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. You will learn of each beer’s characteristics such as body, aroma, bouquet, and finish. Tickets range from $50 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID’s will be checked prior to boarding. Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Seating is assigned. You will be seated in the seats that you have purchased.

All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable upon purchase.

Thirsty Dog
Saturday, May 13th  from 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. from Akron Northside Station

Thirsty Dog is back on board! 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.

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Summer Brews
Saturday, June 10th  from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

It’s time to welcome summer with some of our favorite seasonal brews! On board, you will sample five 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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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.

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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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“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. You will learn of each wine’s characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You must be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID’s will be checked prior to boarding. Passengers receive a commemorative tasting glass.

Seating is assigned. You will be seated according to the seats you selected upon purchase.

Tickets are non-Refundable and non-exchangeable upon purchase.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before departure.

2017 SCHEDULE:

A Taste of Spanish Vino! 
Saturday, May 6th from 7-9 p.m.
Train Departs at 7 p.m. from Akron Northside Station

Climb aboard where you will sample five Spanish-inspired 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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Summer Wines
Saturday, June 3rd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

It’s Summer time and the living is easy! Climb aboard where you will sample five summer inspired 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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Napa Valley Wines
Saturday, June 24th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station

There’s nothing finer than Napa Valley wines! Climb aboard where you will sample five wines from the Napa Valley region 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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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.