For years, craft beer lovers have forgone the usual trip to the beach or sightseeing mission and instead have packed up their growlers for a craft beer adventure.
With that in mind, the Cumberland County Visitors Bureau started the brand new Cumberland Valley Beer Trail aimed at highlighting local breweries and craft beer-centric restaurants (plus one wine shop).
“We saw everyone leaving the area for craft beer trips and wanted to do something that showed them what we have here,” said Aaron Jumper, communications manager for the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau. “We’re really excited to see where this can go.”
The new beer trail features 15 venues including breweries, breweries-in-planning and craft beer-focused bar/restaurants.
“We’re really excited to be a part of this,” said Ashleigh Corby, owner of Market Cross Pub. “People always talk about the beer trips they take out of the area, and it’s exciting to keep them here.”
How to participate
Your beer trail adventure starts when you pick up a Beer Trail passports at one of the participating venues or download the official Cumberland Valley Beer Trail Passport.
Collect stickers at each location you visit. Once you get five stickers, mail your passport in for a chance to win a gift card from one of the venues in a monthly drawing.
You will get one entry for every five stickers you earn.
Cumberland Valley Beer Trail Passport includes:
- Roy Pitz Brewing Company
- Molly Pitcher Brewing Company
- Burd’s Nest Brewing Company (in planning)
- Casterligg Wine Shop
- Market Cross Pub and Brewery
- Cafe Bruges
- Desperate Times Brewery
- Appalachian Brewing Company (Mechanicsburg)
- Harty Brewing Company
- Larsen Meadworks
- T.J. Rockwell’s
- Ever Grain Brewing Company
- Al’s of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing Co.
- Grain + Verse Bottlehouse
- Brewhouse Grille