Pints in the Pines

Romance on the Rails

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.

Pints in the Pines

Pints in the Pines is an adult-only event taking place onboard select Friday evening train rides this summer. The excursion departs the Palestine, TX depot.

Texas State Railroad’s very own “Summerfest” also will include a souvenir tasting glass for each participant. This event will include a variety of local ales complemented by zesty beer snacks. 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.

This special event, experienced solely onboard the train, is offered in either First Class, the Upper Dome Car, Presidential or even the privately-chartered Caboose. All beers sampled onboard the train, along with other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase.

The return excursion, featuring a final quaff of suds and dessert, 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.

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

2020 Schedule

Departing at 6:00 p.m. on                            

July 10                     

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Because of special, incidental or consequential situations that may be out of our control, Texas State Railroad reserves the right to adjust our operation between the date of your booking and the day of departure. These changes could include (but not be limited to): locomotive power for the day, passenger car assignments, layover and/or meal time during the four-hour ride and departure and/or arrival times. Thanking you in advance for your consideration.