Knoxville, TN– The Knoxville Area Brewers Association KABA has partnered with Visit Knoxville to create the Knoxville Ale Trail. This is the first Ale Trail of its kind in Knoxville and will be supported with maps and a website The trail will be an added experience for Knoxville and its visitors to sample and learn about ales and lagers.

“Knoxville’s craft brewing scene is right on tap. This Ale Trail puts Knoxville on par with any craft beer destination,” says Kim Bumpas, President, Visit Knoxville. “We have a passionate set of people with KABA and it is great to collaborate with them on this new venture.”

“The Knoxville Ale Trail is an excellent way for the Knoxville Area Brewers Association to highlight everything the area has to offer when it comes to craft breweries and its related businesses and adventures,” states Zack Roskop, KABA Secretary. “Working with Visit Knoxville to promote the Ale Trail to those visiting our scruffy little city was the perfect partnership to make this vision a reality, and we couldn't be more excited about what the future holds.”

The first run of the Ale Trail map can be found in the Visit Knoxville Visitors Centers, as well as many of the breweries around town. This map will guide you to some of the craft breweries that actually have tasting rooms, as well as show you the breweries that are on tap around town. Alliance Brewery, Balter Beerworks, Blackhorse Pub and Brewery, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Crafty Bastard, Downtown Grill and Brewery, Last Days of Autumn and SawWorks Brewing have brick and mortar facilities where you can taste the beer. Fanatic Brewing, Cold Fusion Brewing, Bluetick Brewing and Blackberry Farm can be found around Knoxville.

The trail maps will help people create an itinerary around their trip to Knoxville. Hiking, biking and craft beer are around every corner here. If you need a place to stay, so you can check out all of the experiences in Knoxville, click on to book a room.

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Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau) is the official CVB for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Visit Knoxville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private company that works together with the community, business leaders and local and state government to further develop Knoxville as a premier leisure, meetings and travel destination.