End of year stats!

On Saturday, December 28th, 2013 we visited with the great people at Peticolas Brewing Company during their 2-year anniversary. 365 days, 48 states, trips to Canada and Mexico, 40,000 miles, and 789 breweries later, we finished our epic brewery journey…

Below you will find our total stats for the months of
January + February + March + April + May + June + July + August + September + October + November + December:

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[Death Valley]

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[Border into Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico]

Unique brews responsibly tasted: 7,124 (+920 from last month)
Average number of new beers tasted per day: 19.52
Breweries visited: 789 total: 365 official & 424 bonus (+102)
Average breweries visited per day: 2.16
Most breweries visited in 1 day: 9 (4 in Bellingham, WA + 5 in BC, Canada)
Most breweries visited in 1 month: 102 (December)
States visited: 48 & DC & 3 Canadian provinces & Mexico (+2)
* Check out all of our Border Photos!
* CLICK HERE to see a state-by-state breakdown of breweries/ beers

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[Death Valley]

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[Death Valley]

Starting mileage: 75,416
Ending mileage: 115,423
Total miles driven: 40,007 (+4,562)
Average number of miles driven daily: 109.608
Highest price paid for gas: $4.83 (CAN)
Lowest price paid for gas: $1.83 (TX)
Longest drive: Las Vegas, NV to Dallas, TX (about 18 hours)

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[Map with number of breweries visited each month]
* CLICK HERE to see a state-by-state breakdown of breweries/ beers

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[Back at home after the long drive from Las Vegas to Dallas]

Nights stayed in a hotel: 25 (+1)
Nights slept in Van: 52 (+4)
Nights camped: 22 (+0)
* All other 266 nights stayed on someone’s couch/ bed/ floor
* Note: We paid for less than half of the hotel rooms

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[Homer in Death Valley]

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[Homer in Death Valley]

Times asked if brothers/ twins: 130 (+7)
Number of beers named after us: 1 – Brews Travelers IPA at The Red Baron in MI (+0)
Times either of us got a haircut: Brandon – 3; Michael – 4 (+0)
Times either of us shaved: Brandon – 2; Michael – 0 (+0)
Number of times we went back home to Dallas, TX: 3 (+1)
Most consecutive days without a shower: 5 (from Seattle, WA to Jackson, WY) (+0)

Beer Festivals Attended: 6 [Great Taste of the Midwest; Oak Park Micro Brew Review; Fremont Oktoberfest; Fresh Hop Fest at 10 Barrel; Great American Beer Festival; Untapped Festival – Dallas] (+1)

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[Las Vegas]

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[Golden Gate Bridge]

Times Brandon discovered he got lyme disease this year: 1 (+0)
Times Michael went to the emergency room to discover nothing was wrong: 1 (+1)
Close encounters with deer in the road: 10 (+0)
CD’s acquired: 7 (+0)
DVD’s acquired: 1 – The Michigan Beer Film (+0)
Number of beers lost to explosion or gravity: 5 (+0)
Rounds of disc golf played: 1 (+0)
Items left behind: 14 (3 shampoo + 3 soap +1 loofah left in bathrooms, 1 towel, 1 pair of socks flew out the window, 1 hat, 1 shirt, 1 pair of boxers, 1 phone charger, 1 camping chair) (+1)

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[Sedona, AZ]

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[Sedona, AZ]

Money stolen by broken parking meters: 8 quarters, 1 nickel ($2.05) (+0)
Times pulled over then let go: 1 (+0)
Parking tickets acquired: 1 – Providence, RI because there is apparently no overnight parking anywhere in that city (+0)
Unfortunate mishaps with Homer the minivan: 4 (Mirror clipped in Lancaster, PA; driver-side spray painted in Pittsburgh, PA; Nail in tire in Dallas, TX; Flat tire in the middle of nowhere, SD) (+0)
Times there was a snow/ ice: 12 (Atlanta, GA; Greensboro, NC; DC; Milton, DE; Granby, CT; Between Helena & Missoula, MT; Between Jackson Hole, WY & Victor, ID; twice on the drive from Jackson, WY to Denver, CO; Boise, ID to Bend, OR; Hood River, OR; between Reno, NV & Sacramento, CA) (+1)

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[A camel in the sand dunes in Death Valley]

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[Lowest point in North America in Death Valley]

Hits on website: 146,736 (+12,086)
Facebook Likes: 2,329 (+92)
Twitter followers: 1,959 (+84)
Instagram followers: 2,020 (+287)
Untapped friends: 708 (+341)

And here are all of the friends we hung out with during the month of December!

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[Haggis, Eppa, Michael]

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[Michael, Sarah, Haggis]

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[Haggis, Frankie, Drew, Alex, Michael]

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[Michael, Mary, Haggis]

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[Melissa, Riley, Michael, Haggis]

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[Haggis, Andy, Michael]

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[Haggis, Adam, Michael]

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[Michael, Aditi’s brother, Rob, Aditi, Haggis]

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[Haggis, Jamie, Alex, Michael]

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