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Make the most of the Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail Passport Game



The Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail

The Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail is a self-guided trail of craft beverage producers located close to the ridgeline trail connecting Crowders Mountain State Park. Currently there are 12 businesses including one distillery, two wineries and 9 breweries included. Each location has a unique feel and when experienced altogether on the trail they make a great weekend getaway.


Passport game

For a limited time, Gaston County Tourism Development is featuring a passport game. By signing up for the passport and simply visiting the businesses along the trail, users can win a prize for simply visiting participating locations along the trail. Pass-holders simply check in at six of the twelve locations before the end of January 2022 and they are rewarded with a custom Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail baseball cap!*

*This prize is available while supplies last.


How it works

  1. Get Your Pass Sign up for your passport Explore.GoGastonNC.org

  2. Check-In Check-in at any participating locations.

  3. Win a Prize! 6 check-ins wins a FREE hat!* *While supplies last.

Get playing

Get your passport now and get on the trail!



Go explore

In a place known for an extraordinarily broad array of outdoor recreation choices, there is no better way to wind down after your adventures than relaxing with friends and family on the comfortable patios, decks and landscapes found along the Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail. Whether situated in one of our vibrant downtowns, along scenic riverbanks or framed by the gorgeous views of mountain peaks and rolling farmlands, you will want to see each of these craft beverage producers for yourself. Many offer live music, special events and food trucks. You’ll enjoy warm smiles and welcoming interactions with staffers and fellow patrons.


From east to west, here are the craft beverage producers; all produce beverages on location––the one qualifier needed to be listed on the Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail:


Muddy River Distillery

1500 River Dr., Belmont, NC


Primal Brewery

Belmont, 52 Ervin St., Belmont, NC


District 8 Beer Project

900 South Fork Village, Belmont, NC

Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse and Grill

10 Catawba St., Belmont, NC


Belmont Brewhouse

1500 River Dr., Belmont, NC BelmontBrewhouse


Cavendish Brewing

207 N. Chester St., Ste. 2234, Gastonia, NC


Ole Dallas Brewery

136 Durkee Ln., Dallas, NC


Veronet Vineyards and Winery

1549 Ike Brooks Dr., Kings Mountain, NC


Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery

3521 Fallston-Waco Rd., Lawndale, NC

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