One of the most fun ways to explore a destination is to drink your way through it! During your next trip to the Hocking Hills, make sure to put the Route 33 Brew Trail on your itinerary. Along the way, you’ll discover six craft breweries and taprooms south of Columbus, Ohio. Fresh ingredients, unique flavors, and local brews await! Don’t forget to access your free copy of our Hocking Hills Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find local recommendations on the best restaurants, shops, and attractions in our area.
Explore the Route 33 Brew Trail
The Route 33 Brew Trail was established in May 2018 as part of National Travel & Tourism Week. The trail includes six participating breweries and taprooms along Route 33. Pick up a passport at the Fairfield County Visitors Bureau or one of the stops and collect a stamp when you make a purchase at each location. Earn free swag, such as an Anchor Hocking Route 33 Brew Trail pint glass when you complete the trail.
Stops Along the Route 33 Brew Trail
Following along the Brew Trail will lead you to some of the best breweries in the Hocking Hills area. Are you ready to taste some delicious craft beer?
1. BrewDog DogTap
Just down the road from Loose Rail, BrewDog in Canal Winchester offers over a dozen beers for visitors to try. BrewDog started in Scotland and grew throughout the U.K. to the U.S. The brewery features an educational beer school and tours open to the public, as well as a premier in-house restaurant. The Ohio DogTap location also houses the world’s first craft beer hotel, the Doghouse. Sample a beer in the tasting area, stroll through funky art displays, and play a few arcade games while you’re there.
2. Loose Rail Brewing
This rustic microbrewery in Canal Winchester, Ohio, is housed in an old barn featuring outdoor seating and patriotic decor. Loose Rail Brewing offers patrons various pour sizes, from four to 64 ounces, so you can sample as many beers as you’d like. If you’re in town, don’t miss their Tuesday Crazy Train Trivia nights!
3. Combustion Brewery & Taproom
Combustion Brewery, known for their wide variety of fresh beer, is the first stop on the Brew Trail. The brewery is located in the small town of Pickerington, Ohio, and was once home to Pickerington Creamery. Learn about the building’s history and enjoy a mouthwatering cheeseboard in their open-air taproom. Combustion often hosts live music on the outdoor patio, too, so you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
4. Rockmill Brewery
The tasting room at Rockmill Brewery is located just 10 minutes outside of Lancaster, Ohio. The brewery is set on a former horse farm where guests can taste specialty brews modeled after the beers in Wallonia, Belgium. The quaint setting is perfect for a romantic picnic, family party, or a relaxing break from reality. Grab a bite to eat at Rockmill Brewery’s food truck, Backcountry Barbecue, or pick up a brown bag lunch from Kindred Spirits to bring with you.
5. Double Edge Brewery
If you’re looking for a lively brewery, Double Edge is the place to be! Double Edge is a favorite local hotspot in the heart of downtown Lancaster, and the taproom is open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Our favorite beer from Double Edge is the Rustic Sunrise, a blonde ale infused with Tanzanian coffee. While you’re there, snack on a bag of gourmet popcorn as you enjoy your beer flight.
6. Brewery 33 Hocking Hills
The Brew Trail ends 10 miles outside of Hocking Hills State Park at Brewery 33. The brewery offers 15 handcrafted brews, including their unique cocktail-inspired beers. Their Mingo Mango Gose is a must-try! Brewery 33 also serves an in-house brewed non-alcoholic root beer and cream soda, so it’s the perfect place to bring the entire family, including kids and pets.
Sip a beer on the outdoor patio and hang out by the firepit in the evenings. If you’re visiting over the weekend, join Brewery 33 for live music, food trucks, and bike nights. Check out their events calendar to learn more.
End Your Journey at the Inn at Cedar Falls
When it’s time to find a place to stay near the end of the Route 33 Brew Trail, look no further than our Hocking Hills accommodation. Finish your day with a delicious dinner at our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirits, which features food and drink from superb local vendors. Then, spend the evening relaxing at your home away from home.
Select your perfect accommodation from one of our five lodging options, including cabins, yurts, cottages, guest rooms, and lodges. Our newly built, spacious lodges are ideal for a fun-filled group getaway. The Hidden Creek Lodge, located near Ash Cave, features a wood-burning fireplace, hot tub, and fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the wrap-around porch before treating yourself to a day at the Spa at Cedar Falls. Your ultimate getaway is waiting!
Browse all of our available lodging options and start planning your next trip today!