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Sip Your Way along the YoCo Brew Trail

Libby Wiersema Libby Wiersema
Libby Wiersema lived in California and Alabama before settling in South Carolina 30 years ago, where she's covered the state's best culinary offerings and tells the stories behind the food.
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There’s something brewing in York County that fans of frothy, cold craft beer should not miss. The YoCo Brew Trail is the stuff of a beer lover’s dream, and fulfillment of the fantasy begins by picking up an official YoCo Brew Trail passport. The free, physical guide is your ticket to explore the area’s impressive lineup of breweries. Collect 10 stamps to snag a cool, commemorative beer glass.

But the best prize is the discovery of new flavors that reflect the skill and creativity of local brewers who take pride in their craft. The trail has grown to include a dozen great brew pubs for your sampling pleasure:

Here's how it works:

1) Pick up a YoCo Brew Trail passport at any participating brewery.

2) Visit at least 10 YoCo Brew Trail locations and collect a passport stamp at each stop.

3) Claim your free custom YoCo Brew Trail pint glass at the York County Visitor's Center or the Anne Springs Close Greenway Canteen

Be sure to grab a bite to eat at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Canteen when picking up your pint glass. For a special treat, veer slightly off the YoCo Brew Trail to check out two of its recommended additional stops. The Sleeping Giant Distillery is steeped in history as York County's first legal distillery since Prohibition. Small-batch craft spirits are the specialty here. If you have a penchant for hard cider, a visit to Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery is a must. If you're not sure you'll like hard cider, stop in anyway. Chances are excellent that you'll walk in curious and walk out a fan.

 

Libby Wiersema
Libby Wiersema lived in California and Alabama before settling in South Carolina 30 years ago, where she's covered the state's best culinary offerings and tells the stories behind the food.