Columbus Ale Trail Volume 2 launching during Columbus Craft Beer Week

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Beer - 2 Comments

Columbus Ale Trail playing cardsThe Columbus Ale Trail is back and bigger than ever with more breweries and a new kickass reward for taking on the Trail.

Volume 2 of the Columbus Ale Trail will debut on May 13 at the start of Columbus Craft Beer Week. After that you’ll be able to pick up a free copy of the new Brew Book at any participating brewery, or you can join us on May 13 for the Columbus Ale Trail kickoff party at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing from 4-8pm.

Last year Drink Up Columbus teamed up with Columbus Brew Adventures, The Ohio Taproom, Blue Label Digital Printing and Experience Columbus to launch the Columbus Ale Trail during the inaugural Columbus Craft Beer Week, and in the year since we’ve had nearly 600 people finish the 20-stop brewery tour. This year the Columbus Ale Trail will have 28 stops for trailers to traverse.

Stops on the Volume 2 Columbus Ale Trail include Actual Brewing, Barley’s Brewing, Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs, Buckeye Lake Brewery, Elevator Brewing (both locations), Four String Brewing (both locations), Gordon Biersch Brewery, Hofbrauhaus Columbus, Homestead Beer, Ill Mannered Brewing, Kindred Artisan Ales, Knotty Pine Brewing, Land-Grant Brewing, Lineage Brewing, North High Brewing, Pigskin Brewing, Restoration Brew Worx, Rockmill Brewery, Seventh Son Brewing, Sideswipe Brewing, Smokehouse Brewing, Staas Brewing, Temperance Row Brewing, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, Zaftig Brewing and Zauber Brewing.

Bring your Volume 2 Ale Trail book to each brewery and make any purchase to receive a stamp. Visit all 28 locations and you’ll earn a cool custom deck of playing cards, designed by Nick McFarland, which you can retrieve from The Ohio Taproom. Every brewery featured on the Ale Trail has a card in the deck, along with all sponsoring organizations, and the face cards depict the royalty enjoying a few brews. Visit just any four stops and you can still pick up a pint glass at either downtown Experience Columbus visitor center. You can claim both the pint glass and the playing cards with the same Brew Book.

The Columbus Ale Trail is presented by Drink Up Columbus, Columbus Brew Adventures, The Ohio Taproom and Blue Label Digital Printing, with additional support from Experience Columbus, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association and all participating breweries.

Check out a few of the cards from the deck below, and follow CbusAleTrail on Twitter and Instagram for daily previews of the rest of the deck. Personally, I am partial to the 9 of Spades.

Columbus Ale Trail playing cards

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Ale Trail playing cards

Cbus Ale Trail cards

Cbus Ale Trail Playingcards

Lineage Brewing Columbus Ale Traik

Cbus Ale Trail Drink Up Columbus

About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Geek of the craft beer/board game/sci-fi varieties. Fan of patios.

2 Comments on "Columbus Ale Trail Volume 2 launching during Columbus Craft Beer Week"

  1. Michael Bowman April 26, 2016 at 2:52 PM · Reply

    These cards look SO AWESOME! That card back would make one mighty fine poster for my bar at home. I’m SO pumped for volume 2!

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