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Romance On The Rails: Pints In The Pines

  • June 5, July 10, August 7. On summer Friday evenings, it’s not just the stars that come out to play in Texas. As the sun slips behind the pine curtain, cool air sweeps through the branches signaling to passengers on Texas State Railroad’s evening excursion that the luminous moon-kissed skies will guide the way on for romance on the rails.

    What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State? Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride, during this adult-only event, departing from the Palestine depot.

    This is Texas State Railroad’s very own “Summerfest” and will include a souvenir tasting glass for each participant, with a variety of local ales complemented by zesty beer snacks during the outbound train journey. Frothy favorites ranging from light, summery Kolsch and wheat-rich Hefeweizen to high-octane lagers and IPAs, from coppery-red Scotch ales to dark stouts and chocolate porters, these craft beers may have German roots, but all are produced in Texas breweries.

    A mouthwatering barbecue dinner, included in the price of your ticket, will be served at the Rusk depot. Iced tea, soda, water or coffee is included with the meal. All beers sampled onboard the train, along with other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase.

    The return excursion to Rusk allows ample time for all craft beer lovers to savor a full serving of their favorite brew, comparing notes and sharing stories with friends and loved ones.

    These excursions depart the Palestine, TX depot and travels roundtrip to Rusk and back. This special event’s accommodation options include pampering in either First Class, the Upper Dome Car, Presidential or the private-charter Caboose.

    Anyone consuming alcohol aboard Texas State Railroad must be 21 years or older.

  • Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot
  • 789 Park Road 70, Palestine, TX 75801