Delaware on Tap, the new app version of the ’s popular Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail

Discovering Delaware went digital to celebrate National American Beer Day as the Delaware Tourism Office unveiled Delaware on Tap, the new smartphone application version of the state’s popular Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail.

The office showcased the app, which is available for free download in the App Store and from Google Play, at Bellefonte Brewing Company Friday morning along with Gov. John Carney and Secretary of State Jeff Bullock, Sen. Anthony Delcollo and Bellefonte CEO Neil Shea.

Delaware on Tap guides visitors and residents through completing the trail. After a user creates an account, the app uses geo-location to allow them to “check in” at a site. Once they have checked in at any ten craft beverage makers on the trail, the user will receive a prize from the Delaware Tourism Office — a commemorative glass beer mug. Plus, the first 100 people to complete the trail via the app will get a growler cooler bag.

The app provides travelers with the opportunity to find what’s nearby, upcoming events, suggestions for places to dine or stay, deals and transportation offerings, including tours and Uber. An in-app photo booth lets users put fun frames and filters on photos they take along the trail and then helps them post the fun shots on social media using #DEonTap.

The trail started in 2010 with 12 locations, all breweries and wineries. At the time it was called the Delaware Wine & Ale Trail. Since then the trail has grown to include more than two dozen businesses — breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries and meaderies. The trail passport has racked up 7,200 downloads in seven years, a rate of three downloads every day.

For more, visit visitdelaware.com or call 866-284-7483.