Grape Escape & Ales on Rails

“Ales on Rails” Beer Tasting Excursions

Take a two hour beer-tasting excursion through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. While on board, you will be introduced to five different beers. Select chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres provided. For passengers 21 and over.

Please note: The below prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Saturday, July 1st  from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside station

Join us as we welcome back Hoppin’ Frog Brewery! “Hop” on board and sample five craft brews while you ride the rails and enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $50 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

Menu:

  1. Copenhagen Crisp Golden Ale
  2. Grapefruit Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale
  3. Gangster Frog IPA
  4. Infusion A: Peanut Butter Choclate Coffee Porter
  5. BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout RESERVE

VIP = Barrel-aged TORIS Stout

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Fat Head’s Brewery
Saturday, July 22nd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station

Join us as we host Fat Head’s Brewery! On board, you will sample five of their craft brews and enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $50 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Great Lakes Brewery
Saturday, August 12th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station

Climb aboard for the last hazy, crazy days of Summer with Great Lakes Brewery! On board, you will sample five of their craft brews and enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $50 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Thirsty Dog
Saturday, September 9th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside station

Thirsty Dog is back on the tracks and they are serving up some of their best craft brews. Hop on board, ride the rails and enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $50 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 14th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station

Hold onto your lederhosen, it’s Oktoberfest season! Climb on board and sample some of the season’s best brews while you enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $50 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Hard Cider Tasting
Saturday, October 21st from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station

We’re switching it up, and going for something a little lighter; hard cider! Climb on board and sample a variety of hard ciders while you enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $50 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Holiday Brews
Saturday, November 4th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Departs at 2:00 p.m. from Rockside station

Have yourself a happy start to the holiday season and climb on board! You’ll sample a variety of the season’s best brews while you enjoy catered appetizers. Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $50 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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“Grape Escape” Wine-Tasting Excursions

Enjoy a two hour wine-tasting excursion on the train! While on board you will be introduced to five different wines.  Select chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres provided. For passengers 21 and over.

Please note: The below prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

Taste of Italy
Saturday, July 15th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station

Sapori d’Italia! Climb aboard where you will sample five Italian wines and enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Wines from Down Under
Saturday, August 5th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station

G’day, Mate! Climb aboard where you will sample five wines from down under and enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

French Wines
Saturday, September 2nd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside station

Plus de vin s’il vous plaît! More wine please! Climb aboard and sample five french wines while  you ride the rails and enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Fall Wines
Saturday, October 7th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside station

There’s a chill in the air, and it’s starting to feel like Fall! Climb aboard and sample five of the season’s wines while  you ride the rails and enjoy catered appetizers.  Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Winter Wines
Sunday, November 5th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Train Departs at 2:00 p.m. from Rockside station

What a way to welcome in the winter months! Climb aboard and sample five of the season’s wines while you ride the rails and enjoy catered appetizers. Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. You will be seating in the seats that you have purchased. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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