This summer, treat yourself to a tour of the award-winning breweries on Central Pennsylvania’s only craft beer trail — the River Rat Brew Trail. Discover distinct and unique craft brews that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you are a lover of IPAs, blonde ales, rich and dark stouts, wheat beers, lagers, seasonal flavors, hearty hops or memorable brew collaborations, become a self-proclaimed River “lab” Rat by tasting the latest creations of the region’s “mad-scientist” brewers.

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Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau

New on the trail this year is a Summer Passport promotion, where travelers can purchase a passport that takes them to nine of the craft breweries on the trail. At each brewery, trail goers will receive a commemorative embossed leather coaster unique to each stop. Cancellation stickers will also be given out at each location to fill out the passport. When all nine breweries have been visited, passport holders may turn them in to receive a free brew trail hoodie or an industrial-style brewer shirt. And of course, each stop will provide a great opportunity to try unique new brews from the various enterprising establishments. Whether you’re a craft beer connoisseur or just a novice, you’ll be certain to find a special brew (or six) that suits your palate.


Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau

The 2019 Passport also celebrates “Farm-to-Mug” craft beers that often showcase partnerships with local farm producers. On the River Rat Brew Trail, you can explore many unique flavors that include, but are not limited to: coffee, chocolate, rhubarb, peanut butter, pumpkin, strawberry, citrus, chipotle, cinnamon, peach, snickerdoodle and much more.

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Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau

Passports are valid from June 1 through Sept. 30, 2019. For more details about the River Rat Brew Trail, or the summer passport, visit: Escape the rat race of the city and become a River Rat instead this summer!

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