Visit York County is pleased to announce we have received the Charles. A Bundy Award from South Carolina Parks Recreation and Tourism for our successful launch of the YoCo Brew Trail.

The Bundy award is given out once a year to recognize outstanding tourism promotion in rural areas.

In less than five months, the Visit York County app has received more than 2,000 downloads. About 1,300 people have signed up for the trail and nearly 300 have completed it. There have been nearly 3,000 stops in the breweries, generating a direct spending of $74,500.

“There is a demand for breweries in this area and these owners are taking advantage of the desire from locals to have those types of options in York County. The craft beer industry continues to grow across the country and York County is following that trend. We expect more breweries to open in York County within the next 2 years,” said Visit York County President Billy Dunlap.

Two of the breweries on the YoCo Brew Trail also received accolades this week from the South Carolina Brewer’s Guild.

Rock Hill Brewing Company received 3 silver medals in the IPA, Field Beer, and Coffee Stout categories. They also received a bronze medal in the American Brown Ale category and an honorable mention for their Bourbon Barrel Irish Red Ale.

Legal Remedy Brewing Company received a gold medal for Probation Pilsner and a silver medal for Double Indemnity Double IPA.

“The SC Brewers Guild Trade Show was a great opportunity to showcase SC Beer and bring together brewers throughout South Carolina. The craft beer community is a great family of mutual support, collaboration, and promotion and we’re fortunate to be a part of the SC Brewers Guild that fosters that community,” said Legal Remedy Brewing.

“Supporting local business is vital to the success of a community. Entrepreneurs are meeting needs throughout York County and it is important that we support those local businesses so that we can sustain and grow our options in this community,” said Dunlap.

You can join the YoCo Brew Trail today. Simply download the “Visit York County, SC” app on your iOS or Android device and sign up for the digital passport. Once you visit 5 of the 7 stops along the trail, you become a YoCo Hero, gaining a free t-shirt from our Visitor Center on Main Street in Rock Hill, SC.

See you on the trail!