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6 Brew Experiences To Consider on National Beer Day

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | April 07, 2016

6 Brew Experiences To Consider on National Beer Day

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Thursday, April 7 is National Beer Day. And we know that none of you took it off from work, because that kind of act of truancy would be irresponsible, immature and, well, awesome.

Make up for the fact that you are working this fine day with a promise that you will celebrate another day.

We decided it would be appropriate to suggest some trips and experiences you may want to try at some point.

Consider this a bucket list that you can accomplish by the pint or, if you are the epic sort, by the growler.

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Bask in Beer City Beer:

If you eat, sleep and dream beer then you may want to book a stay at Grand Rapids’ JW Marriot, which has a Beer City USA package to enjoy.

And the party starts immediately as four local brews are delivered to your room the second you arrive, which is nice for the sort who need a drink after maneuvering the initial throes of travel.

There is also a Beer City Passport, which allows you to enjoy 15 local brew tours. It’s like you died and went to beer heaven.

Savor The Oldest Beers in New York City:

The above video is a deep dive into a city’s mystery: Finding the oldest bar in NYC.

Maybe it’s just us, but the video, besides being unbelievably captivating, also called to us as a challenge of sorts.

We now want to drink a beer at each of the three mentioned above: McSorley's Old Ale House (15 E 7th St, New York), Neir's Tavern (87-48 78th St, Woodhaven) and Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl St, New York).”

Spa Day:

If you aren’t so much into drinking the stuff but would rather rub its ingredients over your body then there is something for you in Grand Rapids.

By now you realize they take their beer mighty seriously here. So it shouldn’t shock you that the Amway Grand Plaza actually has a beer spa treatment to enjoy.

IP Yay:

There are multitudes of breweries around the nation that deserve your attention, but perhaps it’s prudent to tip our glass to one that embraces the nation’s IPA craze.

Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA) offers various tours including a three hour Geek Tour ($30) that will immerse you in all things Sierra Nevada.

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Historic Chicago:

Adjacent to the Hilton Chicago is Kitty O’Sheas, which boasts of being the oldest Irish bar in the city.

Thankfully, you can enjoy a pint and get a tour of the place from one of the knowledgeable bartenders.

Walking Tour:

One thing we absolutely adore is a good beer crawl.

Those in Kentucky’s Lexington area can get on the The Brewgrass Trail and be glad that they took that figurative road.

Get a passport and make your way through eight breweries where you will enjoy good company and fantastic food.

Sadly, at some point you will have to sober up and head on home. But this is the best part of your future beer trip – the planning process.

So pull up a pint of your own and consider where you might head on out to next.


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