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
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
The Official 2013 Arizona State Visitor's Guide is out ... and we're in it! Excerpt: Take all the time you need to complete your Flagstaff Ale Trail brewery passport.... Unlike Arizona's other walking tours, the Flagstaff Ale Trail is self-guided... To participate, you can either sign up online at flagstaffaletrail.com or purchase your package in person at Lumberyard Brewing Company, Flagstaff Brewing Company ... your passport doesn't expire, so you can come back as often as needed [what a concept!] to sample them all. The best photo in the entire 104-page guide is this one we took of Sharon on the Trail at Mother Road Brewing Company (pg. 12)! Come visit Flagstaff and experience the Flagstaff Ale Trail soon -- enjoy new, superb discounts on craft beer at the outstanding breweries and pubs of the craft beer hub of the Southwest: Flagstaff!
The Flagstaff Ale Trail, a self-guided walking tour of 6 local craft breweries and pubs, offers a unique holiday gift idea and we turn one year old on December 12, 2012! The Flagstaff Ale Trail package includes a Passport stamped at each brewery qualifying you for beer discounts, and a free souvenir beer pint.
Nicki a la Noche does the Trail, 2012 photo: nickialanoche.com
& rumor has it she's thinking about revisiting our craft beer tasting adventure again sometime.. we hope soon!
The Flagstaff Ale Trail is open any time the breweries are open. Do it on your own, when you want, for as long as you want. The Flagstaff Ale Trail route is about one mile level walking in historic downtown Flagstaff. Experience a beer tasting adventure in the Craft Beer Hub of the Southwest! Visit www.flagstaffaletrail.com for more information and to order your Passport and Souvenir Beer Pint by mail.
Another great first-year highlight: it's when the intrepid Roaming Pint team walked out onto the Flagstaff Ale Trail!
Flagstaff, Ariz. -- The Flagstaff Ale Trail is gaining momentum heading into spring and spring break 2012 and is pleased to announce that McGaughs Flagstaff and Beaver Street Brewery are first-class new places to now start on a self-guided northern Arizona craft beer tasting adventure.
Have you been hunting for a particular craft beer? McGaughs Flagstaff carries more than 300 of them and today this southside Flagstaff go-to place for hand crafted beer joins up with the Ale Trail as a spot to purchase an Ale Trail Package and get a first passport stamp.
McGaughs has over 300 craft beers to choose from
& now, you can start the Flagstaff Ale Trail here too!
To begin the Flagstaff Ale Trail visit How to Sign Up and purchase your Package online, or simply head over to Flagstaff Brewing Company, Lumberyard Brewing Company, and now Beaver Street Brewery or McGaughs Flagstaff and purchase your Flagstaff Ale Trail Silipint and Passport and get your first stamp. Visit Deals & News for the latest on new discounts that are included.
As of early March 2012 Beaver Street Brewery is a starting place on the Flagstaff Ale Trail. Purchase an Ale Trail package here and get started soon!