For many beer lovers, Untappd is the app to use to share your favorite beers and other craft beverages, discover new ones and keep track of what you (and your friends) liked. We did the research for you to help get you started on your journey along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail. The drinks below are the most popular (based on the total number of ratings) at each of our Beer Trail locations. Some may only be available seasonally or on a limited basis, so plan your visits accordingly.
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Al’s of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing, Enola
Name: Sunny Side Up–Little Amps Double Coffee
Description: Rich, smooth oatmeal imperial stout brimming with locally sourced coffee
Appalachian Brewing Company (Shippensburg, Mechanicsburg, and Harrisburg)
Name: Hoppy Trails IPA
Description: Brewed with a blend of Magnum and Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial hops, this beer truly satisfies the “Hop Head” in many of us. With floral aromas, a rich malt bill, and golden copper hues, this IPA will take you down a trail of pure hoppiness.
Big Bottom Brewery/Al’s Pizza, Dillsburg
Description: A classic American-style IPA jam-packed with notes of zesty citrus, resinous pine, and tropical fruits.
Big Hill Ciderworks, Gardners
Description: A bright apple flavor and natural aroma come from the apples grown on Big Hill. No added sugars or flavors necessary.
Desperate Times Brewery, Carlisle
Name: Desperate Measures
Description: A Red IPA with a complex array of citrus, berry, herbal, and pine characteristics.
Ever Grain Brewing Co., Camp Hill
Name: Joose Juicy
Description: A mid-Atlantic take on a New England style IPA. A strong malty backbone supporting a hop character of dank resinous hops; very piney & citrusy.
Grand Illusion Hard Cider, Carlisle
Name: Blue Illusion
Description: This well-balanced blueberry-lavender cider offers a pleasant sweetness and a light berry fruitiness; it finishes with a touch of English lavender.
Hemauer Brewing Co., Mechanicsburg
Name: Lucky Lobsta
Description: New England DIPA is a beer with a soft and silky mouthfeel that is purposely hazy from the use of oats. It's low in bitterness but packed full of hops, all of which were added in the whirlpool and during fermentation. The result is a beer that is super juicy and full of tropical flavors.
Isaac’s Craft Kitchen & Brewery, Mechanicsburg
Name: Drink It With Your Mask On
Description: A not-so-hazy New England style IPA brewed with malted oats and flaked wheat. Drier and not quite as sweet as your average NE IPA. Hopped and then dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Azacca and New Zealand Pacifica hops.
Market Cross Pub & Brewery, Carlisle
Name: Old Yeller IPA
Description: Based on a very hoppy, strong homebrew and a lovable retriever. Strong hop nose, malt in the middle, and hints of alcohol. It'll make you cry.
Mellow Mink Brewing, Mechanicsburg
Name: Moderate Darkness
Description: A smooth and malty oatmeal stout.
The Millworks, Harrisburg
Name: Market Day Session IPA
Description: Light body, hop-forward ale. Orange-golden in color. Floral citrus in the aroma and flavor.
Molly Pitcher Brewing Co., Carlisle
Name: Peanut Butter Porter
Description: Smooth and creamy with a slight sweetness while maintaining a traditional porter's roasted notes.
Wolf Brewing Co., Mechanicsburg
Name: German Chocolate Cake Stout
Description: A decadent sweet stout brewed with organic coconut, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans with chocolate malt, adding a nutty flavor of pecans/walnuts.
Zeroday Brewing Co., Harrisburg
Name: Mango Habanero
Description: Bold, beautiful, and refreshing. This pale ale boasts the perfect fusion of sweet mango and clean habanero heat.
Several of our locations are not listed on Untappd, but here are some suggestions based on our personal taste tests.
Hook & Flask Still Works, Carlisle
Name: Flashover Moonshine
Description: This apple pie moonshine will keep you sippin’ and shinin’. This spirit boasts a blend of homemade cider from Big Hill Ciderworks (see above) with our unaged corn whiskey, which features grain from family-owned, Carlisle-based Sunday’s Mill. Enjoy this crowd favorite straight or on the rocks.
The Watershed Pub, Camp Hill
The Watershed Pub is a sister restaurant to The Millworks in Harrisburg (see above).
The Winery at the Long Shot Farm, Carlisle
Name: Sweet Blackberry
Description: While The Winery at the Long Shot Farm has an extensive variety of reds, whites, and rose, this sweet wine with notes of jam and balanced acidity stands out. This is a summer fruit reduced to its essence, to be enjoyed all year round.