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Unless you have a ton of free time, plenty of disposable income, and a spare liver resting in your trunk, you probably aren’t going to complete this road trip in one go. That said, if you did want to pull off the most epic brewtrip of all time, this is it. FlowingData used RateBeer’s “Top Brewers In The World” list to chart the drive that will take you to the best of the best in the USA in the least amount of miles. The drive takes you from the cold, empty fields around Hill Farmstead to the sunny streets leading to The Bruery. There are a few things we’d fix—visit Rogue in Oregon, not California; The Alchemist is still closed to the public; B. Nektar is really a meadery—but for the most part, it’s a pretty stellar trip. Maybe take it in chunks so your hangover isn’t quite so record-setting.

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Whether you’re talking about their knives, everyday carry gear or collaborative pieces, every single thing that bears The James Brand name is built-to-last, incredibly useful and purposefully designed. While we’re incredibly fond and reliant on all of their options, The Elko–their most minimal pocket knife–is our current favorite. Designed to attach to your keychain / EDC with the included titanium keychain, this small but mighty Swedish 12C27 stainless steel blade with anodized aluminum handles is the perfect tiny blade for all your everyday needs. If your EDC doesn’t include The Elko, you’re missing out, so get yours today.