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GUEST BLOG / By Craftbeer.com--Today, Route 66 is more a concept than an actual road. A new generation’s social media feeds showcase stylized images of the cultural artifacts the motorway left behind. To the thousands of travelers from all over the world who choose to travel what is left of Route 66, the road is so much greater than the sum of its many shattered parts. It is a journey that reinforces the notion that the path of least resistance is nowhere near as interesting as the road less traveled.
However, if the prospect of being in a wheeled metal cage for days-on-end is not your cup of tea (or pint of beer), several of the breweries mentioned in this article can be visited on day-trips or urban excursions near airports and car rental facilities. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, so remember to keep your eyes peeled and your mind open. That’s the way the greats who have come before you did it best.
Also, remember that all masterful works tend to have many iterations, and Route 66 is no exception. There are many “original” Route 66s, known as “alignments.” So as you’re exploring craft breweries along the route, if you come into a town with Route 66 signs that seem to have been designed by the Mad Hatter, do not fret. Just pick the direction that makes most sense to you and go with the flow. As writer Erol Ozan puts it, “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”