Ales on Rails

This event reoccurs on selected days. See the website for more information.

The first sign of autumn isn’t always the changing of the leaves; sometimes it’s the changing of the kegs. When the air turns crisp, and pint glasses are raised in celebration, it can only mean that Oktoberfest has arrived. Ales on Rails is Verde Canyon Railroad’s way of toasting this German tradition, providing a rollicking farewell to summer beginning Tuesday, September 17, and running through Sunday, October 31, 2024. Sample a wide range of local Arizona breweries, richly crafted beers ranging from the lightest pilsners to the hoppiest IPAs to the deepest stouts the Copper State has to offer. Ales on Rails may be prepurchased with train tickets to include a beer tasting and a lunch at the depot prior to the train's departure plus a souvenir stainless steel pint glass.

Leave the confines of city life in favor of high-spirited fun on an unforgettable journey around every bend and over every bridge as the train winds through its beautiful and historic red-rock corridor this autumn. Surrounded by the colors of the season, the flavors of Arizona, and the curves of the Verde River, a trip aboard the train inspires wonder – and fills cameras. 

300 N Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
$155 includes: beer-tasting, souvenir stainless-steel beer cup, lunch prior to boarding, and a train ticket for the 1pm departure.
Recurring daily
From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
(800) 293-7245
(800) 293-7245