Cumberland County Launches Hometown Hops Beer Trail
NC Beer Month promotion re-introduces five Cumberland County craft breweries
Fayetteville, NC - In celebration of NC Beer Month, the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau(FACVB) has created a “Hometown Hops” passport program and beer trail. Home to five distinguished breweries, Cumberland County is ready to welcome brewery enthusiasts to America’s Hometown with a perfect pour of a memorable craft brew.
The program is simple – pick up a passport at one of the breweries or the FACVB. Visit each brewery, enjoy one of their craft brews and receive a unique stamp in your passport. Once visitors have a stamp from each brewery, stop by the FACVB to collect a prize for completing the passport. Go to http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/hometownhopsfor full details on the program and alternate ways to submit a completed passport.
“In the past three years, we’ve doubled the craft breweries in Cumberland County,” says John Meroski, FACVB President and CEO. “We are excited to have the opportunity to introduce our product offerings to craft beer aficionados.”
Cumberland County breweries:
> Celebrating their one-year anniversary in April, Bright Light Brewing Companyroutinely offers eight to ten of their brews in their taproom. The brewery is dog and kid friendly, with a large back patio and rotating line-up of local food trucks.
> Dirtbag Ales, a veteran-owned brewery is known for their flagship Blood Orange Kolsch, with a pronounced citrus note provided by blood oranges that finishes with a hint of raspberry. This spring, the brewery is moving to a much larger location that will also house soccer, lacrosse and ballfields, playground, dog park and will host a weekly farmers market.
> Huske Hardware House Restaurant and Brewery,which offers British-inspired pub grub in their rustic dining area, offers craft brews brewed in their 15-barrel system. Delicious English ales are always on tap and brewed to compliment food offerings.
> The newest addition to Cumberland County’s craft brewery scene, Lake Gaston Brewing Companybrings the world of craft brew and Lake Gaston nostalgia to downtown Fayetteville. A favorite is the All-American Strong Ale.
> Mash House Brewing Company, which produces award-winning beer, hand-crafted on the premises using traditional methods of Old World brewers.
Just in time for #NCBeerMonth, @VisitFayNC has launched the Hometown Hops program. Passports available at any of the 5 @CumberlandNC breweries. Grab a beer at each stop, receive a stamp, & stop at the Visitors Bureau to receive your prize. More: bit.ly/2GtAcdz
During #NCBeerMonth, try flagship @cumberlandnc craft brews- Blood Orange Kolsch at @dirtbagales, Lighthouse Stout @BrightLightBrew or Level Headed Blonde at @HuskeBrewer to name a few. Pick up a Hometown Hops passport, & win prizes! http://bit.ly/2GtAcdz @VisitFayNC
About the FACVB:
The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.comor call 1-800-255-8217.