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(Press Release provided by TC Ale Trail™)

TRAVERSE CITY: “Two trails diverged, and I took the RIVER with great beer.”

“Paddle for Pints” Brewery Pub Crawl Paddle, TC Ale Trail™’s Route via the Boardman River in Traverse City is back for its third year on February 23, 2015. The annual event, created by the TC Ale Trail™ will have EIGHT outings in 2015: June 6 & 27, July 6, 8, 18 and 25, and August 8 & 15.

Paddle For Pints is a fun and memorable way to experience six local breweries, all accessible via the Boardman River. Paddle for Pints will launch three waves of paddlers on all event dates; each wave is limited to the first 125 participants. Tickets will be available for purchase at on Friday, February 27th at 9:00am.

All Paddle for Pints events begin with a check-in at The Filling Station Microbrewery, where we encourage participants to enjoy lunch, then proceed to launch from Hull Park. Check-in includes picking up the TC Ale Trail™ Paddle for Pints packet, consisting of an official 2015 T- shirt, a pair of sunglasses, stickers, tattoos, the official TC Ale Trail™ passport and a $1 beer token and more, all for only $35. Cherry Festival dates (July 6 & 8 include a $5 beer token and Cherry Festival Pin for the beer tent!)

After launching from Hull Park, just a short walk from The Filling Station Microbrewery on Boardman Lake, the group will paddle to Right Brain Brewery, Brewery Ferment, Rare Bird Brewpub, ending at Clinch Park then walking to North Peak and The Workshop. On July 6 & 8 the group is then encouraged to walk to the Cherry Festival Beer tent. These Cherry Festival date tickets include a $5 beer token and $5 tent pin with the Paddle For Pints purchase price.

Paddle for Pints participants will have access to a delivered rental from The River TC, located at Clinch Park. All rentals, including single kayaks, double kayaks, will be available in addition to the ticket price. All rentals are available for purchase through the Paddle for Pints website.

Don’t forget! Stamp your TC Ale Trail™ passport at each of the participating breweries along your Paddle for Pints adventure! Visit the three additional breweries in the area and turn your passport in at The Filling Station Microbrewery to receive your free silicone pint glass – a Silipint™!

Tickets are limited to 125 tickets for each of the three waves on each date. Limited event waterproof bags and other merchandise will be available on event dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27, 2015, and can be purchased at We look forward to seeing you at the third annual Paddle For Pints!


For more information about the Traverse City Ale Trail™, “Paddle For Pints” Brewery Pub Paddle event, please visit, email Troy Daily at or call 231.288.7676