Rest Day = Beer Ride

Saturdays are rest days for me. Today was an awesome rest day! But before that, I did run this morning since I missed my short run from yesterday. It was a 4 mile easy & fun shrot run today – check it out:

CIM Training Short Run – 4 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.

Now, on to my fun rest day, which actually wasn’t quite a rest day but super fun. My boyfriend and I decided to ride to a few places this afternoon and have yummy beer. TADA…best day ever!! Simple as that.

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On our way to our first destination…The Shack in East Sacramento. Riding through the Fab 40’s. Nice ride.

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Made it! Had lunch and our first round of drinks here. Good food and good beer!!

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Trying to lock up our bikes. We’re new to this and it took a minute to get them situated.

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This is what my boyfriend ordered. It is from The Brewing Lair and it is a Citra Solo Pale Ale. Whatever you are doing right now stop, go get this beer and enjoy! (wait – finish reading my blog and then go get it). This beer smelled amazing – hoppy, floral, sweet,refreshing – and tasted just as good as it smelled. It is one of my new favorites and I’ll be seeking out their other beers when I want a drink so I can see how they compare.

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This is what I ordered. I didn’t know the bottle had a Monty Python label and I loved the label….sadly, that is pretty much all I loved about this beer. It was the Black Sheep Holy Grail Ale. It was pretty tasteless and boring.

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On to our next destination!

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Next stop was Pangaea Two Brews Cafe . We were here the other week and had some good beer & food (notice a pattern here…is eating and drinking all I do?). So a flight tasting here is interesting cause you get to pick 5 of the beers they offer on tap and that is your flight. Sorry to say that I don’t remember what we chose because they were out of some so we had to keep choosing different beer to try. Also sorry to say that I didn’t care much for anything we got. BUT they do offer good beer here, we just chose beer we haven’t had before cause we wanted to try something new.

The last beer on my left (your right) was awful!! It tasted syrupy and bitter. I wish I knew what it was so I could warn you to never drink it! The others were just okay.

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Our final stop was Track 7 Brewery . This was purposely the last stop because I have heard amazing things and wanted to end on a high note 🙂

These were our tastings:

Dirty Hobo Brown

Delta King Saison

Panic 1A IPA

Soulman Stout

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We were not disappointed by any of these beers. Even the Saison – which is not my kind of beer – had good flavor and is something I would drink if in the right mood. Their Panic IPA was AMAZING and their Soulman Stout was the best stout I have ever had! I am a stout girl, love them, and I don’t just throw out things like “best beer ever” without meaning it. Well, maybe I do, who knows. But this place is awesome and is my new favorite brewery.

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What I really loved is that we got this nice glass with our tastings. What I really, really loved is we got 4 – 3oz tastings, a glass and a pint of Soulman Stout to enjoy all for $14! The flight is $10 the beer was $4. 12oz of deliciousness for 4$?? I’ll take it.

Another thing I loved is this new dog friend we made 🙂

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If you’re in the Sacramento area and want some good beer head out to Track 7. You won’t be disappointed. While we were there (about 45 min or so) I saw lots of people come in and enjoy some beer and at least 7 people come to fill their growlers. Obviously people like this place. Keep it up Track 7!!

It is hard to see but this is the view from the brewery, headed back to the city.

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How do you know we like your beer? We take some coasters.

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3 thoughts on “Rest Day = Beer Ride

  1. Great idea. Don’t have to worry about drinking and driving. Nice. I did notice that the more beer you guys drank, the more you seem to like the beer. Hmmmm. That happens to me too. I’ve done pub runs, I’ll have to try the Pub Ride!

  2. Just found your blog from the Sacramento bloggers site. I’m also a runner in Sac!

    I love the Shack and Track 7, but I haven’t tried Pangea Two Brews Cafe yet. Sounds like a good one to check out! 🙂

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