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Ale Trails

Best Brewery Treks and Virtual Taste Tours

Summer 2021 New Series

Beer lovers and friends, join us for adventures along American’s Ale Trails. This series of courses will transport you to some of the best beer places in America. We will virtually visit breweries and brewpubs, and learn the stories behind some of our favorite craft beers and newcomers. You will enjoy a guided tour of craft beer tastings and learn industry tidbits on brewing and brand-building. We will provide you a recommended list of beer brands to purchase on your own and enjoy with us “in class”.


Ale Trails: Colorado

In June, we kick off with a virtual trip to Colorado, home to The Great American Beer Festival and birthplace of The American Homebrewers Association.

Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24

7 to 9:30 p.m.

PROED-0011-620, $75

Virtual Classroom


Ale Trails: Mid-South, Bourbon Trail, Great Smoky Mountains

In July, we pack up our beer backpacks to trek to The Middle South and the craft beer boom along The Bourbon Trail, into The Great Smoky Mountains, all the way to the Atlantic coast.

Thursdays, July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5

7 to 9:30 p.m.

PROED-0011-630, $75

Virtual Classroom


Ale Trails: New England

In August, we will head up to the New England, where IPAs are revered.

Thursdays, Aug. 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 2

7 to 9:30 p.m.

PROED-0011-640, $75

Virtual Classroom


Ale Trails: Midwest

September takes us back to the Midwest, home to many favorite Oktoberfest brews and beer halls.

Thursdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30

7 to 9:30 p.m.

PROED-0011-650, $75

Virtual Classroom


Ale Trails: California and Pacific Northwest

As the weather turns crisp in October, join us as we venture to sunny California, origin of the American craft brewing movement, and up to the legendary Pacific Northwest.

Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28

7 to 9:30 p.m.

PROED-0011-660, $75

Virtual Classroom


Contact Us

To learn more, contact Jenifer Walsh, Program Manager, at (630) 942-3045 or