Grape Escape & Ales on Rails

Ales on Rails™ Beer Tasting Excursions

Take a two hour beer-tasting excursion through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. While on board, you will be introduced to five different beers. Select chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres provided. For passengers 21 and over.

Please note: The below prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

Kentucky Ales
Saturday, April 14 from  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

Enjoy the best of the best from the Bluegrass State, Kentucky Ales are climbing aboard! Climb aboard for this two hour round trip train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board, you will sample a variety of Kentucky Ales from Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company’s brews while you enjoy light catered appetizers. Tickets range from $50 and higher. Seating is assigned. Commemorative glasses included. You MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

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Session Ales
Saturday, May 5 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

What’s a session beer? It’s beer brewed with a relatively low ABV that you can sip during long sessions in the summer heat! Climb aboard for a two-hour train ride through the National Park while you enjoy five beer selections, and five light appetizers catered by Moe’s Restaurant. Tickets range from $50 and higher. Seating is assigned. Commemorative glasses included. You MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

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Midwest Ales
Saturday, June 16 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

Significant beers are like significant other, the best are from the Midwest! Climb aboard for a two-hour train ride through the National Park while you enjoy five beer selections, and five light appetizers. Tickets range from $50 and higher. Seating is assigned. Commemorative glasses included. You MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

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Great British Beers
Saturday, July 21 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station

We may have declared our independence from their governance, but Great Britain still makes some great beers! Climb aboard for a two-hour train ride through the National Park while you enjoy five beer selections, and five light appetizers. Tickets range from $50 and higher. Seating is assigned. Commemorative glasses included. You MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

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Goose Island, presented by House of LaRose
Saturday, August 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

House of LaRose is proud to present five beers from Goose Island! Climb aboard for a two-hour train ride through the National Park while you enjoy five beer selections, and five light appetizers. Tickets range from $50 and higher. Seating is assigned. Commemorative glasses included. You MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

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Grape Escape Wine-Tasting Excursions

Enjoy a two hour wine-tasting excursion on the train! While on board you will be introduced to five different wines.  Select chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres provided. For passengers 21 and over.

Please note: The below prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

Great Wines of the Great Northwest
Saturday, April 21 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

Escape to the Great Northwest for the night! Climb aboard for this evening train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board you will sample a variety of wine from Oregon and Washington. Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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RedHead & L’uva Bella
Saturday, May 12 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

Climb aboard this Mother’s Day weekend for a very special Grape Escape featuring two family owned wine brands: RedHead Wines and L’uva Bella. On board you will sample a variety of wine from RedHead Wines and L’uva Bella. Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Around the World in 5 Wines!
Saturday, June 23 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can explore the world through five wines! Climb aboard for this two-hour train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board you will sample a variety of wine, and enjoy light catered appetizers from Creekside! Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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War of the Rosés
Saturday, July 14 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Train Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station

Every rose may have a thorn, but each of these Rosés showcase only elegance! Climb aboard for this two-hour train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board you will sample a variety of wine, and  enjoy light catered appetizers from Creekside! On board you will sample a variety of wine, and enjoy light catered appetizers from Creekside! Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Seating is assigned. Tickets range from $60 and higher. You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion.

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Ales on Rails™ is sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals.