Inland Northwest Ale Trail Starts 2014 Season

Spokane, WA – The Inland Northwest Ale Trail launched its second season with an updated map on August 1st. This year’s map has 27 Inland Northwest breweries featured, up from just sixteen in it’s first year, and includes breweries in Northern Idaho, the greater Spokane area, and Southern Washington.

Ale Trail participants visit different breweries on the map and acquire stamps. After they receive twelve stamps (up from the ten stamps required on last year’s map due to the increase in breweries), they receive a 32 oz “grunt” (mini growler).

There is no time limit to complete the map, and the Ale Trail committee (a part of the Inland Northwest Brewers Guild) encourages participants to take their time, and to be safe.

The map also features 24 sponsors, including local hotels, restaurants, and transportation companies. The Ale Trail breweries encourage people to visit the local sponsors and thank them for supporting the local craft beer culture.

The INW Ale Trail group is hosting five events throughout the month of August at several of their sponsors to kick off the new map. Join them at these events to meet brewery reps and enjoy local brews.

Event Schedule:

  • 8/7: Black Diamond, Spokane Valley, 5-8 PM
  • 8/12: Post Street Ale House, Spokane, 5-8 PM
  • 8/16: The Lantern Tap House, Spokane, All Day (brewery reps from 5-8 PM)
  • 8/21: Pint’s Ale House, Spokane, 5-10 PM (brewery reps from 5-8PM
  • 8/28: Capone’s Pub & Grill, Coeur d’Alene, 6-9 PM

For more information about these events visit the INW Ale Trail Facebook page at www.facebook.com/inwaletrail.

For more information about the INW Ale Trail visit www.inlandnwaletrail.com.