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Bobcat Brew Trail

  • Important Trail Information

    The trail will run July 1 - June 30 each year. The record of check-ins will be deleted at the end of June, and the trail will start again.

    We will mail earned trail gear monthly. Please be patient as we process check-ins and mailings. Trail gear can only be shipped within the contiguous US.

Traversing the Trail

Are you ready to start your brewery journey?  Through the Bobcat Brew Trail, we invite you to visit the breweries of Ohio University alumni across the state. While you travel the trail, not only will you enjoy delicious brews, or the drink of your choice, you’ll connect with fellow OHIO alumni, explore new towns, come back for an old favorite or discover a hidden gem, all while supporting your fellow Bobcats! 

Beer stein with text below to scan QR code to check in.

Trail Etiquette

So, how does the brew trail work? Each time you visit a participating Bobcat brewery, check-in at that location by scanning the QR code displayed on the “Trail Blaze” sign in the brewery. Complete the full form, including the photo proof of your visit. Your photo proof can be a selfie, an artsy picture of your brew, or a photo of the brewery menu, whatever proves that you were there.

Only one visit to each brewery/location will be counted in your check-in count. If a brewery has multiple locations, each location can count as a check-in.

Check-in Now

Trail Blaze Sign

Look out for this blaze at each participating brewery and scan that QR code to check-in.

Brew Trail Gear

As you travel along the trail, checking in at Bobcat breweries, you will earn brew trail themed gear, like this official stein!

Earning Your Trail Gear

We will track your progress along the trail as you check-in at participating breweries. You can earn the following gear as you travel the trail.

July 1, 2024- June 30, 2025 Gear:

  • 3 unique check-ins: Koozie
  • 6 unique check-ins: Official Brew Trail Stein
  • 12 unique check-ins: Bobcat Brew Trail T-shirt
  • 24 unique check-ins: Customized Insulated Growler

Trail gear will be sent utilizing the email address and mailing address from your Brew Trail account, so make sure it’s your accurate contact information.

Silver beer stein with Bobcat Brew Trail logo.



Are we missing a Bobcat brewery along the trail? Let us know! Email with the brewery details. 


Current criteria to join the trail – brewery owner or head brewer must be an Ohio University alumnus. 



Two people working on brewing.

For some, the trail starts with a Craft Brewing Certificate at OHIO. There are two brewing certificate pathways: one for those interested in the science of brewing and one for those interested in the entrepreneurial aspects of running a business.

Learn More Here