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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Tourism Director Amanda Dana have announced the launch of the ‘OCNY Craft Beverage Tour’ mobile app.
Now available for free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores, the app makes it easy for iPhone and Android users to customize tours of Orange County’s craft beverage locations from their mobile devices.
“Tourism continues to grow in Orange County and craft beverages made here have become quite an attraction both for residents and travelers,” Neuhaus said. “The County is now home to an eclectic and growing collection of wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries, which has helped economic development in the County and strengthened our economy.”
Descriptions and addresses for each of the county’s wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries can be found within the app. Seamless integration with mobile users’ default GPS application allows their device to quickly guide them to their locations of choice. It’s not just a handy tool for mapping out trips by theme or location, it has direct links to the websites of Orange County Tourism’s craft beverage partners for up-to-date details on products, hours of operation, and fun events at each location. The app also includes transportation options that allow users to avoid driving. Neuhaus reminds residents to never drink and drive and to always designate a responsible and sober driver.
The dozens of craft beverage producers cropping up throughout Orange County include Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery and Angry Orchard’s Innovation Cider House. Tasting rooms in historic buildings and vintage barns invite guests to enjoy local drink, food and fun. One can gaze out at the growing fields of ingredients while sampling the farm-to-glass beverages.
“The craft beverage scene is booming in Orange County. Its continued growth has had a positive impact on surrounding local businesses, and the Hudson Valley region as a whole,” Dana said. “By launching this app, we’re reaching out to expand our tourism audience. It puts Orange County’s craft beverage attractions right at their fingertips.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or email@example.com.