AAA Highroads has a circulation of 490,000 readers in Arizona so we are completely thrilled with travel writer and blogger Stacey Wittig's feature that has just arrived in AAA members' mailboxes. Here's some excerpts:
Get a taste of local history and microbrews on the Flagstaff Ale Trail
Hop through the craft beer scene and historic
buildings in northern Arizona
...Flagstaff is becoming a microbrewery hub thanks to its concentration of craft brew houses ... and because many of the taprooms and pubs are housed in historic buildings.
...Your next stop is Beaver Street Brewery, a local favorite for lunch or dinner... Hops on Birch, which features beer from local brewery Cosmic... You'll want to pace yourself to take advantage of all the innovative, small-batch, and seasonal tastes along the route.
Passports are available for purchase at several breweries... and online at flagstaffaletrail.com. Although the route is walkable, if you choose to travel by car, designate a driver.
Special thanks also to AAA Highroads' Ashley Biggers. Visit
Flagstaff Ale Trail owner, Geoff Barnard with Carynn Davis, Executive Director,
The Literacy Center
With six local breweries and brew pubs, Flagstaff is where craft beer lovers come to enjoy new brews, outstanding food and great atmosphere – all on the Flagstaff Ale Trail. After skiing, sledding or fun in the snow, take in downtown Flagstaff's craft beer scene. The Flagstaff Ale Trail offers special discounts at all six breweries and brew pubs, plus a souvenir Silipint® beer pint, a $20 value for only $12 for AZ Beer Week. And, for AZ Beer Week all profits are donated to a local charity: Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County. Turn Good Beer into Good Works on the Flagstaff Ale Trail for AZ Beer Week.
Flagstaff Ale Trail photo: AZ Home Brewers on a tasting adventure in Flagstaff