Ales on Rails™

IMPORTANT UPDATE: For the safety and health of passengers, staff and volunteers, all Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) train departures have been canceled from March 13 – April 12. CVSR feels a responsibility to the community and we believe the appropriate response to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to cancel train rides.


Sample Craft Beers on the Train

Calling craft beer lovers! Climb aboard for Ales on Rails™ and sample local, national and international favorites as you ride through Cuyahoga Valley. On board, you will be served four beer samples, paired with light appetizers. Commemorative beer glasses are yours to take home! Passengers must be ages 21 and over to ride.

A Designated Driver ticket is available. Before booking, please contact us at 234-759-0100 to request a DD. A $20 discount will be applied to the regular price of the ticket and will include the appetizers and 2 non-alcoholic beverages from the concession car.

At a Glance: 

  • 2-hour beer-tasting excursion
  • 4 beer samples and light appetizers included
  • Access to concession car
  • 7:00 p.m. departure
  • $50-$90 per person, depending on seating class

Please Note: Beginning May 15th, the ADA car will be unavailable for any evening event trains due to renovation of the car. This renovation will allow for more of our special events to be wheelchair accessible. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions regarding ADA seating, contact Bryanna Chisolm at 234-759-0100.

Upcoming Dates

thirsty dog

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

Friday, May 22
Departs at 7 p.m. from Rockside Station
7-9 p.m.


Double Header! Featuring Masthead & Fathead Brewing

Friday, June 19
Departs at 7 p.m. from Rockside Station
7-9 p.m.

Wild Ohio 400x400

Wild Ohio Brewery: Tea Beer!

Friday, July 3
Departs at 7 p.m. from Rockside Station
7-9 p.m.

Thirsty Dog V Great Lakes 400x400

Battle of the Brews! Great Lakes v. Thirsty Dog

Friday, August 7
Departs at 7 p.m. from Rockside Station
7-9 p.m.

Departure Locations

Rockside Station
7900 Old Rockside Road,Independence,OH

Akron Northside Station
27 Ridge Street Akron, OH 44308

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has canceled all train rides from March 13—April 30 due to COVID-19. View More Information