Susquehanna Ale Trail

Susquehanna Ale TrailThis weekend marks the final weekend of the 2013 Susquehanna Ale Trail. The Ale Trail is an annual drinking tour of breweries and taprooms in the Susquehanna Valley.  Why exactly does this function exist?   What purpose could it serve other than to encourage drinking?!?  Well I will let the trail organizers explain.

The Susquehanna Ale Trail was created by the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2012 as a way for beer enthusiasts to explore the many breweries and related attractions around the region with one simple guide. Participating establishments provide tours, tastings, educational opportunities and a look behind the scenes at the brewing process and craft beer industry. The Susquehanna Ale Trail is a self-guided tour experience that allows visitors to explore at their own pace.

The Susquehanna Ale Trail is comprised of 14 breweries, brewpubs, craft brewing outlets and one distillery in Pennsylvania’s scenic Dutch Country Roads region, all committed to the art of making great, local beer. These are the places where you’ll often meet the brewmaster during a visit. You don’t just enjoy a pint; you learn how that frosty mug of great-tasting beer came to be. And what’s more – you can even learn to follow in the footsteps of these brewing masters and create your own.

I’m not sure about you but that’s a good enough reason to participate for us.  Sadly online ticket sales have ended but interested participants can still grab a passport at participating venues.  Passports are only $15.00 and include three-five craft beer tasting cards, a 10% discount on merch, a souvenir mug, and light snacks, tours, and presentations at participating locations.  All in all a steal for the value.

2013 Ale Trail Map2013 Ale Trail Map

While the hosts of the Blind Tiger have visited most of these venues before, we certainly didn’t need such a compelling reason to revisit them again.  So if you enjoy good craft brew we hope to see you there!  Follow us on twitter to see where we are at and join us for a pint!

Cheers!