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Hop on and grab a cold one.

Stacey Leasca
June 02, 2018

Napa Valley may be most well known for its stellar wines and world-class vineyards, but the Northern California hot spot is hoping to attract fans of a different beverage this summer.

Starting on June 18, beer enthusiasts will want to make the journey to California Wine Country for the popular Napa Valley Wine Train’s newest addition: the Hop Train.

“We’re putting beer before Bordeaux and cans before corks,” the Hop Train website says. “Join the beer guys in wine country — the Napa Palisades Beer Company — for a Wine Train takeover.”

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Each Monday night, guests are invited to join the beer company on the stunning two-hour train ride through Napa Valley. There, they can test out a few local flights and nibble on “tasty bites with spectacular 360 views of the Napa Valley.”

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According to the website, the signature brews guests can sip on during their ride include the 1849 Gold Rush Red, which is an “American style with a smooth mouthfeel that is slightly dry with a touch of caramel, smoke, and honey.” It’s made with Chinook Hops.

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Or, guests can try the Loco IPA, a “new brew, a citrus-filled tropical IPA with rich mouthfeel that finishes with a touch of bitterness.” It’s made with Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Centennial hops.

They can also taste-test the Little Loco Session IPA, which is described as “light and crisp, slightly bitter with citrus flavor and a hint of pine on the finish.” 

This isn't the first time an alternative adult beverage has taken over the Wine Train — a Tequila Train also made its rounds for Cinco de Mayo this year.

Tickets for this unique experience are $75 per person, however, if you’re a local in Napa you can snag a ticket for just $50 a pop. 

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