A friend and I will be making a road trip from Albuquerque, NM to Seattle, WA in mid-May. We are making brewery visits and tours the top priority for the six days we have to make the trip.
Oskar Blues, New Belgium, Durango, Left Hand, Great Divide, and Ska are on the list for Colorado, but things get kinda fuzzy after that (so to speak). We'd like to get into the Bay Area to check out Russian River and Lagunitas. Breweries in western Washington aren't a focus, since we can visit them almost any time.
What route would you suggest we take? What breweries would you make it a priority to visit? Perhaps more important to our survival, where would you crash so you wouldn't be drinking and driving?
Looking forward to suggestions!