Ale /āl/ (n): an alcoholic beverage brewed by fermentation from an infusion of malt with the addition of hops.
Trail /trāl/ (n): the marks, signs, smells, etc., that are left behind by someone or something and that can often be followed. A route that someone follows to go somewhere or achieve something.
Remember when each city had one or two breweries each? When you visited those towns or stayed close to home the choices for what brewery to visit or local beer to buy was more than simple, it was weak. Today, there’s more than 30 breweries in and around the Pittsburgh area, and that number seemingly grows every month.
Keeping track of all of these breweries new and old is becoming increasingly difficult and more often than not, we fall into routine and visit the same locations month after month. If you’re a visitor you probably ask a friend that’s been to Pittsburgh and check out the 2-3 locations they went to when they were here. While that’s a great place to start, we have so much more to offer.
The Pittsburgh Ale Trail, now officially a part of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, is here to showcase the rich brewing and beer culture that’s blossomed in Pittsburgh. From just a handful of breweries to more than you can visit in a month; the transformation that’s taken place to our local beer scene is simply amazing.
By following the Pittsburgh Ale Trail you can spread the craft beer love equally and try some beers and breweries you may have otherwise overlooked. The Pittsburgh Ale Trail works hand in hand with local breweries and businesses to make sure you get the most up-to-date information and get the best chance possible to experience everything Pittsburgh’s craft beverage scene has to offer.
One week just isn’t enough to celebrate craft beer in the Greater Pittsburgh area, which is why the Pittsburgh Ale Trail is now officially owned and operated by Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week so you can have great beer all year.
Check out the list of local breweries in the menu at the top of this page, and check back soon for the featured stops on the Pittsburgh Ale Trail, and make sure to sign up below to be the first to know more.