Montco Makers Passport Refresh clips with Eagles Player D’Andre Swift:
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB), the Destination Marketing Organization for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has refreshed the Montco Makers Passport, a free, gamified program that aims to support local craft beverage producers. Beginning November 1, 2023, the updated pass will be available for download.
In partnership with Bandwango, Montco Makers showcases the area’s breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Montgomery County ranks second in most breweries in Pennsylvania (behind Allegheny), and the board is enhancing visitor experiences through the pass.
With 18 local businesses participating, it showcases the county in an easy, mobile-friendly way. The new passport is a program that residents and visitors can easily sign up for.
To further promote the local craft beverage scene in Montgomery County, the VFTCB partnered with Eagles player D’Andre Swift on several video content pieces. Video content was shot at Bald Birds Brewing, located in Audubon, with owner Abby Feerrar. Bald Birds Brewing is one of 18 participating locations.
The refreshed passport will be points-based, with users earning points for each Montco Makers location they check-in at. Each check-in counts as 100 points and repeat check-ins are allowed. Redeem 900 points to win a Montco Makers pint glass.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Bandwango and launch the new Montco Makers Passport,” said Courtney Lynch, VFTCB’s Digital Marketing Manager. “The Passport has proven to be a successful tool when it comes to marketing Montgomery County’s growing craft beverage scene. It’s a great way for consumers to support local businesses, while discovering their new favorite drink.
To activate and redeem, users visit a dedicated mobile passport landing page on where they can sign up for their Passport by providing their name, e-mail address, and mobile phone number. A link is then sent to their mobile phone, which opens the passport and directs the user to add the button icon to their home screen, where they can access it any time.
When visiting a participating business, users can simply ensure their locations services are turned on to check in via GPS.
The Montco Makers Passport has seen almost 700 sign ups and more than 300 check-ins since its original launch.
Merchant onboarding is still in progress. All breweries, wineries, and distilleries wishing to be a part of the Passport can click contact the VFTCB directly.
Montco Makers Passport participants include:
  • Artifact Brewing
  • Bald Birds Brewing Company
  • Big Chief Brewing
  • Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery
  • Conshohocken Brewing Company KoP
  • Crooked Eye Brewery
  • Cyrenity Sips
  • Five Saints Distilling
  • McAllister Brewing Company
  • Mermaid Spirits Distillery
  • Publication Brew Works
  • The Round House Lansdale
  • Troubles End Brewing
  • Von C Brewing Company
  • Well Crafter Beer Company - Ambler
  • Well Crafting Beer Company – Lansdale
  • Widow’s Peak Distilling Company
  • Workhorse Brewing Company
To learn more and download the Passport, users 21 years or older can visit

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is a nonprofit, membership-based sales and marketing organization that actively promotes Valley Forge and Montgomery County, PA as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by encouraging patronage of its 500+ member hotels, restaurants, attractions, and services. The award-winning website links visitors, meeting planners, tour operators, and residents to a diverse portfolio of brands focused on reasons to visit the region.