It’s no secret that the craft beer and outdoor industries often collide. SNEWS has featured a number of hybrid stores in the #CoolShop column, including The Hub & Pisgah Tavern in North Carolina, Colorado-based Shoes & Brews, and Escalante Outfitters, which exclusively serves local brews from Utah.

For these select stores, it was a no brainer to offer beer on tap. It’s a simple way to draw people in, keep them lingering longer, and get them chatting. So much about the outdoors is about bringing people together and building community—just as it is in the craft beer industry. 

Looking for a new beer to taste? Here's our list of 10 outdoor-inspired beers.