Despite the difficulties caused by COVID-19, Cumberland Valley continues to produce inspired craft beverages for every taste. We celebrate these recently-opened locations and invite you to plan a visit to explore our booming craft beverage scene.
Hemauer Brewing Co.
This artisanal craft brewery offers both traditional-styled and unique-flavored ales and lagers. Produced in nearby Dillsburg, their motto – “Pouring liquid art, one pint at a time” – came to fruition in May 2020 with the opening of their taproom in Mechanicsburg. Guests can look forward to trying their high-quality creations with a distinct style and flavor combinations. The food menu features appetizers, paninis, and sausage sandwiches.
Highway Manor Brewing
Highway Manor opened their taproom (pictured at right) in Camp Hill in September 2020. Guest can enjoy their well-crafted wild ales and sour beers, produced from a proprietary house yeast that dates back to the 1800s. All fruits come from local Pennsylvania orchards.
Big Hill Ciderworks
Located in the scenic South Mountain region of Cumberland Valley, the owners of Big Hill Ciderworks take pride in their “tree to bottle” philosophy. They grow, press, ferment and bottle their ciders onsite. Utilizing traditional, time-honored cider-making methods of slow fermentation, barrel aging, and wild yeast fermentation, the ciders showcase a distinct flavor profile, unique to the orchards and the region with modern, traditional, and sour options created from blending different apple varieties. Their tasting room opened in September 2020 and seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces where guests can enjoy scenic and peaceful mountain views. Sit at a picnic table or relax in Adirondack chairs around a fire pit. Weekend evenings in the summer feature live music and a selection of rotating food trucks.
The Watershed Pub
Brought to you by the creators of The Millworks in Harrisburg, The Watershed Pub opened in October 2020 and is centrally located in Camp Hill’s walkable downtown shopping district. Guests drink and dine in a renovated building that dates back to the 1830s and retains many of its architectural details. The covered porch provides additional space for outdoor dining. Guests will love the delicious artisan cocktails, craft beer, PA wine and spirits, and a delectable menu that focuses on sustainably sourced seafood from the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Be sure to make a reservation for Sunday brunch.
Wolf Brewing Co.
Since opening in May 2021, Wolf Brewing Co.'s 8,000-square-foot brewery and taproom has proven to be a popular location. With indoor seating for 120 guests, an outdoor patio, and a fenced-in lawn area (dog-friendly) with picnic tables and fire pits, guests will find a fun and relaxed atmosphere. They have an extensive drink menu, with beers crafted on-site plus Pennsylvania hard ciders and wines. The seasonal menu provides "comfort food with a gourmet twist" made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. There are a number of vegetarian options. Since 2011, Wolf Brewing has earned 120 awards from all 50 states with more than 55 different beers.
WingCraft Brewing + Tavern
Opened in May 2021, WingCraft Brewing + Tavern has an on-site brewery and features casual and comfortable dining options. The menu showcases local chef Phil Paetzold's best recipes of made-to-order dishes prepared using fresh, locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. Guests can sip on popular domestic beers or try a selection of WingCraft brews.
The Vegetable Hunter, Carlisle
Visit the original location in Harrisburg or stop by The Vegetable Hunter's newest location in historic downtown Carlisle, which opened in July 2021. This vegan/vegetarian restaurant features 100% vegan small-batch beers crafted to complement the food. The intimate space features indoor seating and sidewalk seating.
Lovedraft's Brewing Co.
Lovedraft's opened this brewery and live music venue in August 2021. The adults-only location (21+) features pinball games, video games, murals, and indoor and outdoor seating. As an added bonus, the outdoor patio is dog-friendly. The food menu includes BBQ and smoked meats and the beer runs the gamut for every palate with ales, sours, porters, and IPAs.
Visitors to Cumberland Valley may be familiar with SpringGate’s Vineyard Estate and Farm Brewery in nearby Harrisburg or with their tasting room at SpringGate Walden in Mechanicsburg. In spring 2020, they added a second CumberlandValley location with the opening of SpingGate Arcona, right beside THEA. However, due to the pandemic, they only offered takeout and sneak peek weekends until their full opening on April 2, 2021. In addition to their extensive wine menu (including frozen wine slushies), guests enjoy spacious indoor and outdoor spaces; a simple local menu including signature items from THEA; and an inside stage to host live music. They also host a number of seasonal weekend events such as a Blackberry Festival, Luau Weekend, Pumpkin Palooza, and Oktoberfest.
Cumberland Valley Beer Trail
You can find some of these locations and more along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail. Sign up for a free digital passport, check in at participating locations, and earn prizes.