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What’s the best post-race beer garden?

Tell us your top spots for a post-race beer.


Dogfish Head, pre-race. recently posted its list of the “top 10” post-race beer gardens. 

Included in the list were the Fremont Oktoberfest 5K, the Colorado Marathon, the Shiner Beer Run Half Marathon and 5K, among others. Breweries featured at the beer gardens include Flying Fish, Odell, Redhook, Finnegan’s and more. 

I can’t say I’ve been to any on this list. But I will say the best post-race beer party I’ve been to—by far—was at the Dogfish Head Dash

Dogfish featured a costume contest, an amazing variety of food and beer and bottle-opener medals. 

But I’m also not too picky. Have some decent craft beer at the finish line, and I’m happy. 

What’s on your list of best post-race beer gardens?


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at]

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  • Randy says:

    Active sucks

    It’s nice that Flying Fish 5K made this list,

    “Starting and finishing at Flying Fish Brewery, this 5K race and finish line party includes live music, lawn games, food trucks and, of course, beer. Past years have featured …”

    … but they’ve only run it ONCE so far


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  • Joel says:

    Best I’ve been was Grand Rapids Marathon sponsored by New Holland Brewing. All you can drink craft beer about 5 different choices. Was chatting with a guy who finished a bit ahead of me and saying how nice it was that NH donated such good beer and I was glad I did. It turned out to be the owner of New Holland.

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