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Mt. Hood Territory Tap Trail guides you on a craft drink journey

Jarrod Lyman | 10/18/2017 | Featured on Homepage, Food & Drink, Oregon City

Coin Toss Brewing beer lineup

Oregon has become renowned for its makers culture, and Mt. Hood Territory has been at the forefront of this wave. In the past few years we’ve gone from having a small handful of breweries to well more than a dozen breweries, three cider makers and even a meadery and a distillery. Yeah, this is the place for people who enjoy sampling a good hand-crafted drink.

The only struggle is where to start? If you find yourself paralyzed by choices, then download our new Mt. Hood Territory Tap Trail mobile passport at omht.us/taptrail. The free passport will help show you some of the newest breweries in Mt. Hood Territory and guide you to some perennial favorites as well. The best part, that passport also grants you discounts at each of the participating businesses. And did we mention it's free?

Mt. Hood Territory Tap TrailSample some history-themed beers at Coin Toss Brewing in Oregon City. Then head across the road to where Shattered Oak Brewing and Batch 1 Brewing share a space called “The Hive Taphouse.” There you can try some German-inspired creations by the former, before discovering a whole new world with meads and ciders by the latter.

If you’re in the Wilsonville area, let our passport guide you to Vanguard Brewing where you can enjoy a traditional pilsner or IPA, or maybe up the ante with some of their seasonal or even experimental creations like the Blackberry LPR Imperial Stout. 

For someone who’s more in to cider, try Portland Cider Co. in Clackamas. They have a fantastic selection of creations ranging from sweet to dry, perfect for any palate. Plus they pair well with their delicious dining selections, including one of the best grilled cheeses ever tasted.  12 Bridge Ciderworks in Oregon City combines their locally sourced juices, spices and all natural ingredients to create some wonderful ciders that are as unique as they are delicious. And they’re located next to a number of restaurants that will deliver to you as you enjoy your craft creations.

To really get in the spirit of things, head over to Trail Distilling located on Highway 213 as you travel south from Oregon City. Their Trillium Gin or First City Vodka are outstanding creations that put the art in artisanal spirits. Enjoyed solo or as part of an expertly created cocktail, these spirits from the first distillery since Prohibition in the first city west of the Rockies are second to none. 

In addition to discounts and discovering amazing new craft drinks, there's another perk to the passport. If you redeem a discount at ten of the participating businesses, you can get a Mt. Hood Territory Tap Trail stainless steel pint glass. You can enjoy your new favorite beer, cider or mead in style as you bask in the warmth of knowing you found some awesome places and saved money doing it. 

If you'd like to hit more than one spot a day, we suggest booking a tour through one of our limo companies: Aspen Limo Tours, Twilite Limousine Tours or Northwest Limousine and Town Car. You'll get to each spot safely, and in style. Hey, we like to help. 

Jarrod Lyman has more than 13 years tourism experience. He is currently loving his job overseeing content for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

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