There’s nothing quite like a perfectly poured craft beer, the first glass of wine out of a freshly corked bottle, or the bubbles of a sparkling cider hitting your palate just right. Experience them for yourself, on the new Adams County Pour Tour, which highlights the region’s growing craft beverage industry.

Beverage makers throughout the rural countryside of Adams County, Pennsylvania, understand the impression that a drink can make, and have a passion behind every pint, every splash, every pour.

Destination Gettysburg invites you to get a taste of the Adams County region through a new adventure to highlight the countryside’s unique craft beverage industry.

The Adams County Pour Tour brings together wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries for an amazing culinary trail – designed to create one memorable experience through the bold flavors of this destination.

Created as a way to bring together a variety of craft beverage experiences into one adventure, Destination Gettysburg launched the Adams County Pour Tour in May of 2018.

Rooted in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Fruit Belt, Adams County is home to more than 20,000 acres of apple trees, making it an ideal location for growing not only 100 varieties of apples, but peaches, grapes, hops and more. Tucked among the farm markets, orchards and vineyards is a growing number of wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries.

“Each of these craft beverage makers is special, but bringing them together into one trail will create a more memorable experience for travelers and encourage more visitors to explore the Gettysburg countryside,” said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg. “The Pour Tour is a great way to highlight a variety of craft beverages –
ranging from wines, to ciders, beer and spirits – all found right here in Adams County, PA”

Pour Tour participants will receive a passport to start their journey along the trail. Stamps are issued at each location for purchasing a drink or tasting. Prizes are awarded for collecting five, 12 and 20 stamps.

“We love to share the passion that we have for the wine we make and can’t wait to be a part of this new tour which creates a wonderful way to experience the local craft beverage community,” said Melissa Roth of Adams County Winery.

Events, such as the Gettysburg Brew Fest, Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival, PA Cider Fest as well as smaller-scale events held at various locations such as tastings and food pairings, will also be highlighted through the Adams County Pour Tour.

“The Pour Tour is a great opportunity to join other craft beverage makers in showcasing the growing industry in Adams County,” said Kevin Knouse of Thirsty Farmer Brew Works, one of the participants on the trail. “We couldn’t be happier to be a part of the tour.”

Thirsty Farmer

Stops along the Adams County Pour Tour include:

  • Adams County Winery, Orrtanna
  • Adams County Winery’s Wine Shop at 25C, Gettysburg
  • Battlefield Brew Works/Spirits of Gettysburg, Gettysburg
  • Boyer Cellars, Biglerville
  • Brookmere Wine & Tasting Room, Abbottstown
  • Buddy Boy Winery & Vineyards – Tasting Room, Gettysburg
  • Center Square Brewing, Abbottstown
  • Halbrendt Vineyard & Winery, Orrtanna
  • Hauser Estate Winery, Biglerville
  • Knob Hall Winery – Tasting Room, Gettysburg
  • Mason Dixon Distillery, Gettysburg
  • Reid’s Winery: The Cider House, Gettysburg
  • Reid’s Winery: The Home Winery, Orrtanna
  • Thirsty Farmer Brew Works, Biglerville

For more information on the Adams County Pour Tour, visit Destination Gettysburg, the official destination marketing organization, markets Gettysburg – Adams County as a premier travel destination, producing a positive economic impact.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Carl Whitehill moved across the state and spent time working for Destination Gettysburg. Over the past 10 years, he’s worked with journalists from around the world to tell the story of Gettysburg’s rich Civil War history as well as stories “beyond the battlefield.” He enjoys running around the Gettysburg countryside in search of adventures with his family.