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American Microbrewery Tour

Dogfish Head Factory

Forbes.com has assembled a list of the ‘Ten Top American Microbreweries Worth A Visit’, and I’d say it’s a pretty good start for anyone looking to create a beer-related bucket list.

The list is as follows:

  • Samuel Adams, Boston
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, Deleware
  • Brooklyn Brewery, New York City
  • Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, California
  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon
  • Rogue Ales Brewery, Newport, Oregon
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Road Dog’s Brewery Tour, Seattle
  • Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, Maine
  • Live Oak Brewing Company, Austin, Texas

If you’re interested in visiting any of these breweries, the article gives a good description of what makes each one unique and why it’s worth a visit, so I recommend you take a look.

[Forbes – Ten Top American Microbreweries Worth A Visit]

Equinox And Yendra Built Cycles Create The Keg Trike

We’ve seen a beer car, but what about a beer bike?

Bootlegger Tricycle

In Fort Collins, Colorado, Equinox Brewing aims to keep their beer as local and sustainable as possible, so they’ve decided to only serve kegs to places they can deliver to by foot or pedal.

Transporting a 160lb keg using only human power isn’t easy though, so they decided to get creative and enlisted the help of Yendra Built Cycles to design and build a custom trike that can transport kegs with just a single person’s pedal power, called the Bootlegger tricycle.

Bootlegger Tricycle Plans

The main feature of the keg trike is a low platform that sits between the two front wheels to hold the keg. A locking brake allows the rider to ‘park’ the trike while loading and unloading, and the rear wheel is off a unicycle so the trike can easily soak up bumps and other obstacles.

Bootlegger Trike Rider

The trike is still in prototype phase as they work on finishing the steering, but when it’s all complete and sporting a fresh new paint job, I can’t think of a better way to get fresh beer from brewery to bar and back again.

[Inhabitat – Equinox Keg Trike]