Cumberland Valley Beer Trail

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Tap, tour and try a pint at Cumberland Valley breweries and pubs! The Valley's emerging breweries and restaurants welcome locals and visitors to sample the unique flavors of craft brews. Find a list of local favorites below and start your own brew tour throughout Cumberland Valley.

Carlisle to Mechanicsburg


Café Bruges in Carlisle offers a taste of Belgium in this historic downtown. Enjoy traditional Belgian food, along with beers and ales from this region of the world. Plan your trip to stop by on a tasting night and definitely get an order of Frites to go with your beer. Address: 16 North Pitt Street, CarlisleMarket Cross-220

The Molly Pitcher Brewing Company in Carlisle is a locally-owned brewery and taproom with 8 craft brews on tap including the cleverly named Powder Horn Porter, Cannonball Kolsh and War Ball Wit. Address: 10 E. South Street, Carlisle

Market Cross Pub & Brewery in Carlisle is a local staple for English fare and brews. The English/American meals are paired with over 250 varieties of beer and ales, with 2 or 3 on tap brewed by Market Cross themselves at any given time. Brewery tours available upon request. Address: 113 North Hanover Street, Carlisle. 

North Hanover Grill's cozy atmosphere also offers a large selection of domestic, import and craft beers as well as 16 beers on draft. Stop by for a bottle or pint and pub favorites like wings, burgers, steak and filling sandwiches. Address: 37-39 North Hanover Street, Carlisle

Located in an old warehouse, Scalles in Carlisle has a menu full of classics and a beer list with evolving craft brews. Dine in and enjoy one or take a mixed 6 pack to go. Address: 2 York Road, Carlisle 

Appalachian Brewing Company, or ABC as it's known locally, recently moved all of its specialty beer and craft soda production to the 26,000 square-foot new Mechanicsburg location. Stop by for ABC favorites and new seasonal brews like the Grinnin' Grizzly Holiday Spiced Ale or the Rutty Buck Pumpkin Ale. Address: 6462 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg.

Mechanicsburg to West Shore


Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar serves classic American pub and grill food including sliders, wings, wraps, subs and pizzas at multiple locations including Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg and Shippensburg. They also have a large selection of craft beer and a few of their own. Addresses: 4713 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, 1300 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill and 105 W. King Street, Shippensburg

Blarney's Twisted Irish Pub, located at the Park Inn in Mechanicsburg, offers Irish favorites including Als-220Guinness and Killians. Sample a few with their Irish flight. Address: 5401 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg

T.J. Rockwells in Mechanicsburg serves delicious lunch and dinner options but also has a great bar with craft beer and samplers in custom paddles. Become a member of the "Mug Club" and have a mug hanging at the bar with your number on it waiting for you. Address: 896 West Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg

Al's of Hampden in Enola features 100+ options on tap, including a selection from the onsite Pizza Boy Brewery. Here, deciding on your next beverage caGrain & Verse-220n be a journey. This spot also offers delicious pizza and subs. Address: 2240 Millennium Way, Enola  

Grain + Verse Bottlehouse in New Cumberland has a bottle cooler packed with 200+ different varieties of bottles from the top micro and macro-breweries. They are also adding and expanding all the time. Aside from the cooler, they feature 3 to 4 rotating brews on draft, beer engine, and cask. Their menu includes from-scratch, locally sourced Rustic Italian fare. Address: 148 Sheraton Drive, New Cumberland 

Head down to the waterfront in Wormleysburg to hang out on the decks at Dockside Willies and Dukes Riverside Bar & Grille. Both offer extensive menus, Dukes Bar & Grillhappy hour pricing, and craft beer. You can also get mixed 6 packs and growlers to go. Addresses: Dockside - 449 South Front Street, Wormleysburg and Dukes - 313 South Front Street, Wormleysburg  

Stop by Brewhouse Grille in Camp Hill to hangout at the indoor bar or the large seasonal outdoor bar and deck area. They feature a large changing list of craft brews on tap and in bottles. Menu favorites include burgers, wraps, appetizers and more. Address: 2050 State Road, Camp Hill  

If all this talk of craft beer has you inspired to try your hand at home brewing stop by Scotzin Bros in Lemoyne. They can walk you through the process and hook you up with all the things you'll need to become your own brew master. Address: 65 C North Fifth Street, Lemoyne 

Nearby Breweries & Pubs

The Millworks opened in downtown Harrisburg and is just across the river from Cumberland Valley. This restaurant/art gallery space focuses on local food and ingredients. They also feature 20 Pennsylvania beers and ciders on tap and an outdoor biergarten.

Harrisburg also offers other craft beer hotspots including the Federal Taphouse, Zeroday Brewing Company, Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar, Anthony's Micro Pub & Pizza, and McGrath's Pub.

Venture to nearby Hershey and visit both Troegs Brewing Company and The Brewery at Hershey for local beer options brewed on location. Take a tour through Troegs to witness the whole process. Flights are available at both locations so you can sample and find your favorite.

You can also celebrate craft beer and handmade crafts by following this Brews & Baubles trip idea