Columbus Ale Trail Volume 4 launching soon

Written by on May 4, 2018 in Beer - 6 Comments

The Columbus Ale Trail is returning for a fourth year to encourage area residents and visitors to the city to support local craft breweries.

Volume 3 of the Ale Trail wrapped up at the end of April with 37 stops and a record number of finishers — almost 2,500 people — more than three times as many as finished Volume 2.

The fourth volume of the Columbus Ale Trail will launch May 11 with 41 participating breweries, just in time for Columbus Craft Beer Week, which runs May 11-19. Unlike previous volumes, Volume 4 does not require visits to both locations for breweries that have multiple locations, such as BrewDog and Four String. Interested Ale Trailers can pick up a free copy of the Volume 4 Brew Book at any participating brewery beginning Friday, May 11.

Want to get a head start? This year there will be eight pre-launch events with the Columbus Ale Trail organizers before Beer Week kicks off. The first chance to pick up the new books will be at Combustion Brewing on Sunday, May 6 from 3-5pm. Stick around for Combustion’s Beers & Bluegrass event at 4pm!

The full schedule of pre-launch events is below:

Sunday, May 6, 3-5pm: Combustion Brewing
Tuesday, May 8 5-7pm: Seventh Son Brewing
Tuesday, May 8 7-9pm: Barley’s Brewing (at Brewcadia)
Wednesday, May 9 5-7pm: Sideswipe Brewing
Wednesday, May 9 5-7pm: Restoration Brew Worx 
Thursday, May 10 5-7pm: Knotty Pine Brewing
Thursday, May 10 5-7pm: Temperance Row Brewing
Thursday, May 10 7-9pm:
 Actual Brewing 

Prizes for Volume 4 will include a glass to be picked up at Experience Columbus after 4 stamps, a keychain from local company Griffen Hollow Studio which can be collected after 21 stamps, and a pennant to be redeemed at The Ohio Taproom after earning all 41 stamps.

New this year to the Ale Trail are Buck’s Brewing, Dalton Union Brewery, DankHouse Brewing, Double Edge Brewing, Endeavor Brewing, Pretentious Barrel House, Random Precision Brewing and Trek Brewing.

Columbus Ale Trail visitors are encouraged to share their experiences using the hashtag #cbusaletrail, and can connect with the Columbus Ale Trail on Twitter and Instagram @CbusAleTrail.

full disclosure: I am a co-founder of the Ale Trail and Columbus Craft Beer Week is a client

About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Co-Founder of the Columbus Ale Trail.

6 Comments on "Columbus Ale Trail Volume 4 launching soon"

  1. Ashley Predmore May 13, 2018 at 9:55 PM · Reply


  2. Jeff T. June 10, 2018 at 12:22 AM · Reply

    When will the glasses for the 2017 tour come in? They apparently ran out. I gave the visitors bureau my email address and was told they would contact me when they come in. That was a month ago! Thanks.

    • Cheryl Harrison June 15, 2018 at 10:26 AM · Reply

      We are unfortunately still waiting for everything to come in. Expect them in the next 3-4 weeks and will send out an email with info ASAP.

  3. Melanie September 22, 2018 at 4:03 PM · Reply

    I have been to several of these breweries and none of them have the passports! They can stamp—but no passports. How can we get them before more time gets away?

    • Cheryl Harrison September 25, 2018 at 12:59 PM · Reply

      Which breweries do not have passports? As far as we are aware they all do, we recently sent out a restock email and didn’t get anyone who was out. Let me know who doesn’t so I can reach out personally. I know for a fact that Pretentious and Combustion have them.

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