The Kilpatrick family enjoyed the Susquehanna River Valley Tour. The Collins Lock ruins was a particularly interesting stop. To make the day even better, Lancaster Brewing Company gave us an exclusive tasting of a sorghum stout aged in Jamaican Rum barrels!! Mr. Kilpatrick is the Executive Director of the Journey Museum: journeymuseum.org
Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works teamed up with the Middletown Area Historical Society to give us a unique experience with local insight to the old Elks building history. Thanks Tony!
A local farm-to-table restaurant and brewery offered a behind-the-scenes education on their custom brewing process. Thanks Jeff! New friends from Ohio enjoyed their Harrisburg tour. Thanks Rock and Bob! I had a great time. Also, do not miss the bourbon barrel stout... it is outstanding.
The Moo-Duck Brewery gave us a great tour of their unique custom built brewing system. A few Jack Daniels bourbon barrels filled with beer sit waiting for the right time to be released. The vibe was mellow and good. The Cissel family had a great time and are planning another tour!
(Radium City) Ottowa, Illinois
This fun group enjoyed a personalized tour of Tattered Flag Brewery, guided by Pat Devlin, one of the owners. This tour gave us an exclusive peek into the complexities of making barrel aged, and sour beer. We got to sample beer wort from a group making beer on the Brew-Your-Own system! I learned alot about Radium City history from these folks. It was a great tour...
New friends enjoyed their custom Harrisburg tour, and loved seeing inside the old Highspire Whiskey barrel storage facility! Very cool little hidden gem that you can get only with The Lost Pint... Thanks to Rich Lawson, owner of H. A. Hartman & Son Storage.
A really great day...
Heading East to find roots in history that bind us together, rather than divide us apart. Great folks, and new friends, from California absolutely loved their Lost Pint tour. We enjoyed a history lesson at Fort Hunter from Jan Johnson of the PA Historical and Museum Commission. They actually found a Susquehannock spear point while we were having an educational discussion with Jan!
Great people sharing their lives and friendship with one another. The Miller family enjoyed learning about small town America, as we followed the Susquehanna River southward from Harrisburg to Steelton, Highspire to Falmouth. River towns reveal interesting aspects of the Pennsylvania experience. This journey added new friends to The Lost Pint community. Thank you Josh, Dawn, Marty, Dale, Wick and Lauren! I will be seeing you soon...
Friends return for a second tour with The Lost Pint! This time JoAnne chose the Appalachian Trail Tour. A great way to see the Susquehanna River Valley and find hidden gems, like the statue of liberty, perched upon a bridge peir at the Dauphin Narrows and The Doyle hostel. A short hike up Peter's Mountain rewarded us with a great vista of the river and the town of Duncannon.
Iowa & South Dakota
These midwestern ladies had a blast touring the Susquehanna River Valley. They remarked about the colorful fall leaves, stone mansions along Front street, and the distillery warehouse in Highspire. Larson's Meadworks was enlightening. The next tour is already booked for next year... Thanks Jeanne and Michelle!
Sometimes a "teacher" is humbled by his "students." This Civil War tour was a powerful reminder that community and friendship is critical to success. Hugh and his family reminded me that risk is inherent with all things in life, and to "walk the walk" is as critical to success as believing in oneself.
Baltimore and Virginia
These ladies wanted to celebrate an upcoming wedding. This was not your typical bachelorette party! Their wine tour started out sunny and calm. Then, things got warm and fuzzy with a champagne and whiskey toast! Finally, a snap of fluffy snow turned this tour into a real adventure with snow angels and slippy country roads...
Randolph Harris guided us through Columbia, Wrightsville and Lancaster to learn about the rich underground railroad history in our area. The peirs in the picture once supported the longest wooden covered bridge in the world. A Wrightsville militia set fire to it to keep Confederate soldiers from crossing into Columbia. We learned much about William Whipper, Thadeus Stevens, and the unique role that our area played during the exodus of Southern slaves and free men to the North.