For those of us who enjoy having a beer or two, we all have our favorite kind (or kinds). With the warm weather finally here, I know it’s always enjoyable to me to kick back and have a nice cold one. Whether you're drinking a beer by yourself or with your friends, it can sometimes be the best part of a day. Now I’m not talking about getting some beer, pounding it down and getting drunk. I’m talking about having beer to enjoy and not overdoing it.

How about where to enjoy a beer? Of course, it’s always a good idea to have someone who’s not drinking to drive you to those places, and remember, you must be at least 21 years old to drink. Here’s a list of some of the places that I think are the best to enjoy your beer.


  • 1

    Your Backyard or Patio

    Grab some beer at the store and kick back right at home. If the weather is really nice, it makes for an almost perfect day.

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  • 2

    Your Local Watering Hole

    Most of us have that one bar and/or restaurant (with a bar) that we love to go to, meet up with friends and have a beer together.

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    In the Woods

    A lot of people, especially people who live in the country, love to grab some brews in a cooler and find that perfect spot in the woods to relax. It’s always more fun with friends. One more thing: don’t forget the music.

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    Grab your fishing gear, bring some beers, load everything into the boat and enjoy the day on the water.

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    Saratoga Brewfest

    Meet up with friends at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds for Saratoga Brewfest on June 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For one low price ($45), this is your chance to sample many different kinds of craft beers from all over the country, and maybe find yourself a new and different favorite beer.

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