With that milestone behind them, these retired guys have their sights set on a lofty goal: The men, who have grown closer during their Tuesday adventures, met as volunteer board members for the Susquehanna Valley office of Make-A-Wish.
Both live in Lancaster Township. Ditzler is a retired tool-and-die maker from what is now CNH Industrial.
Bertrand, 66, retired from the ritired man looking for Lancaster and information technology departments at Armstrong World Industries. The guys were out for dinner with wife and girlfriend, respectively, when the idea came up for their bar tour. The rules are simple: They added another rule while sitting at the first out-of-county bar they dating australian girls, Burning Bridge Tavern in Wrightsville.
They had a good time there, but decided to stick to Lancaster County bars. They stay long enough for a drink or two.
Bertrand likes beers from Deschutes Brewery. Terry likes seasonals and beers from Spring House Brewing Co.
After a ritired man looking for Lancaster dozen bars, they realized they like a similar kind of bar: While they can always find something nice about each place, Ditzler says lokking can size up a place in a snap.
For their th bar, Bertrand created a logo and had it etched onto beer mugs. Their friendship has grown through all of this research.
It either gets better or worse. If it gets worse, it stops. In this Dec.
Ditzler and Bertrand created a "Retired Guys Beer Afternoon" website to chronicle their effort to visit every beer-selling, nonsmoking bar in Lancaster County, trying a new bar every other Tuesday afternoon.