Fort Collins Ale Trail app on tap
Nineteen breweries partnered with the Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club to launch the Fort Collins Ale Trail, complete with an app that guides people to beer around the town and with net proceeds going to local charities. The Fort Collins Ale Trail app, which can be downloaded from the Apple or Google stores, features an interactive map of participating breweries. A $20 upgrade, purchased through the app or at the ale trail’s website, provides users with a prepaid $1 coupon to use at each brewery on the trail. Connoisseurs can track their progress on the app. Once they hit all the participating breweries, they earn a commemorative beer glass. In addition to receiving discounts on beer, users can choose where the proceeds from their purchase are directed. For the launch, users can choose between four local charities: Coalition for the Poudre Watershed, Food Bank of Larimer County, Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Center and Rotary Foundation for Polio Eradication. Each quarter, a council of members for the Rotary Club and the breweries will select new charities. The participating breweries are Black Bottle Brewery, Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing, DC Oakes Brewhouse and Eatery, Fort Collins Brewery, Gilded Goat Brewing, High Hops Brewery, Horse & Dragon Brewing, Intersect Brewing, Jessup Farm Barrel House, Mash Lab Brewing, Maxline Brewing, McClellan’s Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing, Old Colorado Brewing, Prost Brewing, Rally King Brewing, Snowbank Brewing and Zwei Brewing.