Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail

Hop on the Trail, Win Prizes!


The Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail features breweries, distilleries and wineries in Gaston and Cleveland County. Each location has a unique feel and when experienced altogether on the trail they make a great weekend getaway.

Sign up for your passport, check in at 6 of the 8 participating craft beverage locations and you will win an official Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail trucker hat.

Make sure to check operating hours as well as the schedule of events at each location when planning your itinerary. Please follow all COVID-19 recommended protocols when in public and remember to drink responsibly.

Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail

How this Pass Works

Get Your Passport

Go to Experience.GoGastonNC.org to sign up for your passport.

Check-In

Check-in at any participating location with your phone.

Step 3 - Redeem

Once you have 6 check-ins you will win a FREE trucker hat!

Trail Stops

See locations on an interactive map.

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Stop 1 - Primal Brewery
Primal means essential or fundamental to life. To us, that’s beer! Brewing beer for all tastes and style preferences for our community since 2013.
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Stop 2 - Jekyll & Hyde
Take a walk-through Belmont's only Steampunk gastropub and brewery where you will find a large selection of freshly brewed beers, wine for any palate and signature craft cocktails, followed by a unique dining experience with chef tailored selections inspired by traditional English, Irish and...
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Stop 3 - Muddy River Distillery
Muddy River Distillery, the oldest legal rum distillery in the Carolinas, is located in Belmont, NC along the banks of the Catawba River. Visitors age 21+ will begin by taking a tour of the facility to see how everything is done in house including ferment, distill, age and bottle, followed by a...
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Stop 6 - Ole Dallas Brewery
This small town brewery located in Dallas, NC was founded on the principles that family, friends, fellowship and good beer can brighten even the darkest day and they look forward to serving you. When you visit try one of their flagship brews, Pale Rebel Y’Ale, Cross Roads IPA, Wildcat Wit or Ole...
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Stop 7 - Cavendish Brewing Company
Cavendish located in Gastonia, NC creates award winning craft beer on-site. A visit here can be loads of fun so check their calendar. Event offerings include multiple activities for all ages and walks of life such as a run club, yoga, trivia night and music bingo night for those that just want to...
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Stop 8 - Veronét Vineyards & Winery
Nestled on a quiet drive close to Kings Mountain, Veronét is a beautiful establishment offering stunning panoramic views of the vineyard with Crowders Mountain & The Pinnacle in the background. Join them to enjoy delicious wines in a flight, by the glass, or by the bottle. A visit on the weekend...
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Stop 9 - Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery
Located in Fallston, NC, this vineyard is planted on the rolling hills in Cleveland County and takes its name from Buffalo Creek that slowly winds through the property. The vineyard supplies eight different grape varietals including red muscadine, chardonnay, scuppernong, cabernet sauvignon,...
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Stop 10 - Newgrass Brewing Co.
Newgrass Brewing Co. located is Shelby, NC provides a variety of exceptional brews in a casual family friendly setting where good times, community, and new friendships are formed around sharing a great pint! With a stage for live music, outdoor beer garden, and small plate food, they have something...
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Stop 11 - BrickTree Brewing Co.
BrickTree Brewing Co in Lincolnton is a 12,00-square-foot, two-level brewery with a 10-barrel brew system that can brew up to 300 gallons at a time. BrickTree is a place to disconnect, drink a few beers and hang out with friends. A craft beer bar on both levels as well as outdoor seating is also...
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