In two years’ time, downtown Fresno’s craft beer scene has experienced momentous growth. Two established and flourishing breweries – Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. and Full Circle Brewing Co. – have cemented themselves as not only downtown anchors, but game-changers in the craft beer world.
Over the course of the next few months, three new breweries will open up in downtown Fresno – HOP PK, 411 Broadway Spirits & Ales, and Zack’s Brewing Company. These five breweries will form a community focused on advancing Fresno’s craft beer scene and expanding the newly-formed Brewery District. Encompassing downtown’s distinctive energy; these breweries represent a spirit you’ll find along Fresno’s streets, with flavors you can’t get anywhere else.
In March the Downtown Fresno Partnership (DFP) announced the Downtown Fresno Ale Trail as an experience completely unique to downtown Fresno. Designed for locals and visitors alike, the Ale Trail will be comprised of these five craft breweries, and will officially open this fall. So, grab a drinking buddy, maybe even a hiking buddy, and join in for this authentically Fresno activity.
Start by picking up a passport at one of the five breweries; visit each stop on the trail tracking your travels and collecting a stamp. Once you have them all, turn in your passport for a limited-edition Downtown Fresno Ale Trail prize.
And, if you can’t wait to test out the trail, catch a sneak peek at the Fulton Street Party, happening October 21. This event will feature a car cruise, exclusive pop-up shops, drink and food specials from Fulton restaurants, live music and street art, and the chance to meet the brewers and sample the beers of the Ale Trail. Head over to DFP’s Facebook page @DowntownFresno for more info on this event.
For more info about each of these breweries, and the opening of the Downtown Fresno Ale Trail, stay updated on all things brewing by following along on Facebook and Instagram @DowntownFresnoAleTrail.