CROWN presents second annual Ales for Trails
In July, trail and beer enthusiasts can drink for a cause in Cincinnati. Ales for Trails is a month-long event featuring a brewery Hop Card experience which will benefit The CROWN, the planned 34-mile urban trail loop around Cincinnati.
To participate, individuals can stop by one of the participating breweries to grab a Trail Hop Card or download one online at crowncincinnati.org/alesfortrails. Throughout the month of July, participants will collect stamps at ten breweries in exchange for the purchase of a beer. The first 100 individuals that submit a completed Trail Hop Card by July 31 will receive a free Ales for Trails Buff and be entered into a raffle to win a grand prize.
Ten breweries are participating in the second annual Ales for Trails program: Streetside Brewery, Listermann Brewing Trail House, MadTree Brewing Company, Fifty West Brewing Company, Wooden Cask Brewing Company, Sam Adams Cincinnati Taproom, Urban Artifact, Taft’s Ale House, Taft’s Brewpourium and Woodburn Brewing. All of the breweries are in close proximity to the CROWN trail loop.
“We’re so excited to partner with breweries along the existing and planned trail route to build support for completing the CROWN 34-mile urban trail loop,” said Wade Johnston, Director of Tri-State Trails. “Just like our neighborhood breweries, the CROWN is a welcoming public space that connects people in our community.”
The CROWN is led by Tri-State Trails and is supported by a public-private partnership that includes Wasson Way, Ohio River Way, City of Cincinnati, Great Parks of Hamilton County, and more organizations. The project will leverage $44 million in public funding, in addition to $10 million in private donations to bring the vision for Cincinnati’s first-ever urban trail loop to fruition. When complete, CROWN will connect several key regional trails that are currently disparate – Wasson Way, Ohio River Trail, Little Miami Scenic Trail, and Mill Creek Greenway.