Beer or Cider? Have Both on a Pour Tour

If you can’t decide between beer or cider, or if you crave the both, heading out on a tour such as the Adams County Pour Tour means that you don’t have to choose!

I recently experienced several stops on the tour, and here are a few favorites that offer beer and/or cider along with a few things to do while you are on site. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or just to have a bit of fun in a new area, this tour is one not to miss.

I was invited by Destination Gettysburg to experience their tour. Opinions are genuine and my own.

Adams County Pour Tour

Boyer Cellars

the cider

I will have to admit that I’m a cider kind of gal, so when I headed to Boyer Cellars, I was excited – and not disappointed. Their well-lit tasting room is the perfect spot for sampling a few ciders, or you may choose to go outside and enjoy the views. The best part is that their fruit is sourced from local orchards and vineyards, including neighboring Boyer Orchards.

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Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars
the market

Another fabulous reason to head to Boyer Cellars is the market that is associated with the orchard. In season fruits are available, and there may even be a kitty there to greet you!

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Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars
the grounds

Part of being in Adams County is experiencing the landscape, and this location has a gorgeous one. From greenhouses to sprawling orchards, the views are lovely.

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Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars_0001
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars_0001
the history

An endearing part of the property is the orchards themselves. They have been family owned and operated since 1900. Talk about a legacy and passing traditions down. I adored that aspect!

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Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars
the wine

Yes! A lot of the tour stops specialize in more than one thing. Such is the case with Boyer Cellars, and they source fruit locally for their wines. What a fun addition (surprise!).

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Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adam's County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Boyer Cellars

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works

the beer (AND cider!)

I adore the Thirsty Farmer logo – if you notice it’s a beer bottle turned tractor. So cute! A t-shirt and a glass went home with me as pour tour souvenirs. I couldn’t resist. But beyond cute merch, this place is one where you don’t have to decide on beer or cider because they offer both! Grabbing a bite to eat is also a possibility while you are at this family farm location.

Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
the hops

It probably doesn’t sound like much, but to me it was! I had never seen hops growing before, AND we had the opportunity to take a peek at it up close. What a pretty little plant that makes delicious things!

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Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
the round barn

What a wonder of a building! Right across the street is the Historic Round Barn, which is quite gorgeous. Once a working barn, you can venture inside, and the construction is quite interesting.

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Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
the market (inside the barn!)

That’s right! The Historic Round Barn houses a fun market filled with fresh fruits, baked goods, and all sorts of syrups, jams, and jellies. This really is a fun pour tour stop as you can taste, sip, and shop in one location.

Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn
Travel Like a Prince | Getaway Weekend for Two | Travel for Couples Adams County Pour Tour Gettysburg Pennsylvania Thirsty Farmer Brew Works Round Barn

Reid’s Orchard & Winery

Well, I guess the name is a spoiler alert, but I adore it when pour tour stops have more than one offering. It’s the best of both worlds! The land was purchased to use as an orchard in 1976, and from there the tasting room was opened in 2009. Reid’s uses minimal chemicals and also considers what is best for the land in their production. Love that!

the tasting room

With a full tasting room filled with barrels, different ciders and wines (see the sign below if you love sangria or slushies!) can be tasted. I also enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions about the wine and cider making processes. So informative!

Travel Like a Prince | Hard Cider Reid's Orchard and Winery | Adams County Pour Tour
Travel Like a Prince | Hard Cider Reid's Orchard and Winery | Adams County Pour Tour
Travel Like a Prince | Hard Cider Reid's Orchard and Winery | Adams County Pour Tour
Travel Like a Prince | Hard Cider Reid's Orchard and Winery | Adams County Pour Tour
the music

As music lovers, Reid’s offers live music in season. What a great way to enjoy a glass or two of cider or wine while soaking in some tunes when it’s warm outside!

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the outdoor space

The front of this tasting area seems unassuming at first, but the back opens up into a lovely, spacious outdoor area. It also has a gorgeous view, so be sure to head out!

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Travel Like a Prince | Hard Cider Reid's Orchard and Winery | Adams County Pour Tour

Altland House & Center Square Brewing

This is a unique stop on the Adams County Pour Tour as Altland House has a history that goes back to the 1800s. Now serving as an inn, restaurant, and brewery, there are several reasons to make it a stop. Of course, their restaurant serves all types of drinks, too.

the restaurant

Hailing as a casual eatery, they offer fare from burgers to seafood. Not to be missed is the chicken and waffles, which has been on the menu for over 100 years. Talk about a tried-and-true favorite!

Travel Like a Prince | Altland House Center Square Brewery | Adams County Pour Tour
Travel Like a Prince | Altland House Center Square Brewery | Adams County Pour Tour
Travel Like a Prince | Altland House Center Square Brewery | Adams County Pour Tour
the brewery

Underneath the restaurant sits the brewery, which boasts the area’s only female brewer. For those who are interested in making beer at home, their space is also an example that you don’t need a lot of room to create amazing brews!

Travel Like a Prince | Altland House Center Square Brewery | Adams County Pour Tour
Travel Like a Prince | Altland House Center Square Brewery | Adams County Pour Tour
Travel Like a Prince | Altland House Center Square Brewery | Adams County Pour Tour

So what is the verdict?

Do you love beer or cider? Or both! Maybe you are more of a wine or spirits type of person – if so, stay tuned. I’ll be covering those stops next. To find out more about the Adams County Pour Tour and their stops, just click here.

If you’d like to see another post on great places to eat in CA, just click here.

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