Calling all craft beer lovers! The craft beer scene in Columbus is insane – with so many amazing options. Want to try them all – or at least start somewhere? Follow the Columbus Ale Trail to discover the craft brews at 46 Central Ohio Breweries. Mark off your visits in the Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5 to earn rewards!
NOTE FROM COLUMBUS ALE TRAIL: “Due to the mandated Ohio bar closure and in the interest of public safety, the completion date for #CbusAleTrail Volume 5 will be extended until July 31. We’ll announce a new end date as information about bars re-opening becomes available. In the meantime, breweries offering carry-out can continue to stamp Ale Trail books. We’ve compiled a list of carry-out hours for local breweries which you can find here.”
The Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5 was set to expire in April, but it will be extended until July 31, so you’ll have extra time to complete the book from the last year. The Columbus Ale Trail is donating $5 to the Mid Ohio Food Collective for every #CbusAleTrail Volume 5 finisher from now until the new end date. Its a great time to support these businesses and work through the book while you have extra time at home. Grab some craft beer to enjoy at home and earn prizes!
The Experience Columbus Visitor Center at Easton Town Center is open for redemptions 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays. Other Experience Columbus Visitor Centers are currently closed. The Ohio Taproom will remain open for limited hours (Tuesday – Friday 4:00 – 8 p.m.; Saturday noon – 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 – 6 p.m.) for all redemptions.
Make a purchase at a listed brewery to get a stamp to earn free swag as you work your way along the Ale Trail. Your first four stamps will earn an Ale Trail glass. Visit 23 sites for a a custom Ale Trail bottle opener. Visit all 46 locations, and you’ll get a limited edition Columbus Ale Trail art print by Nick Nocera at the end of your journey. Volume 5 of the Columbus Ale Trail must be completed by date to be determined; approx 6 weeks after brewery are reopened to customers.
Since alcohol can be purchased to-go and carry out, you can visit several breweries to pickup your drinks for the week and mark off multiple stamps per day! Check with each brewery for ordering requirements.
A free copy of the Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5 can be picked up at any of the participating breweries or sponsoring organizations, while supplies last. Bring your book to the The Experience Columbus Visitor Center at Easton Town Center or The Ohio Taproom (291 W. 3rd Ave.). Don’t worry – you’ll get to keep your Brew Book as a souvenir, too.
Volume 6 of the Columbus Ale Trail will begin in 2021.
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, and at cbusaletrail.com.
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