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Must-Try Beverages on the Adams County Pour Tour

Featuring 22 stops with countless craft beverages, the Adams County Pour Tour has a lot of choices! Whether you’re just about to start your passport journey or you’re a regular stamp collector, it’s nice to hear from fellow Pour Tour goers on what their drink of choice is. So we asked for your favorite drink on the Adams County Pour Tour and here’s a list of your must-try beverages!

Jahmba Series at Fourscore Beer Co.

Recommended by Wendee Q. Lewis, Lauren Slater and Ashley Stark-Garvie

Fourscore Beer Co. releases a new beer every week as part of their One-Off Wednesdays. A favorite with Pour Tour goers is their Jahmba beers. These fruited tart ales are made with milk sugar and are a hit with all types of beer drinkers. Previous variations included Watermelon Cotton Candy, Pineapple Vanilla, Strawberry Guava Creamsicle, as well as a Sweet Tart Jahmba series with flavors like Raspberry & Dragon Fruit, Strawberry & Banana, Wildberry Creamsicle, and Black Currant & Blueberry. These Jahmba beers are in limited supply so be sure to get them quick!

“Love the Jahmba Series. Very flavorful and earthy.” – Ashley Stark-Garvie

Also recommended at Fourscore Beer Co.:

  • Nelson Pillows (Recommended by Eric Gladhill)
  • Blueberry Cobbler (Recommended by Cindy Hopper, Craig Welch and Malea McDannell Nye)
    • “The Blueberry Cobbler from Fourscore Beer Co. One of the best beers I have ever had!” – Craig Welch
  • The Fix (Recommended by Kimberly Ann)
  • Wilford Imperial Stout – Vanilla Edition (Recommended by Eric Aumen)

Deep Creek Honey Mead at Dawg Gone Bees

Recommended by Kimmy Sue

Dawg Gone Bees started as a family-owned and operated apiary selling honey. They have continually grown to sell other products, and in 2015 after some trial and error, they started to sell mead. Mead is an alcoholic beverage predating wine that is made from honey – not fruit. It was the Viking’s drink of choice! Their mead comes in three variations. The Deep Creek Honey Mead is a traditional semi-dry made with Dawg Gone Bees ambrosia honey.

“Dawg Gone Bees has the best Honey Mead ever! And I tried many different honey meads! – Kimmy Sue

Rebel Red at Adams County Winery

Recommended by Kim Donaldson, Cali Kazmarek and Cali Fargas

Adams County Winery was one of the most recommended from Pour Tour goers and for good reason! Adams County Winery opened its doors in 1975 in Orrtanna, Pa., and is currently Pennsylvania’s fifth oldest operating winery. Growing eight different varieties of grapes across their 12.5-acre vineyard, Adams County Winery has several signature wines as well as seasonal wines. Rebel Red is their most popular red wine and resembles the taste of a freshly picked grape.

“My absolute favorite wine in Adams County is hands down Rebel Red from Adams County Winery! Every chance I get to go to the winery, I buy three or four bottles! Love, love, love their wine & the winery! – Kim Donaldson

Also recommended at Adams County Winery:

  • Scrapple Apple (Recommended by Marie Beasley)
  • Rusty’s Red (Recommended by Troy Neumyer)
  • Three Ships (Recommended by Rachael Edeburn)
  • Twisted Thicket (Recommended by Donna Williard)
  • Tears of Gettysburg (Recommended by Charles Ready)

Gold Digger at Knob Hall Winery

Recommended by Deborah K Allen

Add another wine stamp to your passport at Knob Hall Winery’s tasting room on Chambersburg Street in downtown Gettysburg! This stop’s recommendation is their Gold Digger wine. It’s a sweet blend of Moscato and Vidal Blanc and has characteristics of a dry wine with a full, fruity and smooth taste but with about eight percent residual sugar. Gold Digger also won a silver medal at Maryland’s Winemaster’s Competition!

Old Fashioned at Mason Dixon Distillery

Recommended by Wayne Grgurich

Mason Dixon Distillery is a father and son duo creating fine spirits with locally sourced ingredients in a renovated 100-year-old factory. Mason Dixon has a great menu to pair with their drinks and one passionate Pour Tour goer was particularly fond of their Old Fashioned. We’ll let his review speak for itself:

“Even for a seasoned Pour Tour veteran such as myself, this was easy! Last October, my wife and I enjoyed dinner and drinks at Mason Dixon Distillery, and I ordered their Old Fashioned #1 (Batch #4 Bourbon, black walnut bitters, simple syrup). This deceptively modest but amazing cocktail ranks not only as my fave Pour Tour drink, but also as the best mixed drink that I’ve EVER had, and I’ve had a few in my 58 years! I’ve bragged to my bourbon-loving friends about this drink, and I think that more than one of them may be planning a trip to Adams County to check out this gem of a distillery.” – Wayne Grgurich

Also recommended at Mason Dixon Distillery:

  • Lavender Lemonade (Recommended by Katie Dotterer-Pyle and Melissa Miller)
  • Jack Sparrow
    • “I had the absolute best cocktail that I’ve ever had in my life on the Adams County Pour Tour (seriously – I am NOT kidding): the Jack Sparrow at Mason Dixon Distillery. Spiced rum, pineapple juice, triple sec and vanilla. This drink was smooth, smooth, smooth and oh, so good! “– Lisa George

Kiwi Wine at Boyer Cellars

Recommended by Melissa Miller

Boyer Cellars opened in 2016 partnering with Great Shoals Winery, offering a variety of wines and ciders using apples, pears and cherries from Boyer Nurseries. Boyer Cellars tasting room is in Biglerville and provides stunning views of their orchards in the Adams County countryside. Great Shoals makes a line of white wines blended with tropical fruit. Pour Tour goer Melissa Miller suggests trying the Kiwi Tropical Shoals Wine!

Now that you have your drink recommendations, it’s time to hit the Pour Tour trail! Pick up a passport at any of the participating partners or request one online. Don’t forget to collect your prizes along the way and if you collect all 34 stamps, you’ll be entered to win the The Grand Pour prize of a Gettysburg getaway. Please enjoy the Adams County Pour Tour responsibly. Happy tasting!

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