This is the seventh edition of the Tampa Bay Ale Trail. What started as a simple idea to encourage people to visit breweries has turned into 

something with a life of its own. Your enthusiasm for this and your continued support means the world to us. It brings us so much joy when breweries sign up annually and have nothing but wonderful things to say about you. We often say beer people are the best people, but you prove it. 

 

Last year we introduced regional icons that were very well received. They not only helped make sense of our widespread regions, they also caught the attention of the Craft Beer Marketing Awards. We just thought they were a fun idea, then we won two Crushies for the change. So they’re here to stay and we worked them in to our prizes. Completing 83 breweries is a daunting task usually only accomplished by somewhere between 20-30 enthusiastic hikers every year. This year we’ve doubled the number of prizes offering one for each region completed. They are individual pins that represent each regional icon. We’ll have a lanyard available separately for those who want to wear their pins to events. 

 

We are pleased to announce the improved program that allows you, the hiker, to choose your own path. Our smallest regions (Dunedin, East Trail, and Ybor) each have seven stops. So now you could have three prizes for 21 stops whereas last year the first prize started at 20 stops. And for those eager to finish the entire Trail, you will receive this year’s challenge coin. This coin is the key to a puzzle which will reward you with next year’s book on us if solved.

 

How it Works

How to Use Your Passport:

Visit a participating brewery and present this passport when you purchase a beer (pint, flight, package-to-go, crowler or growler fill) to receive a “First Visit” passport stamp. The more unique breweries you visit earns incentives directly from us collected at one of our Trailhead Meetups. Return to this same brewery on a future date and purchase a beer (pint, flight, package-to-go, crowler or growler fill), and receive a “Return Visit BOGO Redeemed” stamp and complimentary pint at the brewery’s discretion of equal or lesser value than the beer (pint, flight, package-to-go, crowler or growler fill) purchased.

Incentives

New this year! Now you can earn prizes for closing each region along the trail. No more need to count total stamps, it’s all about visiting each location within the 8 designated regions. For example get stamps at each Ybor location and receive the Ybor pin. Finish the Dunedin section and receive the Dunedin pin, etc. You can choose any order you like. As always, breweries that close will not count against completion.

The Fine Print

1. This Passport and associated incentive program is valid from Jan 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. All BOGO pints must be collected on or before the final date. 

2. You must be 21 years or older to participate in the Tampa Bay Ale Trail.

3. Limit one Passport per person and only one stamp may be earned per brewery per day.

4. Incentives will be distributed at Tampa Bay Ale Trail “Trailhead Meetups” held at a participating brewery. Follow our Facebook page for dates and details. The last date to collect stamps will be December 31, 2024. Breweries that close permanently will not count against the incentives.

5. Enjoy the Tampa Bay Ale Trail responsibly, do not drink and drive. Tampa Bay Beer Week, Inc, its employees and representatives are not liable for any and all damages or issues of any kind resulting from participation in the Tampa Bay Ale Trail. Use at your own risk. 

6. BOGOs are at the discretion of participating breweries. Please discuss BOGO before purchase on your return visit. 

7. Rules are subject to change without notice. 

2024 Brewery Entry Links