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Introducing Marathon Brewing Company’s new beer, 26.2 brew. This golden wheat ale is brewed with Himalayan salt and finishes with a touch of coriander for ultimate refreshment. Shelley Smith, a brewer and marathon runner, developed 26.2 Brew out of her passion to help anyone celebrate with the most refreshing beer possible.

Available in 6-pack bottles, 12-pack cans, draft, and 24 oz. cans

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Shelley Smith

Brewer. Advanced Cicerone. Marathon Runner. Triathlete.

“As a runner and triathlete, I understand what is important to athletes. That’s what makes this beer different from others that are out there. While most breweries are stripping flavor to cut calories, we focused on brewing a beer using ingredients that not only fit what runners were looking for, but also delivered a great taste.”

- Shelley Smith, Brewer of 26.2 Brew

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26.2 Brew is the official beer of the Boston Marathon®.

We're proud to partner with the world's oldest and most celebrated annual marathon.

Incredible Athletes. Marathon Legends. Beer Lovers.

Des Linden

Boston Marathon Winner 2018

Des Linden is a two-time Olympian and the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon open division in 33 years. Beyond her love for Boston (seriously, she even named her dog Boston), Des loves beer as much as we do. She’s known to celebrate 26.2 miles with a post-marathon 26.2 Brew and a burger. This year, she’s helping us celebrate with runners at races around the country.


Meb Keflezighi

Boston Marathon Winner 2014

Meb is the only athlete ever to win the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic medal. After years of training (and winning), Meb knows that running for a reward makes the long days and countless miles worth it. Somehow between running marathons, writing books and giving motivational speeches, Meb finds time to celebrate his hard work with a 26.2 Brew.


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Try the New 26.2 Brew Created by Runners for Finishers of the Boston Marathon

Runner's World

March 16, 2019

In addition to the joy of completing the historic Boston Marathon, runners of this year's race can also look forward to a new beer that was brewed specifically with them in mind. But even if you are watching at home, you can still crack one open with them in solidarity.

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26.2 Brew Is a Beer Made for Marathon Runners by Marathon Runners


March 11, 2019

So if you got your run in for the day, whether that's a full 26.2 or just hustling to catch the bus, go ahead and crack open a cold one. You've earned it.

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Marathon Runner Creates Ingenious Athletes Beer!

March 12, 2019

Shelley Smith isn't just a marathon runner and beer enthusiast, she's also the manager of research & product development at The Boston Beer Company. She fused her two passions into one clever, healthier innovation: Marathon Brewing, beer for athletes. That has "Nobel Prize" written all over it.

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