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New Ale Trail Helps Visitors Navigate Columbus’ Thriving Craft Beer Scene

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Since more than half of Columbus’ 25 breweries have opened in the past five years, Experience Columbus created the Columbus Ale Trail to help visitors discover the area’s craft breweries. The trail highlights the city’s craft breweries in a Brew Book, which features the city’s 25 local breweries.

The trail launched as part of the city’s inaugural Columbus Craft Beer Week, May 1-9. Columbus boasts a rich brewing history and a recent explosion in new craft brewing.

Groups can pick up a Columbus Ale Trail Brew Book at a participating brewery or at one of two Experience Columbus Visitors Centers. After visiting four stops, participants receive a custom pint glass from Experience Columbus.

The Columbus Ale Trail named five downtown breweries part of Brewers Row. These breweries lie within walking distance to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, hotels and the free CBUS circulator transit route.

These five breweries include: 

1.) North High Brewing offers guests a microbrewery experience with two dozen taps, a tour of the brewing process and an option to create your own personal blend.

2.) Seventh Son Brewing Company features three brews, a variety of rotating specialty beers and some of the city’s most popular food trucks.

3.) Barleys Brewing Company has played an integral role in the Columbus craft beer scene for more than 20 years with food options and ingredients from all over the world.

4.) Wolf’s Ridge Brewing opened as a father-son team and now combines imaginative dishes like grilled octopus with beer pairing suggestions for each dish.

5.) Elevator Brewing Company operates inside a restaurant in a Historic Registry building with ornate pool tables and a colorful Victorian past as a gentlemen’s club.

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