Samuel Adams has donated $300,000 to the nonprofit Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. for its new Brewing Heritage Trail in Cincinnati.

“Cincinnati is such a special city to me,” Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch, who grew up in Cincinnati, said this week in a prepared statement. “Not only is it my hometown, but also where my brewing story, and so many other brewers’ stories, began. I’m proud to support the Brewing Heritage Trail and its mission to celebrate the rich brewing history that Cincinnati was built on and the center for American brewing that it is today.”

Samuel Adams operates a production brewery downtown and earlier this month opened a tasting room along the trail.

The Brewing Heritage Trail is designed to preserve and celebrate the community's brewing past. It will consist of a 2.1-mile walking trail with permanent signage, inlaid bronze medallion wayfinding in the sidewalks, public art installations, guided walking tours, and a smartphone app with self-guided tours and augmented reality experiences.

The first segment is being built.

For more details about the trail, click here.