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 5 different beers. Each is served with chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres. You will learn of each beer’s characteristics such as body, aroma, boquet, 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.

Happy Hop Train
Saturday, February 18th  from 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. from Rockside Station

Calling all you hop heads! It’s our happy hop train! On board, you will sample five hoppy 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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Irish Ales
Saturday, March 18th  from 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. from Akron Northside Station

Erin go bragh! On board, you will sample five Irish ales 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, April 15th  from 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. from Rockside Station

Sample five craft brews from Great Lakes Brewing Company!  On board, you will 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, 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, each served with chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres. 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.

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Celebrity Wines
Saturday, March 11th from 7-9 p.m.
Train Departs at 7 p.m. from Akron Northside Station

It’s time to try your favorite celebrity’s wine! Climb aboard where you will sample five 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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Ohio Wineries 
Saturday, April 8th from 7-9 p.m.
Train Departs at 7 p.m. from Rockside Station

We are bringing some of the finest Ohio wines together!  Climb aboard and sample five wines, paired with 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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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.