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
There are many reasons to roam downtown Flagstaff on a summer day, but only one requires getting your passport stamped. The new Flagstaff Ale Trail puts you on the path to six craft breweries within a short walk of one another. Twelve bucks gets you a map, passport, souvenir pint glass and serious food and drink discounts at participating breweries...
Sunset Living in the West, July 2012, page 35