For the sake of clarity and answering questions before they’re asked, here are some answers to the questions that have already been asked about The Pittsburgh Ale Trail. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, but hopefully these should answer the most common questions asked.
What is an “ale trail?”
An ale trail is something that’s found in quite a few cities, and functions primarily as a way to help both visitors and locals alike experience craft beer in a given town, city, or area. These are typically laid out in either physical maps or with online content. The Pittsburgh Ale Trail will do both of these and focus primarily on Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.
Is Beer Week just using the Ale Trail, or do they own the Ale Trail?
Answer: The Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance has been given the Ale Trail 100%. It is now run, owned, operated, and enjoyed by the PCBA board for primary use with Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week.
Will the Pittsburgh Ale Trail replace Beer Week?
Answer: Absolutely not! The Pittsburgh Ale Trail is a new addition to PCBW, giving sponsor and participant businesses a new benefit while giving the beer-loving people of Pittsburgh the best possible place to find breweries and beer in Pittsburgh all year long.
Will the Ale Trail cost anything?
Answer: Not a thing. Ale Trail membership is included in all levels of sponsorship and participation for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. For customers, event attendees, and anyone that loves great beer, the app and services are 100% free, too. We just want to make finding great craft beer in Pittsburgh as easy as possible for everyone.
Who will be listed in the Ale Trail?
Answer: All PCBW 2017 “Local Brewery” level participants will be included in the 2017 Ale Trail with a priority listing. All Greater Pittsburgh area craft breweries will be listed in the Ale Trail as well because we love all our brewers whether they take part in Beer Week or not.
All other participating bars, restaurants, distributors, bottle shops, and other alcohol-centric businesses that were participants in PCBW 2017 will be listed in the Ale Trail as well as a shout out to all sponsors of PCBW 2017, too.
How long does membership in the Ale Trail last?
Answer: Membership in the Pittsburgh Ale Trail for businesses lasts as long as PCBW sponsorship does, which is one calendar year. Regardless of when sponsorship starts, both it and Ale Trail membership ends on January 31st of that year.
Will there be a printed Ale Trail map?
Answer: Definitely! We’re working on a printed Pittsburgh Ale Trail map right now, check back soon for when it’ll be released and where you can find it.