BeerNav benefits breweries and beer drinkers simultaneously
Are you the kind of person who likes to visit breweries? Yeah, I thought so. Me too. Well, today I am introducing you to BeerNav, a passport program designed for people like you and me. We’re happy to have BeerNav aboard as a new blog sponsor.
We are out there doing it anyway, right? Why not save a few bucks while doing what we love? That’s what BeerNav helps you do: save money when you visit brewery taprooms and brewpubs. Currently, 80 breweries in Washington are part of the passport program. More will be added soon. BeerNav expects to have over 100 partner breweries involved by next summer, including some more breweries east of the mountains.
“For the beer drinkers, BeerNav is both a navigational and money-saving resource to Washinton craft beer,” explains Kyle Hanaway, Founder of BeerNav. “It is a great way to experience new and unexplored breweries through the use of the recommended brewery hopping routes in the passport, as well as the amenity key that identifies the food, parking, dog, family, and tv situations at each of the breweries.”
Each participating brewery offers promotions and discounts on beer, merchandise, and to-go beer. Passport holders may take advantage of the beer-related benefits three times during the one-year passport period. Merchandise-related benefits are single use. The goal is to encourage people to return to the breweries they like.
And there’s the real beauty of this passport program. It’s all about getting you to explore the local brewery scene, which means it benefits the breweries too. Perhaps that special BeerNav incentive will encourage you to visit a brewery for the first time. As a local beer lover, supporting the local brewery scene is in your own best interest; we all benefit from a healthy, vibrant brewing industry.
So why did Kyle Hanaway start BeerNav? “This was something that my wife, Kendall, and I wished was available here in Washington to enjoy and use on the weekends,” he says. “As avid beer drinkers, we spend countless hours in brewery taprooms on the weekends trying out new places and new beer releases.”
“As we thought more about the business model, we wanted BeerNav to be as much of a win for the beer drinker as it would be for the brewery partners. We lost a few of our favorite brewery spots during the post-COVID era, so we really wanted breweries to use BeerNav as an extension to their marketing efforts.”
It’s a simple win-win scenario. You get a deal from the brewery and the brewery gets your patronage. The single passport is on sale right now for just $39.99, with pricing incentives to sign up for more than one.
You can learn more about BeerNav on the official website. That’s where you can see the list of partner breweries and learn more about the options for purchasing passports. If you’d like to find out more about signing up your brewery as a partner, that information is on the website as well. I encourage you to check it out.