The Sweetest Pint Downtown Tasting Tours are a series of Downtown pub and restaurant crawls that marry craft beer with inspired dishes. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Downtown Inc.
This is a WALKING Tour. Seven groups make their way to seven locations and rotate through until you've reached them all. At each stop you'll enjoy a small plate chef's creation made with chocolate in some way, paired with a 5 oz. craft beer sample provided by a local brewery themselves! Designated Driver ticketholders enjoy a small plate and a gourmet soda sample at each stop.
The Chocolate Tour is back! Join us from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, March 23, for the Downtown Beer & Chocolate Tasting Tour. General tickets are $40; Designated Driver tickets are $20.
Check-in: By 2 p.m. on the southeast corner of Continental Square. The tour will depart at 2:10 p.m. Please note: this check-in location is NEW for 2019.
This is a WALKING Tour. Each group makes its way through seven locations. At each stop you’ll enjoy a small plate chef’s creation infused with or inspired by chocolate, paired with a 5 oz. craft beer sample. Designated Driver ticket-holders enjoy a small plate and a gourmet soda sample at each stop.
Please make note of the group in which you registered and encourage other parties in your group of friends to register for the same group to ease the registration and check-in process!
Thank You to Our Tasting Sponsor:
Restaurant and Brewery Partners
This Italian cuisine hot spot has mastered the art of making savory, spicy and sweet. Its spicy chocolate chicken will satisfy all of your cravings. Paired with the chicken will be a selected beer from Brewery Products. Please note: this stop will be at the Performance Kitchen in Central Market.
Crystal Ball and Memory Lane Sweets
One of York’s finest craft breweries is joining forces with one of the “sweetest” places downtown to come up with the perfect beer and chocolate pair. Memory Lane Sweets is no stranger to creating delicious chocolate. It’s serving up two types of truffles for the tour including German chocolate truffles made with signature coconut, brown sugar and toasted pecan filling encased in dark chocolate lusciousness, as well as brownie truffles — homemade gooey, fudgy brownies rolled and dipped in milk chocolate goodness with rich and creamy caramel drizzle on top!
Pepper’s Grille and Gift Horse Brewing Company
This dynamic duo has a beer and food combo that will make your taste buds go wild. Pepper’s Grille will make “Pepper’s version” of a mole sauce, a combination of tomatoes, onion, adobo chilies, chocolate, garlic and cinnamon, along with other spices and a few secret ingredients to be paired with slow-roasted pork simmered in a chocolate stout from Gift Horse. This is a winning combination you don’t want to miss!
One of York’s newest breweries is excited to show off its delicious pairings of food and beer. Old Forge is making a sweet and spicy rubbed bacon dipped in chocolate and paired with a roasty, but silky-smooth, Slack Tub Stout on nitro.
The masters of Mexican cuisine will be sticking to their ethnic roots with their take on Chicken Mole. The perfect balance of spicy and sweet, this yummy 22-ingredient Mexican dish includes a sauce made from hot chipotle peppers, sweet dried fruit and of course decadent chocolate! This enticing sauce mixture is served over top of fresh baked chicken for a delicious dish you won’t forget. The mole will be paired with Modelo Negra beer, first brewed in Tacuba, Mexico.
3 Hogs BBQ
Sticking to its meaty menu, 3 Hogs will prepare chocolate smoked lamb meatballs with a mint chocolate barbecue sauce. These sweet and smoky meatballs will be paired with the perfect beer provided by Brewery Products.
Fig and Barrel
Fig and Barrel will show off its pizza-making skills with a wood-fired chocolate marshmallow and graham crumbles dessert pizza. This smores-inspired sweet treat will be paired with a beer provided by Brewery Products.
Keep your downtown visit going after the Sweetest Pint or come visit us again with these special promotions, just for you!
If you are looking to fuel up on food after the Chocolate Tour, The Left Bank will be offering 50% off burgers from 5-7 p.m.! Just show them your Sweetest Pint wristband to receive the discount.
Enjoy elevated tacos bursting with flavor with a coupon for 15 percent off your next trip to Paco’s.
Grab another pint on your next visit downtown with a free beer card from Crystal Ball.
After a tasting at Pepper’s Grille, you’ll want to return as soon as you can. You’ll leave the Sweetest Pint with a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Off coupon from this Central Market favorite.
Special thank you to our tour guides:
Please note, there are no refunds on tickets. All tickets purchased are considered a direct donation to Downtown Inc, a 501(c)(3).