It's back and bigger - and better - than ever! Let's raise a glass to Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0.
The popular passport program, which links craft beverage lovers with wineries, breweries, distilleries, meaderies, and cideries throughout the Laurel Highlands is perfect for finding a new brew, enjoying a wine tasting with friends, and discovering your favorite new hangout.
Whether you're a Pour Tour veteran or newbie, this guide will help you experience everything that the Pour Tour has to offer!
What is the Laurel Highlands Pour Tour?
The Laurel Highlands Pour Tour is a fun, interactive way to enjoy all of the craft beverages made right here in the Laurel Highlands. The passport book helps you locate our Pour Tour partners while you take notes on your drink, collect stickers, and earn exclusive prizes!
How Do I Get a Passport?
You're in luck. The Pour Tour passport is FREE and can be picked up at any one of our 48 partner locations or at the GO Laurel Highlands office at 113 E. Main St., Ligonier. You can also request one online at lhpourtour.com or download the free app on your smart device.
Tell Me More About the Prizes!
Your goal with Pour Tour 3.0 is to obtain a sticker from each of the locations in the passport. A purchase must be made in order to obtain a sticker. Once you get 15, 30 and 45 stickers, simply bring your passport to us at the GO Laurel Highlands office in Ligonier. (We're generally open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but it's better to call ahead at 724-238-5661 to double-check if you're driving in from out of town.) Or, you can mail your passport to us and a check for $12 to cover shipping a prize to you.
Pour Tour 3.0 prizes include a free T-shirt, a growler OR stainless steel flask, and a canvas/leather wine tote OR portable outdoor beverage table. Those who complete Tier 3 will be entered into a drawing for a Laurel Highlands getaway.
Don't worry! You have until Dec. 31, 2023, to complete your passport. Then we'll start it all over again with new prizes and giveaways.
Who is Involved?
Right now, our locations include 20 breweries, 15 wineries, 10 distilleries, two cideries, and a meadery for a total of 48 craft beverage makers spanning Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties! Follow our handy map to plan your route to collect your stickers, and make sure to check the official list at lhpourtour.com as the craft beverage scene is always growing in the Laurel Highlands.
On the app, use the Nearby function to find the closest brewery or winery so you can plan your next stop. Use the Events calendar to see when the next food truck or live music event will be happening at the location you pick.
You can even check in virtually and use the App as your virtual passport if you want to go paperless. During your visit, simply check in and post a photo of your purchase! Your prizes will unlock after you hit the specified number of check-ins. Let's keep it fair: digital and physical check-ins can't be combined, so choose whether you want to use the App or your Passport.
Is There a Cost for This?
The Laurel Highlands Pour Tour 3.0 is free! There is so much quality beer, wine, cider, moonshine, whiskey, and mead being made in the Laurel Highlands, we simply wanted to encourage everyone to try them all and hopefully find a new favorite along the way.
Can I Bring My Bachelor Party?
Our locations are great spots to host your stag party, family reunion, ladies' night, or whatever you're planning, but please give the business a heads-up first! Some of our locations put the micro in microbrewery, so a quick courtesy call will make sure your group gets the best service possible.
Is There Anywhere Else to Get a Sticker?
In addition to our partner locations and the GO Laurel Highlands office, we're planning a Pour Tour Event. Details have not yet been released, but keep your eyes open for more information about the event, which will be held in later summer or early fall.
Can You Get an Uber Around Here?
This is a great place to remind all of our Pour Tour explorers to please drink responsibly. You must be 21+ to participate and have a valid photo ID, no exceptions.
Please assign a designated driver, or schedule your Uber or Lyft in advance. Because of our rural area, it can sometimes take time to find a driver, but someone will always get you home. If you need a place to crash, use the Pour Tour app to find nearby hotels, campgrounds, and more.