So this coming June is Mrs. uwjester and my 10th aniversary. We thought about a cruise in the Caribbean, but decided we didn't want to be on a boat in the middle of the ocean if we needed to get back to the kids for some reason. The missus suggested a brewery tour somewhere besides Colorado. I'm so friggin excited for this, but I need to plan it out right.
I'm thinking San Francisco up to Portland over maybe 5 days. I don't want to overdo the breweries, but I don't want to miss any good ones either. So here's my thoughts so far.
Day 1: San Francisco - Anchor and 21st Amendment
Day 2: Lagunitas, Russian River, and Bear Republic
Day 3: North Coast and Lost Coast
Day 4: Ninkasi and Rogue
Day 5: Widmer, Hair of the Dog, and Deschutes Brewpub in Portland (probably can't make it to Bend)
There are a bunch that we'll just have to skip. Sadly Stone just doesn't fit into the route. Same with Deschutes and Sierra Nevada.
So what's missing that would work along that route? Also, where should we stay? I was thinking hotels in San Francisco and Portland and b&b's along the way, but I am not an expert on Northern California/Oregon by any means.