Paddle for Pints

Paddle for Pints
Photo Courtesy of TC Ale Trail - Paddle for Pints
Photo Courtesy of TC Ale Trail – Paddle for Pints

With August quickly disappearing, we only have a short time to complete the activities on our summer to-do lists. Well, I am here to inform you of an item that may not already be on that to-do list but should take top priority: Paddle for Pints. This is a Brewery Pub Crawl put on by the new TC Ale Trail taking place on August 16th and 17th. Yes, you read that right, PADDLE for Pints. Just try and tell me that there is something better out there. There are five fantastic breweries located on or near the Boardman River, and participants will access these breweries by kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up paddle boarding down this calm, slow-moving river.

Paddle for Pints will start out at The Filling Station, with floating vessels being launched into the Boardman Lake at Hull Park. Check-in for both days starts at noon, with official launching beginning at 1:30PM. After leaving Hull Park, the group will paddle to Right Brain Brewery, Brewery Ferment, North Peak, and finally, The Workshop. Paddle for Pints will officially end at Clinch Park, where participants are encouraged to head to the Open Space for either Paella in the Park (Friday night) or the Great Wakes Festival (Saturday night).

If you do not own a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddle board, your ticket to Paddle for Pints includes a 50% off discount to rent from The River TC. Tickets are $20, or $45 if you need to rent a floating craft. Tickets also include a discount of 50% off to Paella in the Park and the Ozomatli concert. The purchase of a ticket to Paddle for Pints also includes a waterproof pouch, a pair of sunglasses, bottle opener, koozie, water bottle with carabiner, sticker, $1 beer token, and an official TC Ale Trail Passport. All tickets can be purchased online, but do it quickly! Only 50 people can participate on Friday the 16th and 100 on Saturday the 17th.

Will you be participating in Paddle for Pints? Will you be kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up paddle boarding?