Ale Trails of America is excited to announce the launch of its latest endeavor: The Charleston Ale Trail: A Field Guide to Breweries in the Charleston Area. The Charleston Ale Trail is a free magazine and website dedicated to the burgeoning Charleston craft beer scene. The print edition segments all Charleston area breweries by neighborhood (Downtown, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, West Ashley, and James/John's Islands), highlighting the most popular beers from each location and providing details on each brewery's food offerings, event schedule, and pet policy. The Ale Trail also showcases businesses in each area such as restaurants that pair local brews with their cuisine, bottle shops that offer great local selections to go, and nearby shopping for the those who wish to wander off the trail for a moment.
The website, CharlestonAleTrail.com, integrates Google maps, giving the designated driver quick and easy turn-by-turn directions while thirsty passengers read through recent reviews and ratings of each brewery and its beer selections through the Ale Trail's Untappd connection. Users will also find a schedule of events across all of the breweries, along with the ability to add events to the Ale Trail calendar.
Charleston Ale Trail is the sister publication of the Asheville Ale Trail in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville, a national hub for creative craft brewing, has over forty breweries in and around the city. "We couldn’t think of a better community to partner with in our first expansion out of Asheville," said Ale Trail founding publisher Dan Peschio. "There has always been great cross-pollination between the two towns, but each has its own style. The breweries in Asheville and Charleston, we think, really showcase what these towns are about. We hope that the different Ale Trail publications capture that feeling."
There are currently twenty-one breweries in the Charleston area, with six more having locations selected and opening dates ranging from September of this year to early 2018. With so many options, each with its own flavors, specialties, and personality, how is one to decide where to go on a particular day? "The Charleston Ale Trail was designed to help guide people through the rapidly expanding beer scene here," says Peschio. "The print guide gives you a great overview of what's going on and the website gives you up to date happenings, beer offerings, ratings, and reviews."
Look for the print version of Charleston Ale Trail at local breweries, pubs, restaurants, and select retail outlets in early October. For more information, email [email protected] or visit CharlestonAleTrail.com.
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