CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Dozens of people are braving the heat on the Charlottesville Ale Trail to support small craft brewers. The event featured six Downtown breweries where people stayed for an hour, enjoyed the beer and then walked to the next brewery.

This year had a new option of buying a V.I.P. pass which included six tickets to use at different stops.

"It's really to just get a better sense of the ability to experience the Downtown community on foot and to really enjoy the local craft beer scene. To raise awareness about the Charlottesville Ale Trail,” said Page Wood, co-director of Ale Trail.

The Charlottesville Ale Trail is a 2.3-mile urban pedestrian beer trail and can be done at any time throughout the year.