I love beer. After now having visited over 410 different breweries, it’s fair to say I have sampled a lot of beer (follow me on Untappd). From post-race pints and run club meeting locations, to beer miles and relays, running and the kegged nectar seem to go hand-in-hand in Oregon. Our Kegs and Legs feature is where beer drinking runners like me can go to find some new favorite beverages.
Sometimes it seems like Oregon has two major past times – running and drinking (we have a whole post on this!). While I personally take this to heart, I do acknowledge that while the social aspect of beer drinking in Oregon is as much a part of the fun, not everyone is into beer/alcohol. That can be for a variety of reasons – intolerance, beliefs, tastes – and that’s totally cool. I may do a weekly post on the stuff (and travel far and wide to check places out), but I don’t hold any ill will towards the non-drinker.
Sometimes, a reason to forego beer (or forego drinking lots of beer) is due to the caloric intake it provides. I totally get that many of our readers are in the midst of intense training regimens to get that PR, BQ, or even just get in better shape. A beer may be worth it, but expending a few hundred calories on essentially “empty” calories may not be worth it. This week’s Kegs and Legs is featuring a few beers from Athletic Brewing Company, who has this to say:
We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your ability to be healthy, active, and at your best to enjoy great beer – so we created our innovative lineup of refreshing, non-alcoholic craft beers.
We’re beer lovers at heart. But we also love being healthy, active, and at our best. These conflicting passions created an internal struggle. Why couldn’t these loves live in harmony? Yes, there was non-alcoholic beer – but we’re lovers of great tasting beer. Maybe it just wasn’t possible, but we had to give it a try. A few years and hundreds of recipes later, Athletic Brewing Company was born – the first brewery and tap room fully devoted to the production of non-alcoholic craft beer in the US. We craft our innovative recipes using only pure, all-natural ingredients in small batches at our custom, state-of-the-art brewery. Our intricate process lets you enjoy the refreshing taste of craft beer without the alcohol… So whether you’ve decided to cut alcohol out of your life for good, for a night, or for just one drink, Athletic Brewing Company provides an option without compromises.
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