Imagine you’ve been on the road for hours, watching the beautiful landscapes pass you by, and waiting eagerly for your destination to arrive. Not that the drive itself hasn’t been fulfilling—it’s just that once you’re done driving, there’s a lot of great beer waiting for you. Sounds pretty nice, right?
For Brian Devine and Maria Scarpello, that dream is a reality. Since 2010, they’ve traveled across the country in their RV, named Stanley, seeking out all the best beer destinations the land has to offer, from breweries, to pubs, to festivals, and much more. Like so many great adventures, it happened on a whim—the couple set out on their trip, but without any clear direction, and upon stopping in Colorado Springs, they just decided to see if there was a brewery nearby. From there on out, they made it their mission to check out all of the best beer-related sights, and the rest is history, history captured in their blog The Roaming Pint.
For any beer or travel enthusiast, this blog is a must read for a lot of different reasons. For starters, it provides a great look at the best beer destinations in various locations throughout the country, and Brian and Maria have been to a lot, so there’s no shortage of those. Whether you’re on a short vacation or a cross-country trip, you can check where the best beer can be found nearby, courtesy of The Roaming Pint. Furthermore, a ton of their content features other bloggers, writers, and photographers, serving as a distillation of all the top beer-centric opinions on the web, in addition to spotlighting other beer travelers. While a travel blog in many ways, The Roaming Pint functions as a great source of commentary about the craft beer industry at large, and, therefore, even for those who aren’t prolific travelers but are beer connoisseurs, it has some informative posts.
Similarly, even for people who wouldn’t describe themselves as beer aficionados, the blog provides some great insight for general RVers and other travelers. For example, Brian and Maria’s two companions are their dogs, Ernie and Buddha, and anyone interested in taking dogs on an RV excursion should check out The Roaming Pint for some background on them and what it’s like to travel with them. Considering that beer-specific travel involves normal travel, with all its difficulties and rewards, The Roaming Pint provides a lot of good information on these, serving as a good source for stories that can be quite illuminating to other RV enthusiasts or travelers.
So take a seat, crack open a cold one, and enjoy all The Roaming Pint has to offer. Maybe one day you’ll follow Brian and Maria’s footsteps and wander the land in search of nothing but some good beer.
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