What’s New on the Adams County Pour Tour? – 4/1
January 21, 2021
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!
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.:
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
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:
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:
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!