A very fun, first-ever event is taking place in Rochester, Minnesota tomorrow, November 18th. If you're a runner and you like to drink beer then grab your friends and lace up your running shoes for this event!

Honestly, though, you don't have to run. You could walk or bike instead. This is the first-ever Brewery Poker Run that's taking place with the help of all five breweries in Rochester.

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Let's run through these amazing breweries we have in town:

Thesis

Thesis Beer Project, Facebook
Thesis Beer Project, Facebook
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Forager

Forager Brewery via Facebook
Forager Brewery via Facebook
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Kinney Creek

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Google Maps
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Little Thistle

Little Thistle, Facebook
Little Thistle, Facebook
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LTS

Credit: LTS Brewing Company via Facebook
Credit: LTS Brewing Company via Facebook
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All five work together on projects and events here and there, and this is their latest big idea.

The Brewery Poker Run takes place tomorrow, Saturday, November 18th, starting at noon at all five breweries. Here's how this is going down:

You can start at any brewery you'd like. At that brewery, you stop at the bar to grab a playing card. Then you run (or walk or bike) to the next brewery and the next until you've hit up all five breweries and have gotten one playing card from each.

Playing poker in a casino holding winning royal flush hand of cards
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This will give you some sort of poker hand! Your poker hand must be turned into Little Thistle by 7 PM. You can start your adventure whenever but you must have your hand turned in by 7.

The three people with the best poker hands win prizes. First place gets a T-shirt from each brewery. Second place gets a crowler/howler from each brewery. And third place gets a $10 gift card to each place.

No purchase is necessary throughout the whole event, it's totally free, but, of course, I highly suggest supporting the breweries and fueling up with a beer at each stop.

I mapped out where all of the breweries are in town. Here's my rough idea of a course you could take depending on where you want to start. I feel like the best route is starting at Kinney Creek and then going to Forager, Thesis, LTS, and ending at Little Thistle. But you do you!

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I did my best to calculate the distance you'd go to complete the Brewery Poker Run. If I did the math right, you'd be running/walking/biking 5.6 miles in total. That's about half a mile less than a 10k!

If you do the event you may see my husband and me along the way. We've talked about running it but after doing the math I'm not so sure we'd make it! Maybe we'll whip out the bikes instead.

How many of the breweries have you been to within an hour of Rochester?

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