Susquehanna Ale Trail Sample Itineraries
With 13 stops to explore, you'll need to spend a couple weekends to experience all the Bold Hops, Rich Flavor and Great Beer found on the Susquehanna Ale Trail.
We've broken down the breweries into three easy-to-navigate regions to make your trip easy to plan. No matter when you visit, your afternoons and evenings will be "hop"-ing. From there, round out your trip according to taste in a destination with plenty to offer.
Explore the websites of all participating locations for special events, happenings and new beer releases to help you narrow down the best weekend to craft your getaway.
As always, hours and availability of each brewery are subject to change, so please check with locations you plan to visit ahead of your getaway. And enjoy Bold Hops, Rich Flavor and Great Beer responsibly. Bring designated drivers - we have great times for them too here in one of the Mid-Atlantic's most dynamic and diverse destinations!
The best brews of York
Locations on Tap:
It's hard not to be inspired when tasting the craft beer on the Susquehanna Ale Trail. That's why you'll definitely want to check out Stony Run Brew House, where you can find everything you need to make your own creative IPAs. You can even take classes to hone your home-brewing skills.
Once you've had your crash course in craft beer, head to Mudhook Brewing Company, one of the anchor businesses of Downtown York. You'll find a unique selection of eats and brews at this brewpub connected to Central Market House.
From there, head a few blocks over to Collusion Tap Works, the city's newest craft brewery. Featuring a seven-barrel brewhouse and 24 taps of handcrafted beer, cider, mead and soda, it's a craft beer lover's paradise.
Then, you can head either north or south for more great beer.
To your south in Dallastown, you'll find the gorgeous Wyndridge Farm. Located in the rolling hills of York County, Wyndridge Farm brews six flagship beers and crafty hard ciders, and offers a delicious upscale-casual menu that pairs perfectly with your libations.
Suggested side stops: You'll find examples of York's creative culture all around the downtown district. Take a walk and check out public art that includes murals that tell the story of York to sculptures like The Tinker and a statue of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette. They're all great spots to snap a selfie! The Central Market House is also a favorite stop for lunch on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Cross the river for more craft brews
Locations on Tap:
Next, take a trip back in time at Bube's Brewery, which is literally built on the history of Pennsylvania brewing. The old lagering cellar is now one of the coolest dining venues you'll find anywhere - the Catacombs.
Next up is Swashbuckler Brewing Company, where Swashbuckler's Gold, a German-style Kolsch Ale, is the go-to brew and seasonal creations keep the menu fresh.
Finish your craft beer journey by driving to Rumspringa Brewing Company, where you'll enjoy handcrafted beers made with locally grown products.
Suggested side stops: While in the area, take some time to explore the Susquehanna Riverlands. Rent a kayak from Shank's Mare Outfitters and take a morning paddle on the river, or hike trails that give you some of the best views of the Susquehanna.
About the Susquehanna Ale Trail:
Bold hops. Rich flavor. Great beer. That's the philosophy behind the brewery, brewpub and homebrew partners of the Susquehanna Ale Trail, a collection of eight establishments in the lower Susquehanna Valley all committed to creating good times and great beer.
All year, explore the Susquehanna Ale Trail at your own pace. Stop to enjoy lunch at a cozy neighborhood brewpub or strike up a conversation with a friendly bar patron. Spend some time, raise a pint or two and learn about the craft brewing industry from some of the experts who've perfected it. For more, visit www.SusquehannaAleTrail.com.
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