A trail of ale in central Ohio
👋 Alissa here. Central Ohio is brimming with so many craft breweries, it's kind of overwhelming.
- But not since I discovered the Columbus Ale Trail, a guidebook of local brews compiled by local sponsors that rewards you for drinking beer. Yes… seriously.
Why it matters: While it's easy to retreat to your old standby, the trail is a motivator to try something new and support a variety of local businesses.
- Collect a stamp at four breweries and earn a sticker and embroidery patch.
- Visit all 54 locations and receive a limited edition art print!
How it works: Pick up an ale trail book at any participating brewery to start collecting stamps.
- The locations are mapped out here.
- Claim your prizes at The Ohio Taproom, 1291 W. 3rd Ave., or the Experience Columbus Visitor Center, 188 Easton Town Center.
What I drank: The hefeweizen from Gemüt Biergarten is amazingly refreshing, with notes of banana. The Olde Towne East brewery is housed in a beautifully restored former firehouse and includes an outdoor seating area.
- I also visited 2 Tones Brewing in Whitehall and am hooked on the crumble vanilla ale. The industrial space hosts trivia on Thursdays with my favorite local company, so I'll be back soon.
Of note: This is the Columbus Ale Trail's sixth iteration. This version ends April 30, 2022.
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