SRT Ale Supports the Schuylkill River Trail
For the past three years, Sly Fox Brewery in Pottstown, in collaboration with the Schuylkill River Greenways NHA, has produced the seasonal SRT Ale to benefits and celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT). To date, money donated from Sly Fox from the sale of SRT Ale has totaled more than $12,000. We are using the funds for our Safe Crossings program, adding signs and improving road markings at intersections where the trail crosses major roadways.
SRT Ale is available from April through September. Each year it is introduced on Earth Day weekend, with a series of trail cleanups and recreational events known as the SRT Spree. The season for SRT Ale ends officially every September with a check presentation to Schuylkill River Greenways. The check is presented to our Executive Director during the Sly Fox Can Jam Music Festival, following the Schuylkill River Greenways Ride for the River event, which is scheduled for September 29, 2018.
Love the can design? Now you can wear it!
We now have SRT Ale T-shirts available! These 100% cotton shirts are designed based on the popular SRT Ale can and feature our Schuylkill River Trail website. All T-shirt sales support the Schuylkill River Heritage Area! Click here to learn more or purchase a shirt.
Check out our Highlights from the 2016 Spreekend
About the SRT SPREE
Every spring, when Sly Fox re-introduces the seasonal SRT Ale, we partner with them on the SRT Spree--a weekend of activities that focus on the Schuylkill River Trail. The Spree includes a 50K relay race, group kayak paddle, and a series of trail cleanups. All events conclude with the SRT Spree festival at St. Michael's Park in Mont Clare.
The Spree began in 2015, with a five-day launch event in which a two-man Sly Fox team journied 110 miles along the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail, traveling from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia. Throughout, they carried SRT Ale flags attached to their kayaks,bicycles, and even on horses. Read more
HIDDEN RIVER, PUBLIC TRAIL
The Schuylkill River Trail and accompanying Water Trail are well-used recreational resources that follow the length of the beautiful Schuylkill River. Recreational usage on and along the river is growing exponentially as the surrounding population does, and consequently, more resources will be required to complete, protect and maintain the trail. Starting in Pottsville, PA and winding through the Schuylkill Highlands to Philadelphia, the river was historically flanked by railroad lines that have since been converted to paved and gravel trails as part of the Greater Philadelphia's Regional Trail Network. The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area, managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway Association, works to promote and improve the entire Schuylkill River Trail and operates and maintains about 30 trail miles in Berks and Schuylkill Counties.
Not only is Sly Fox Brewing Company's SRT Ale contributing to trail upkeep, but the beer is a tribute to every step, paddle and pedal on the trail.