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Savor your time in Manheim

Manheim is our chosen home. It’s a close community of passionate people who truly care about their town, and we’re right there beside them. We want to sink deep roots here in Manheim and give our community a place to experience interesting Beer, Mead, Food, in a friendly atmosphere.

Location

55 N Main St
Manheim, PA 17545

Hours

Monday through Thursday 4:30-9 pm
Friday through Saturday: 12-9 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Parking

Ample free parking is available at the REO Manheim Marketplace lot. Entrances to this lot are located just south of Artifice Ales & Mead with entrances from Main Street and Wolf Street. Should this lot be full, there is also a free municipal lot on Wolf Street at the intersection of East High Street that is a very short walk away from Artifice.

Questions?

Be sure to check out our frequently asked questions below. Still have questions? We would be happy to assist you. Call (717) 879-9499 or email info@artificeales.com. NO RESERVATIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?

Ample free parking is available at the REO Manheim Marketplace lot. Entrances to this lot are located just south of Artifice Ales & Mead with entrances from Main Street and Wolf Street. Should this lot be full, there is also a free municipal lot on Wolf Street at the intersection of East High Street that is a very short walk away from Artifice.

Where is the entrance?

When parking in the REO lot, go to the sidewalk along Route 72 and turn right. You will pass the storefronts of Mill 72 and Prussian Street Arcade. The next building is Artifice. Walk through the gate and enter the main doors on the right. (Don’t enter through the patio.) See the illustrated map on the Visit page.

Do you take reservations?

No. We are not currently taking reservations.

Do you permit dogs?

Dogs are not permitted inside or on the patio—however, we can offer a table on the grass that is adjacent to the patio.

What exactly is Mead?

Mead is a mixture of water and honey that is allowed to ferment into an alcoholic beverage. That’s the simplest explanation. Mead is its own class of beverage because we have to take the honey from the bees first. Only after that happens can we craft our beverage. Honey is still harvested by hand even in this day and age—which is part of the reason why honey, and therefore mead, is so expensive.

Honey and water aren’t the only things that can go into mead. As the oldest known alcoholic beverage, mead has existed in various forms with cultural influences informing it’s creation for about 10,000 years. One can only imagine some of the unique recipes that may have been popular long before most of us ever heard the word mead!

We like to make mead that suits our modern palates and serve it on draft, like a strong craft beer or cider. We’re extremely lucky to live in an agricultural area like Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Most of the meads we make have interesting spice or fruit flavors as part of the recipe, and we rotate those flavors seasonally as certain things become available to us locally.

Why is the placed named Artifice?

Read this blog post to learn why!

Location:

  • 55 N Main St
    Manheim, PA 17545

Hours:

  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon–Thu: 4:30 pm–9 pm
  • Fri–Sat: 12 pm–9 pm

Contact:

Parking:

  • Free, ample parking is available via the REO Manheim Marketplace parking lot.