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2012 Year in Review

By January 11, 2013Beer Travel, Infographics
Infographic summing up The Roaming Pint's 2012
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2012 was a busy year for Maria and I. We traveled from one side of the country to the other via the south and were exposed to parts of the country we had never had time time to explore before. A good three quarters of the year was spent traveling up and down the East coast discovering great beer places and meeting great people. By the time we had reached our winter destination and rang in a new year we had visited 109 new breweries in 2012. You can see our whole route here:

Infographic summing up The Roaming Pint's 2012

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Here are some of quick highlights from 2012:

2012 New Year’s | Slab City, CA
Sparkler fun in the Slabs
For the second year in a row we celebrated the new year in the deserts of Slab City.

Flagstaff Ale Trail | Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Ale Trail
Flagstaff Ale Trail founder, Geoff (upper right), invited us to check out Flagstaff’s beer scene. We brought our friends Brendan and Britta and hit up three of the four breweries. Read more…

Habitat for Humanity | Las Cruces, NM
The Roaming Pint gives back with Habitat for Humanity
The Roaming Pint gave back by helping on a Habitat for Humanity build. We were also able to spread the craft beer gospel by hosting several beer tastings with the other volunteers. Read more…

Beerliner | Austin, TX
The Beerliner is where bus meets suds.
We discovered the Beerliner when we showed up to a Texas brewers guild meeting in Austin. This sweet ride is owned by North by Northwest Brewing and dispenses suds on the side (literally). Read more…

Mardi Gras | New Orleans, LA
New Orleans
We explored the New Orleans beer scene during Mardi Gras and learned all about the local food and drink. Read more…

Molly MacGuire’s Brewery St. Patrick’s Day 5K | Pennsacola, FL
Molly McGuire's St. Patrick's Day 5K
We found out about his event the day before it happened and extended our stay in Pensacola to participate. Read more…

OCCUPY Rare Bottle Share | Tarpon Springs, FL
OCCUPY Rare Bottle Share
We met Bob Lorber at Cigar City Brewing while he was giving a tour. After hearing our story he scheduled one his epic bottle shares at Saint Somewhere Brewery for us. Much imbibing ensued.

Walking / Drinking Ghost Tour | Savannah, GA
Ghost tour of Savannah's ghost ridden bars and brewery.
Savannah is known for it’s super natural history. We found a ghost tour that focuses on haunted water holes including Savannah’s only brewery. Read more…

Omaha Beer Fest | Omaha, NE
Omaha Beer Fest
There just happened to be a beer fest when Maria flew back to Omaha to visit her family. A great opportunity to hang out with two of her favorite breweries: Free State Brewing and Nebraska Brewing Company. 🙂

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience  | Washington D.C.
Savor: an American craft beer and food experience
With a hefty price tag this isn’t an event to attend every year, but should definitely be attended at least once in your lifetime. Savor combines tasty food with delicious craft beer!   Read more…

Brooklyn Brewery | Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Brewery tour
We joined the Brooklyn Brewsers home brewer club for a tour of Brooklyn Brewery given by none other than Garrett Oliver. Afterwords we sampled some “ghost beers” from deep in Garrett’s cellar. Read more…

Exploring the Canadian Craft Beer Scene | Niagara, ON
Niagara Teaching Brewery and Oast House Brewers.
We got to see several sides of the Canadian craft beer scene during our visit to Ontario and I expect to see it boom in the next 10 years. Read more…

The Brew Ridge Trail | Charlottesville, VA
Brew Ridge Trail
The Brew Ridge Trail consists of 5 breweries that are located near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nothing beats a beautiful view and delicious brews. Read more…

With so many great memories it’s fun to look back and see how far we’ve come. We are truly blessed to have met the new friends we have, countless of you along the way. Thank you for continuing to support us here at The Roaming Pint, this journey would be much lonelier without you!!

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