Only last week, the Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 was released and, much to my and my husband’s delight, it’s a bigger better experience. With more breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries than in the previous pour tour lists, this one has something for everyone, including this picky drinker. Here’s the scoop on the Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 including locations, map, and prizes.
Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 – The Basics
The Laurel Highlands Pour Tour is a super fun way to experience the local micro and craft liquor spots in the area. Sure, the Laurel Highlands is known for its gorgeous outdoor havens, Seven Springs Ski Resort, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, but to really get the feel of a spot I highly recommend eating and drinking where the locals do.
On the tour there are plenty of drinks to choose from: wines, ciders, moonshine, meads and craft brews. For this version, there are officially 50 properties with 57 stops to visit (including the Go Laurel Highlands visitors center) where you can pick up a paper-style passport (or request a Pour Tour book online) and sticker to show you’ve been.
The 3.0 version of the Pour Tour officially kicked off on January 12, 2023, so Mr. Locke and I hopped in the car and drove to check it out for a day and night. What we discovered is a passion for the craft and a “spirit”ual take on the Laurel Highlands. Yeah, I’m not apologizing for that one.
Laurel Highlands Pour Tour Prizes
For each 15 stops on the Pour Tour you make and purchase a beverage of your choice, you can stop in the visitors center and receive the following cool prizes with each completed tier:
Tier 1: 15 Completed Stickers or Check-Ins- A Pour Tour T-Shirt
Tier 2: 30 Completed Stickers or Check-Ins – A Pour Tour Flask
Tier 3: 45 Completed Stickers or Check-Ins – A Pour Tour Wine Tote plus an entry into the Grand Prize drawing: A Laurel Highlands Getaway package to be drawn on January 1, 2024.
Note: all stickers must be redeemed by December 31, 2023, to qualify for the prizes listed above. If you don’t want to stop into the visitors center, you can mail your passport and a check for $12 to cover shipping and handling to receive your prize each time you complete a tier.
Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 App
If you don’t want to have to remember the mini book, you can always download the official Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 app
Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 for Android
Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 for Apple
In the app, you can see what locations are nearby, check in to earn points for prizes (more on that below), and read information about the folks on it. Additionally, you can discover the attractions and even check out lodging options if you’re planning on spending the night.
Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 Map
With the updated Pour Tour comes and updated map – see photo above.
And if you want an online map, here’s the link to the interactive Laurel Highlands hiking map.
It goes without saying or writing that by giving you the scoop on the Laurel Highlands Pour Tour, I’m asking you to drink responsibly, don’t ever drink and drive, and call a taxi service, Uber, or Lyft when you’ve been drinking. The folks at Go Laurel Highlands strongly encourage you to do the same, too.
When Mr. Locke and I cover any pour tour and aren’t being escorted and driven around to each location, I’m always designated driver fro him so he doesn’t have to worry about getting safely to our next location and home for the night.