July 3rd is National Independent Beer Run Day. What are you planning to do to celebrate?

Being the day before the 4th of July, National Independent Beer Run Day is the perfect day for stocking up on locally crafted brews. People across the country are flocking to stores to grab enough beer for the holidays, many of them choosing their favorites from independent breweries.

What Is National Independent Beer Run Day?

National Independent Beer Run Day, also known as National Beer Run Day, is a celebratory day named by the Brewers’ Association that is dedicated to small and independent brewers in the United States. This day was commemorated to encourage beer drinkers to try something new or treat themselves to one of their go-to favorites from an independent local brewery.

Small and independent breweries play a vital role in our communities by encouraging local pride, creating unique and flavorful beers, and supporting local economies. Independence Day is crucial for craft breweries, with IRI scan data showing the week leading up to July 4th consistently being the highest sales week of the year for the past five years, boasting sales 35 percent higher than average. Additionally, 53 percent of beer lovers consider independent ownership important when choosing a beer.

Celebrate National Independent Beer Run Day

The Best Ways to Celebrate National Independent Beer Run Day

Celebrating National Independent Beer Run Day is a great way to show appreciation for these passionate brewers and their dedication to the craft while stocking up for your Independence Day festivities.

Here are some ways you can observe this special day:

1. Visit Local Breweries: Spend the day visiting local breweries to sample a variety of craft beers. It's a fun way to try something new and support local businesses.

2. Host a Tasting Party: Invite friends over for a craft beer tasting party. Ask each guest to bring a selection from a different local brewery. This way, everyone gets to try a wide range of local beers, making it a great opportunity to discover new favorites.

3. Pair Craft Beer With Food: Head to Blackhorse Pub and Brewery to indulge in some delicious eats and freshly poured brews. Experiment with beer pairings for your favorite menu items or switch it up with something new that you haven’t tried before.

4. Share on Social Media: Show your support for independent breweries like Blackhorse by sharing your beer run adventures on social media. Use hashtags like #BeerRunDay and #SupportLocalBreweries to spread the word and encourage others to join in the celebration.

5. Stock Up for the Fourth: Use National Beer Run Day as the perfect excuse to stock up on craft beers for your 4th of July celebrations. Independent breweries like Blackhorse can add a special touch to your holiday festivities, impressing your guests with unique, local flavors.

Where Can I Find Craft Beers Near Me?

If you’re located near Alcoa or Clarksville, Tennessee, Blackhorse Pub and Brewery is an excellent choice for finding craft beers on National Beer Run Day. Blackhorse is a fan-favorite when it comes to East Tennessee breweries, offering an extensive selection of premium Tennessee craft beers on tap and packaged in cans to take home with you.

Not near one of our breweries? Check out the Blackhorse Beer Finder to locate where you can purchase our packaged beer at a Nashville or Knoxville grocery store or convenience store near you.