Numerous breweries have produced seasonal or one-off running-themed beers in recent years, including Pace-Setter Belgian-Style Wit (Mavericks Brewing Co.), Blue Mile Extra Pale Ale (Flat 12 Bierwerks), Runner’s High-P-A (Lagunitas Brewing Co.), Tail Wind IPA (Big Boss Brewing Co.), 200-Meter IPA (Rogue Ales Brewery/Track Town Ales) and Marathon Blonde (Toner Brewing Co.). Those beers have all gone away, but the photos below depict six running-themed brews available now.
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Sufferfest Epic Pilsner—Sufferfest Beer Co., San Francisco
With full-bodied earth tones and a hint of spice, the Epic’s Saaz hops bring a zesty start, followed by a rich grain flavor to finish like a winner. ABV: 5.1 percent IBU: 30
Ghost Runners 5K IPA—Ghost Runners Brewery, Vancouver, Wash.
A bold, bitter Northwest IPA with notes of pine, orange and grapefruit. ABV: 6.4 percent IBU: 95
Samuel Adams 26.2 Brew—Boston Brewing Co., Boston
This light-bodied Gose-style ale features Samuel Adams’ two-row pale malt blend and Saaz Noble hops with a finish that has a hint of coriander and crisp citrus notes. ABV: 4.5 percent IBU: 15
Ninkasi Beer Run IPA— Ninkasi Brewing, Eugene, Ore.
Beer Run is an invigorating, full-flavored IPA with a hint of mulled spices and a mild aroma of citrus. ABV: 7.3 percent IBU: 80
Hellacious Repeats Double IPA—Ghost Runners Brewery, Vancouver, Wash.
Ghost Runners calls this the ultimate reward for pushing your mind and body beyond comprehension. This slightly citrus, creamy double IPA is made with Magnum Hops and premium grain for a taste that won’t quit. ABV: 8.4 percent; IBU: 90
Sufferfest Taper IPA—Sufferfest Beer Co., San Francisco
This bold-tasting IPA sports soft caramel notes, and balances its bitterness and hop aroma with a bright, clean aftertaste. ABV: 7.5 percent IBU: 67.3