The new Stark County brewery trail has an official name.

It’ll be called Hall of Fame Hops Stark County Craft Brewery Tour — or just Hall of Fame Hops for short.

The name makes sense, considering Stark County is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

“At first, we were thinking a more regional Stark County direction because our brewers are spread around the county but they all wanted to tie in with the Hall of Fame,” said Tonja Marshall, vice president of marketing and communication at Visit Canton, also known as the Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “That’s our claim to fame and what we’ve hung our hat on.”

The trail kicks off April 1 and passports will be available at the participating breweries and within the 2018 Visit Canton Travel Guide.

The confirmed participating breweries and locations are: Canton, The Crush House at Gervasi (which partners with Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.), Fat Head’s, Lockport, Maize Valley, Mucky Duck, Paradigm Shift, Royal Docks and Sandy Springs. Shale and Muskellunge also are tentative locations, depending on their relocation and opening dates, respectively.

Everyone who finishes the tour will receive a commemorative bamboo flight board and be eligible for a drawing to win a package for two to the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week in August 2019. In subsequent years, the tourism agency plans to offer tasting glasses to fill out the flight board.

Visit Canton is still building the website but you can check it out at

The Stark County trail is the latest brew path to pop up in Ohio. Others include the Columbus Ale Trail, Summit Brew Path and new Ohio-Pennsylvania Ale Trail.