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The Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail features breweries, distilleries, and wineries in Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland Counties. Each has a unique feel and culture, and experiencing together creates a great weekend getaway.

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Make sure to check operating hours as well as the schedule of events at each location when planning your itinerary.

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Baker Buffalo Creek Winery

Open: Thurs – Sat: 12pm – 5pm, Sun: 2pm – 5pm

3521 Fallston-Waco Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090, USA

Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard is located in Fallston, NC. The vineyard is planted in the fertile soil of the rolling hills in Cleveland County. The vineyard takes its name from the Buffalo Creek that slowly winds through the property and the Baker family name that represents over 100 years of family ownership of this beautiful farmland.

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BrickTree Brewing

Open: Tues-Thurs 4–10pm, Fri 3–11pm, Sat 12–11pm, Sun 1–9pm

414 East Water Street, Lincolnton, NC, USA

BrickTree Brewing Co in Lincolnton is a 12,00-square-foot, two-level brewery with a 10-barrel brew system that can brew up to 300 gallons at a time. BrickTree is a place to disconnect, drink a few beers and hang out with friends. A craft beer bar on both levels as well as outdoor seating is also available. Keep an eye on their calendar for on-site food trucks and events.

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Open: Mon-Tues 4–10pm, Wed-Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri-Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–9pm

207 N Chester St #2234, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Cavendish Brewing Company is one of a kind in every way. From the ingredients we use, to the way our brew master monitors every step of the brewing process, our award winning beer is made to stand out from every other beer in the respective categories.

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Firehawk Brewpub

309 N Main St, Mount Holly, NC 28120, USA

Firehawk Brewpub offers a unique dining experience including mouthwatering slow-cooked pork, prepared from cherished family recipes passed down through generations and craft beer.

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Jekyll and Hyde

Open: Mon – Thurs 11am – 11 pm, Fri – Sat 11 am – 12am
Sun 10am – 10pm

10 Catawba St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

A steampunk gastropub and brewery with a large selection of beers, wine, craft cocktails and great food.

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Keepsake Brewery

211 Columbia Street, Gastonia, NC, USA

Keepsake Brewery is a small family owned brewery in Gastonia producing easy drinking lagers in reusable packaging.

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Muddy River Distillery

Open: Saturday Tours at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm, Store Hours: Tues-Fri: 11am - 7pm, Sat 12:30pm - 4pm, Sun: 12:30pm - 4pm

250 North Main Street, Mount Holly, NC, USA

Muddy River Distillery makeS the best rum you’ve ever tasted by using premium ingredients, handcrafted recipes, and custom-built stills.

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Open: Tues-Thurs 4 – 10pm, Fri 4 – 12am, Sat 11am – 12am, Sun 12 – 6pm

213 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC, USA

We love craft beer and hope you do too. Newgrass Brewing Co. provides a variety of exceptional brews in a casual family friendly setting where good times, community, and new friendships are formed around sharing a great pint!

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Primal Brewery

Open: Mon-Tues 4–10pm, Wed-Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri-Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–9pm

52 Ervin St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Primal means essential or fundamental to life. To us, that’s beer! Brewing beer for all tastes and style preferences for our community since 2013.

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Traust Brewing

Open: Tues-Thurs 11:30am - 9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am – 10pm, Sun: 11:30am – 9pm

128 S Main St, Mt Holly, NC 28120, USA

Rustically refined craft products and synergistic experiences reflective of Nordic societies still seen throughout contemporary Scandinavia. An Innovative craft beer culture.

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Open: Fri - Sun 12-6pm, Last pour 5:30pm

1549 Ike Brooks Dr, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, USA

Where the foothills just begin to ripple towards the Blue Ridge Mountains sits Veronét Vineyards & Winery.

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