Sierra Nevada Returns as Official Beer Sponsor of Big Sur Int’l Marathon

March 28th, 2018

The Chico-based brewery brings a triple tap lineup to the post-race beer garden.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., returns as the official sponsor of the beer garden at the race finish of the Big Sur International Marathon. Best known for their green-labeled Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada boasts an extensive portfolio of quality craft beers distributed within the United States and beyond.

“We’re excited to welcome Sierra Nevada back this April,” said Doug Thurston, race director and executive director of the Big Sur Marathon Foundation. “Our runners raved about enjoying a cold Sierra Nevada after their race and we’re thrilled to partner with such an environmentally-responsible brand.”

The California-based brewery’s commitment to sustainable practices and policies stretches far beyond the doors of their brewing facilities. Sierra Nevada’s Mills River, NC brewing facility was the first Platinum, TRUE Zero Waste certified production brewery in the world. They own craft brewing’s largest solar array, offer free electric vehicle parking to brewery guests, and regularly lend their voice to sustainable policy development.

Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries and is still 100% family-owned and operated. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada helped spark an American craft beer revolution. We’ll drink to that!

Thirsty runners will receive their first post-race beer compliments of Sierra Nevada, while guests and the general public are able to purchase pints at the beer garden. Sierra Nevada will offer a lineup of draft beer that will include their signature Pale Ale along with Tropical Torpedo® IPA and SummerFest® Lager.

The Big Sur International Marathon will celebrate its 33rd presentation this April 28-29 with 15,000 total entrants expected in seven different races. All longer-distance races are sold out but there are still openings in the 5K and 3K events. Learn more and register at

About the Big Sur Marathon Foundation

The Big Sur Marathon Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create beautiful running events that promote health and benefit the community. Under the brand are four individual races: Big Sur International Marathon in April, Run in the Name of Love 5K and 2K in June, Salinas Valley Half Marathon and 5K in August, and the Monterey Bay Half Marathon, 5K and 3K in November. In addition, the Foundation oversees the award-winning JUST RUN® youth fitness program. #bsimevents

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Sierra Nevada Returns as Official Beer Sponsor of Big Sur Int’l Marathon

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