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Take it from the tap: Going on a beer run

Mikkeller Running Club San Diego

Mikkeller Running Club San Diego.

Drink your brew guilt free after joining up with one of these San Diego area brewery running clubs.

Go: Resolve to get in shape — with beer! At least two local breweries sponsor running clubs, blending good cardiovascular workouts with good craft brews.

Know (1): The Thursday Beer Run Club meets 6:30 p.m. weekly at Eppig Brewing’s Shelter Island beer garden. After a 3-mile jog around Shelter Island, most athletes return to Eppig to, ahem, rehydrate. Read more about the partnering running club here

Know (2): Mikkeller Running Club San Diego meets monthly, usually on a Saturday morning. Check the Facebook page — facebook.com/mrcsandiego — for times, places and beers.

Pro: At Eppig, runners are treated to $1 off the normal $7 pint price Thursday nights.

Thursday Beer Run Club

Thursday Beer Run Club.

Glow: Stephanie Eppig, the brewery’s co-owner, says most runners order a pilsner or another lager. “Something light and refreshing,” she said. “But now that it’s getting colder, a few people are switching over to stouts and schwarzbier.”

Eppig Brewing Waterfront Biergarten
2817 Dickens St., Shelter Island
619.756.6825, eppigbrewing.com

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
9366 Cabot Dr., Mira Mesa
858.381.3500, mikkellersd.com

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