Now there’s even more reason to visit Orange County, New York’s many craft breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries. Orange County Tourism & Film has introduced its Taste the Craft Beverage Trail, making it easier and more rewarding to visit and love the establishments devoted to producing and serving the best the region has to offer.
Orange County has created a Trail Pass that takes just a minute to sign up for and makes it easy to see the participating Taste the Craft locales – 24 so far – with a bounty of offerings. On the Orange County Craft Beverage Trail, participants will receive discounts from various local establishments, plus a chance to win a free, limited-edition Orange County, N.Y. Taste the Craft T-shirt when they check in at five craft-beverage locations. Participants can go at their own pace. The five visits do not have to be made on the same day but can be accumulated over time.
“Our new beverage trail pass will show you the way to the hot spots and hidden gems serving an endless variety of beers, wines, spirits and ciders!” said Amanda Dana, Director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “Have fun exploring our trail and earn your super-cool T-shirt! Take your time and enjoy them at a leisurely pace. Make a weekend out of it, and stay in one of our irresistible bed and breakfasts or lodging destinations.”
Simply sign up and the pass will be delivered to your mobile device; no app downloads are required. Show any deals to participating partners to redeem, or just check in via GPS at the location to accumulate visits toward winning your prize!
** Remember, you must be at least 21 years old to legally drink alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly for the safety and enjoyment of all. Consider a designated driver, especially for extended or multiple visits in one trip. **
Along the trail, participants will discover – or re-discover – how the devotion to craft and the famously rich soil of the Black Dirt region combine to make Orange County a special place for craft beverages. They’re a blend of tradition and innovation; the fertile agricultural region is ideal for practicing the notion of terroir, or capturing the bounty and essence of the local region in a glass.
“The craft beverage makers in Orange County, N.Y. offer endless options, so there is something for everyone,” Dana said. “Whether you prefer a carefully crafted IPA, a locally made bourbon, a Riesling from the nation’s oldest winemaking region, or a creatively flavored hard cider produced with the Hudson Valley’s abundant apples, Orange County has what you’re looking for. We ask that you please drink responsibly and plan your visit now! Most importantly – enjoy all that the region has to offer.”