brewing Co.....The Beer You Always Like!

Located in the heart of Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, was established by Joseph Wacker in 1853 and contributed a
large part to the region's rich brewing heritage.

In the mid 19th century Lancaster was known as the “Little Munich of the West.”

Wacker, the oldest and longest running brewery in Lancaster celebrated its 100-year anniversary on July 3rd, 1953, and was promptly
forced to close it doors just 3-years later due to pressure from large mass-production breweries that were taking over.
Since then a lot has changed in the brewing industry, however, in Lancaster County much remains the same. We maintain a strong
legacy for beer making and our passion for fine craftsmanship still runs deep in our small Pennsylvania Dutch community. The big
breweries are still the major players, and they're getting bigger. But Wacker returns, to put the Little Munich back in Lancaster, and
it's all about the beer. Traditional, authentic, hand crafted beer, brewed for quality and drinkability.

We are proud to offer our community a symbol of Lancaster’s once flourishing brewing history by re-establishing this signature brand.
Although Wacker produced many styles of beer, we are paying homage to the area's legacy by starting again with a focus on the
German brewing tradition. We here at Wacker take pride in our hard work and we hope that you will also be proud to once again call
Wacker your beer.


The Beer You Always Like!