The (419) is getting a formal brewery trail.

Destination Toledo has created the 419 Ale Trail and the tourism agency hopes to launch an official passport program this fall. The trail exists right now as a website listing 19 breweries in the 419 area code -- places ranging from the well-established Maumee Bay Brewing Co. in Toledo to the new Twin Oast Brewing in Port Clinton.

"We are working on a comprehensive plan where we get buy-in from everybody," said Cathy Miller, director of tourism for Destination Toledo.

The goal is to create a passport program with a prize for visiting breweries. The specific details are still being worked out. The agency also is looking for a sponsor.

The plan is to launch before the University of Toledo Rockets host the University of Miami Hurricanes on Sept. 15 to take advantage of visitors who come for the major college football game.

Justin Marx, the founder and brewer at Bowling Green Beer Works, is excited about the potential.

"I think it's a great idea," he said. "We have one of the oldest and many of the newest breweries in Ohio. They range in size as well."

He added that it will be interesting for beer drinkers to see the difference between Bowling Green, a nanobrewery, and places like Wild Side and Maumee Bay.

The Toledo brew path originally was dubbed the Black Swamp Ale Trail, but was changed to the 419 Ale Trail.

"It just has a cool ring to it," Miller said about the new name.

Toledo is the last major metropolitan area in Ohio to get a trail. Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Youngstown all have brewery trails. Canton breweries also are working on launching a path.

To check out the 419 Ale Trail, click here.