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C&O Canal Libations Trail

After your hike or bike ride along the C&O Canal, venture into the Canal Towns that line the towpath to enjoy locally-made beer, wine, and spirits with our C&O Canal Libations Trail! This trail was developed in partnership with the Canal Towns Partnership.

Several of these breweries offer canal-themed brews and we are actively adding more distilleries, wineries, and specialty beverages to the trail — please check back, or sign up for our email list to be notified.


7 Locks Brewing

12227 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD, 20852
11 mile drive from the C&O Canal

C&O Canal-Themed Brew:
Billy Goat Tr’Ale, ABV 4.5%

Saints Row Brewing

15 Fulks Corner Avenue, Suite 101-102, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
14.3 mile drive from C&O Canal

True Respite Brewing Company

7301 Calhoun Place, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20855
10 mile drive from C&O Canal

Landmade Brewing

19124 Jerusalem Road, Poolesville, MD 20837
6.8 miles from the towpath at Edwards Ferry


Harpers Ferry Brewing

374 Adventure Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132


Smoketown Brewing Station

223 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD, 21716
0.3 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal

C&O Canal-Themed Brew:
Fog Holler: Hazy Pale Ale 
“Fog Holler” is named for the early morning fog that gathers in the hollow along the C&O Canal.

Prospect Point Brewery

5500 A Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD 21703

Tenth Ward Distilling Company

55 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
14 mile drive from C&O Canal


Abolutionist Ale Works

129 W. Washington St., Charles Town, WV

Bavarian Brothers Brewing

164 Shepherd Grade Rd., Shepherdstown, WV, 25443
0.7 mile walk/bike from the C&O Canal

Be sure to check out:
Harry’s Hazy River IPA
Our IPA is perfect after an afternoon in the outdoors. Citra, Mosaic, Ekuanot Dry hopped-6.7% with notes of oranges, pineapple, and earthy pine.


Cacapon Mountain Brewing

42 Williams St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


Cushwa Brewing Company

10210 Governor Lane Blvd. #2100, Williamsport, MD 21795
2.5 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal

Interchange Tiki Bar and Brewery

1012 Governor Lane Blvd. Williamsport, MD 21795
2.5 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal


1812 Brewery

13006 Mason Rd NE, Cumberland, MD 21502
6 mile drive from C&O Canal

Strawberry Blonde Ale, ABV: 5.2%
Light American-style ale with Strawberry notes to sweeten every beer lover’s favorite month! 

Charis Winery

16 Howard St., Cumberland, MD 21502

Dig Deep Brewing Company

2 Howard St. Suite B, Cumberland, MD 21502
0.2 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal

Locust Post Brewery

31702 Old Adams Rd NE, Little Orleans, MD 21766
7 mile drive from C&O Canal

Route 40 Brewing & Distilling Company

11 W. Main St., Frostburg, MD 21532
0.5 mile walk/bike from GAP Trail; 12.5 mile drive from C&O Canal

Canal-Themed Brew:
Douglas’ Ditch Lager, ABV 4.7%
Great light drinking lager inspired by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, whose efforts helped preserve the C&O Canal.

Brunswick, Shepherdstown, Williamsport, and Cumberland are Canal Towns. Learn more about the Canal Towns Partnership here.

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