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Celebrate Arizona’s impressive craft beer scene while exploring our vibrant and walkable Downtown during the inaugural Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail, departing on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 1-6 p.m.

Inspired by another popular Downtown Phoenix Inc. event, Downtown Phoenix Urban Wine Walk, Urban Ale Trail encourages ale enthusiasts to visit bars and restaurants located in close proximity to Metro Light Rail to enjoy wallet-friendly craft beer samples—from lagers and pilsners to porters and stouts—many of which are brewed in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson, Prescott and Sedona. These Downtown, Midtown and Uptown beer outposts will also be serving snacks with their suds samples, because hikers constantly need to refuel.

Twenty-five Downtown bars and restaurants are participating in Urban Ale Trail, led by co-sponsor District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, which will be handing out FREE commemorative Urban Ale Trail beer growlers to the first 300 hikers who visit their summit on the day of the event. Access the Urban Ale Trail map and click each participant for beer lists and pricing or use this handy hiker’s guide that charts courses based on degree of difficulty.

Urban Ale Trail is shaping up to be a legendary ascent but don’t get off course: make sure you participate responsibly by taking light rail, hailing a cab, calling Uber or riding your bike.

If You Go
• What: Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail

• When: Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 – 6 p.m.

• Cost: FREE to attend; samples are $2-$3 each

• Where: Restaurants located near Metro Light Rail, from Downtown north to Uptown