Athens has become quite a craft beer & spirit destination. Now you have a chance to see why! The Athens Beer & Cider Trail tour is Tuesday, July 16, during Ohio Brew Week from 12:30-7:30 pm. Walk, bike, cab, or bus your way around this most delicious craft brew trail to celebrate the opening weekend of Ohio Brew Week! Map links provided below.
Starting Point: Jackie O’s Taproom, 25 Cambell Street. Tour times: 12:30 pm or 3:00 pm.
Start out at the brewery that put Athens on the
craft beer map. Sample a tasty barrel-aged brew and take a free guided tour of the brewery.
Next Stop: Little Fish Brewing Co., 8675 Armitage Road. Tour times: 2:00 pm or 4:30 pm
Wet your whistle with a farmhouse ale or luscious Harvey’s Milk Stout and take a free brewery tour of this uniquely Athens brewhouse. Need a snack along the way? Hit up local favorites Larry’s Dawg House or Miller’s Chicken for fuel to keep you going on your journey.
Next Stop: West End Ciderhouse, 234 W. Washington St. Tour times: 3:30 pm or 6:00 pm
Sip a cider at Athens’ only cidery and hear a talk about the cider-making process. An Athens gem.
Final Destination: Devil’s Kettle Brewing, 97 Columbus Road. Tour times: 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm.
Wrap yourself up in a “light but strong” Spider Silk Blonde to celebrate the end of your trek. Get to know the process with a tour of the brewery as well. Then, head to Uptown Athens once your tour is complete to toast the end of your journey with a meal sourced from ingredients within a 30-mile radius of Athens.
Getting Around the Trail
Travel time: 42 minutes
Map link: goo.gl/maps/mPa4pCu1BZF2
Travel time: 19 minutes
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Travel time: 2 hours
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Full map and schedule for Athens Public Transit: athenstransit.org/ full-map-and-schedule/
Enjoy your time at Brew Week responsibly and we’ll see you Uptown soon.