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National Beer Lover’s Day: Top Breweries and Beer Events Across the Country for RVers

 

This Saturday, September 7th is National Beer Lover’s Day (yes, it’s a real thing and yes, you should get excited). If ever there were a holiday to celebrate while on the road, this is the one! Across the nation, folks are gearing up to make their way to local microbreweries, brewpubs, and taprooms in order to celebrate this festive holiday. Get a group of friends together and go on a bar crawl in a new city you’re passing through! If you’re the athletic type there are plenty of social 5K’ and half marathon’s across the country that you can sign up for to walk, run, and get hoppy! Check out our list of the best places to drink and be merry on this one-of-a-kind holiday.

 

celebrate #nationalbeerloversday 2019

 

CRAFT BEER SCENE
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
There are over 12 notable local breweries and 100 active microbreweries in San Diego. You’re going to want to hit them all, but if you don’t have the time we suggest you at least make it to these top spots.

Stone Brewery 
Details: Sprawling global gastropub and brewery with an excellent selection of delicious brews in San Diego’s famous Liberty Station.
Address: 2816 Historic Decatur Road | San Diego, CA 92106
Hours: 10:30 AM – 9 PM

Ballast Point Brewery 
Details: Happening brewery and shop that sells basic brewing kits as well advanced systems and of course, beer on tap.
Address: 5401 Linda Vista Road #406 | San Diego, CA 92110
Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

Misson Brewery 
Details: Built near Petco Park in 1894, this microbrewery features tours and a tasting room!
Address: 1221 L Street | San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Monday – Thursday 12 – 10 PM | Friday – Sunday 12 PM – 12 AM

Green Flash Brewing 
Details: This warehouse tasting room has all the craft brews you could want, in addition to a beer garden and rotating food trucks making it your one stop shop for all things brews and food.
Address: 6550 Mira Mesa Boulvard | San Diego, CA 92121
Hours: Monday – Thursday 3 – 9 PM | Friday – Sunday 12 – 10 PM

PORTLAND, OREGON
Portland is easily considered the top craft beer city in the United States and it’s no surprise, considering it has over 85 breweries in the metro area alone. Check out our top picks for where you should spend National Beer Lover’s Day in this bustling city.

Baerlic Brewing Company 
Details: With a friendly staff, tons of seating, and bountiful beer options, what more could you want on your National Beer Lover’s Day?
Address: 2235 SE 11th Avenue | Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Monday – Thursday 4 – 10 PM | Friday 2 -11 PM | Saturday & Sunday 12 – 11 PM

The Widmer Brothers Brewery
Details: This popular gastropub serves craft beer and delicious food in a laid back environment.
Address: 929 N Russell Street | Portland, OR 97227
Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM

Culmination
Details: Step into your very own episode of Portlandia. This hip microbrewery taproom serves fresh house-made beers and delicious locally sourced snacks.
Address: 2117 NE Oregon Street | Portland, OR 97232
Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM

 

running and beer related events 2019

 

BEER RUNS ON #NATIONALBEERLOVERSDAY
Run, walk, skip and hop your way through National Beer Lover’s Day with a brew in hand at any one of these amazing events.

Oktoberfest 5K National Beer Lovers Day Social Run 
When: September 7, 2019
Where: 701 Galveston Avenue | Fort Worth, TX 76104
Cost: $20
Time: 9 AM
Notes: No dogs, bring your ID, and at the finish you’ll get three brew samples!

Craft Classic Atlanta Half Marathon & 5K
When: September 7, 2019
Where: Grant Park | Atlanta, GA 30312
Cost: $100 ( Half Marathon) | $50 (5K)
Time: 7:30 AM
Notes: By 9 AM the beer taps will be flowing! Bring your ID and get to enjoying!

Louisville Pure Tap 5K
When: September 7, 2019
Where: 3005 Rive Road | Louisville, KY 40207
Cost: $30
Time: 8:30 AM
Notes: Bring your ID and enjoy this fun, festival run!

ZombieRunner San Francisco 
When: September 7, 2019
Where: 1199 East Beach | Persidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
Cost: $40 (5 KM) $45 (1 0KM) & $50 (Half Marathon)
Time: 9 AM
Notes: There is a Kids Fun Run is for children six years and younger and best of all, it’s free! Bring your ID and once you finish the race, check out one of SF’s many breweries!

Breckenridge Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run
When: September 6-8, 2019
Where: 151 Watson Avenue (South Gondola Lot) | Breckenridge, Co 80424
Cost: $40
Time: 10 AM
Notes: This marks the 18th annual run through stunning chancing aspics and beautiful scenery in Breck. Don’t miss it and as always, bring your ID!

 

best breweries across America

 

BREWERIES
DENVER, COLORADO
Welcome to the mile high city, the place where all your brewery dreams can be fulfilled. Have you heard of the Denver Beer Triangle? This epic beer area is comprised of Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins and is home to three of the most popular breweries in America. Not convinced? Check them out below.

New Belgium
Details: Take a tour, bring your dog, enjoy brews and delicious food trucks! 
Address:
500 Linden Street | Fort Collins, CO 80524
Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM

Coors Brewery
Details:
This huge brewery offers free tours, tastings, and a gift shop! 
Address:
13th Street| Golden, CO 80401
Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM | Sunday 12 – 4 PM

Odell Brewing Company 
Details: Enjoy daily taps, live music, and the bright atmosphere of Denver’s downtown.
Address: 2945 Larimer Street | Denver, CO 80205
Hours: Sunday – Tuesday 12 PM – 10 PM | 12 PM – 12 AM

NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA
Come to North and South Carolina for the American South’s largest number of craft breweries in one state. These three breweries made Thrillist’s Top 25 Breweries in 2019 and with good reason – they’re amazing. Check them out in detail below.

Unknown Brewing
Details: This local gem is perfect to catch your favorite sports game, enjoy easy and delicious food truck snacks and of course, epic beer.
Address: 1327 S Mint Street | Charlotte, NC 28203
Hours: Monday – Closed | Tuesday – Friday 4 – 10 PM | Saturday 12 – 11 PM | Sunday 12 – 8 PM

Brewery Bhavana 
Details: This brewery is your go to hub for craft beer, dim sum, and so much more.
Address: 218 Blount Street | Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Monday – Closed | Tuesday 5 – 10 PM | Wednesday – Sunday 11:30 AM – 10 PM

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. 
Details: Enjoy 48 taps, ciders, wines, and an enormous range of ales and lagers while sitting in this stunning 6,000 square-foot warehouse turned fortress!
Address: 1505 King Street #115 | Charleston, SC 29405
Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM

New to RVing or want to brush up on your RV ettiequte? In honor of National Courtesy Month, we brought you our Top RV Living Rules to spread a little kindness this September. Do you have a road rule you live by that we didn’t cover? Leave us a comment in the section below sharing how you manage to spread cheer on the road for a chance to be featured on our blog!

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