Picking up good libations along Harford County’s new Libation Trail

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Download the Destination Harford app to find 10 locally-owned stops, including breweries, wineries and distilleries.

You’ll come for the brews, wines and spirits on Visit Harford’s new Libation Trail, but you’ll probably stay for the good vibes. You may find music, games, food trucks, special events and socially appropriate mingling.

“The new Libation Trail takes you to ten places that serve up a unique combination of locally produced craft beverages and atmosphere,” says Greg Pizzuto, Executive Director of Visit Harford. “Visit just one, or schedule multiple outings throughout the year. Each is a one-of-a-kind experience.”

Large-scale breweries were a bustling 19th and 20th century industry in Maryland. These days, beer brewers are often local entrepreneurs who turn out an array of small and enjoyably-named batches. Recipes often use Harford County-grown ingredients, creating unique taste twists for onsite consumption or for carry-out growlers.

The vintners at Fiore Winery & Distillery, Mt. Felix Vineyard Winery, and Harford Vineyard & Winery have decades of grape growing and winemaking experience and have earned several prestigious recognitions.

White Tiger Distillery in Forest Hill blends a whisky recipe that was handed down through three generations of the Ounnarath family from Laos. Tastings introduce customers to a handcrafted Laotian-style whisky that can’t be found anywhere else. 

To embark on the Libation Trail, download the Destination Harford app and click on “Trip Ideas” for directions and details. Stops include AleCraft Brewery, Double Groove Brewery, Falling Branch Brewery, Hopkins Farm Brewery, Independent Brewing Company, Slate Farm Brewery, Fiore Winery, Harford Vineyard & Winery, Mount Felix Vineyard & Winery, and White Tiger Distillery. Check websites or reference the Destination Harford app for up-to-date details, including hours of operation for each location. 

“The breweries, wineries and distilleries on the Libation Trail are in some of the most scenic and charming parts of Harford County,” adds Pizzuto. “Each offers a genuine taste of Harford County.”

Keep Harford County’s road and residents safe by drinking responsibly and always selecting a designated driver. Though some Libation Trail stops welcome families with children, the drinking age in Maryland is, of course, 21.

Visit Harford, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, promotes Harford County as an outstanding destination for visitors and residents.

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