The Beverage: 10+ of the best beers these towns have to offer
The Silipint: Custom Ale Trail Pints in Bend, Fayetteville, Flagstaff, and Traverse City
Does adventure make you a little thirsty? Well grab your day pack and head to one of the already-legendary Ale Trails in Bend, OR, Fayetteville, NC, Flagstaff, AZ, or Traverse City, MI. These treks take endurance and drive, but rather than a sweat-inducing, blister-forming march, this system of trails is all about quenching your beer-loving thirst.
Some folks have the stamina to charge through 10 or more breweries, countless samples, and more than a few strong pints in one day. We recommend a more leisurely pace. Give yourself the whole weekend and enough time to stop in a bookstore for supplemental local lore or to explore the setting that inspired each community’s talented brewers. You’ll create (and probably even remember) better memories of your sure-to-be-epic experience.